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  • Airbus scoffs, Boeing crows as WTO slams EU for failing to address illegal subsidies

    09/22/2016 4:53:46 PM PDT · by djwright · 4 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | September 22, 2016 at 7:35 am | Dominic Gates
    A World Trade Organization (WTO) compliance panel ruled Thursday that the European Union has fallen dramatically short of remedying the harm to Boeing from illegal subsidies to Airbus. The decision opens a path for the U.S. to implement trade sanctions against the EU — potentially imposing billions of dollars in tariffs on its goods or services.
  • Airbus says US grants license for planes in Iran deal

    09/21/2016 7:11:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 21, 2016 9:45 AM EDT
    Airbus says the U.S. government has granted it a license allowing it to sell the first 17 planes involved in a landmark deal with Iran. […] Earlier this year, Iran Air signed agreements to buy 118 planes from the European consortium Airbus, estimated to be worth some €22.8 billion ($25 billion). …
  • Australian government auditor slams Tiger attack helicopter

    09/02/2016 12:07:10 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    FlightGlobal ^ | 02 SEPTEMBER, 2016 | GREG WALDRON
    The Australia National Audit Office (ANAO) has issued a report that is highly critical of the army’s fleet of 22 Airbus Helicopters Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH). The 64-page report details a range of issues. It identifies 76 “capability deficiencies,” of which the Department of Defence (DoD) deems 60 to be “critical.” “The Tiger helicopter fleet has not yet delivered the original capability expected by the Australian Government, and continues to experience higher than expected sustainment costs and lower than expected aircraft availability,” says the ANAO. On the original acquisition of the type, it contends that the Tiger was still...
  • EgyptAir voice recorder indicates fire on doomed plane [and they tried to put it out]

    07/05/2016 2:35:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    fox news ^ | 07/05/2016
    The plane’s cockpit voice recorder indicates there was a fire on the aircraft before it crashed — and an attempt to put it out, a senior source from the airline told CNN Tuesday. The revelation adds another detail to a picture that’s been slowly emerging since the May 19 crash. But investigators have said it’s still too soon to say what happened aboard the flight. The cockpit voice recorder captures sounds from the flight deck, including flight crew conversation, alarms and background noise that can help investigators understand what the flight crew was doing. Authorities haven’t released a transcript or...
  • EgyptAir black boxes badly damaged, likely to prolong probe

    06/17/2016 1:18:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    cbs ^ | 06/17/2016
    AIRO (AP) - The voice and data recorders from the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean nearly a month ago are "extensively damaged" and will need repairs before they can be analyzed, an Egyptian official said Friday, dampening hopes for quick answers as to what caused the disaster. The official didn't elaborate on how long the repairs would take but said if this cannot be done in Egypt, the so-called "black boxes" would be sent abroad. The official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak to the media. With the wreckage of the Airbus...
  • Second flight recorder on crashed Egyptair flight retrieved

    06/17/2016 4:00:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 17, 2016 | by Omar Fahmy
    A second flight recorder with information on crashed EgyptAir Flight MS804 has been retrieved, Egyptian investigators said on Friday. The Egyptian investigation committee said preparations were under way to transfer the two flight recorders to Alexandria where they will be received by an official from the general prosecutor's office and investigators.
  • EgyptAir plane black box found, pulled out of water

    06/16/2016 11:27:06 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 28 replies ^ | 6/16/16 | AP
    Egypt's investigation committee said a doomed plane's cockpit voice recorder was found and pulled from the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday. ADVERTISEMENT Egypt on Wednesday said that it spotted and obtained images from the wreckage of the EgyptAir plane flying from Paris to Cairo that crashed into the Mediterranean last month, killing all 66 people on board, according to a statement by the country's investigation committee. The committee said in a statement that a vessel, the John Lethbridge, contracted by the Egyptian government to join search efforts for the data recorders and the wreckage "had identified several main locations of the...
  • BREAKING - EgyptAir plane's voice recorder found

    06/16/2016 6:23:30 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 43 replies
    BBC ^ | 6-16-2016 | BBC
    Cockpit voice recorder of crashed EgyptAir flight found in Mediterranean, Egyptian investigators say
  • Egypt Says It Has Found EgyptAir Jet Wreckage

