"Sky News .. Andreas Lubitz: Profile Of Killer Co-Pilot [Yellow journalism at its finest - Shame on you Rupert and all who read with you!] According to reports, the 27-year-old German took time out from training to be a pilot as he had suffered "burnout or depression". 06:41, UK, Saturday 28 March 2015 The co-pilot who deliberately crashed a plane in the French Alps with the loss of 150 lives had a history of depression, it has been reported. The focus on Andreas Lubitz's mental health comes after a French prosecutor concluded the 27-year-old had deliberately [with no changes to his steady breathing] flown the Germanwings Airbus 320 into the mountainside killing all those on board."
Prosecutor: Deliberate attempt to destroy aircraft
The Origin of Union Busting PATCO Strike 1981
McConnell (30 year airline and 22 year military pilot; 23,000 hours of safety) believes that Serco launched the Black Hand navigator extortion racket in 1994 by recruiting former PATCO associates to work in a FAA Contract Towers network outsourced to Serco and the clients of its drug-hub banker HSBC by the former President of the United States, Bill Clinton.
"As part of Serco Group, one of the largest contracted providers of Air Navigation Services worldwide, the company is responsible for more than 960,000 miles of airspace and handles more than six million aircraft movements a year. Serco employs more than 700 air traffic control specialists at over 75 airports - located in the U.S., U.K. and Middle East - who help maintain flight safety. In the US, the company has also been honored with the prestigious Willie F. Card Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Contract Tower Award 5 out of the past 7 years at towers in Lewiston, ID (2003), Phoenix-Mesa Gateway, AZ (2004), Jackson Hole, WY (2005), Goodyear, AZ (2008), and San Luis Obispo, CA (2009)."McConnell claims that Serco ordered former patent lawyer Hillary Clinton to set up Base One Technologies as a State Department honeypot in 1994 where navigators could adopt the British Black Hand "Crown Rights" rule to practice whatever patents were issued for cockpit sleeper cells such as the "uninterruptible" autopilot developed by Boeing and patented in Canada.
Black Hand* – Navigators for Serco client HSBC with a "License to Track, Film and Kill" from the City of London's Honourable Artillery Company 1537; The Master Mariners and Air Pilots (formerly GAPAN) 1929, and The 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 that Serco's Black Hand navigators have worked with former PATCO union members since 1994 and used devices in a Clinton Base One patent pool to tranquilize the steadily-breathing co-pilot Andreaas Lubitz with a cockpit sleeper cell and fly the Airbus 320 of Germanwings Flight 9525 through a remotely-controlled high-speed crash into the French Alps.
Prequel 1: #2312: Marine Links Steady Cockpit Breathing To Serco Base-One Visas, Black-Hand Patented Gas
Prequel 2: Base One Technologies
Prequel 3: Here's everything we know about the crash of Germanwings flight 9525
2015 - Sky News - Plane Crash - Special Report
Germanwings 9525 Remotely Programed to CRASH
Prosecutor: Deliberate attempt to destroy aircraft
Serco... Would you like to know more?
SWISSLEAKS - "HSBC developed dangerous clients:
arms merchants, drug dealers, terrorism financiers"
Clinton: My Email Server [allegedly slaved to
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]
"Andreas Lubitz: Profile Of Killer Co-Pilot
According to reports, the 27-year-old German took time out from training to be a pilot as he had suffered "burnout or depression".
06:41, UK, Saturday 28 March 2015
The co-pilot who deliberately crashed a plane in the French Alps with the loss of 150 lives had a history of depression, it has been reported.
The focus on Andreas Lubitz's mental health comes after a French prosecutor concluded the 27-year-old had deliberately flown the Germanwings Airbus 320 into the mountainside killing all those on board.
German prosecutors have said there are indications the co-pilot concealed an illness from his employer, hiding a sick note for the day of the crash.
However, they did not specify the nature of the illness.
Matthias Gebauer, chief correspondent for the online edition of German newspaper Der Spiegel, tweeted: "Schoolmates of co-pilot who crashed tell German reporters he took six-months break from flight training in 2009 due to burnout-syndrome."
The head of Lufthansa, the budget airline's parent company, has already admitted Lubitz had taken the lengthy break from training.
While chief executive Carsten Spohr did not give a reason for this interruption, German media reported he was suffering from "burnout or depression".
Mr Spohr said: "I cannot tell you anything about the reasons of this interruption, but anybody who interrupts the training has to do a lot of tests so the competence and fitness would be checked again."
According to Lufthansa, Germanwings pilots undergo medical tests once a year.
However, they are only required to undergo psychological tests once, before they are accepted as pilots.
Lubitz also underwent a regular security check on 27 January and nothing untoward was found, the local government in Dusseldorf said.
Previous security checks in 2008 and 2010 also revealed no problems. Lubitz had grown up dreaming of becoming a pilot, gaining his glider's licence after training with LSC Westerwald flying club in his hometown of Montabaur.
