Plum City - (AbelDanger.net): United States Marine Field McConnell has linked former Sheriff of the City of London Fiona Woolf’s apparent procurement of tagged contract killers for an Auld Alliance of Scottish and French crime groups, to Serco's electronic-warfare systems allegedly installed in hotels for use by the Legal Sector Alliance in carbon-cap operations including a hack by CMS Cameron McKenna's operatives in the Holiday Inn in Glasgow of the FADEC unit on the police helicopter which was crashed (spot-fixed) onto the roof of the Clutha pub on November 29, 2013.
#2112: Marine Links Serco ISIS Tags to Scottish Woolf's Legal-Sector Super-Cat Frauds and Dubai Hotel Jockey-Boy Trades
#2105: Marine Links Sheriff Woolf's Invisibles' Crime Scenes to Serco Clutha FADEC Crash
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Clutha crash: Police helicopter engines 'flamed out'
All three people in the helicopter died, along with seven people in the pub
A police helicopter which crashed into a busy Glasgow pub killing 10 people suffered a double engine failure, air accident investigators have found.
The Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) said both engines "flamed out" but its report does not pinpoint the cause. Some commentators have suggested a problem with the fuel supply.
The Eurocopter EC 135 came down on the Clutha Bar on Friday 29 November.
All three people on board and seven others in the pub were killed.
In its report, the AAIB said that its investigation into the crash was still ongoing.
Investigators said they were still trying to establish why both engines "flamed out" when there was 76kg of fuel remaining.
Examination of the engines showed "no evidence of foreign object damage or intake or exhaust blockage in either engine".
Also, the report said no faults were found with the transmission or rotor system, there was no evidence of structural failure or in-flight fire and no evidence of damage caused by bird strike or a foreign object hitting the aircraft in flight.
An examination of the fuel pump switches at the accident site showed that the No 1 and No 2 prime pump switches were set to the 'on' position but the fore and aft transfer pump switches were set to the 'off' position.
No CCTV recordings had been obtained which captured the end of the flight and the recorded radio transmissions did not contain any reference by the crew to difficulties with the aircraft.
The AAIB is also investigating why there was no Mayday call and why the aircraft was not able to make a controlled landing.
An initial report on the crash, which was released on 9 December, said there was "no evidence" of major engine or gearbox failure.
Recorded data indicates that, in the later stages of the flight, the right engine flamed out, and shortly after the left engine flamed out”
Although the aircraft did not have a black box data recorder, the AAIB investigation has been able to piece together elements of its last flight.
It established that the Police Scotland helicopter took off at 20:45 with 400kg of fuel on board.
It stayed over an area of Glasgow's south side for about 30 minutes before making a short 10 minute foray over Dalkeith in Midlothian, some 38 nautical miles away.
The helicopter was granted permission to re-enter Glasgow air space at 22:18 but radar contact was lost at 22:22.
The latest AAIB report states: "Recorded data indicates that, in the later stages of the flight, the right engine flamed out, and shortly after the left engine flamed out."
The report states that the rotor blades and tail rotor were not rotating at the time of impact.
However, it does not offer an explanation as to why both engines failed. It notes that there was no blockage on the fuel lines, both fuel pumps were in working condition and there was no leakage from the fuel tanks either before or after the accident occurred.
The report concluded: "The AAIB investigation continues to examine all the operational aspects of this accident and to conduct a detailed engineering investigation.
"In particular, the investigation will seek to determine why a situation arose that led to both the helicopter's engines flaming out when 76 kg of fuel remained in the fuel tank group, why no emergency radio transmission was received from the pilot and why, following the double engine failure, an autorotative descent and flare recovery was not achieved.
"The AAIB will report any significant developments as the investigation progresses."
Following publication of the report, Bond Air Services, which operated the helicopter for Police Scotland, said the development was the "another step" in "a long and complex investigation".
"While the investigation continues, we would urge against speculation," the company said.
"We owe it to the memories of those who died, those who were injured, and the families affected by this tragedy to help the investigation team answer as many questions as possible and discover exactly what happened.
"We continue to support the investigations and our thoughts remain with all those who have been touched by this tragedy.
"We also continue to work with Glasgow City Council and other parties to support bereaved families and the local community."
A spokesman for Airbus, which manufactured the helicopter, said: "Airbus Helicopters does not speculate on potential causes of any accident and continues to actively support the ongoing investigations of the AAIB."
The British Airline Pilots' Association said the AAIB report appeared to show a problem with the helicopter's fuel system.
In a statement, the group said: "We now know that the engines were not running at the time of the crash and it appears this was to do with the fuel system.
"However, pilots, like the AAIB, will not be satisfied until this is explored further and the exact reason for that failure is identified. The AAIB have our continued support in their work."
The helicopter crew who were killed in the Clutha bar crash were pilot David Traill, Pc Tony Collins and Pc Kirsty Nelis.
The seven customers in the Clutha who died were John McGarrigle, Mark O'Prey, Gary Arthur, Colin Gibson, Robert Jenkins, Samuel McGhee and Joe Cusker.