    06/15/2016 1:33:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    <p>Egypt says it has spotted the wreckage of the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean last month, killing all 66 people on board.</p> <p>An investigation committee said in a statement late Wednesday that a vessel "the vessel contracted by the Egyptian government to join the search efforts for the data recorders and the wreckage of the doomed A320; had identified several main locations of the wreckage, accordingly the first images of the wreckage were provided to the investigation committee."</p>
  • Biggest airliner can't gate at biggest airport [airline dispute]

    06/05/2016 10:10:24 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies ^ | 06/02/2016 | cnn
    Here at the world's busiest airport -- with seven concourses and more than 200 gates -- a gate for the Super Jumbo Airbus A380 could not be provided. That forced Qatar Airways passengers to deplane Wednesday via mobile stairs and shuttle buses. Atlanta's airport has only one gate that can accommodate the A380 -- the world's largest airliner. The airport and resident hub carrier Delta Air Lines said they could not make that gate available. The very public battle between Delta Air Lines, the world's second largest airline, and competitor Qatar Airways represents a microcosm of the national debate over...
  • French ship picks up signals presumed to be 'black boxes' of EgyptAir plane, officials say

    06/01/2016 8:37:41 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    L A Times ^ | 06/01/2016
    Laplace's equipment picked up the "signals from the seabed of the wreckage search area, assumed to be from one of the data recorders," the Egyptian statement read. It added that a second ship, the John Lethbridge, affiliated with the Deep Ocean Search firm, will join the search team later this week. Locator pings emitted by flight data and cockpit voice recorders can be picked up from deep underwater. The Laplace is equipped with three detectors made by the Alseamar company designed to detect and localize signals from the flight recorders, which are believed to be at a depth of about...
  • EgyptAir's MS804 forced to make THREE emergency landings in the 24 hours before it crashed (tr)

    06/02/2016 5:00:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 2, 2016 | by Sara Malm
    Missing EgyptAir flight MS804 had reportedly been forced to make three emergency landings in the 24 hours leading up to crash. The Airbus 320 is said to have been forced to turn around shortly after takeoff on three separate occasions after it's warning systems signalled an anomaly onboard. The claims, made in French media, have since been denied by the Egyptian lead crash investigation committee.
  • EgyptAir investigator says signal likely from plane detected

    05/29/2016 12:40:04 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | May 27, 2016 | unattributed
    An engineer stands next to a Hellenic Air Force C-130 HAUP aircraft at the 133rd Hellenic Air Force Base in Kasteli on the island of Crete, Greece, May 20, 2016. The plane is participating in a search operation for the missing EgyptAir flight 804 Airbus A320. Credit: Stefanos Rapanis/REUTERS
  • Egyptian Commentator: Israel Behind Plane Crash, We Must Form Death Squads That Will Kill Israelis..

    05/29/2016 10:59:31 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 21 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 5/20/16 | Al-Assema TV (Egypt)
    Egyptian political commentator Nabih Al-Wahsh accused Israel of downing EgyptAir Flight 804, and called for Egyptians and Arabs to kill any Israeli they come across and to mutilate his body. Al-Wahsh, a lawyer, filed a lawsuit with Egyptian courts four years ago in an attempt to abolish the Camp David Accords. Al-Asseema TV presenter tried to stop Al-Wahsh from inciting to violence, but to no avail, as Al-Wahsh called for the establishment of “death squads” that would hunt down Israelis all over the world. The show aired on May 20. Nabih Al-Wahsh: "All the evidence indicates that the filthy Zionist...
  • Forensic expert: EgyptAir human remains suggest explosion

    05/24/2016 7:20:50 AM PDT · by wtd · 7 replies
    AP ^ | 5/24/2016 | Sam Magdy
    Forensic expert: EgyptAir human remains suggest explosion CAIRO (AP) — Human remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 have burn marks and are very small in size, suggesting an explosion on board may have downed the aircraft in the east Mediterranean, a senior Egyptian forensics official said Tuesday. "The logical explanation is that an explosion brought it down," the official told The Associated Press. The official, who is part of the Egyptian team investigating the crash that killed all 66 people on board the flight from Paris to Cairo early last Thursday, has personally examined the...
  • Egypt rejects report that crash evidence points to explosion

