McConnell notes that open-source radar tracking shows the plane descended at a rapid but not extreme rate of about 3,000 feet per minute and he infers from the Black Hand jamming of cockpit communications that Allianz, the world's largest insurance company, and HSBC, the world's largest money launderer, and their fellow shareholders in Serco, the world's largest air traffic controller, had carbon capped the Germanwings pasengers and crew with an ad hoc crash.
Black Hand* – HSBC's drug and arms-cache navigators with a Serco "License to Track, Film and Kill" for the City of London's Honourable Artillery Company 1537; Master Mariners and Air Pilots (formerly GAPAN) 1929, and Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts 1638 – whose alumni include U.S. Presidents James Monroe, Chester Alan Arthur, Calvin Coolidge and John F. Kennedy and – perhaps – Barack 'Choom Gang' Obama.
McConnell believes Serco has trapped shareholders in a 'Carbon Cap Allianz' and used Black Hand Base-One war rooms to impute way points into Germanwings Flight 9525 for an ad hoc descent and crash designed to camouflage carbon capping of the plane's passengers and crew.
Prequel 1: #2308: Marine Links Serco Allianz Insurance Frauds To Base-One War Room And Black Hand Germanwings
Prequel 2: Base One Technologies
Germanwings crash: Witnesses describe moment of impact
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SWISSLEAKS - "HSBC developed dangerous clients: arms merchants, drug dealers, terrorism financers"
Clinton: My Email Server [allegedly slaved to Clinton 'Carbon Cap' Foundation and the Base One war room] Will Remain "Private"
Copy of SERCO GROUP PLC: List of Subsidiaries AND Shareholders! (Mobile Playback Version) [Note that HSBC is Serco's banker and, with Allianz and Her Majesty's Government, one of Serco's major shareholders]
"German flight's 8-minute descent is key mystery in crash
One of the key questions emerging for investigators in the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525, which went down in southern France on Tuesday, concerns why the plane made an eight-minute descent from 38,000 feet into jagged terrain in the snowy, foggy French Alps.
Data from open-source radar tracking services shows that the descent was at a rate of about 3,000 feet per minute, which is rapid but not extreme, and would suggest a controlled descent. However, accident investigators will be focusing on why the pilots made that descent when the plane was still far from its destination and was flying over mountainous terrain.
SEE ALSO: Airbus A320s are everywhere, flying with highly automated cockpits
"We cannot say at this point and time why our colleague decided to lower the plane as swiftly as he did," Germanwings CEO Thomas Winkelmann said at a press conference. "We don't have any information about why he brought the plane down so quickly to a lower height."
The aircraft took off from Barcelona, Spain, at 10:01 a.m. CET. Once it began descending, it maintained its general heading in a north-northeasterly direction before crashing into the mountainside. There are conflicting reports as to whether the pilots issued a distress call. The flight was scheduled to arrive at Düsseldorf International in Germany at 11:39 a.m. CET.
Aircraft accidents are almost always the result of a chain of events that leads to an emergency situation, rather than any one factor.
Investigators now face the arduous task of unraveling this causal chain, which could take many months, depending on the condition of the wreckage, data contained in the so-called black box recorders and other factors.
Here are some of the factors that could have caused the pilots to make an emergency descent. These are all speculative at this point, given the paucity of information about the situation the Germanwings pilots faced.
The most common reason for an airliner diverting from its cruising altitude and making a steep but controlled descent is to respond to a problem with the plane's pressurization system. Aircraft like the A320 are pressurized to about 10,000 feet while flying at cruising altitude, but a problem with this system would force passengers to wear oxygen masks while the pilot brought the plane to a lower altitude where outside air contains higher levels of oxygen.
This is a relatively common occurrence for which flight crews are regularly trained, and typically pilots are able to make a distress call followed by an emergency landing, depending on the nature of the problem.
Fire on board
A fire, be it in the cargo hold or passenger area, would force a plane to make an emergency descent as well. Smoke in the plane could also impede the pilots' visibility, as they would put on oxygen hoods to prevent themselves from being overcome by smoke.
