Drone Risks Damage In Search For MH370

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Published: April 18, 2014

The underwater drone searching the Indian Ocean floor for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has dived to its deepest ever level, putting its equipment at unprecedented risk, as hopes dwindled that it might soon turn up some sign of wreckage. The Bluefin-21 and its “side scan” sonar has become the focal point of the search some […]

Etihad Toughens Stance On Alitalia Deal

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Published: April 17, 2014

Etihad Airways has toughened its stance on conditions for investing in Alitalia, but talks are continuing, sources said on Thursday. “The position of the Arab group has hardened, some problems have been more markedly underlined than before,” a source close to the matter said. But a government source said developments could be overcome. “The government […]

Search For MH370 Refocuses On Scans Of Seafloor

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Published: April 17, 2014

The Bluefin-21 deep-sea drone completed its first full scan of the Indian Ocean seabed, the team looking for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 said on Thursday, as the air and surface search became less likely to yield results. Footage from the US Navy drone is becoming the most important tool for the multinational team searching for […]

Ocean Floor Search For MH370 Cut Short Again

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Published: April 16, 2014

Bluefin-21 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. Image: Bluefin Robotics. The search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 deep in the Indian Ocean was again cut short on Wednesday when technical problems forced an underwater drone to surface without finding anything, officials said. While a massive air and sea search for the missing flight is continuing almost 2,000 km […]

US Airways Investigating Pornographic Tweet

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Published: April 16, 2014

US Airways is investigating a pornographic tweet sent on its Twitter account in response to a customer complaint about a flight delay. US Airways issued an apology on Monday immediately after deleting the tweeted photograph of a naked woman lying on a bed with a toy plane between her legs, said Davien Anderson, spokesman for […]

After 50-Year Wait, Sydney To Get Second Airport

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Published: April 16, 2014

Australia has approved a AUD$ 2.5 billion (USD$ 2.34 billion) project to build a long-awaited second airport for Sydney, likely boosting near-term investment and jobs in a bet that the city’s air travel demand will grow enough to justify a surge in terminal capacity. Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced the plan on Tuesday, saying he […]

After 50-Year Wait, Sydney To Get Second Airport

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Published: April 15, 2014

Australia has approved a AUD$ 2.5 billion (USD$ 2.34 billion) project to build a long-awaited second airport for Sydney, likely boosting near-term investment and jobs in a bet that the city’s air travel demand will grow enough to justify a surge in terminal capacity. Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced the plan on Tuesday, saying he […]

China Southern Warns Of Q1 Losses On Weaker Yuan

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Published: April 15, 2014

China Southern Airlines has warned it will incur a net loss of between CNY300 million – CNY350 million yuan (USD$ 46 million – USD$ 56 million) in the first quarter due to foreign exchange losses. The airline said in a statement to the Shanghai Stock Exchange on Tuesday that a fall in the yuan had […]

Lufthansa To Keep Restructuring Going After 2015

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Published: April 15, 2014

Lufthansa will continue with measures to cut costs and drive revenue even after its current restructuring, due to run only until 2015, has ended, its outgoing chief executive said. “We are looking at what will be done after 2015,” Christoph Franz told journalists, just a couple of weeks before he hands over the reins of […]

Undersea Drone Hunt For MH370 May Take Two Months

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Published: April 15, 2014

An underwater drone sent to search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on the floor of the Indian Ocean could take up to two months to scour a 600 sq km area where the plane is believed to have sunk. The prediction coincided with the end to the abbreviated first mission by the Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater […]

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