Low Oil Prices Actually Hurt Some In The Aviation Industry

Since June, when oil peaked at about $115 a barrel, prices have dropped 40 percent. And while the slide in the sludge price is driving airlines to record profits, it's hurting manufacturers of business jets by driving away potential sales. » 12/07/14 1:00pm 12/07/14 1:00pm

A French Railway Company Ordered Hundreds Of Trains That Are Too Big

French railway operator SNCF has to spend $68 million on widening platforms after mixing up measurements and ordering hundreds, maybe thousands, of new trains that are simply too big for the stations. » 5/21/14 8:41am 5/21/14 8:41am

This Chinese train is faster than an American airliner

Yesterday, China's state press outlets unveiled the CRH500, a new challenger to the record for conventional-wheeled high-speed trains. Its target is to break 310.7 miles per hour (500kph), which would make it as fast as the regional planes that have been flying everyone home for the holidays. » 12/27/11 3:00pm 12/27/11 3:00pm

Fly the retro skies over Budapest in a turboprop with 1960s livery

A few weeks ago, I took a day trip to Berlin for some avant-garde currywurst and a short walk along the Spree river. Imagine my undercaffeinated surprise, then, when an airport bus dropped me off in the middle of Budapest airport’s tarmac in front of a plane from a ’60s theme movie—and instead of presenting me with… » 9/28/11 1:30pm 9/28/11 1:30pm

So That's What That Was: The Can-Am Spyder

When pics of that unidentified trike — shot during a burn through Tail of the Dragon — hit earlier this year, the kids were abuzz. Had BMW taken over Volkswagen's GX3 mantle and built a three-wheeler for the sporting set? Turns out, as the New York Times reported yesterday, the mystery bike was called the Spyder, a… » 2/05/07 7:48am 2/05/07 7:48am