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6 Reasons For Singapore Airlines’ Blockchain-Based Loyalty Program

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Pioneering blockchain in the aviation space, Singapore Airlines hopes it can boost loyalty rewards

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How Asia's aviation took off

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Who's ordering planes? What's the world's busiest air route? We take a snapshot of the region's industry.

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'There was a loud bang': United Airlines passengers describe mid-air drama as engine cover comes off

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Passengers on a United Airlines flight to Hawaii have described hearing a "bang" before the plane started "really started shaking", with one calling it the "scariest flight of my life".  Flight 1175, which was travelling to Honolulu from San Francisco, landed safely on Tuesday in Hawaii after an engine cover came off during its flight from California, the airline said. "Our pilots followed all necessary protocols to safely land the aircraft," United said in a statement, adding that all passengers departed the Boeing 777 normally at the gate. The airliner landed as emergency responders waited nearby, said Hawaii Department of Transportation spokesman Tim Sakahara. Images posted on social media show an engine with the exterior cover missing as the plane approaches Honolulu. Video shows the engine shaking back and forth with pieces of the cover flapping in the wind. Scariest flight of my life #ua1175pic.twitter.com/hjCvrJ9VwV— Maria Falaschi (@mfalaschi) February 13, 2018 "There was a loud bang ... and then the plane really started shaking," passenger Allison Sudiacal told Hawaii News Now. "There was a loud boom and then it was like rattling and the plane was kind of shaking like boom, boom, boom." United Airlines flight 1175 sits on the tarmac in Honolulu after the mid-air drama Credit: AP Sudiacal was travelling with her four-month-old son, her husband, Tim, and his parents. "They let us know that we had to brace for impact in case there was a rough landing. It was scary. But they did a really good job," Sudiacal said. I don't see anything about this in the manual ✈️#ua1175pic.twitter.com/yTECg9fxZw— Erik Haddad (@erikhaddad) February 13, 2018 Erik Haddad, a Google engineer on board the flight, posted a picture of the exposed engine on Twitter, joking: “I don’t see anything about this in the manual.” Another passenger, Maria Falaschi, described it as the “scariest flight of my life”.  "You could tell everyone was scared, but the crew and pilots did a great job," she added. #UA1175 from San Francisco to Honolulu squawking 7700 descending into Honolulu. Reason unknown at the moment. https://t.co/2H2I2lpE0Gpic.twitter.com/3Ht7e3JJrE— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) February 13, 2018 Passenger Haley Ebert told the New York Times she heard a “huge bam” as part of the casing came away from the engine. “Everyone on our side flung open their windows just to see what it was,” Ms Ebert said. “The casing to the engine had sort of flown off. There were pieces flying into the ocean, nuts and bolts flying out a little bit. A bolt hit the wing, and it just made this huge bam.” An emergency was declared due to a vibration in the right engine, said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said in an email, adding that the agency will investigate the incident.