    05/24/2016 12:55:10 PM PDT · by wtd · 38 replies
    knoxnews ^ | 12:40 pm EDT May 24, 2016 | Jane Onyanga-Omara and John Bacon
    Egypt rejects report that crash evidence points to explosionThe chief of Egypt's forensics authority denied reports Tuesday that an initial examination of human remains from doomed EgyptAir Flight 804 pointed to an explosion, Egypt's state news agency MENA reported. “Everything published about this matter is completely false and mere assumptions that did not come from the forensics authority,” MENA quoted Hesham Abdelhamid as saying in a statement.
  • EgyptAir 804 remains point to bomb: official

    05/24/2016 2:46:50 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 36 replies
    A senior Egyptian forensics official says human remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir flight 804 suggest there was an explosion on board that may have brought down the aircraft. The official is part of the Egyptian investigative team and has personally examined the remains at a Cairo morgue. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he isn't authorised to release the information. He says all 80 pieces brought to Cairo so far are small and that 'there isn't even a whole body part, like an arm or a head'.
  • EgyptAir Flight MS804: No Random Target

    05/23/2016 10:32:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 23, 2016 | Mark Christian and Joe Herring
    We are entering a new era – one in which terrorists place bombs in the sky and detonate them whenever they see fit. EgyptAir MS804 is just the latest example of their ability to transform an airliner into an IED. Authorities almost immediately agreed that MS804 was likely the victim of a terrorist attack. However, they aren't able to discern how that took place, given the extensive passenger screening the flight underwent on each leg of its journey. Ascertaining the method requires a look at the history of this particular flight and an honest appraisal of who stood to gain...
  • Everything You Need To Know About The Muslim Kamikaze EgyptAir’s Flight 804 Pilot

    05/23/2016 10:19:55 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 30 replies ^ | Walid Shoebat
    More evidence is arising to show that the pilot of Flight 804 went suicide. People ask: if indeed the pilot went suicide ‘Muslim Kamikaze style’, why plunge the aircraft loaded with mostly Muslim passengers into the sea and how does that make any sense from an Islamic perspective on Jihadi martyrdom? Answer: everything. Shakeer’s [Flight 804's pilot] link to Amr Khaled, just like Shah’s link with Anwar Ibrahim should raise some serious alarm bells. Both Ibrahim and Khaled are linked to their love to the Muslim spiritual leader, Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi. Anyone can click to see the man is a...
  • The Disturbing Riddles of Egypt Air Flight 804 Continue… (suicide bombing)

    05/23/2016 8:19:06 AM PDT · by GilGil · 53 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 5/23/2016 | Sundance
    More evidence is arising to show that the pilot of Flight 804 went suicide. He did some bizarre things. He converted the plane into a makeshift mosque, used the equipment to tell passengers the direction of Mecca. Had a last supper and said “farewell” as if ‘we who are about to die salute you’. He called his brother before take-off telling him to ‘pray for him’ as he was going for martyrdom. He had connections with one of the most radical preachers and terror supporters in Egypt. (link)
  • Egyptair Flight 804 Crash: Assume Terrorism Until Conclusively Proven Otherwise

    05/23/2016 4:33:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies ^ | May 23,2016 | Joseph Klein
    Investigators are holding back from drawing any definitive conclusions as to the cause of the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 last Thursday during a flight from Paris to Cairo, pending retrieval of flight recorders and further examination of the wreckage. However, terrorism is suspected as the most likely cause.
  • Sources say hunt for black boxes makes key progress

    05/22/2016 6:42:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    cbs ^ | May 21, 2016 9:56 PM EDT
    Search crews located the data recorders for EgyptAir Flight 804 close to an area where human remains and debris from the crashed flight have been found, an Egyptian government source told CBS News on Saturday. Egyptian media, including state media, were reporting the same development, CBS News correspondent Holly Williams reports. Late Saturday, a U.S. intelligence source confirmed to CBS News the data recorders, commonly known as black boxes, have been approximately located by their pings and that recovery efforts were underway. There has been no official confirmation, and EgyptAir wouldn't confirm or deny that the black boxes have been...
  • Egypt Sends Robot Submarine to Hunt for EgyptAir Jet

