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reply to post by Tallone
And how is that relevant to the disappearance of MH 370 you may well ask. I would just say, the first rule of journalism is to follow the money trail.
Canadian company Flyht Aerospace Solutions makes the Automated Flight Information System, or AFIRS, which automatically monitors data such as location, altitude, and performance. And it can live stream information when something goes wrong. Flyht director Richard Hayden contends that we would have more answers today if that technology had been on Flight 370. Read more: fox40.com...
But the capability does exist, although the vast majority of airlines have failed to deploy it; no surprise since the commercial aviation community traditionally has been slow to embrace any sort of change, even when it can enhance safety and improve operating efficiency.
Canadian company Flyht Aerospace Solutions makes the Automated Flight Information System, or AFIRS, which automatically monitors data such as location, altitude, and performance. And it can live stream information when something goes wrong. Flyht director Richard Hayden contends that we would have more answers today if that technology had been on Flight 370.
It includes communications when the plane is believed by investigators to have already been sabotaged and the last words of Fariq Abdul Hamid, the 27-year-old co-pilot: “All right, good night”.
Last night analysts said the sequence of messages appeared to be “perfectly routine”.
Richard Hayden, Richard Hayden is educated as a mechanical engineer with a BS degree from Norwich University and an MS from Purdue University. Richard Hayden was the founder and CEO of Technology Integration Inc. ("TII") from 1984 to 1995 at which time TII was acquired by Goodrich Corporation ("GR":NYSE). Mr. Hayden remained with GR until 2001 at which time he became an independent business consultant. In 2002, Mr. Hayden joined Meggitt plc (MGGT:L) holding various positions until June 30, 2008 including Vice President, Strategic Programs. He joined the Corporation on July 1, 2008.
In 1990 President of the United States George H.W. Bush appointed Schiavo as the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Schiavo began campaigns to curb the sale of unapproved aircraft parts. The investigations under Schiavo, by 1996, lead to over 150 criminal convictions and over $47 million USD in restitutions and fines. The resulting prison sentences from the convictions ranged up to five years per person.
Still, former Inspector General of the Department of Transportation Mary Schiavo says carriers won't get on board with live streaming technology unless they have to. "[Airlines are] very cost sensitive. They simply will not add additional safety measures unless mandated by the Federal Government," said Schiavo.
reply to post by civpop
I am not sure if your response is agreeing with me OR are you asking for an explanation
Sorry no I'm not asking for an explanation just guessing maybe it was a test run to see if it could be done, sorry :-)
Agreeing on the dry run theory :-)edit on 20-3-2014 by civpop because: (no reason given)
When I fly sometimes I can listen to the cockpit communications with ATC on one of the audio channels, and yes they routinely say the flight ID in the transmission per procedure, but it's not that uncommon for them to forget to do it once in a while, and especially if it's a non-critical communication like "good night", that's not going to cause any accidents like the wrong aircraft acknowledging say an altitude change might.
Essentially, the voice recognition (or at least authorities are IDing) of the co-pilot saying ''good night'' wasn't routine as he didn't add the ID code that he should have said, it was too informal.
Such information is vital to investigations and was obviously known BEFORE it was released to media. This was known that it WASN'T ROUTINE yet some reports are downplaying as ''routine''.
Stephen Buzdygan, a former British Airways pilot who piloted Boeing 777s....
Hamid, a 27-year-old flying enthusiast, gave routine accounts of the plane’s location, ascent and altitude. Though he took a slightly casual approach and at times departed from formal wording, nothing in his banter gives any sign that the plane was about to fly off course and disappear.
"The communication up until the plane went to the changeover [to Vietnam] sounds totally normal,” Mr Buzdygan said. “That kind of banter – I’ve done it hundreds of times. It is perfectly normal.”
This other woman mentioned in the article about FLYHT, her name is Mary Schiavo. She used to be Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Appointed by George H.W. Bush!
Arbitrageur--->Some pilots have said yes it's not "by the book" but it's not that unusual either.
B.F. Goodrich by then exited the tire business entirely, in line with its plan to build its chemicals and aerospace businesses through reinvestment and acquisitions. In 1997 it acquired Rohr, a maker of jet aircraft engine nacelles (the aerodynamic structures that surround aircraft engines), expanding its presence in integrated aircraft components industry. In 1999 it acquired Charlotte, North Carolina-based Coltec Industries for $2.2 billion in stock and assumed debt, making the former tire maker the No. 1 supplier of landing gear and other aircraft parts. Headquarters were moved to Charlotte following this merger. In 2001 the Company divested its specialty chemicals business to focus on aerospace and industrial products and, to signify the completion of its transformation, it was renamed Goodrich Corporation and adopted a new logo.