St Maarten airport takes direct hit from Hurricane Irma
AFP PHOTO/DUTCH DEFENSE MINISTRY/GERBEN VAN ES/GETTY
An aerial photography taken and released by the Dutch department of Defense on Sept. 6, 2017 shows the damage of Hurricane Irma, on the Princess Juliana International Airport and Simpson Bay Beach, on the Dutch Caribbean island of St Maarten.
Hyperloop concept could become operational within three years
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
A Hyperloop, the vacuum-tube city-to-city transportation concept introduced by Elon Musk in 2013, could be operational on a small scale within three years.
Austrian unveils ZIM premium-economy seats for long-haul aircraft
Lufthansa Group subsidiary Austrian Airlines unveiled a new premium-economy seat in Vienna Sept. 5, which will be installed on 12 long-haul aircraft. The new product, made by German manufacturer ZIM, offers a 34-in. seat pitch and a 40-degree adjustable backrest.
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