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Source: CBS News

How to weigh safety of foreign airlines These tools can help travelers

13-Nov-2018

However, such policies generally must be bought when you book the trip or soon after, and they typically cost about 40 percent more than standard trip-cancellation insurance, Hummer said.

The Aviation Safety Network and To70 , an aviation consultant in the Netherlands, said there were no fatal crashes involving commercial passenger airlines last year. The reports excluded cargo planes, military aircraft and flights on planes certified to carry fewer than 14 people.

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Source: Common Domain

FAA Launches Review of Boeing’s Safety Analyses

Wednesday 05:10 GMT

U.S. aviation regulators have launched a high-priority review of the safety analyses Boeing Co. BA -2.11% performed over the years—and what information it distributed to airlines—regarding potential hazards associated with a new automated flight-control system introduced on the latest versions of workhorse 737 aircraft.

In its Tuesday statement, the FAA said it is currently reviewing each of the individual safety assessments Boeing performed and then passed on to the FAA, covering each computerized system that receives data from what is called an angle-of-attack indicator.

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Source: BBC

Lion Air fiancée poses for wedding photos

Thursday 06:04 GMT

An Indonesian woman whose fiancé was on a Lion Air flight which crashed into the sea has gone ahead with her wedding pictures alone.

Mr Pratama died as he was coming home for the wedding, when Lion Air flight JT 610 crashed on 29 October shortly after taking off from Jakarta. Ms Sayari said she wanted to fulfil his last wish, and posed for photos wearing her white gown and wedding ring.

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Source: Common Domain

Santa rally for stocks Get out while the getting is good, says this strategist

Friday 18:12 GMT

(Note, oil moves don’t always have such a big effect on stocks) Gold US:GCU8 is up a bit, and the dollar DXY, -0.14% is firmer, with the pound GBPUSD, +0.2662%  getting some breathing room as Brexit stays in the spotlight.

In RBC’s so-called Hot Dogs Screen, which shows the S&P 500 stocks that have seen the most hedge fund dollars invested, Microsoft MSFT, +2.20%  has claimed the No. 1 spot, after Facebook fell to No. 5.. Here’s a look at the top 10 stocks hedge funds loved the most in the third quarter in our chart of the day:. Read: Apple, bitcoin, oil.

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Source: Common Domain

Southwest Replaced Flight-Control Sensors of the Kind Implicated in Lion Air Crash

Saturday 01:30 GMT

During the three weeks before Lion Air Flight 610 plunged into waters off Indonesia, Southwest Airlines Co. LUV 1.43% replaced two malfunctioning flight-control sensors of the same type that has been publicly implicated in the crash, according to a summary of Southwest maintenance records reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

Lion Air pilots have indicated that prior to the crash they weren’t informed of the new flight-control system that has been implicated by investigators.

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Source: Common Domain

Lion Air Crash Probe Eyes Sensor Hazards Stretching Back Years

Today 08:04 GMT

Aviators around the globe have long recognized potential hazards of malfunctioning flight-control sensors similar to the one implicated in last month’s Lion Air jet crash.

Investigators have said publicly this is what they believe occurred on Lion Air Flight 610, because some apparent problem with the sensor system incorrectly indicated the plane was on an excessively steep climb at a relatively slow speed.


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