Planes frequently make emergency landings due to a smell of smoke in the cockpit, and crashes have occurred due to onboard fires. Recently, there has been an increase in incidents involving devices and cargo containing lithium ion batteries.
Pilots are taught to fly the aircraft first and notify air traffic control only after being sure they have a handle on the emergency situation. So it wouldn't be unusual if the crash took place without a distress call, but it complicates the early part of the investigation.
Sabotage has resulted in emergency descents before, but investigators said Tuesday that so far, there is no sign of foul play. One accident that comes to mind under this category is Egypt Air Flight 990, which went down off the coast of New England in 1999. The co-pilot was implicated in that incident, allegedly turning off the autopilot and forcing the plane to make a steep dive.
A structural problem with the plane, such as what occurred on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 in 2011, would cause an explosive depressurization and could ultimately make an airplane uncontrollable. (The Southwest plane landed safely after blowing a hole in its fuselage, and no one suffered serious injuries.)
However, again, it's too early to say whether this might have been a factor. Structural defects tend to be associated with older aircraft that develop difficult-to-detect flaws over time. The Airbus A320 involved in the accident entered into service in 1991, and had a maintenance check on Monday, officials said. It was an older series A320, but would not be considered an exceptionally old aircraft for airline service.
"There is absolutely no issue with the age of the airplane," Winkelmann, the Germanwings CEO, said.
"The Airbus 320 has not recorded the slightest accident since it has been used by Lufthansa group. We use different models that are the same age as this one," Winkelmann added, referring to Germanwings' corporate parent.
There are other, unknown factors that could cause a long, controlled descent like what appears to have taken place in the case of Germanwings Flight 9525. The incapacitation of the crew, a broken autopilot system, or sudden engine trouble are some of the things that may be on the table at this point. There have been at least three accidents, along with other near-misses, involving faulty aircraft sensors that sent inaccurate data to the plane's computers, causing the autopilot to respond in ways that jeopardized safety.
This was the case with the crash of Air France flight 447 off the coast of Brazil in 2009, in which faulty airspeed sensors were implicated, and a crash that killed seven people in 2008, when an Airbus A320 leased by Germany's XL Airways from Air New Zealand crashed into the Mediterranean Sea after aircraft sensors malfunctioned during a test flight.
The bottom line is that this crash, like others before it, is unique, and will take time to investigate."
"Ok, so this plane has computer systems up the kazoo, and the computer flies the plane from beginning to end most of the time, the pilots just being there for backup.
This flight crashed about a third of the way into a 2, perhaps 2.5 hour flight. Early reports of a Mayday call from the pilots - since "downgraded" to a "communication" or less [now being denied entirely] - happened about 40 minutes before the crash. This may or may not have happened at about the same time the airplane reached its cruising altitude of a surprisingly high 38,000 feet. The communication came within a few minutes of take off, in other words. Jets don't take long to reach altitude.
After that there was no further communication with the aircraft. At least that is my understanding at this point.
8 minutes before the crash the plane began a perfectly controlled descent from 38,000 feet to 6,800 feet. It never deviated from its course. And then it flew right into a mountain. And shattered into a billion pieces.
IF France finds the flight recorders, and IF they aren't mangled beyond use, and IF they make the actual contents public record, then I won’t be at all surprised to find they didn’t record a word of cockpit conversation from within a minute after that distress call, nor a peep from the passenger cabin. I bet there won't be any records of any AirPhone usage, or any outgoing messages from any of the cell phones on board.
I think the plane was hacked. Brought down. A poison gas canister attached to the air system and triggered by the "seat belts" signal when the plane reached altitude. And exactly 30 minutes later, the engines were shut down. Either by programming or by remote control. And the computer flies the plane perfectly, like a glider in an 8 minute descent, right into an Alp.
I think looking at the passenger list could be very informative. This looks like a hit. A major hit, at the level of nation-states or the largest criminal cartels. Or a worldwide group of fanatics. So, who was on this flight? Don’t expect an honest answer. There are no honest governments.
