More carmakers caught in headlights of VW engine-rigging scandal

More carmakers caught in headlights of VW engine-rigging scandal
Volkswagen has admitted it installed illegal software into 11 million 2.0 liter and 3.0 liter diesel engines worldwide (AFP Photo/Josh Edelson)

Volkswagen emissions scandal

Missing MH370 likely to have disintegrated mid-flight: experts

Missing MH370 likely to have disintegrated mid-flight: experts
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 commercial jet.

QZ8501 (AirAsia)

Leaders see horror of French Alps crash as probe gathers pace

"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. …

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Boeing 787 Dreamliner blaze at Heathrow revives safety concerns

Incident leads to closure of runways at airport, while technical fault causes another 787 to abandon transatlantic flight

The Guardian, Gwyn Topham, transport correspondent, Friday 12 July 2013

The fire on the Ethiopian Airlines plane delayed flights for over an hour.
No passengers were aboard. Photograph: Sky

Fears over the safety of the world's newest passenger plane have been raised further after a Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by Ethiopian Airlines caught fire at Heathrow airport – and another 787 carrying British holidaymakers to Florida returned home after a technical fault.

Arrivals and departures were suspended for over an hour at the London airport as fire crews put out the fire on the Boeing 787, which was still at a departure gate, just after 4.30pm on Friday.

Heathrow said the aircraft was parked on a remote stand and no passengers were aboard. The emergency services said the fire had been extinguished and the cause was unexplained. Both runways which were closed immediately after the incident were later reopened.

While the cause of the blaze was yet to be determined, the fire immediately raised concerns that recurrent problems with the state-of-the-art lithium batteries had not been resolved.

Boeing said: "We're aware of the event. We have Boeing personnel on the ground at Heathrow and are working to fully understand and address this." The US National Transportation Safety Board said it would send a representative to assist in the investigation of the fire.

In a separate incident on Friday afternoon, a new Thomson Airways Dreamliner plane returned to Manchester airport after taking off on a transatlantic flight. Thomson – the airline of travel giant TUI – was the first British customer for Boeing's new plane, taking passengers for the first time last month after the long-delayed delivery of its first 787s.

Thomson said its flight TOM126 to Sanford, Florida, "experienced a technical issue", with the aircraft returning to Manchester airport as a precautionary measure.

A spokesperson said: "Passengers have disembarked and our dedicated team of engineers are now inspecting the aircraft. Our customers will be moved to an alternative aircraft to ensure they get away on their holiday as soon as possible.

"The safety of our customers and crew is of paramount importance and we would like to apologise for the delay caused."

Flight tracking data showed the plane circling the coast off north Wales, apparently to dump fuel before landing. Thomson charges its passengers a £10 premium each way to fly in the 787, with seats only available as part of a holiday.

The Boeing 787, the pioneering "plastic plane" made largely of carbon fibre and with more systems running on electric circuits, has been heralded as a far quieter, more fuel-efficient aircraft.

Production problems with the pioneering technology meant the first 787s did not go into commercial service until late 2011, three years late, with the Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways.

But a spate of incidents – including two battery fires on ANA in January this year, one of which forced an emergency landing – saw US safety authorities recommend the grounding of the entire worldwide fleet. Ethiopian Airlines was the last airline to withdraw its four Dreamliners from service and the first to restart operations, in late May, after Boeing had worked for four months to resolve the problems.

However, ANA has since had several flights disrupted by technical issues.

British Airways has ordered 24 of the planes, and took delivery of its first Dreamliner two weeks ago, although it has yet to be put into commercial service.

Boeing shares plunged 7%on Friday after news broke. Aviation consultant John Strickland said: "This is one of the key aircraft Boeing is depending on for its success for the next 20 years, with over 900 already ordered – and airlines are also depending on the fuel savings for their businesses."

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