    05/22/2016 8:36:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Sunday, 22 May 2016
    Egypt deployed a robot submarine on Sunday to hunt for the EgyptAir plane that crashed in deep Mediterranean waters, President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said, warning investigations into the disaster would take time. In his first public remarks on Thursday's crash of the Airbus 320 jet, which killed all 66 people on board, Sisi also said all possible scenarios were still being considered and cautioned against rushing to conclusions. “Search equipment has moved today from the oil ministry, they have a submarine that can reach 3,000 meters under water,” he told assembled ministers and members of parliament at the opening of a...
  • EgyptAir 804 disappears from radar Paris-Cairo - PPRuNe Forums

    05/22/2016 11:03:29 AM PDT · by GilGil · 25 replies
    PPRune ^ | 5/22/2016 | Staff
    #37 Given the altitude and airspeed at the point of disappearance the plane, or parts of it, will likely be quite some distance south east of the last know location, which could be in shallower parts of the Med. Discarding the usual creative but pointless theories, all we know with any degree of certainty is that the plane disappeared suddenly at cruising altitude (or thereabouts) having just entered Egyptian airspace. The rapidity of the event suggests some kind of very sudden 'mechanical' failure - cause unknown. Realistically there are only two broad possibilities; explosive device or a sudden mechanical/structural/engine-type failure....
  • EgyptAir Was Aware of Threats to Security, Including One Scribbled on Plane

    05/22/2016 5:39:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 21, 2016 | DECLAN WALSH, NOUR YOUSSEF and KAREEM FAHIMMAY
    CAIRO — In an eerie coincidence, the EgyptAir jetliner that plunged into the Mediterranean on Thursday was once the target of political vandals who wrote in Arabic on its underside, “We will bring this plane down.” Three EgyptAir security officials said the threatening graffiti, which appeared about two years ago, had been the work of aviation workers at Cairo Airport. Playing on the phonetic similarity between the last two letters in the plane’s registration, SU-GCC, and the surname of Egypt’s president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, some workers also wrote “traitor” and “murderer.”
  • EgyptAir flight MS804: Pilot spoke with air traffic control 'for several minutes before crash'

    05/22/2016 3:20:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    The Independent UK | May 22, 2016 | by John Lichfield
    Headline only per FR posting rules. EgyptAir flight MS804: Pilot spoke with air traffic control 'for several minutes before crash'
  • BREAKING: The Captain Of Flight MS804 Is A Muslim Linked To Major Muslim Terrorist

    05/21/2016 3:19:14 PM PDT · by Lera · 34 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | May 20, 2016 | Walid Shoebat
    Full title BREAKING: The Captain Of Flight MS804 Is A Muslim Linked To Major Muslim Terrorist Involved In Killing Americans In Benghazi So look what we have here. Amr Khaled is a well known Muslim Brotherhood Jihadi of the first class known in Egypt. And what do we know. Look here. He shares his friendship and old photos on that flight with the captain of the crashed Egyptian flight MS804, Mohammed Said Shaker/Shukeir. This spells trouble. So who is Amr Khaled? He is a Jihadi who lent material support to Jihadists in Benghazi that killed Americans. For evidence, here, Ahmad...
  • BREAKING: Muslim Pilot Of Flight 804 Converted The Plane Into A Portable Mosque

    05/21/2016 3:43:25 PM PDT · by Lera · 108 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | 5/21/16 | Walid Shoebat
    Full title : BREAKING: Muslim Pilot Of Flight 804 Converted The Plane Into A Portable Mosque And Said Farewell Before He Crashed The Plane And Slaughtered Everyone More evidence is arising to show that the pilot of Flight 804 went suicide. He did some bizarre things. He converted the plane into a makeshift mosque, used the equipment to tell passengers the direction of Mecca. Had a last supper and said "farewell" as if 'we who are about to die salute you'. He called his brother before take-off telling him to 'pray for him' as he was going for martyrdom. He...
  • EgyptAir Crash: Flight Data Seems to 'Point Toward a Bomb' as First Images of Debris Emerge

    05/21/2016 1:28:34 PM PDT · by tellw · 84 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 5/21/16 | Raf Sanchez
    Data from the final moments before EgyptAir flight MS804 crashed into the Mediterranean suggest an "internal explosion" tore through the right side of the aircraft, a pilot said last night. Investigators trying to determine whether the A320 was brought down by terrorism or a technical fault are poring over a series of warnings indicating smoke filled the cabin shortly before it disappeared from radar. French authorities confirmed that smoke detectors went off aboard the flight a few minutes before it crashed but said it was not clear what caused the smoke or fire. A commercial pilot with a major European...
  • French intelligence warned the country was 'clearly being targeted by ISIS' and was at risk...

