More carmakers caught in headlights of VW engine-rigging scandal

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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

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

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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)

Missing MH370 likely to have disintegrated mid-flight: experts

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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. …

Monday, December 29, 2014

Wreckage of missing AirAsia flight likely to be found soon, says expert

Asia's vastness, its many overwater flights and less than 100 percent radar coverage make aviation there difficult, Heinrich Grossbongardt tells DW. He is certain wreckage from AirAsia flight QZ8501 will be found soon.

Deutsche Welle, 28 Dec 2014

DW: How likely is it that bad weather alone can cause a passenger plane to go off the radar?

Heinrich Grossbongardt: Weather can be a contributing factor. In all weather-related accidents we have seen in the last years, weather was one factor, but there have always been many others as well.

What are some of those other factors that may have played a role in this case?

It's pure speculation at the moment, but it can be a combination of weather plus some technical issues; or weather plus some - to put it carefully - wrong decisions made by the crew. Right now anything is possible.

In the next few hours, will see communication between the aircraft and air traffic control being released, we will certainly see radar data being released and that might give a first indication as to what actually happened.

Considering flight MH370, which went missing last March in a similar area, one question that arises is are regulations different in Asia to the rest of the world? Is it a particularly difficult spot for aviation?

AirAsia flight QZ8501 went off air traffic
control radar at around 5:30 a.m. on
Sunday, December 28, 2014
In Asia, we certainly have much wider areas where air traffic control is limited by the factor that there are overwater flights. If an aircraft is losing altitude, for example, at a certain point, it will become invisible for the air traffic control, simply for physical reasons - it disappears behind the horizon.

In the Western world - in Europe, or in the US - we have next to 100 percent radar coverage all over the region. So you won't find any spots where an aircraft is not visible to air traffic control radar. That is different in Asia, just because of the vastness of the region and the relatively long overwater flights, even on short-distance flights.

Weren't there any lesions that were learned from flight MH370, especially in that region, that may have been applied to aviation?

The thing which has been learned by Malaysia Airlines is that everybody is working on implementing a solution which allows aircraft tracking with the help of satellites. But in the aviation world, the Malaysia Airlines incident just happened yesterday, so to speak. Because finding a solution and implementing a solution and making sure it really works is a matter of at least two or three years. And we are just a couple of months behind Malaysian Airlines.

AirAsia flight QZ8501 went off the radar at around 2220 UTC on Saturday. Is there any likelihood any survivors will be found?

Unfortunately, when an aircraft goes missing over water, the likelihood that someone survives the crash is only very slim.

Do you think the position of wreckage of this aircraft will be located more easily than MH370?

Aviation expert Heinrich Grossbongardt
Definitely. I think that is something which is completely different. This is, for an example an A320, which is a short-range aircraft. It doesn't have the vast range of the A330 of thousands and thousands of kilometers. This was only a short-haul flight so the aircraft would have limited amount of fuel.

And in the case of MH370, what made it so difficult and which was unprecedented, is that someone made the aircraft go off the radar by switching off certain systems. At the moment, we don't have any indication that this is a similar situation.

The weather was bad, this might be a contributing factor and I am pretty sure that in the next few days, we will find at least bits of the wreckage.

Aviation expert Heinrich Grossbongardt is the managing director of Expairtise Communications in Hamburg, Germany.

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