More carmakers caught in headlights of VW engine-rigging scandal

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Volkswagen emissions scandal

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Analsyts say it is irresponsible to link the crash of a Ukraine International Airline Boeing 737-800 to the 737 MAX accidents (AFP Photo/INA FASSBENDER)

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A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 commercial jet.

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"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Airlines group says industry lost $5BN in 2008

The Jakarta Post, The Associated Press, Geneva  | Thu, 01/29/2009 5:59 PM  

The airline industry lost $5 billion last year as passenger growth slowed and cargo shipments fell because of the global economic crisis, the International Air Transport Association said Thursday. 

Cargo shipments plunged in the last month of the year, putting the industry in "uncharted territory." 

Passenger traffic in 2008 grew by 1.6 percent, markedly down from the 7.4 percent rise in 2007, IATA said. 

Cargo traffic for the year dropped 4 percent compared with a 4.3 percent increase in 2007, the group said. 

"Airlines are struggling to match capacity with fast-falling demand," said IATA chief executive Giovanni Bisignani. "Until this comes into balance, even the sharp fall in fuel prices cannot save the industry from drowning in red ink." 

Average seat occupancy was down to 75.9 percent in 2008, compared with 77.3 percent the previous year, IATA said. 

Freight volumes in December showed a sharp decline of 22.6 percent with major drops in all regions, the group said. 

"2009 is shaping up to be one of the toughest years ever for international aviation," Bisignani said. 

"The 22.6 percent drop in international cargo traffic in December puts us in uncharted territory and the bottom is nowhere in sight," he said in a statement. "Keep your seat belts fastened and prepare for a bumpy ride and a hard landing." 

IATA, which represents 240 airline companies worldwide, said it forecast a $2.5 billion loss for the industry this year. The estimate was based on a fuel price of $60 per barrel, a 3 percent decline in passenger volumes and a 5 percent drop in cargo traffic, it said. 

Industry revenues are expected to decrease by $35billion in 2009, it said. 

Bisignani said the industry needs structural changes. 

"We don't want bailouts," he said, adding that instead regulation should be loosened to allow airlines to access the same sources of global capital as other industries.

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