    05/19/2016 8:56:34 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 19 replies
    daily mail ^ | 5/19 | summers
    The head of France's internal intelligence agency had warned the country was being 'clearly targeted' by ISIS a week before the Paris to Cairo flight took off. EgyptAir Flight MS804 has gone missing over the Mediterranean with 66 people on board amid reports of a merchant ship captain having seen a 'flame in the sky'. An Egyptian civil aviation authority spokesman has said the plane, with 15 French passengers and one Briton on board - most likely crashed into the sea. The cause of the disaster remains unknown but it comes seven months after a bomb blew up a Russian...
  • EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo was likely brought down by terror attack, officials say

    05/19/2016 8:08:22 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 19 May 2016
    A Cairo-bound EgyptAir flight that went down in the Mediterranean Sea with 66 aboard early Thursday hours after departing from Paris zig-zagged sharply before plunging, according to aviation officials, who said terrorism was a more likely cause of the crash than technical failure. Government officials from France, Greece and Egypt spoke at separate news conferences even as boats and ships from several countries were scouring the waters off of the Greek island of Karpathos, near where a witness reported seeing a fireball in the sky. By midday Thursday, an Egyptian plane spotted two orange items believed to be from the...
  • Donald J. Trump Response to Hillary Clinton

    05/20/2016 3:47:15 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 101 replies ^ | May 19, 2016
  • EgyptAir Flight MS804: Three Air Marshals Were Aboard Crashed Jet

    05/20/2016 6:40:04 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 32 replies
    NBC News ^ | 19 May 2016 | Gemma DiCasimirro and F. Brinley Bruton
    Three air marshals were among the 66 people aboard EgyptAir Flight MS804 that crashed while flying over the Mediterranean Sea early Thursday, authorities said. France's transport chief Alain Vidalies told reporters that having that many security officers on such a flight was "the usual practice." He added that the plane — which can carry up to 189 passengers — was not transporting any freight. Related: Missing EgyptAir Jet Raises Fears of 'Worst-Case Scenario' Former NTSB investigator Greg Feith told MSNBC that Egypt had boosted security recently, which could explain the number of officers on board. "The only other reason to...
  • EgyptAir Flight Data Shows Smoke Detected in Bathroom Before Crash: Report

    05/20/2016 2:03:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 134 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 19, 2016 | Staff
    Data transmitted from a doomed EgyptAir flight minutes before it fell off radar screens suggests a fire had broken out on board the plane, according to an aviation industry website. is reporting that data transmissions from EgyptAir Flight 804 to ground stations show smoke was detected in a bathroom near the cockpit. The report includes the plane-to-ground messages sent in the final minutes of the flight: 00:26Z 2600 SMOKE LAVATORY SMOKE 00:27Z 2600 AVIONICS SMOKE 00:28Z 561100 R FIXED WINDOW SENSOR 00:29Z 2200 AUTO FLT FCU 2 FAULT 00:29Z 2700 F/CTL SEC 3 FAULT The information would suggest the...
  • Missing EgyptAir 804 plane crash: Flight stewardess feared dead posted bizarre Facebook image ...

    05/20/2016 1:57:07 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    (UK) Mirror ^ | May 20, 2016 | Anthony Bond
    Complete Headline: Missing EgyptAir 804 plane crash: Flight stewardess feared dead posted bizarre Facebook image of jet crashing into sea A flight stewardess feared dead after an EgyptAir jet crashed into the Mediterranean posted this bizarre image of a plane crash on her Facebook page. The image appears to show a female flight attendant emerging from the sea with the wreckage of a plane crash behind her. It was shared by Samar Ezz Eldin who is thought to have been one of the crew members onboard the doomed airliner. Experts fear it crashed into the sea while travelling from Paris...
  • Body parts, debris and possible oil slick found in Mediterranean as first evidence

