AirAsia, the company co-founded and run by Fernandes, is one of several airlines named in the case, brought against Airbus by the UK's Serious Fraud Office. A worldwide investigation was shared between British, US and French authorities, with the SFO taking responsibility for Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Indonesia and Ghana. It has resulted in Airbus facing over €3.5bn in fines and penalties via settlement agreements. A sponsorship deal between Airbus parent company EADS and Caterham is alleged to have influenced AirAsia's decision to order the company's planes. The Malaysian airline only uses Airbus products. Details of the case were revealed in an approved judgement issued on Friday by Dame Victoria Sharp, president of the Queen's Bench Division of the Royal Courts of Justice. In it she wrote: "The first count alleges that contrary to section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010, between 1 July 2011 and 1 June 2015, Airbus SE failed to prevent persons associated with Airbus SE … [Read more...] about Ex-Caterham F1 boss denies bribery scandal involvement
You can never go wrong with a lightweight motorhome with off-road chops. Motorhomes are dime-a-dozen these days, but that doesn't stop German startup Darc from entering the market and releasing its own entry. Dubbed the Darc Mono, what can this sinister-looking motorhome offer amid the sea of RV offerings out there? Well, first off, the Darc Mono drew inspiration from both Dakar and Formula 1 in building its adventure machine. How so? Read along but take time to gander at the gallery below to appreciate its brutish beauty outside and finesse inside – at least in official images. Gallery: Darc Mono Carbon Fiber RV 14 Photos Built on a 2021 Iveco Daily 4x4 full-size van chassis, the Darc Mono touts its Dakar off-roading inspiration with custom adaptive suspension developed with KW Automotive, partnered with a set of milled aluminum wheels with … [Read more...] about Darc Mono Dakar-Inspired Carbon Fiber RV Is Afraid Of Nothing
A great car behind a great cause. Art cars can be an equally exciting and controversial endeavor . Throughout the years, the meeting of automotive and artistic minds has given us a number of special vehicles ranging from road machines all the way to LeMans-winning race cars. Regardless, Porsche recently released an artful interpretation on its Taycan 4S . The German automaker joined forces with acclaimed American artist Richard Phillips to create an automotive work of art. With the all-electric sportscar standing in as the canvas, the project unsurprisingly took on a natural theme. For the art car, Phillips adapted his large-scale Queen of the Night painting – originally completed in 2010. Gallery: Porsche Taycan Art Car 9 Photos “The result is this creation, which reflects the guiding principles of sustainability and electromobility and of course also … [Read more...] about Would You Drive This Crazy-Looking Porsche Taycan Art Car For Sale?
Solo camping, anyone? When talking about recreational vehicles , we usually look for aftermarket upgrades that could turn your pickup truck into a camper, or any huge vehicle that doubles as home or hotel. It's natural, as you would really need a huge amount of cabin space to cater to yours and your passengers' needs throughout the trip. In fact, we even spotted the queen mother of RVs – a 6x6 Unicat truck with two trailers. Today is different, though. We stumbled upon a unique design by Cornelius Comanns, and it's called Bufalino – a three-wheeled RV designed for the introverted adventure seekers of the world. Gallery: Bufalino Solo Camper by Cornelius Comanns 14 Photos Comanns, a German industrial designer, envisions the Bufalino concept as a small camper that's equipped to give the basic needs of an individual. It's made to offer flexibility for long … [Read more...] about Bufalino Is A Solo Camper’s Dream That Never Happened
It sports a kitchenette and a bathroom. Happier Camper is expanding its lineup this year with its new Traveler trailer option. For the last several years, the company has been selling its HC1 – a travel trailer that emphasized a compact modular interior at the expense of some creature comforts. The new Traveler – the HCT – rectifies that by combining the modular interior of the HC1 with the larger footprint of the HCT, adding in several of those missing creature comforts. The new HCT is a 17-foot long trailer, four feet longer than the HC1. The extra space is used to offer campers everything one would need for an off-the-grid camping experience. The HCT features a complete bathroom that includes a shower, sink, fan, and dry-flush toilet. The longer trailer also allows Happier Camper to install a fully equipped kitchenette – a dual-burner stove, a sink, and a DC-powered drawer fridge. Gallery: Happier Camper Traveler 10 Photos … [Read more...] about Happier Camper Traveler Revealed: Larger, More Features, Still Modular