Jim Morris, a former RAF pilot and partner in Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, which is representing some bereaved families and survivors, said the focus of the AAIB report was "on the fuel system".
He said: "As there is no indication of problems with the engines, gearbox or flying controls, it appears that a serviceable aircraft crashed due to some form of fuel starvation, despite having 76kg of fuel in its tanks. This is something that should have never happened."
He said the AAIB would have had more information if the helicopter had been carrying flight data recording equipment.
Hannah Bennett, from Thompsons Solicitors, which is also representing some bereaved families and survivors, said the report offered "some clarity on what happened".
"It would appear there was a problem with the supply of fuel to the aircraft's engines but questions still remain as to why both engines failed while there was still a significant amount of fuel on board and why no emergency radio transmissions were sent by the pilot," she said.”
"On 29 November 2013, a police helicopter crashed into the Clutha Vaults, a pub on the north bank of the River Clyde in centralGlasgow. The aircraft was operated by Bond Air Services for Police Scotland and was being crewed by a civilian pilot and twopolice officers. The cause of the crash was a double engine flame-out; the cause of which has not yet been determined. … The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service stated that 125 firefighters were at the scene rescuing people trapped in the building for hours after the incident. Urban search and rescue firefighters were also in attendance to shore up unstable parts of the building and to excavate collapsed areas. A large area of Glasgow city centre was cordoned off while the rescue operation was underway. People rescued from the scene were initially taken by the emergency services to a nearby Holiday Inn hotel. [cf. Edgeware Road Hilton for killing of 7/7 witnesses]"
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The Logistics Business Unit has over 1000 employees and supports all branches of the Department of Defense. We provide our customers a wide range of services including logistics planning, acquisition management and support, third-party logistics, and logistics IT applications. Our services are provided at customer sites and company sites throughout the United States as well as Southeast and Southwest Asia and we help our clients acquire new weapon systems and information technology capabilities to improve and sustain our nation’s defense.
Works as a consulting team member or an individual technical consultant on pro duct implementation, enhancement, integration or audit projects. Expertise and work efforts are focused on the analysis of the customers business goals, objectives, needs and the general business environment to solve technical problems. May have Business Development and budgetary responsibilities. Duties may be performed at customers site. Requires a bachelors degree or equivalent and at least 6-9 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with a variety of the fields concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of complicated tasks. May lead and direct the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. May report to an executive or a manager. Works as a consulting team member or an individual technical consultant to provide the DCNO N2/N6 organization management support related to information, command and control (C2), networks, cyber, intelligence, space, electronic warfare (EW), and maritime domain awareness (MDA); the Information Dominance Corps (IDC); and oceanography and knowledge of the environment. Expertise and work efforts are focused on the analysis of the customers business goals, objectives, needs and the general business environment to solve technical problems. Familiar with a variety of the fields concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of complicated tasks including :Provide support in the area of Command, Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C2ISR) and Integrated Fires for planning, organizing, executing and controlling performance of technical, business and financial services projects, ensuring that goals and objectives are accomplished within prescribed timeframe and funding parameters. Provide interface withclient management personnel regarding strategic issues. Coordinates all parties to tasks, performs quality assurance reviews of project deliverables and activities for completeness, quality, and adherence to customer requirements. Delivers presentations and leads client meetings. Assist with the administration of Electronic and Cyber Warfare manpower and training requirements including analysis of billet and personnel requirements as it pertains to Electronic and Cyber Warfare Training, Manpower and Education; determination of Electronic and Cyber Warfare education, training, competency and certification requirements. Extract, review and analyze manpower requirements inputs placed in the Total Force Manpower Management System (TFMMS), the Intelligent Workbook (IW), Program Budget Information System (PBIS), and other databases as required to assist in identification of Electronic and Cyber Warfare billets and personnel utilization.
Required Skills and Experience
Requires a bachelors degree or equivalent and at least 6-9 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with a variety of the fields concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of complicated tasks. May lead and direct the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. May report to an executive or a manager. ~ Work is generally performed in a normal office environment where there is minimal exposure to unpleasant and/or hazardous working conditions. Job assignments may require working at client site where working conditions may vary. Travel may be required. • 10 years of progressive experience (at least five years of which were in a managerial capacity) in capability definition and operation of IT, space systems, Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems and/or unmanned systems. Knowledge of Capital Planning and Investment Control; development of Enterprise Architectures, Standards, Governance, Policy; Information Assurance/Security; the Department of Defense Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) Process; and Naval concepts is highly desired.
• Knowledge of Surface, Aviation, Directed Energy Cyber/Electronic Warfare Plans, Policy, and Strategy Support, Standards, Governance, Policy; Information Assurance/Security; the Department of Defense Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) Process; and Naval concepts is required.
• Familiarity with Microsoft Office systems (Power Point, Excel, Word, etc.).
• Shall possess or be eligible for a TS-SCI clearance or the ability to obtain and maintain a TS-SCI clearance.