    05/20/2016 12:40:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Fox ^ | May 20, 2016
    Pieces of luggage, human remains, wreckage and what could be a tell-tale oil slick were found early Friday in the Mediterranean Sea where an EgyptAir passenger plane went down a day earlier, according to officials. The first physical clues to the crash of Flight 804, which carried 66 passengers, crew and security officers, surfaced about 190 miles off the coast of the Egyptian city of Alexandria. Reports of debris being found on Thursday proved false, but the verified debris field could bring authorities closer to the all-important flight data recorder, which could provide insight into what caused the crash. An...
  • BREAKING: EgyptAir Flight MS804 Captain Is A Muslim Linked To Terrorist Involved In Benghazi

    05/20/2016 12:24:49 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 123 replies ^ | May 20, 2016 | Walid Shoebat
    (Original title too long, at "BREAKING: The Captain Of Flight MS804 Is A Muslim Linked To Major Muslim Terrorist Involved In Killing Americans In Benghazi) So look what we have here. Amr Khaled is a well known Muslim Brotherhood Jihadi of the first class known in Egypt. And what do we know. Look here. He shares his friendship and old photos on that flight with the captain of the crashed Egyptian flight MS804, Mohammed Said Shaker/Shukeir. Amr Khaled: “I was with Captain Ahmad Shukeir in the plane that is missing in one of my journeys. He is the kindest of...
  • EgyptAir flight attendant posted picture on Facebook of plane crashing a year before

    05/20/2016 11:49:55 AM PDT · by wtd · 30 replies ^ | May 20, 2016 2:22 pm | Robert Spencer
    EgyptAir flight attendant posted picture on Facebook of plane crashing a year before she died in flight MS804What a coincidence. Might Samar Ezz Eldin have been part of a jihad cell that worked to take down the plane? The possibility cannot be dismissed out of hand. “EgyptAir cabin crew posted picture of plane crashing on Facebook year before tragic flight MS804,” by Simon Robb,, May 20, 2016: A flight attendant on the tragic EgyptAir flight MS804 had posted a picture of a plane crashing, months after she got a job with the airline. Samar Ezz Eldin, 27, uploaded...
  • EgyptAir plane wreckage found in Mediterranean

    05/20/2016 8:49:31 AM PDT · by profit_guy · 32 replies
    AFP ^ | May 20, 2016
    The Egyptian military found wreckage including seats and luggage Friday from the EgyptAir plane that crashed in the Mediterranean, as investigators tried to unravel the mystery of why it swerved and plummeted into the sea. Search teams spotted personal belongings of passengers and parts of the Airbus A320 about 290 kilometres (180 miles) north of Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria, the army said. The country's aviation minister has said a "terrorist attack" was a more likely cause than technical failure for the plane's disappearance on a flight from Paris to Cairo with 66 people on board.
  • Trump fires back at Clinton over Muslim ban: 'Ask Hillary who blew up the plane last night'

    05/20/2016 8:46:37 AM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 19, 2016 | Caitlin Yilek
    Donald Trump is firing back at Hillary Clinton for saying his proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the U.S. promotes terrorism. “The fact that Hillary thinks the temporary Muslim ban, which she calls the ‘Muslim ban’, promotes terrorism, proves Bernie Sanders was correct when he said she is not qualified to be President,” the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's campaign said in a statement on Thursday
  • Trump says EgyptAir flight is ‘another terrorist attack’ — and he may be right

    05/19/2016 8:03:38 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 7 replies ^ | MAY 19, 2016 6:45 AM | ELIZABETH KOH
    Donald Trump suggested that the disappearance of EgyptAir Flight 804 was “another terrorist attack” Thursday morning, noting the flight’s departure from Paris, which has been the target of terrorist attacks in the last year. Looks like yet another terrorist attack. Airplane departed from Paris. When will we get tough, smart and vigilant? Great hate and sickness!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2016
  • Egypt's tourism industry 'one disaster from being finished' after MS804 crash, say experts

    05/19/2016 7:24:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 19, 2016 | Qin Xie
    After a decade of political turmoil and the downing of a holiday jet last year, tourism in Egypt was left in a desperate state - so will the MS804 tragedy sound the death knell for the industry? Figures from February this year show that visitor numbers to Egypt practically halved and the average number of nights spent in the country is down by 67.2 per cent compared to 2015. The country's tourism industry, says one expert, is now one disaster away from being finished altogether.
  • Debris from EgyptAir plane crash found in Mediterranean, Egyptian military says

