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    UK police release two people arrested in Gatwick drone investigation


    LONDON (Reuters) - British police on Sunday released without charge two people arrested in an inquiry into the illegal use of drones at London’s Gatwick Airport that crippled operations for three days last week.

    Sussex Police arrested a 47-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman from the local area late on Friday after drones were flown onto the airfield between Wednesday and Friday, forcing about 1,000 flights to be diverted or canceled and affecting 140,000 passengers.

    “Both people have fully co-operated with our inquiries, and I am satisfied that they are no longer suspects in the drone incidents at Gatwick,” Detective Chief Superintendent Jason Tingley said on Sunday.

    The two were held after information was passed to the police by a member of the public, Tingley told Sky News. He said he was confident the arrests were justified.
    He said authorities were continuing to actively follow lines of investigation to catch those responsible for the most disruptive incursions from unmanned aerial vehicles seen at any major airport.

    A damaged drone had been recovered a close to the perimeter of the airport, he said, and it was being forensically examined, for example for clues about whether it was controlled remotely from afar or by somebody in the vicinity.

    No group has claimed responsibility for the disruption.

    “We have kept an open mind throughout and that is still the case with regards to the motivation behind these incidents,” he said.

    The drones were spotted at Britain’s second-largest airport on Wednesday evening, forcing it to close its runway in the run up to Christmas. Every time the airport sought to reopen the runway on Thursday, the drones returned.

    Authorities finally regained control over the airfield after the army deployed unidentified military technology to guard the area, reassuring the airport that it was safe enough to fly.

    The drones caused misery for travelers, many sleeping on the airport floor as they searched for alternative routes to holidays and Christmas family gatherings.

    Airlines operating at Gatwick, which is located south of London, include easyJet (EZJ.L), British Airways (ICAG.L) and Norwegian (NWC.OL).

    The airport said on Sunday it was offering a reward of 50,000 pounds ($63,275) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

    It said it was expecting to operate a full schedule of 785 flights on Sunday, although a small number of delays and cancellations could occur as the airport fully recovered."

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-b...-idUSKCN1OM0A0

    Oh dear, the evil men and women are still at large, be afraid, very afraid.

    I presume one can pre-programme a route for the drone to follow. Send it off and retire back to the pub, order a few pints and watch the tv crews going ape shit.

    Load it with a couple of blank shotgun shells to destroy the memory card.

    Drive a few miles , repeat with another drone,a few more pints.... ad infinitum.

    It should stop the second runway!!!!
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    "Aircraft waterbombing a Christmas Day bushfire in Tasmania had to be called off due to a drone flying in the area."

    https://www.xxx.xxx.xx/news/2018-12-...sland/10668374

    There are drongos everywhere.

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    Cathay Pacific Mistakenly Sells First and Business-Class Tickets for Low Prices

    "Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific airline mistakenly sold out a batch of first and business class tickets for 1/24 their regular cost, news.com.au reports.
    Tickets for August flights from Vietnam to New York, for some time, could be purchased for a bargain rate of $675. Tickets for the same flights in July and September cost 16 thousand dollars.


    The carrier has already reported that it was a mistake, but promised: everyone who managed to purchase tickets will be able to use them.

    Happy 2019 all, and to those who bought our good — VERY good surprise ‘special’ on New Year’s Day, yes — we made a mistake but we look forward to welcoming you on board with your ticket issued. Hope this will make your 2019 ‘special’ too!
    .#promisemadepromisekept #lessonlearnt

    — Cathay Pacific (@cathaypacific) January 2, 2019
    An unusually low price for air tickets on 31 December was noticed by several travel bloggers. Shortly after they published the information about it on social networks, Cathay Pacific fixed the price mistake."



    https://sputniknews.com/world/201901...cific-tickets/

    Where were our TD airline news scouts?

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    Tickets for the same flights in July and September cost 16 thousand dollars.
    I would expect a harem of Vietnamese beauties for the entire flight for that FFS.

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    first class ain't cheap

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    Congratulations on the success of a long and difficult job.



    Lion Air crash: Second black box recovered from Java Sea

    Salvage teams have recovered the cockpit voice recorder from Lion Air Flight 610 which crashed into the Java Sea shortly after take-off last October.


    The Boeing 737 MAC aircraft disappeared around 13 minutes after taking off from Indonesian capital Jakarta on October 29, killing all 189 people onboard.

    Preliminary investigations established the pilots asked to return to Jakarta after take-off following troubles with the aircraft’s anti-stall system.


    This reportedly prevented them from pulling up the nose, pitching the aircraft into the sea.


    The AFP news agency on Monday (January 14) reported the aircraft’s second black box, the more telling cockpit voice recorder, had since been recovered, citing deputy head of Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) Haryo Satmiko.


    It is hoped the find will shed new light on the issues faced by the pilots, and what exactly send the aircraft spiralling into the sea.


    Late last year, it emerged the aircraft in question
    should have been grounded on account of a recurrent technical fault dating back several days.


    "In our opinion, the plane was no longer airworthy and it should not have continued," said Nurcahyo Utomo, aviation head of the NTSC, last November.


    Boeing’s initial investigation uncovered an “erroneous input” from an angle of attack sensor, which helps the aircraft judge whether its nose is correctly position.


    The findings sparked
    an airworthiness directive from the US Federal Aviation Administration containing guidance to 737 MAX pilots.

    https://www.ttgmedia.com/news/lion-a...java-sea-16648


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    The new Istanbul International Airport has been delayed until March 2019, frustrating government officials and delaying the world’s most complicated equipment transfer.
    supposedly the 3rd of March - though I can see this being pushed out again also

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