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EasyJet plans to reduce its workforce by up to 30%

The Luton-based carrier said it intends to reduce its workforce by up to 30% as it reduces the size of its fleet due to the coronavirus pandemic. It said that it expected to shrink its aircraft numbers to around 302 planes, about 51 aircraft lower than it had been planning for 2021 prior to COVID-19.Sebastian Murphy-Bates (Daily Mail)

Boeing 787s need to be turned off and on again every 51 days

The flaw with the software sees data clogging up the systems of the 787 and feeding false information to pilots for various key metrics. For example the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) directive states airspeed, attitude, altitude figures given to both pilots could all be wrong.Joe Pinkstone (Daily Mail)

Switzerland is named the world’s most expensive country to live in

TOP 10: 1. Switzerland; 2. Norway; 3. Iceland; 4. Japan; 5. Denmark; 6. Bahamas; 7. Luxembourg; 8. Israel; 9. Singapore; 10. South Korea.CEOWORLD

Britons shunning beach holidays in favour of activity-packed breaks

An activity or trip that takes you out of your comfort zone can help to focus the mind on the task at hand, and of course, often these more extreme activities are sports or exercise-based, which has been shown to help improve mental health.Spokesman for Heathrow Airport

China opens ‘the world’s first smart high-speed railway’

The carriages are equipped with an automated driving system, 5G signals, intelligent lighting as well as wireless charging docks, and can travel at a top speed of 350 kilometres (217 miles) per hour.Tracy You (Daily Mail)

The 2019 World Ski Awards names the best chalets, hotels and resorts

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Emirates buys 50 Airbus A350 jets for $16billion in down-scaled deal

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of Emirates, announced he would buy the Airbus A350 jets the Dubai Air Show on Monday in a down-scaled deal that initially called for 70 planes worth $21billion. Sheikh Maktoum added that his airline is still in talks with Boeing on a provisional order of 40 787 Dreamliner jets, in a blow for the American plane-maker.Chris Pleasance (Daily Mail)

TripAdvisor says it removed ‘more than 1m fake reviews’ in 2018

Hotels and restaurants which were identified as benefitting from fake reviews were hit with a ranking penalty, which means moving them down the popularity ranking league that appears when users perform a search. In some cases, a ‘red badge’ warning, where the hotel listing carries a warning logo for suspicious activity, is posted alongside the listing.Sean Poulter (Daily Mail)

First international cable car will link Russia and China

The cable car system will transport people over the Amur River between the cities of Blagoveschensk in Russia and Heihe in China. Each of the system’s four gondolas will have a capacity of 60 passengers, as well as extra space for luggage, and be able to take people between the two countries in just seven and a half minutes. They will leave every 15 minutes.Jennifer Newton (Daily Mail)

Buoy oh buoy! Lufthansa reveals stunning yacht-style cabin concept…

Lufthansa Technik, part of the wider German airline group, has unveiled its new yacht-style SkyRetreat concept for the Airbus A220. The luxury cabin has been designed to host cash-rich VIPs.Sadie Whitelocks (Daily Mail)

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