Club member Peter Ruecker recalled Lubitz as "rather quiet but friendly" when he first joined the club as a teenager. He added: "He was happy he had the job with Germanwings and he was doing well."
Lubitz had been employed as a flight attendant before training to be a pilot at the Lufthansa flight school in Bremen. He also underwent training in Phoenix, Arizona.
Lubitz joined Germanwings in 2013 and had clocked up 630 flying hours before the disaster. Lufthansa said he passed all the relevant examinations necessary to become a pilot and was deemed "100% airworthy". Lubitz had also been included by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on its database to show he had met or exceeded its pilot certification standards, which aim to "reduce pilot errors that lead to fatal crashes". In Montabaur where Lubitz lived with his parents, neighbours reacted with disbelief when they heard of his involvement. One man, who did not want to be named, said that he had known the pilot since childhood.
He told Sky News: "I cannot imagine that he has done it with intention.
"This does not fit in this picture I have of him. It is a very upright family, very helpful and I cannot understand what has happened.
"I knew the children when they were small boys."
Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said Lubitz, who also had a flat in Dusseldorf, had never been flagged as a terrorist.
And when pressed over Lubitz's religion, he said: "I don't think this is where this lies. I don't think we will get any answers there."
Although rare, there have been previous instances of suspected pilot suicide.
The most infamous likely - but still disputed - cases of pilot suicide was the 1997 Silk Air crash in Indonesia, in which 104 people died.
A US-led investigation concluded it had been caused deliberately, probably by the captain who had serious personal problems.
A Mozambique Airlines plane crash that killed 33 people in Namibia in 2013 is also believed to have been a case of pilot suicide."
"From the early days of the Republic, Congress and the federal courts grappled with the government’s rights to own or use patents it issued. Courts rejected the British “Crown Rights” rule that allowed the sovereign to practice whatever patents it issued. Instead, the federal government was conceptualized as a legal person on par with any other persons with regard to issued patents. But, this simple rule presented challenges as complexities arose in three intertwined patent rights scenarios. The first involved inventions by government employees. The second revolved around government and government contractor use of patents held by private citizens. And the third involved inventions by federal contractors and their employees arising under federal funding. While these three scenarios seem quite distinct today, nineteenth and early twentieth century courts often treated them as overlapping. The confusion was not resolved until the mid-twentieth century when a combination of executive branch and Congressional legislation set the roots of current government patent policy. This Article reviews the history in detail and illuminates current government patent policy debate occurring through such seemingly diverse cases as Stanford v. Roche and Zoltek Corp. v. United States."
"Sun, Dec 03, 2006
Boeing Patents Airliner Anti-Terrorist System
Autopilot Autolands Aircraft For Incapacitated Crew A new "uninterruptible" autopilot developed by Boeing and patented in Canada purportedly flies and lands the aircraft in case the crew is incapacitated.
An autopilot that can fly and land an airliner isn't new, but one that activates itself when it senses excessive force on the cockpit door is (the crew may also activate it manually).
Even that feature isn't as controversial as this: once initiated, the system may not be disengaged by anyone aboard the aircraft. Once engaged, Boeing's system will accept directions from ground-based controllers. The controversy stems from concerns over what might happen should the system malfunction -- or worse, should terrorists gain control of an aircraft from the ground.
A less-controversial system is under development in Europe. Called Security of Aircraft in the Future European Environment (SAFEE), the design incorporates microphones and cameras in the cabin allowing pilots to monitor passenger activity. It also includes digital fingerprinting and iris scans for cockpit access, and a function tied to sensors and the flight controls preventing a terrorist from flying an aircraft into a building.
Several companies are working together on SAFEE. Airbus has already tested the threat detection element of the system. Pilots may easily monitor activity in the cabin with sensitive microphones and video cameras. The company plans a full simulation in January of 2008.
European electronics giant Thales is developing the anti-collision element of the system and plans to test it next month. Dutch firm NLR will develop biometric sensors for fingerprinting and iris scanning. Its system will be tested next August. FMI: www.boeing.com, www.thales.com, www.airbus.com"
"Serco Awarded $170m Air Traffic Control contract with the Federal Aviation Administration
Date : 01 February 2010
Serco has been awarded a contract to support the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Contract Tower (FCT) Program. Under this contract, Serco will provide air traffic control services at 64 sites in the United States and Pacific region. The contract is valued at approximately $170m over 5 years.
Since 1994, Serco has managed approximately 55 towers. Through this contract win, Serco will now be responsible for a total of 64 sites spread across the western United States and Alaska, including new locations in Hawaii, Guam and Saipan. The company will provide air traffic control services in the tower to support the safety of incoming/outgoing aircraft, improve the efficiency of air traffic and provide information and support to the pilots.
"We employ over 300 air traffic controllers providing safe and efficient air traffic control services at over 60 airports. This win extends our long-term relationship with the FAA as an integral contributor to the National Airspace System," said Steve Christmas, Vice President of Aviation at Serco.
