Don Hudson

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  1. Coronavirus Australia live news: Victorians ditch face masks outside and welcome eased COVID-19 restrictions By Michael Doyle and Yasmin Jeffery Posted 2hhours ago, updated 2hhours ago Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-23/coronavirus-australia-live-news-covid-victoria-eased-restriction/12908714 Victoria records no new coronavirus cases or deaths for 24 days https://www.abc.net.a
  2. From the rest of the meeting in Edmonton
  3. Caroline Mimbs Nyce Senior associate editor The picture is grim as is. Please consider canceling your holiday plans. The COVID-19 Outbreak (JOHN MOORE / GETTY) More than 1,000 American hospitals report that they don’t have enough staff to manage the influx of coronavirus patients. That
  4. More than a dozen tents were pitched in Peace Arch Park Monday, however, residents in the area said up to 85 were spotted in the park on Sunday. (Aaron Hinks photo) ‘It looked like Woodstock’: More than 85 tents pitched in Peace Arch State Park Sunday Despite B.C. health orders limiting gatherings, many still exploiting border ‘loophole’ Aaron Hinks Nov. 9, 2020 5:30 p.m. “It looked like Woodstock,” a nearby resident told Peace Arch News Monday. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry held a rare Saturday pres
  5. https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/coronavirus/2020/11/13/virus-australia-state-borders/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=News Alert - 20201113 Victoria has posted a full fortnight with no new coronavirus infections or fatalities. The state’s 14th day in a row without confirmed cases came as state borders were again expected to be high on the agenda at Friday’s national cabinet meeting. Victoria has only three remaining active cases, and only one whose origin cannot be traced. COVID cases have plummeted across the country in recent weeks. NS
  6. What is needed is an Australian response as they did in Victoria. 112 days of lock-down, two weeks free of COVID infections, no deaths, businesses re-opening, travel ok between Aus & NZ, and heavy fines for offenders. Instead, we in BC are faced with a semi-open border, without quarantine requirements: People still taking advantage of cross-border B.C. park to skip quarantine Ben Miljure Multi-Skilled Journalist, CTV News Vancouver @CTVNewsBen Contact Published Thursday, November 12, 2020 5:17PM PST Last Updated Thursday, November 12
  7. The comments section, (58), is also interesting reading. Obviously some ex-employees writing in - "Turbulence; Boeing and the State of American Workers and Managers", Yale university Press, 2010, Greenberg, Grunberg, Moore Sikora, is also mentioned.
  8. ‘No One Is Listening to Us’ More people than ever are hospitalized with COVID-19. Health-care workers can’t go on like this. Ed Yong 7:00 AM ET Romelia Navarro is comforted by Michele Younkin, a nurse, while sitting at the bedside of her dying husband.Jae C. Hong / AP Editor’s Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here.
  9. Possibly the news this morning from Pfizer pulling all markets upwards?
  10. Hi Judy, hi Glen; Over the past two decades you have both provided that most-important "glue": - a "place" that keeps friends, colleagues, economists, employee associations, "captains of industry", scientists, engineers, those who reflected and engaged the psychological and the philosophical aspects of life, - in an-often spirited dialogue, (emphasis on dialogue). I think that the AEF has contributed positively, materially to aviation here and in other countries. The AEF has certainly contributed to the goals I consider most valuable: the safety of our collective operations, and learning
  11. Hi Malcolm - I try to stay away from arguing from testimonials and fixed points. I think Dr. Fauci's approach makes sufficient sense to support healthy decisions for oneself, one's family, friends and one's chosen "bubble". But I understand the resistance and the anger at "being told by one's country's elected leaders that one 'must do this or that...' " In one way, the resistance is logical because we still live in a democracy. Even though we adhere to the social contract most times, we are unaccustomed to "being told directly", and the resistance is "in the beast" of democracy. So
  12. https://wdwnt.com/2020/10/video-fan-creates-wear-a-mask-parody-song-of-be-our-guest/
  13. I think this will rapidly become obvious for those shareholder/owner/management personnel who make these decisions. They really should approach such changes with thought and with caution. In the end this is a corporate risk-management decision and not merely a "new", physical restructuring of the way business might be conducted, (increased efficiencies, lower costs, online communications & conferencing tools are all the usual reasons cited). The disconnectedness you mention, I know is, in fact, a reality even now being expressed by those trying to function within a "virtual headq
  14. The notion of the "home office" fails to take into account our very nature as a social creature. There is a significant disruption & disconnect without "the water-cooler" or the mini-townhall round which all kinds of issues are raised and sometimes even resolved! We are already seeing serious personal health issues not directly related to COVID but nevertheless resulting from the isolation of the past ten months. What's more, even following the usual Dr. Fauci rules, there is no let-up from the requirement of social isolation without risk of serious resurgence of the virus, as is bein
