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Fruitless search for MH370 could mean bountiful catches for fishermen

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The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, though fruitless in terms of finding the aircraft, should provide fishermen in the Indian Ocean with detailed sea-floor maps, and help them land huge catches. Australia, Malaysia and China ended the search for the Boeing 777 airliner on Tuesday, after a $150 million hunt over almost three years failed to find any trace, leaving one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries unanswered. (uk.reuters.com) More...

Accident: Canada B777 near Khabarovsk on Dec 29th 2016, turbulence injures pilot

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An Air Canada Boeing 777-300, registration C-FIVM performing flight AC-32 from Beijing (China) to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 396 people on board, was enroute at FL310 about 415nm north of Khabarovsk (Russia) when the aircraft encountered two bouts of severe clear air turbulence (avherald.com) More...

U.S. B-2 Spirit Stealth Bombers from Whiteman AFB conduct precision airstrike in Libya

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A pair of U.S. Air Force B-2s leveled two ISIS training camps in Libya on Jan. 18. The mission marked the first time the “stealth bombers” had been used in combat since the opening of the Libyan air campaign in March 2011, raising questions about why the costly, low-observable aircraft were employed for targets lacking sophisticated air defenses. (theaviationist.com) More...

Berlin's delayed Brandenburg Airport will not open in 2017

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The opening date for the German capital's new airport has been delayed again, the head of the Airport Berlin Brandenburg project announced on Saturday. The latest delay has reportedly been caused by faulty wiring and problems with the control systems for nearly 1,200 doors. That has posed a safety risk in the event of a fire. There are also problems with the pipes in the fire sprinkler system. The new opening date has been set for sometime in 2018. (www.dw.com) More...

Obama's last airline regulation proposal: Disclose bag fees at all points of sale

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In the final week of the Obama administration, the federal agency proposed one final regulation: a requirement that airlines and travel agents disclose bag fee information at all points of sale. (www.latimes.com) More...

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