As part of Serco Group, one of the largest contracted providers of Air Navigation Services worldwide, the company is responsible for more than 960,000 miles of airspace and handles more than six million aircraft movements a year. Serco employs more than 700 air traffic control specialists at over 75 airports - located in the U.S., U.K. and Middle East - who help maintain flight safety. In the US, the company has also been honored with the prestigious Willie F. Card Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Contract Tower Award 5 out of the past 7 years at towers in Lewiston, ID (2003), Phoenix-Mesa Gateway, AZ (2004), Jackson Hole, WY (2005), Goodyear, AZ (2008), and San Luis Obispo, CA (2009).”
"Serco Processes 2 Millionth Patent Application for U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
March 19, 2013
RESTON, VIRGINIA – March 18, 2013 – Serco Inc., a leading provider of professional, technology, and management services to the federal government, announced today that their Pre-Grant Publication (PGPubs) Classification Services team recently processed their 2 millionth patent application for the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). Each application was also processed within the contractually required 28-day window.”
"Anti-hijacking cockpit door system for aircraft US 20030052779 A1 ABSTRACT An aircraft cockpit door system is disclosed comprising a bulletproof cockpit door and bulkhead, and a bulletproof lavatory isolation door and bulkhead. A logic control circuit alternately locks the two doors, keeping the cockpit crew at all times isolated from other persons aboard the craft to ensure the safety of the cockpit crew, and ultimately the aircraft."
"Airliner irreversible-control anti-hijack system US 6845302 B2 ABSTRACT Directed toward universal commercial-airliner application as an air/ground-lifesaving function, this cost-effective retrofitable system enables airliner-pilots to conveniently actuate an inconspicuous AIRCIA™/enable-switch,—thereby instantly disabling onboard flight-commands to render the airliner's guidance-system irretrievably placed into total reliance upon its existing autopilot-system in RF-communication with encrypted remote ground/air-intercept personnel. Acting to virtually confound any criminal-attempt by a hijacker to commandeer an airliner, the airliner thus becomes flown only as directed by an authorized remote/flight-control station in cooperation with the airliner's remotely-reprogrammed onboard avionics-system, automatically vectoring the airliner to land safely via the existing avionics/autopilot-system at a designated airport. The AIRCIA™-system is initially verified for flight-worthiness operation upon every routine preflight/check-list procedure, its master ECU/restore-switch being accessible externally of the aircraft-interior. Support-system options include SmartCard®-interfacing, and automatic is engagement of AIRCIA™-system in event of natural-cause pilot-incapacitation, and ATI (automatic/tranquil-Infusion) which introduces tranquilizing-gas into the airliner's entire interior.
"Information Security Services
Information Security Planning is the process whereby an organization seeks to protect its operations and assets from data theft or computer hackers that seek to obtain unauthorized information or sabotage business operations. Without a properly planned and managed Information Security Plan, an organization runs the risk of law suits, loss of data, compromised operations and loss of reputation. Our experts have secured some of the world largest and most complex commercial and carrier networks, as well as conducted extensive analysis and implementation work on some of the Federal Government's most sensitive and critical environments, such as the FAA.
Base One Technologies takes your information security needs seriously! We conduct business analysis, install solutions and protect your network from unauthorized entry and data loss. We are there in the beginning to provide guidance and support to your data security program, through to implementation and eventually during the support life cycle providing process and procedures for incident reporting, analysis and counter measures.
Base One Technologies
Expertly researches, designs, and develops information security policies that protect your data and manage your firm's information technology risk at levels acceptable to your business.
Performs architectural assessments and conducts both internal and external penetration testing. The results of these efforts culminate in an extensive risk analysis and vulnerabilities report.
Develops and implements multi-layer Information Security Solutions, practices and procedures. We deploy Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and IP Security with VPN solutions using Cisco routers, Frame Relay, firewalls, address and port translation, obscurity standards and authentication technologies (AAA, 3DES, TACACS, etcŠ), to enhance and meet the level of Data Security required for global organizations.
Conducts IT Security and Risk Assessment in Federal government as well as security testing, implementing security for multiple platforms and operating systems around the world.
Ability to conduct business process analysis to provide technical security countermeasures, risk management and data communications security planning for large organizations.
Provides computer security integration for web server and traditional client-server based applications. We secure environments up to as many layers as required by our clients' policies, industry practices, and regulating bodies - including the desktop and user experience as required.
Develops, implements and supports Information Security Counter measures such as honey-pots and evidence logging and incident documentation processes and solutions."
111 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10011
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
15 Irving Place New Rochelle, NY 10801
Registered Agent C T Corporation System
111 EIGHTH AVENUE NEW YORK, NY 10011
"SOURCE: Base One Technologies
September 02, 2008 09:00 ET
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
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS RESTRICTED AND IS NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN, INTO OR FROM THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN, SOUTH AFRICA OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE SAME WOULD BE UNLAWFUL. PLEASE SEE THE IMPORTANT NOTICE AT THE END OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
… 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. …
For further information please contact Serco:
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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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