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Rescue Technology — We Can Prevent Another Germanwings Disaster

In the wake of the Germanwings Flight 9525 tragedy, safety regulations must be put into place to monitor a pilots mental stability. It is now all but certain that 150 lives were destroyed by a mentally deranged co-pilot who commandeered the Germanwings Airbus A320 and intentionally crashed it into the side [...]

By |2016-10-17T11:46:51-07:00April 6th, 2015|Blog, Aviation News, Rons Rants|

A Most Difficult Conversation

Families of victims from Germanwings Flight 9525 may face a long journey in settling their claims against the airline and its insurers. To avoid being re-victimized, families need qualified representation.  Never doubt that Germanwings and its insurers want to quickly resolve the claims of each of the families of those who [...]

By |2016-10-17T11:46:52-07:00April 2nd, 2015|Aviation News, Rons Rants|

Don’t Soften the Door — Open it Remotely

Concerns over door safety have risen after investigators believe the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 deliberately crashed the Airbus A320-200 into the French Alps on March 24, 2015 after locking crew members out of the cabin. There is much handwringing in the press and by TV pundits that we are faced [...]

By |2016-10-17T11:46:53-07:00March 31st, 2015|Aviation News, Rons Rants|

Depression and Pilots — Oil and Water

The explosive facts now come out to provide a possible explanation for the hitherto thought inexplicable: The co-pilot of the crashed Germanwings airplane, Andreas Lubitz, was likely sick with depression. This twenty-something, possibly love-sick kid, might have killed 150 people because he may have had an illness. Could his medication have deprived [...]

By |2016-10-17T11:46:59-07:00March 28th, 2015|Aviation News, Rons Rants|

Was Depression a Factor in the Germanwings Crash?

The disclosure that Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz suffered from depression in his past, does not necessarily mean he was suffering from it on the day of the crash. However, it is a red flag that opens many new questions. Was he on medication and if so, what? If he was on meds, [...]

By |2016-10-17T11:47:02-07:00March 26th, 2015|Blog, Aviation News, Rons Rants|

Germanwings Flight 4U9525 — Mystery of a Different Kind

When I wrote the previous article on the Germanwings Flight 4U9525 mystery, I acknowledged the mere possibility of pilots intentionally crashing their airplane, but declared it would make no sense to think that is what happened.  Then, we learned that the unthinkable did, indeed, happen.  If one tries to live in [...]

By |2016-10-17T11:47:02-07:00March 26th, 2015|Blog, Aviation News, Rons Rants|

Germanwings Flight 4U9525 — A Needless Mystery

Another tragedy of horrific proportions. 150 people died after a terrifying ride into oblivion. More handwringing by airlines and governments, amid vows to get all the answers. All the usual speculators are out doing what they do—speculating on causes based on early and fragmented information. Some speculation is well reasoned. Others [...]

By |2016-10-17T11:47:04-07:00March 25th, 2015|Blog, Aviation News, Rons Rants|

Australian Airlines Latest to Join Carriers Around the World Banning Lithium-ion Batteries in Cargo Holds

Australian airlines Qantas and Jetstar have joined a growing list of airlines around the world that have chosen to ban lithium-ion batteries from aircraft cargo holds. Other Aussie carriers are expected to follow suit. Earlier this month, United Airlines and Delta Airlines announced that they are banning large shipments of [...]

By |2018-08-30T14:04:42-07:00March 19th, 2015|Aviation News|

Malaysia Airlines Continues to Be Irresponsible

In its effort to defend the indefensible, Malaysia Airlines has announced that the mere fact the battery in the Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) was out of date by a year or so made no difference, because another battery in another piece of equipment (the Solid State Voice Recorder) was within its [...]

By |2016-10-17T11:47:13-07:00March 11th, 2015|Blog, Aviation News, Rons Rants|

MH370 Families Want Answers and They Want Justice

March 9, 2015 | Los Angeles, California   Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary for the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which went missing less than an hour after takeoff from Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing. The plane held 227 passengers and 12 crew. The plane has yet to be found. [...]

By |2016-10-17T11:47:14-07:00March 9th, 2015|Aviation News|