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Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Where Is It? - The Atlantic
It is obvious that decisions were made to not pursue certain avenues that might have reflected poorly on Malaysia Airlines or the government.
aviation  malaysia  accident  crash  airplane  satellite  communication  search  indian  ocean  story  adventurer  independent  reunion 
8 weeks ago by aries1988
Crash: how computers are setting us up for disaster | Tim Harford

The psychologist James Reason, author of Human Error, wrote: “Manual control is a highly skilled activity, and skills need to be practised continuously in order to maintain them. Yet an automatic control system that fails only rarely denies operators the opportunity for practising these basic control skills … when manual takeover is necessary something has usually gone wrong; this means that operators need to be more rather than less skilled in order to cope with these atypical conditions.”

Bonin seemed nervous. The slightest hint of trouble produced an outburst of swearing: “Putain la vache. Putain!” – the French equivalent of “Fucking hell. Fuck!” More than once he expressed a desire to fly at “3-6” – 36,000 feet – and lamented the fact that Air France procedures recommended flying a little lower.

In any case, Bonin silently retook control of the plane and tried to climb again. It was an act of pure panic. Robert and Dubois had, perhaps, realised that the plane had stalled – but they never said so. They may not have realised that Bonin was the one in control of the plane. And Bonin never grasped what he had done. His last words were: “But what’s happening?”
airplane  airline  accident  psychology  computer  technology  human  error 
october 2016 by aries1988
Dutch Firm Trains Eagles to Take Down High-Tech Prey: Drones
When small, off-the-shelf models pose security or other threats, birds have the advantage of grounding them without a potentially dangerous crash.
animal  bird  drone  solution  airplane  airport  safety 
may 2016 by aries1988
Miniatur Wunderland *** official video *** largest model railway / railroad of the world
The official video about Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg, the largest model railway in the world, and one of the most successful tourist attractions in Germany. ...
deutschland  idea  train  model  transport  airplane  fun  travel  museum  moi  germany 
december 2015 by aries1988
easyJet prépare une méga commande - Indices & Actions - Le Figaro Bourse
Le modèle «hybride» d’easyJet, moitié low-cost moitié compagnie traditionnelle, résiste à la crise. La compagnie anglaise que certains analystes qualifient de «low-cost embourgeoisée» parce qu’elle privilégie les aéroports principaux, généralise les places numérotées et cible de plus en plus une clientèle d’affaires, a présenté mardi des résultats records. Les dirigeants de la compagnie devraient continuer à combiner deux types d’avions de capacités différentes, comme c’est actuellement le cas avec l’A 319 (156 sièges) et l’A 320 (180 sièges). La compagnie britannique continuera à pousser ses pions dans le ciel européen en se différenciant de sa rivale Ryanair, qui se définit comme la seule compagnie ultra-low-cost en Europe. EasyJet se concentre désormais sur les 100 routes où elle détient plus de 25 % de parts de marché et table dorénavant sur une croissance annuelle comprise entre 3 et 5 %.
http://www.instapaper.com/read/339831840
business  transport  europe  future  numbers  airplane 
november 2012 by aries1988
南方周末 - 【飞行问答】氧气面罩是怎么工作的?
记住,在帮助别人前,请自己先戴好氧气面罩。无论在任何情况下,哪怕身边就是你最爱的亲人,你都要先设法保全自己,只有这样你才有余力去帮助别人。
safety  info  airplane 
august 2012 by aries1988
Air France-KLM accélère en Chine
Jean-Cyril Spinetta (ci-dessus), PDG d'Air France-KLM, a inauguré jeudi, à l'aéroport de Wuhan, la neuvième destination chinoise desservie par la compagnie. Crédits photo : GOH CHAI HIN/AFP http://www.instapaper.com/read/272727950
corporation  airplane  china  français 
august 2012 by aries1988

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