segunda-feira, 29 de dezembro de 2014

AirAsia QZ8501 Requested Deviation to The Left and Climb Up to 38,000 Feet

AirAsia Flight QZ8501 timeline 

23:05 UTC [23:05 DEC 27, Saturday] The plane on heading 320 degrees starts deviation to the left initially to 310 degrees, 13 minutes later the Jakarta Air Traffic Control has lost QZ8501 radar contact.

The aircraft requested permission from Soekarno-Hatta Airport's Air Traffic Control to turn left at 6:12 A.M. to avoid a storm. The request was immediately granted. The plane turned 7 nautical miles to its left flank.
The plane's pilot, then requested to take the plane higher to 38,000 feet from its flight level at 32,000 feet."

-         Pilot: QZ8501, request to higher level.

-        ATC:  Intend to what level?

The pilot stated that he intended to rise to 38,000 feet but did not explain why he wished to fly higher.
Jakarta’s air traffic control then contacted its counterpart at Changi International Airport in Singapore to coordinate the pilot's request.

"It took us around 2 to 3 minutes to communicate with Singapore. We agreed to allow the plane to increase its height but only to 34,000 feet, because at that time AirAsia flight QZ8502 was flying at 38,000 feet."

"But when we informed the pilot of the approval at 6:14 a.m., we received no reply." 

A aeronave solicitou permissão do Controle de Tráfego Aéreo no aeroporto de Soekarno-Hatra para curvar à esquerda às 23:12 [UTC] para evitar tempestade. A solicitação foi imediatamente autorizada. O avião curvou 7 milhas náuticas para sua lateral esquerda.

Piloto: QZ8501, solicita um nível mais alto.

ATC: Tem intenção de qual nível?

O piloto declarou que ele pretendia subir para 38000 pés, mas não explicou porque ele desejava voar mais alto.
O Controle de Tráfego Aéreo de Jakarta então contatou o controle de tráfego aéreo no aeroporto Changi Internacional em Singapura para coordenar a solicitação do piloto.

"Isso nos tomou de dois a 3 minutos  para nos comunicar com Singapura. Nós concordamos em permitir o avião aumentar sua altitude, mas somente para 34000 pés, porque naquela hora o AirAsia QZ8502 estava voando a 38000 pés".

"Mas quando nós informamos o piloto acerca da aprovação às 23:14 UTC, não recebemos resposta".

5.35AM (local time) [22:35 UTC, Saturday, DEC 27] - Departed Surabaya, Indonesia
6.12am - Pilot requests to change the travel height of the plane to an altitude of 38,000 feet
6.17am - AirAsia flight QZ8501 loses contact with Jakarta Air Traffic Control
6.18am - [23:18 UTC, Saturday, DEC 27] The flight disappears from radar
7.55am - Flight is declared missing

Mapa de Fusos  Horários em relação à Hora Universal Coordenada - UTC (Greenwich, Londres)

sexta-feira, 26 de dezembro de 2014

Allegedly Violating Hazardous Materials Regulations - Civil Penalties Against Seven Companies

FAA Proposes Civil Penalties Against Seven Companies for Allegedly Violating Hazardous Materials Regulations
December 15, 2014
Contact: Kathleen Bergen
Phone: (404) 305-5100; Email: Kathleen Bergen

ATLANTA – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing civil penalties ranging from $54,000 to $91,000 against seven companies for allegedly violating Hazardous Materials Regulations.
The FAA alleges that in the cases of New Chapter, Click Bond, All Tire Supply and Kretek International, the shipments were not accompanied by shipping papers to indicate the hazardous nature of their contents and were not marked, labeled or packed in accordance with the Hazardous Materials Regulations. The FAA also alleges the companies failed to provide emergency response information and failed to ensure their employees had received required hazardous materials training.
The allegations against Q.G. Investments, Harland Clarke and Quimica Bicentenario are the same except the FAA is not alleging a training violation by Q.G. Investments and is not alleging packaging violations by Harland Clarke and Quimica Bicentenario.
The cases are as follows: 
$91,000 against New Chapter, Inc. of Brattleboro, Vt.  The FAA alleges that on July 11, 2013, New Chapter offered a shipment containing a five-gallon metal drum filled with a flammable resin solution to UPS for air transportation to Ohio. Workers at the UPS sort facility in Louisville, Ky., discovered that approximately three gallons of the resin had leaked from the drum.
New Chapter is scheduled to meet with the FAA in January to discuss the case.
$81,000 against Q.G. Investments, LLC of Sanford, Fla. The FAA alleges that on Jan. 23, 2013, Q.G. Investments offered a shipment containing 46 packages of sparklers to United Airlines for air transportation from Orlando, Fla. to Tanzania, Africa. Sparklers are explosive fireworks, which are forbidden aboard passenger-carrying aircraft. United Airlines’ contract cargo handling company discovered the shipment at Orlando International Airport.
Q.G. Investments has requested to meet with the FAA to discuss the case.
$78,000 against Click Bond, Inc. of Carson City, Nev.  The FAA alleges that on April 22, 2013, Click Bond offered a nylon bag containing eight packets totaling one ounce of polyester resin adhesive to UPS for air transportation from North Carolina to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Polyester resin adhesive is a flammable liquid.
Click Bond has requested to meet with the FAA to discuss the case.
$66,500 against All Tire Supply Co. of Houston, Texas.  The FAA alleges that on Feb. 25, 2013, All Tire Supply offered a shipment containing four one-gallon metal cans of paint, which is a flammable liquid, to DHL Worldwide Express for air transportation to Sydney, Australia. Workers at the DHL sort facility in Erlanger, Ky., discovered the shipment leaking.
All Tire Supply has 30 days from receipt of the FAA’s enforcement letter to respond to the agency.
$65,000 against Kretek International, Inc., of Moorpark, Calif. The FAA alleges that on Dec. 13, 2012, Kretek offered a shipment containing twelve 10.15-ounce aerosol cans of highly flammable butane gas to UPS for air transportation from Moorpark, Calif. to Tallahassee, Fla. Workers at the UPS sort facility in Jacksonville, Fla. discovered the shipment during a security screening.  
Kretek has requested to meet with the FAA to discuss the case.
$55,000 against Harland Clarke Holdings Corp. of San Antonio, Texas. The FAA alleges that on March 10, 2014, Harland Clarke offered one box containing twelve 11-ounce aerosol cans of silicone, which is a flammable gas, for transportation aboard a UPS cargo flight from Georgia to Puerto Rico. Workers at the UPS sort facility in Jacksonville, Fla., discovered the package. 
Harland Clarke has requested to meet with the FAA to discuss the case.
$54,000 against Quimica Bicentenario de la Ind., of Guadalajara, Mexico. The FAA alleges that on June 12, 2014, Quimica Bicentenario offered one box containing 500 fireworks to FedEx for air transportation to Miami, Fla. Workers at the FedEx sort facility in Memphis, Tenn., discovered the package. Fireworks are explosives.

Quimica Bicentenario is scheduled to meet with the FAA in January to discuss the case.