Moscow plane crash may have been caused by iced speed dials

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Russian experts investigating the weekend plane crash outside Moscow that killed 71 people said Tuesday that the accident may have been caused by ice on speed-measuring instruments which led to faulty information on the craft's airspeed. "A factor in the development of a special situation in the flight could be the wrong data about flight speed on pilots' indicators which was likely due to iced pitot tubes (speed probes) while their heating systems were shut off," said the Russian Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) which investigates aircraft incidents. The Antonov An-148 plane took off from Moscow's Domodedovo airport on Sunday to the Russian city of Orsk and went down in a field around 70 kilometres (40 miles) southeast of Moscow shortly after. All 65 passengers and six crew members on board died. The IAC said it has completed analysis of the on-board flight recorder and would still need to analyse the black box which recorded conversations in the cockpit. It would also look at whether the pitot tubes, a vital piece of equipment which measures airspeed, could have malfunctioned. Iced-over pitot tube instruments were previously named as the likely reason behind the Air France 447 flight crashing into the Atlantic in 2009, killing 228 people on board. Russian Emergency Situations Ministry workers collect wreckage from the fallen plane The RBK newspaper on Tuesday quoted sources as saying that the captain of the Russian flight refused the de-icing procedure while the plane was in Domodedovo airport. Kommersant newspaper previously said that this was optional given the relatively mild temperatures at the time. The IAC said the flight began having problems two and a half minutes after takeoff at an altitude of about 1300 metres (4260 feet), at which point instruments began to display vastly different speeds. The plane's autopilot was turned off and it began to sharply lose speed until impact with the ground at 1127 GMT, the IAC said. Russia's Investigative Committee, which probes major crimes, said it would consider the IAC's findings in its criminal investigation. Emergency workers have been combing through deep snow at the crash site. On Tuesday, the emergency ministry said they had recovered 1,400 body parts and 900 plane fragments. The wreckage site where the plane crashed after taking off from Moscow Credit:  AFP Authorities were taking DNA samples from relatives of the victims in order to complete identification. The emergency ministry added Tuesday that it lifted two engines from a crater formed by the plane's impact, sending them to be investigated. The search would continue on Wednesday, it said. The flight was operated by the domestic Saratov Airlines, which announced that it would suspend usage of the An-148. Russia has suffered numerous plane crashes, with airlines often operating ageing aircraft in dangerous flying conditions. A light aircraft crashed in November in Russia's far east, killing six people on board. In December 2016, a military plane carrying Russia's famed Red Army Choir crashed after taking off from Sochi, killing all 92 people on board. Pilot error was blamed for that crash. In March 2016, all 62 people on board died when a FlyDubai jet crashed in bad weather during an aborted landing at Rostov-on-Don airport.

From: www.yahoo.com

Moscow plane crash may have been caused by iced speed dials

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Russian experts investigating the weekend plane crash outside Moscow that killed 71 people said Tuesday that the accident may have been caused by ice on speed-measuring instruments which led to faulty information on the craft's airspeed. "A factor in the development of a special situation in the flight could be the wrong data about flight speed on pilots' indicators which was likely due to iced pitot tubes (speed probes) while their heating systems were shut off," said the Russian Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) which investigates aircraft incidents. The Antonov An-148 plane took off from Moscow's Domodedovo airport on Sunday to the Russian city of Orsk and went down in a field around 70 kilometres (40 miles) southeast of Moscow shortly after. All 65 passengers and six crew members on board died. The IAC said it has completed analysis of the on-board flight recorder and would still need to analyse the black box which recorded conversations in the cockpit. It would also look at whether the pitot tubes, a vital piece of equipment which measures airspeed, could have malfunctioned. Iced-over pitot tube instruments were previously named as the likely reason behind the Air France 447 flight crashing into the Atlantic in 2009, killing 228 people on board. Russian Emergency Situations Ministry workers collect wreckage from the fallen plane The RBK newspaper on Tuesday quoted sources as saying that the captain of the Russian flight refused the de-icing procedure while the plane was in Domodedovo airport. Kommersant newspaper previously said that this was optional given the relatively mild temperatures at the time. The IAC said the flight began having problems two and a half minutes after takeoff at an altitude of about 1300 metres (4260 feet), at which point instruments began to display vastly different speeds. The plane's autopilot was turned off and it began to sharply lose speed until impact with the ground at 1127 GMT, the IAC said. Russia's Investigative Committee, which probes major crimes, said it would consider the IAC's findings in its criminal investigation. Emergency workers have been combing through deep snow at the crash site. On Tuesday, the emergency ministry said they had recovered 1,400 body parts and 900 plane fragments. The wreckage site where the plane crashed after taking off from Moscow Credit:  AFP Authorities were taking DNA samples from relatives of the victims in order to complete identification. The emergency ministry added Tuesday that it lifted two engines from a crater formed by the plane's impact, sending them to be investigated. The search would continue on Wednesday, it said. The flight was operated by the domestic Saratov Airlines, which announced that it would suspend usage of the An-148. Russia has suffered numerous plane crashes, with airlines often operating ageing aircraft in dangerous flying conditions. A light aircraft crashed in November in Russia's far east, killing six people on board. In December 2016, a military plane carrying Russia's famed Red Army Choir crashed after taking off from Sochi, killing all 92 people on board. Pilot error was blamed for that crash. In March 2016, all 62 people on board died when a FlyDubai jet crashed in bad weather during an aborted landing at Rostov-on-Don airport.

From: www.yahoo.com

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