More carmakers caught in headlights of VW engine-rigging scandal

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Iran's 'catastrophic mistake': Speculation, pressure, then admission

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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, December 29, 2012

Dutch ask Irish government for answers on safety standards at Ryanair, Saturday 29 December 2012

Junior transport minister Wilma Mansveld has asked the Irish government to clarify reports that airline Ryanair is ordering pilots to fly with as little fuel as possible, Nos television reported on Saturday.

Ryanair flies to a wide range of destinations from Dutch airports Eindhoven, Maastricht and Eelde.

Current affairs show Reporter on Friday featured four pilots who claimed they had been forced to fly with as little fuel as possible in order to save on costs.

The Irish government is responsible for controlling safety standards at Ryanair, a spokesman for Mansveld is quoted as saying by Nos. The minister has also asked for a copy of an Irish report into Ryanair.

Own investigation

Depending on the outcome of these inquiries, Mansveld will decide whether or not to start her own probe into safety standards at the airline. The Dutch pilots’ association has called for such an investigation.

Reporter said that three Ryanair flights have been forced to make an emergency landing in Valencia because they did not have enough fuel.

In her reaction to the claims, Mansveld points out that the three incidents have already been investigated and no further action was considered necessary.

The four pilots told the show there is a ‘deeply rooted culture of fear’ at Ryanair. Other former officials described the company as a dictatorship.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Indonesia's KNKT Blames Human Error for Sukhoi Crash That Killed 45

Jakarta Globe, Ronna Nirmala, December 18, 2012

Members of an Indonesian rescue team take a break as they search for
 the wreckage of a Russian Sukhoi aircraft near Bogor on May 10, 2012.
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Indonesian investigators have blamed human error as the cause behind the Sukhoi SuperJet plane crash, which killed all 45 people on board after it flew into a West Java volcano in May.

Tatang Kurniadi, chief of Indonesia's National Committee for Transportation Safety (KNKT), said there were no technical problems with the plane. He said the Russian crew's unfamiliarity with the mountains and the lack of a minimum safe altitude warning system resulted in the crash into Mount Salak on May 9.

The pilot allegedly failed to react to six warnings from the terrain awareness and warning systems (TAWS) on board the plane — which creates an alert of any possible terrain conflicts.

“The plane crew were not aware of the mountainous condition, which led to them ignoring a warning system [from the plane],” Tatang told a press conference in Jakarta on Tuesday, as reported by Indonesian news portal

Tatang explained that the pilot was talking with a potential buyer on board the plane, and thus failed to immediately shift the direction of the plane after it released warnings from the TAWS.

KNKT also highlighted the Sukhoi pilot’s failure to comply with minimum altitudes approved in the instrument flight rules (IFR) for the flight and minimum safe altitude (MSA) for the air traffic control (ATC) at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in East Jakarta — the place where the SuperJet took off.

The investigators said the minimum off-route altitudes approved in the IFR was 13,200 feet, but the plane was flying at 10,000 feet.

The MSA's minimum limit is 6,900 feet within 25 nautical miles (NM) from Halim, but the ATC approved the Sukhoi pilot’s request to fly at 6,000 feet within the radius.

The plane crashed into Mount Salak at 6,000 feet, 28 NM from the airport.

KNKT said future demonstration flights should stick to the minimum altitudes approved in the IFR and a flight manifest should be available at the base — the manifest for the Sukhoi flight was on board the plane which initially caused confusion over the death toll.

As for Sukhoi, KNKT recommended the Russian aircraft manufacturer provide special training for crew members before performing demonstration flights, especially over mountainous terrains.

Last month, Indonesia's Transportation Ministry validated a certificate for the Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft to be used as a passenger jet in Indonesia.

Sukhoi said on its website,, that the certification allowed it to deliver 12 SuperJet 100s to Indonesian airline Sky Aviation, its first Southeast Asia customer, between 2012 and 2015. Sky Aviation agreed to purchase the 12 jets at $380.4 million in June last year.

Sukhoi said it was organizing training for Sky Aviation flight crews.

“Eight pilot completed successfully the SSJ100 Type Rating training, 18 cabin attendants will be trained by the end of December as 12 mechanics will complete the courses in January 2013,” Sukhoi said.

“The first delivery of the aircrafts are expected by the end of this year after finalization of all the formalities.”

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

World first as Canadian jet flies on biofuel

The world's first civilian flight powered solely by biofuel took off last month over Canada's capital, heralding potentially cleaner and more sustainable aviation travel in the future.