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  • AMSTERDAM, March 27- A major power outage hit large parts of Amsterdam and the surrounding province of North Holland on Friday, prompting the cancellation of all flights to and from the city's Schiphol airport. The outage was caused by a "technical fault" at a substation in the Amsterdam suburb of Diemen, it said on its Twitter feed. Frankfurt airport operator...

  • SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, March 27- As investigators probe why a young German pilot deliberately crashed an Airbus A320 passenger jet into the French Alps on Tuesday, pilots and psychologists warn there is no foolproof way to prevent similar incidents in the future. Asian airlines including Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, Qantas Airways and Singapore Airlines said...



  • Safety is our priority: Blue Bird Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 11:46 PM ET
    Safety is our priority: Blue Bird

    Driver and customer safety is our utmost priority, says Noni Purnomo, CEO of Blue Bird Group, Indonesia's largest taxi service.

  • Autopilot: What it can and can't do Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 2:51 PM ET
    Pilot at controls of instrument panel

    CNBC explains exactly what the aircraft autopilot is, how it works and how safe it is.

  • TORONTO, March 26- Air Canada said on Thursday it is changing its policies to ensure that all flights have two people in the cockpit at all times after initial reports on the Germanwings flight that crashed on Tuesday. He said Air Canada was monitoring the investigation into the crash closely, noting that "at this point the cause is unknown." Fitzpatrick declined to...

  • Focus now on German cockpit policy: Expert Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 11:26 AM ET
    Crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320 in the French Alps.

    The cockpit protocol at Germanwings will come under scrutiny as evidence emerges a pilot intentionally crashed Flight 9525, an aviation expert says.

  • KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, March 26- Saudi Arabia has suspended international and domestic flights at seven airports in its south, aviation authorities said on Thursday after Riyadh and allied Gulf governments launched air strikes against Houthi fighters in Yemen. The airports affected include Jizan, Abha and Wadi al- Dawaser, the General Authority of Civil...

  • Beijing aid keeps China shipping lines in profit Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 7:36 PM ET

    Three of China's biggest domestic cargo freighters likely skirted the losses that plagued international peers last year thanks to a five-fold jump in state subsidies.

  • $43K buys a private jet to college visits Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 4:30 PM ET
    A Megellan Jet Gulfstream G550 Business Jet.

    A private jet company hopes to ease stress for families visiting multiple colleges—if they can shell out $43,500.

  • Investigators search for clues in Airbus crash Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 2:13 PM ET
    Gendarmerie and French mountain rescue teams arrive near the site of the Germanwings plane crash.

    Experts are examining the "black box" recorder found at the scene of the crash of the Germanwings Airbus plane to try to ascertain what happened.

  • COLUMN-Record traffic is boosting U.S. fuel demand: Kemp Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 12:44 PM ET

    LONDON, March 25- Traffic on U.S. highways has hit a new record as the economy recovers and the lower cost of gasoline and diesel encourages more travel. Cars and trucks drove a record 3.050 trillion miles on U.S. highways in the 12 months ending in January, passing the previous peak of 3.039 trillion set in the 12 months to November 2007, according to the Federal...

  • UPDATE 1-Iran storing 30 million barrels of oil at sea Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 12:28 PM ET

    LONDON/ SINGAPORE, March 25- Iran is storing at least 30 million barrels of oil on its fleet of supertankers as Western sanctions continue to keep a lid on sales, tanker market sources say. World powers are trying to reach a framework deal with Tehran by the end of the month that would restrict the most sensitive aspects of Iran's disputed atomic programme in return...

  • Damaged Germanwings plane black box sent to Paris Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 12:02 PM ET
    A black box from the Germanwings crash in this photo released March 25, 2015 by the BEA, France's Bureau d'Enquetes et d'Analyses (Air Accident Investigator).

    French officials said the black box recovered from Flight 4U9525 could shed light on what prompted it to crash, NBC News reports.

  • WASHINGTON, March 25- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday revived a woman driver's pregnancy discrimination claim against package delivery company UPS Inc by sending the case back to a lower court. On a 6-3 vote, the court said worker Peggy Young would have another chance to litigate whether the company should have granted her request for temporary changes in...

  • *Investigators work with state-of-the-art equipment. PARIS, March 25- A warren of laboratories on the outskirts of Paris is where French investigators could face months of laborious and complex detective work to try to establish what caused a German airline disaster in the French Alps that killed 150 people. One of the Germanwings Airbus A320's two' black...

  • March 24- It is likely some British nationals were on board the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said. The Airbus operated by Lufthansa's budget carrier Germanwings flight was traveling from Barcelona to Duesseldorf and had 142 passengers and six crew on board when it crashed in southern...

  • SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France, March 24- An Airbus operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline crashed in a remote area of the French Alps on Tuesday, killing all 150 people on board including 16 schoolchildren. Germanwings confirmed its flight 4 U 9525 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf went down with 144 passengers and six crew on board. One of the plane's black...

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