About this company
Serco Inc. is a leading provider of professional, technology and management services focused on the federal government. We advise, design, integrate and deliver solutions that transform how clients achieve their missions. Our customer-first approach, robust portfolio of services and global experience enable us to respond with solutions that achieve outcomes with value. Headquartered in Reston, VA, Serco Inc. has approximately 9,000 employees with an annual revenue of $1.5 billion and is part of a $6.6 billion global business that helps transform government and public services around the world. Serco recognizes that our employees are our most valuable asset. Our successes directly relate to our employees. At Serco, we listen, respect and support our employees and through continuous training, development and information-sharing, we advance talent internally, enhancing career growth and progression which enables not only our employees to excel but enables our customers to excel as well. Our employees personally can make a difference. It is not just a job at Serco; at Serco, we offer career opportunities. We invite you to become part of our dynamic team. Serco is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversifying its workforce (M/F/D/V)."
Until 1903 any Scottish person living in France could receive French nationality automatically.
"La plus vieille alliance du monde"
In a speech which he delivered in Edinburgh in June 1942, Charles de Gaulle described the alliance between Scotland and France as "the oldest alliance in the world". He also declared that:
"In every combat where for five centuries the destiny of France was at stake, there were always men of Scotland to fight side by side with men of France, and what Frenchmen feel is that no people has ever been more generous than yours with its friendship."
In 1995, celebrations were held in both countries for the 700th anniversary of the beginning of the alliance.
In 2011, British historian Dr Siobhan Talbott published the result of her research on this matter and concluded accordingly that the Auld Alliance is actually unrevoked after all. ”
“CMS Cameron McKenna LLP is a multinational law firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It has over 200 partners and 14 offices across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
CMS Cameron McKenna is a member of the CMS organisation of law firms. When considered as a single firm, CMS ranked 7th by number of lawyers and 22nd by turnover in The American Lawyer2012 Global 100, 8th in The Lawyer UK Top 100, 8th in Legal Week’s UK firms by global revenues and 23rd in the Legal BusinessGlobal 100 Survey.
3 CMS organisation of major European law firms
3.1 Member firms and offices
4 External links
5 See also
The origins of the firm date back to 1779 and the law practice of T Hewitt.
In 1997 Cameron Markby Hewitt merged with fellow City of London law firm, McKenna & Co, to form Cameron McKenna (renamed CMS Cameron McKenna in 1999). The firms of Cameron Markby and Hewitt Woollacott & Chown had merged in 1989 to become Cameron Markby Hewitt. Prior to that Cameron Kemm Norden of New Street, London, EC2, off Bishopsgate, merged with Markbys of London Wall, either in 1980 or 1981.The firm moved into its Mitre House headquarters in July 1998, situated near the Barbican.
Henry Markby, a name partner in legacy firm Cameron Markby Hewitt, is alluded to (usually in an unflattering manner) in a number of Oscar Wilde's plays, most notably in The Importance of Being Earnest, when Lady Bracknell says that her solicitors are Markby, Markby and Markby.
Markby, who was President of the Law Society of England and Wales in 1887, had fallen out with Wilde, a former friend, for reasons unknown.
The partnership incorporated as a limited liability partnership in 2005.
In January 2008, CMS Cameron McKenna expanded its European presence through the acquisition of the Romanian law firm Hayhurst Robinson.
In December 2013 it was announced that CMS Cameron McKenna will merge with the Edinburgh-headquartered law firm Dundas & Wilson. The merger completed on 1 May 2014.
CMS Cameron McKenna provides advice across all types of commercial law; banking and finance, competition, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, employment & pensions, environment, immigration, intellectual property, private equity, public procurement, real estate and tax.
CMS Cameron McKenna's services are concentrated in eight industry sector groups; consumer products, energy, hotels & leisure, infrastructure & project finance, insurance and funds, lifesciences, real estate & construction, and technology, media & telecommunications.
The firm specialises in the following areas:
Arbitration Banking & Finance Corporate and commercial
Competition & EU
Infrastructure and Project Finance
Insurance & Reinsurance
Real estate and Construction
The firm also operates along sector lines, focusing on the following industry groups:
Financial Services and Institutions – Banks, Insurers, Investment Business and Private Equity
Hotels & Leisure
Infrastructure & Project Finance
Real Estate & Construction
Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT)
CMS organisation of major European law firms
CMS Cameron McKenna is a founding member of the international CMS organisation of law firms, which was established with the objective to create a professional multi-jurisdictional legal and tax service organisation, headquartered in Europe. CMS currently has 2,800 legal and tax advisers across 54 offices, and boasts deep local expertise coupled with the most extensive footprint of any firm in Europe. The organisation's firms are branded with the preface 'CMS' as part of their respective names but remain independent businesses. The acronym's letters derive from two of the founding firms, Cameron McKenna and Sigle (now CMS Hasche Sigle). CMS is a European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG) and is managed centrally by an executive committee based in Frankfurt, Germany."
Field McConnell, United States Naval Academy, 1971; Forensic Economist; 30 year airline and 22 year military pilot; 23,000 hours of safety; Tel: 715 307 8222
David Hawkins Tel: 604 542-0891 Forensic Economist; former leader of oil-well blow-out teams; now sponsors Grand Juries in CSI Crime and Safety Investigation