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MH370 Does this video hold the key to the mystery?

The silence from Boeing and safety regulators about a troubling security hole in Boeing 777s is of concern. It existed on the 777 that mysteriously disappeared while operating Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 with 239 people on board between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing on 8 March.

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Israel flights grounded after rocket attack on key airport

Unlike the situation in Ukraine, it has only taken one rocket which landed near Israel’s gateway Ben Gurion Airport at Tel Aviv  to shut down foreign carrier flights to and from Israel.

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MH17 Rebuild confidence pledge may be poorly timed

At a time when the media is full of confronting images from the MH17 disaster scene in east Ukraine, Malaysia Airlines has today issued statements that could reflect very poorly on the competency and judgement of its management.

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MH17 UN resolution is some comfort for bereaved, none for regulators

The fields of horror in eastern Ukraine where MH17 fell to earth will now give up their secrets to an impartial investigation, and those who lost their loved ones may receive their mortal remains.

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MH17 Documents show airlines using Ukraine routes were warned

Although they have already been widely circulated on technical and closed user forums there are documents that show that airlines that continued to use Ukraine airspace for overflights until the MH17 atrocity caused their closure were given specific and unambiguous warnings which they chose to ignore or discount.

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MH17: Why Malaysia Airlines must be confident about Syria safety

This isn’t new, as a practice, but Flightradar24 shows the extent of Malaysia Airlines’ confidence in the aviation friendly nature of the Syrian conflict.

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MH17 Ukraine made serious money from airline overflights

The exact sums have not been publicly established, but Ukraine had tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars at stake from flights that used its air space to save time and fuel and other operating costs while flying between Asia and Europe.

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MH17 More Malaysia finger pointing at ICAO re flight path

Malaysia’s transport Minister, Liow Tiong Lai, has again blamed Eurocontrol and ICAO for flight MH17 being flown over the heart of a disputed zone in eastern Ukraine where it was shot down by a surface to air missile last Thursday, 17 July.

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MH370 Suspicions of systems tampering strengthened by study

Those who think that something relevant to the loss of flight MH370 occurred in the unsecured electronics and electrical bay of the Malaysia Airlines 777-200ER located behind and below its cockpit will find support for their suspicions in the latest independent review of publicly released data.

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An Australian senator’s defence of ‘colour blind’ pilots

Senator David Fawcett takes a stand against unfair bureaucratic pursuit of not so ‘colour blind’ pilots by a dubious and discredited CASA bureaucracy

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Intimidation motion concerning Pel-Air raised in Senate

The independent Senator for  South Australia Nick Xenophon has served notice of a rare but very serious motion concerning the possible intimidation of a witness to a recent inquiry into the processes involved in the ATSB producing its much criticised final report into the 2009 Pel-Air crash.

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ATSB cautious optimism on MH370 is a media stunt

Australia continues to be made to look ordinary by grand standing by a discredited ATSB’s handling of an aviation mystery much closer to home than the search for MH370

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Qantas engineering job losses and the bigger picture

These are tough times to be an engineer in any airline as technological change that motorists already take for granted come to fleets where older aircraft are being overtaken by new, less maintenance hungry designs.

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Social media captures more than airliner near misses

However intrusive it may seem at times, social media continues to destroy the capacity of publicists and apologists to downplay aviation incidents.

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MH370 new search contracts, a poster guide

The silence from Canberra as to the outcomes of the tender process for the next phase of the search for missing flight MH370 has entered its second day, while Kuala Lumpur has followed up its disclosures yesterday with a guide using posters.

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Malaysia announces MH370 search contract awards

Updated An Australian division of  iXBlue and Malaysia’s government owned Petronas oil and gas enterprise will perform major parts of the contracts for the new sea floor search for missing flight MH370 off the Western Australian Indian Ocean cost from mid August.

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Air NZ cockpit lockout and MH370, is there a common factor?

Today’s stories about a captain briefly locking his first officer out of the cockpit of an Air NZ 777 somewhere between Perth and Auckland are weird in their own right, and touch on something that could be of critical importance in the mystery of missing 777 flight, MH370.

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Qantas and the soggy truth about the safety of QF94

Qantas was quick to say this morning that there were no safety of flight concerns over the leaky A380 that was operating QF94 from Los Angeles to Melbourne last night before returning to LAX.

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