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Nairobi Lawmaker Wants to Put an End to Farting on Airplanes

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On Sept. 11, a Kenyan lawmaker put forth a plan to end what she considers a big problem — mile-high flatulence. Range Constituency representative Dr. Lilian Gogo of Nairobi called for resolution to people passing gas in airplane cabins during a parliamentary debate Wednesday regarding the National Assembly Committee on Transport, Public Works and Housing, according to Nairobi News. (www.nydailynews.com) More...

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Boeing Board to Call for Safety Changes After 737 Max Crashes

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Though the committee did not investigate the two crashes of Boeing’s 737 Max jet, their findings represent the company’s most direct effort yet to reform its internal processes after the accidents, which killed 346 people. (www.nytimes.com) More...

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What it was like to fly the baddest airplane the world has ever known

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The X-15 was not the first rocket-powered aircraft, but it is probably the best one ever built and flown. Before the first X-15 took flight in the late 1950s, the fastest speed airplanes had reached was Mach 3. The X-15 doubled that. And, remarkably, it also went on to fly into space more than a dozen times. The US Air Force and NASA developed the X-15 to better understand flight under extreme conditions, including reentry through the Earth’s atmosphere. Yet more than half a century later, the… (arstechnica.com) More...

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NASCAR Champion & Legend Mike Stefanik Killed In Ultralight Crash

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Nine time Whelen Modified Champion & NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee Mike Stefanik was tragically killed when his Ultralight crashed in Connecticut Sunday afternoon. (speedsport.com) More...

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Trump Poised to Hit EU with Billions in Tariffs After Victory in Airbus Case

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The United States has gotten the green light to impose billions of euros in punitive tariffs on EU products in retaliation for illegal subsidies granted to European aerospace giant Airbus. Four EU officials told POLITICO that the World Trade Organization ruled in favor of the U.S. in the long-running transatlantic dispute and sent its confidential decision to Brussels and Washington on Friday. (www.politico.eu) More...

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Air India puts cabin crew on diet

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Air India is putting all its cabin crew and pilots on a low-fat diet. India’s national carrier announced the move in a memo to staff, in which it said the new menus would launch on 15 September on all flights from Delhi and Mumbai. It read: “Taking into consideration the health factor of crew, an initiative has been taken by director operations to revise the in-flight food menu for the crew. (www.independent.co.uk) More...

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