Don't expect a terrorist group to claim credit for this, IF they have the actual ability. Because if they do, then they'd be smarter to keep quiet and just take down planes at random, or when necessary. And don’t ever think that any government or "official" investigation is going to tell you if that happened. The airlines would be out of business overnight."
"Allianz is a founding signatory of the Carbon Disclosure Project (www.cdproject.net) and participates in the Enhanced Analytics Initiative (www.enhancedanalytics.com) because, as a responsible investor, Allianz must take into account risks not apparent in standard financial reporting but nonetheless of financial relevance. Allianz’s involvement in climate issues takes various forms: Allianz takes part in several initiatives geared to improve information basis on climate change and its impacts (e.g. Finanzforum Klimawandel: http://www.bmbf.de/de/8186.php) as well as to support governmental action for climate change (e.g. Global Roundtable on Climate Change, the Tokyo Declaration, 2° - German Businesses for Climate Protection, US based coalition of large corporates on climate change). Allianz Austria has joined the WWF Climate Group; Allianz Insurance (UK) signed the initiative "ClimateWise"; in Australia, Allianz sponsors a project to save rainforest species, and in Italy Allianz opened a WWF-affiliated oasis in Tuscany"
"UPDATE 2-Allianz says it is lead underwriter for crashed Germanwings Airbus plane
Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:44pm EDT
(Reuters) - German insurer Allianz confirmed it was the lead insurance underwriter for the Airbus A320 plane which crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday.
All 150 people on board the plane, operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline, were feared dead.
"We are ready to support our client as fully and quickly as possible, working in conjunction with our co-insurers," Allianz said in a statement. Planes are normally insured by a consortium of underwriters who share the risk.
AIG AIG.N was another of the underwriters, insurance industry sources said.
JLT and Willis were joint brokers for the insurance placement, two separate industry sources added. The plane had an insured loss of $6-$7 million, they said. (Reporting by Carolyn Cohn, Jonathan Gould and Richa Naidu, editing by Sinead Cruise and Simon Jessop)"
"Allianz SE is a German multinational financial services company headquartered in Munich. Its core business and focus isinsurance. As of 2013, it is the world's largest insurance company, the 11th-largest financial services group and 25th-largest company according to a composite measure by Forbes magazine, as well as the largest financial services company when measured by 2012 revenue. …. In 1990, Allianz started an expansion into eight Eastern European countries with establishing a presence in Hungary. In the same decade, Allianz also acquired Fireman's Fund, an insurer in the United States, [which commissioned IAP and Final Approach anti-hijacking software from Macdonald Dettwiler & Associates of Richmond B.C. and] which was followed by the purchase of Assurances Générales de France (AGF), Paris. These acquisitions were followed by the expansion into Asia with several joint ventures and acquisitions in China and South Korea and the acquisition of Australia's Manufacturers Mutual Insurance. Around this time Allianz expanded its asset management business as well by purchasing for example asset management companies in California."
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Description Base One Technologies, Ltd. is a DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION, located in New York, NY and was formed on Feb 15, 1994. This file was obtained from the Secretary of State and has a file number of 1795583.
This business was created 7,695 days ago in the New York SOS Office and the registered agent is C T Corporation System that does business at 111 Eighth Avenue , New York in New York.
After conducting a search for principals and owners of Base One Technologies, Ltd., we were able to find 2 owners and/or executives. Their information is listed below.
This file was last updated on May 14, 2013.
Liza R Zaneri
Chief Executive Officer
15 Irving Place New Rochelle, NY 10801
Liza R Zaneri
Principal Executive Office
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111 EIGHTH AVENUE NEW YORK, NY 10011
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Base One Technologies, Inc. Continues Operations in Government Space
NEW ROCHELLE, NY--(Marketwire - September 2, 2008) - Base One Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has sold its affiliate, Base One Technologies Ltd., to Apptis Inc. Base One Technologies, Inc. will continue to compete in the government space as an 8(a), HubZone and Woman Owned Small Disadvantage Company. Base One Technologies, Inc. is an IT Engineering and Technical Services company founded in 1994. Base One has a Top Secret Facilities Clearance and specializes in: Enterprise Architecture, Network Infrastructure Support, Data Security, Software & Database Services, Disaster Recovery & Contingency Planning, and Independent Validation & Verification. Base One is a privately-held organization with headquarters in New Rochelle, NY. For more information visit: www.base-one.com.
