After a couple of months in which gota fría storms and the deterioration in the marine

After a couple of months in which gota fría storms and the deterioration in the marine environment of the Mar Menor have dominated the news in the Costa Cálida it was almost a relief this week to see the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera back in the headlines, although not necessarily for the reasons readers might have hoped. The summer flight schedules at Corvera saw a sharp decrease in passenger numbers in comparison with the equivalent months at San Javier airport in 2018 and it was hoped that the start of the winter season in November might herald a reversal of that trend, but the figures which were published by management company Aena this week showed that another 8,000 passengers were “lost” during the month. The cumulative total for 2019 now stands at 1,075,617 (including the first fortnight when were on board the flights still taking off and landing at San Javier), over 151,000 (or 12.3 per cent) fewer than at the same point of last year. To add to the disappointment, the November figures for the Murcia airport come in the context of a nationwide increase of a 3.6 per cent at all of the airports managed by Aena in Spain, with increases reported at most of...

Allison Transmission Acquires Walker Die Casting And C&R Tool

Angle Advisors has announced that Allison Transmission Holdings has acquired Walker Die Casting Inc. and C&R Tool and Engineering Inc. Angle Advisors acted as the exclusive investment banking adviser to both Walker and C&R Tool in completing this transaction. Headquartered in Lewisburg, Tennessee, Walker is one of North America’s largest independent die casters. Founded in 1958, Walker is a leading Tier I/II designer and manufacturer of cast aluminum products to the heavy truck, automotive, agriculture, construction, marine and medical industries. Walker’s portfolio of large, complex castings, weighing up to 75 pounds, includes transmission cases, bell housings, accessory brackets, transaxle housings, fly wheel covers, and camshaft housings. Totaling more than 750,000 of square feet, Walker’s modern manufacturing operations are outfitted with the latest high-pressure die casting machines, ranging in size from 1,000 to 4,500 tons, and a fleet of vertical and horizontal CNC machining centers. Headquartered in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, C&R Tool is a leading North American designer and manufacturer of complex high-pressure die cast molds serving OEMs and Tier I suppliers....