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March 24, 2016 in News by Robert Bowman

Brussels Airport attack is rare breach in aviation security


The terrorist attack on Brussels airport was only the third against an aviation hub in the past decade to claim a death toll in double figures following the worldwide security clampdown in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the U.S.
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Denver International Airport closed until further notice; 730-plus flights canceled
Denver International Airport has been closed on Wednesday “until further notice” as the hub deals with extreme winter weather and the recovery from a morning power outage. “Passengers currently at the airport, please stay put until conditions improve,” the airport said in a tweet.

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Brussels Airport explosions raise security questions


Explosions in Brussels airport’s main departure hall on Tuesdaymorning are prompting questions as to whether airport security measures should be reviewed. Airside security procedures at airports across Europe have been well defined and tightened since the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the U.S.

Aviation Week, Full Story


Airline executives defend ATC reform at U.S. Chamber event


Disagreement over divesting the ATC function of the Federal Aviation Administration spilled over to the annualU.S. Chamber of Commerce aviation summit on March 22. In appearances there, several airline CEOs pushed back against critics of the proposal, which has foundered in Congress.
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Possible MH370 debris discovered in South Africa
A piece of debris that washed up on a South African beach couldbelong to the engine of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the Boeing 777 airliner that disappeared from the skies two years ago, reports the Guardian.

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Thousands of workers at ten US airports postpone strike after Brussels terrorist attacks
Terminal cleaners, cabin cleaners, skycaps, wheelchair agents, customer service agents, terminal security officers, ramp workers and baggage handlers who were set to strike Tuesday and Wednesday decided to postpone the planned work stoppage in light of the horrific tragedy which unfolded today at the Brussels Airport and subway.
eTurboNews, Full Story


Airlander 10: World’s ‘largest’ aircraft readies for takeoff


It’s hard to imagine keeping secrets about an aircraft so spectacularly huge that the Guinness Book of Records is believed to be just days away from rubber-stamping its entry. But until the vast new Airlander 10 airship was unveiled fully assembled in a giant hangar north of London on March 21, it still had a few to reveal.

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