About Base One Technologies
Base One Technologies, Inc. is an IT Engineering and Technical Services company certified as an 8(a), Woman Owned, SDB, HUBZone Business. Founded in 1994, Base One has a Top Secret Facilities Clearance and specializes in: Enterprise Architecture, Network Infrastructure Support, Data Security, Software & Database Services, Disaster Recovery & Contingency Planning, and Independent Validation & Verification. Please visit www.base-one.com for more information.
Liza R. Zaneri
Base One Technologies
914 633-0200 x205
"Serco's Office of Partner Relations (OPR) helps facilitate our aggressive small business utilization and growth strategies. Through the OPR, Serco mentors four local small businesses under formal Mentor Protégé Agreements: Three sponsored by DHS (Base One Technologies, TSymmetry, Inc., and HeiTech Services, Inc.,) and the fourth sponsored by GSA (DKW Communications, Inc.). Serco and HeiTech Services were awarded the 2007 DHS Mentor Protégé Team Award for exceeding our mentoring goals." http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/100515p.pdf
"Opened in 1994 as the successor to the Transitional Immigrant Visa Processing Center in Rosslyn, Va., the NVC centralizes all immigrant visa preprocessing and appointment scheduling for overseas posts. The NVC collects paperwork and fees before forwarding a case, ready for adjudication, to the responsible post.
The center also handles immigrant and fiancé visa petitions, and while it does not adjudicate visa applications, it provides technical assistance and support to visa-adjudicating consular officials overseas.
Only two Foreign Service officers, the director and deputy director, work at the center, along with just five Civil Service employees. They work with almost 500 contract employees doing preprocessing of visas, making the center one of the largest employers in the Portsmouth area.
The contractor, Serco, Inc., has worked with the NVC since its inception and with the Department for almost 18 years.
The NVC houses more than 2.6 million immigrant visa files, receives almost two million pieces of mail per year and received more than half a million petitions from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) in 2011. Its file rooms' high-density shelves are stacked floor-to-ceiling with files, each a collection of someone's hopes and dreams and each requiring proper handling. ….
The NVC also preprocesses the chief of mission (COM) application required for the filing of a petition for a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV). Such visas, for foreign nationals who have performed services for the U.S. government in Iraq and Afghanistan, require COM concurrence before the applicant can file a petition with USCIS. The NVC collects the requisite documents from such applicants and, when complete, forwards the package to the U.S. embassies in Baghdad or Kabul for COM approval"
"Update on Serco's Strategy Review including the Contract & Balance Sheet Reviews; capital structure and funding; latest trading and outlook
Date : 10 November 2014
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… Strategy Review: Serco's future to be as an international B2G business. A successful, innovative and market-leading provider of services to Governments. Core sectors: Justice & Immigration, Defence, Transport, Citizen Services and Healthcare. ….
In the Americas Division, our work for the US Affordable [Obama] Care Act (ACA) has begun an expanded first option year. Other awards in the period included: career transition services for US soldiers; health outreach services for the US Naval Reserve; deployable medical systems solutions also for the Navy; and two contracts for fleet maintenance services for commercial clients. In total, the ACA and all other awards in the period are valued at over $550m. Meanwhile, our contract supporting the Department of State's National Visa Center and Kentucky Consular Center (NVC/KCC) came to an end during the period, as did some Acquisition and Program Management support work for US intelligence agency customers. C4I2TSR services for the US Air Force and Naval installation task order work under the Sea Enterprise frameworks are also reducing. …
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Stuart Ford, Head of Investor Relations T +44 (0) 1256 386 227 Marcus De Ville, Head of Media Relations T +44 (0) 1256 386 226 Jonathan Glass, Brunswick T +44 (0) 207 404 5959 Analyst and institutional investor meeting…….
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