    05/20/2016 4:48:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Fox ^ | May 20, 2016
    The Egyptian military said Friday that it had located wreckage from EgyptAir flight 804 in the Mediterranean Sea. Egyptian army spokesman Brig. Gen. Mohammed Samir said in a statement posted on his Facebook page that Egyptian jets and naval vessels found "personal belongings of the passengers and parts of the plane debris," 180 miles north of the Egyptian port city of Alexandria. Searchers had been looking at a wide area south of the Greek island of Crete for the Airbus A320, which was nearing the end of its scheduled flight from Paris to Cairo early Thursday when contact was lost....
  • Missing EgyptAir MS804 'plane crash conspiracy theory' emerges ...

    05/20/2016 3:26:11 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 36 replies
    Mirror ^ | 20 May 2016 | Stephen Jones
    In an apparent incredible coincidence there are exactly 804 days between the two flights vanishing - the same call sign as the jet in the latest disappearance ...
  • Egyptian search team says it has found debris from missing plane and is now looking for black box

    05/20/2016 2:15:24 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 17 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 5/20/16 | James Rothwell
    10:08am Personal belongings found - Egyptian military "Egyptian aircraft and navy vessels have found personal belongings of passengers and parts of the wreckage 290 kilometres (180 miles) north of Alexandria," a spokesman for the Egyptian military has said.
  • Obama to Iranians: Benefits of nuclear deal are 'undeniable'

    03/19/2016 7:21:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 19, 2016 4:57 PM EDT
    President Barack Obama says the benefits of the Iranian nuclear deal are “undeniable” although it may still take time for people to begin enjoying them. Obama says the deal makes it possible for Iran to rejoin the global economy through increased trade and investment, creating jobs and opportunities for Iranians to sell their goods around the world. …
  • Iran, Airbus sign deal for 118 planes worth $27 billion

    01/29/2016 9:33:42 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 29, 2016
    PARIS: Iran agreed on Thursday to buy 118 Airbus jets worth $27 billion at list prices, including a dozen A380 superjumbos, after international sanctions were lifted against Tehran this month. The planemaker said the deal, signed amid a raft of others during a visit by President Hassan Rouhani, was conditional on getting US export licences because more than 10 per cent of Airbus jetliner parts come from the United States. The order for 73 wide-body and 45 narrow-body jets allows Airbus to steal a march on US rival Boeing as Iran seeks to renovate and expand its worn-out fleet of...
  • Bird Strike Damages Air Namibia Plane

    01/22/2016 11:18:44 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Namibian ^ | 2016-01-18 | Ndanki Kahiurika
    AIR Namibia experienced a bird strike incident on Thursday last week when an A319-100 aircraft was landing at Hosea Kutako International Airport. The airline's spokesperson, Paul Nakawa, confirmed the incident yesterday. Nakawa explained that a bird strike is considered dangerous in the aviation industry and can cause serious damage to an aircraft. “Bird strikes are common during landing and taking off of an aicraft because these are the times when the aircraft is flying in the ranges where birds are also flying. Regarding this recent incident, a big bird hit one of our four A319-100 aircraft that services our regional...
  • Iran to buy 114 jets from Airbus - Tasnim news agency

    01/16/2016 11:58:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:23pm GMT | Sam Wilkin and Tim Hepher
    Iran plans to buy 114 civil aircraft from European aircraft maker Airbus, the transport minister was quoted as saying on Saturday, ahead of the anticipated lifting of international sanctions on Iran. "We have taken the first step in agreeing with Airbus to buy 114 planes," Abbas Akhoondi was quoted as saying by the Tasnim news agency. Airbus said it was not engaging in commercial talks with Iran until sanctions had been lifted. ...
  • ‘Son of Concorde’ gets the go ahead: Craft that can go from London to New York in THREE HOURS

    11/19/2015 4:32:00 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 39 replies
    The world's first private supersonic jet could take off in as little as six years. The AS2 plane will be capable of supersonic travel, allowing passengers to travel between London and New York in just three hours, and Los Angeles to Tokyo in six. Airbus and Aerion say they hope to choose a US manufacturing site for the jet during the first half of next year. If all goes to plan, test flights will take place in 2021, with the first commercial flights for businesses beginning in 2023. The Aerion AS2 business jet will fly at a top speed of...