  15. From the article: Also, no mention of EASA's previous comments regarding EICAS.
  16. Friends with whom I've discussed the MAX believe that the Europeans, (EASA) may not be willing to certify the aircraft until it has a crew alerting system. The reasoning behind this thinking is, every aircraft built in the past four decades has had such a system except the B737, and it has been argued that the absence of such an alerting system contributed substantially to the crew confusion in both MAX accidents. Both JTAR & Congressional Committee Reports reinforce this. Boeing argued strenuously and long against the EICAS requirement due fleet commonality, training & development cos
  17. Apologies if this has been posted previously - From a link in the previous article above: Boeing & Aerospace Business Boeing whistleblower alleges systemic problems with 737 MAX June 18, 2020 at 4:40 pm Updated June 18, 2020 at 9:29 pm Investigators at the scene where the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashed shortly after takeoff on March 10, 2019. All MAX jets were... (Mulugeta Ayene / Associated Press) More By Dominic Gates Seattle Times aerospace reporter A Boeing engineer who last year lodged an internal ethics
  18. Boeing & Aerospace Union for FAA’s safety engineers urges more changes to Boeing 737 MAX before it can fly again Sep. 21, 2020 at 2:54 pm Updated Sep. 21, 2020 at 6:53 pm By Dominic Gates Seattle Times aerospace reporter A union representing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) airplane safety engineers who work on certifying new aircraft called Monday for substantial upgrades to the flight crew alerting systems and other changes on Boeing’s 737 MAX before the plane is allowed to return to the air. The union’s comments came on the fina
  19. More on the AW&ST article: https://aviationweek.com/air-transport/aircraft-propulsion/input-proposed-max-changes-spotlight-broader-737-fleet-issues?utm_rid=CPEN1000003047904&utm_campaign=25487&utm_medium=email&elq2=7cb98b91b6c3408d9daa1f0cc4ecce30 Input On Proposed MAX Changes Spotlight Broader 737 Fleet Issues Sean Broderick September 22, 2020 Credit: Collins Aerospace Pilot groups and at least one regulator have raised concerns about several non-normal pilot procedures being changed following a review of the grounded Boeing
  20. Tx, J.O. Way I read it, there was no EICAS on any B737's but that may not be technically accurate - just going by the report. Pg. 46, 47 of the Committee Report: Engine Indicating and Crew Alerting System (EICAS) Boeing obtained an FAA exception to allow the company to not install an Engine Indicating and Crew Alerting System (EICAS) on the 737 MAX.269 Since 1982, an EICAS or its equivalent among Airbus airplanes has been common in newly certificated transport aircraft. It displays aircraft system faults and failures in the cockpit and helps pilots prioritize responding to multip
  21. In fact, the B737 design has no EICAS at all. On the trim wheel diameter-shrinkage, I did the "how many turns per degree" calculation for the NG/MAX last year sometime using an AMM and the numbers in this article are accurate, (14.6 turns per degree), and as mentioned and as reported in, (IIRC), the Ethiopian accident, the crew together couldn't move the wheel, I don't recall this accurately - I believe it was one of the simulator trials that the pilots couldn't move the wheel...due physical strength limitations due high speed.
  22. Concerns Expressed Over 737 MAX Redundancy, Manual Trim Sean Broderick September 21, 2020 Credit: Boeing WASHINGTON—Calls for an additional angle-of-attack indicator and concerns over the flight crew’s ability to manually trim the aircraft in an emergency are among the issues highlighted in the initial set of comments on the FAA’s proposed requirements to approve the Boeing 737 MAX’s service return. Boeing’s proposed fixes including software modifications that use data from both MAX angle-of-attack (AOA) vanes to activate the maneuve
  23. Same principles at play... Airline self regulation. What could go wrong? It's just not that simple. First of all, SMS is about airlines flight safety management programs, not the manufacturer or the regulator and how each do their work. The manufacturer is expected to adhere to the highest possible standards and the regulator must ensure that that is the case. This whole Boeing thing, from the takeover of Boeing by McDonnell-Douglas in 1997 "reads" like, and I think should be examined from the point of view of NASA's problems which led to both the Challenger and Columbia acc
  24. Referenced in the article above posted by Marshall entitled, "The end of American history begins in America", by Hamid Dabashi, Al Jazeera End of empire The era of US dominion has now passed Andrew Bacevich June 29, 2020 9:32 AM The end of World War Two inaugurated the era of American dominion, with the United States politically, economically and militarily the most powerful nation on the planet. Yet throughout the subsequent period of American global ascendency, the American people endured a seemingly endless sequence of domestic crises, upheavals and disasters. Primacy abr
  25. The plan that tests would be conducted over the U.S. makes either Moses Lake area out of YLW or offshore over the U.S. 200-mile limit out of YVR/YXX likely. Logistics are a bit more complicated if YLW in terms of picking up/dropping personnel. I wish Boeing and certainly the crew and all personnel involved with this work well. It's tough being the lesson for everyone else.