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6th Dec 2021, 11:31
Replies: 55
Views: 18,451
Posted By tucumseh

Exrigger/Dervish You both raise good points....

Exrigger/Dervish

You both raise good points. Perhaps I can shed light…

The reason why Ms Sutherland, the Coroner, overruled her predecessor on Article 2 was the submission to her by the family...
3rd Dec 2021, 17:18
Replies: 55
Views: 18,451
Posted By tucumseh

Briefly, the Inquest concluded today. MoD...

Briefly, the Inquest concluded today.

MoD got a kicking. Known risks not tolerable and ALARP. Failure of duty of care. Repeated failure to implement recommendations from previous accidents (even...
30th Nov 2021, 09:17
Replies: 286
Views: 118,664
Posted By tucumseh

Bu**er the £100M. The pilot is safe. And well...

Bu**er the £100M. The pilot is safe. And well done Martin-Baker who, 3 years ago in court, were accused by MoD and the HSE of not understanding how their designs work. This incident made it 7662...
27th Nov 2021, 09:12
Replies: 52
Views: 10,801
Posted By tucumseh

Thank you for the link ORAC. I always found...

Thank you for the link ORAC.

I always found noise dose a strange omission from the old FRES requirement (2002, and I'm sure there were versions before that). Not one of the KURs or URs mentioned...
18th Nov 2021, 18:08
Replies: 48
Views: 7,941
Posted By tucumseh

Around 18 years ago Ammonia Borane was declared...

Around 18 years ago Ammonia Borane was declared the chemistry of choice for the Infantry (but not by the Infantry), to replace or supplement various types of Lithium batteries.

You might well ask...
12th Nov 2021, 11:57
Replies: 52
Views: 10,801
Posted By tucumseh

There's a solution, once mandated, which you...

There's a solution, once mandated, which you learned long before ever being in MoD(PE).

1. Call up DefCon 112(Repair) in the contract.
2. When such a issue arises, the MoD QAR, or repair manager...
12th Nov 2021, 11:28
Replies: 266
Views: 54,939
Posted By tucumseh

PM sent. 'Hawk' + 'ASSC' on Whatdotheyknow.

PM sent.

'Hawk' + 'ASSC' on Whatdotheyknow.
11th Nov 2021, 22:50
Replies: 74
Views: 12,966
Posted By tucumseh

I was once on a course with Director Special...

I was once on a course with Director Special Projects, a Brigadier, who later became a General. He had been Commanding Officer of the Black Watch RHR as a Lt Col. My background meant I was ípairedí...
11th Nov 2021, 20:36
Replies: 266
Views: 54,939
Posted By tucumseh

Judging by Freedom of Information requests on the...

Judging by Freedom of Information requests on the subject, at least one company has been anticipating this requirement for at least two years and knows exactly why Hawk is leaving service. MoD...
9th Nov 2021, 22:19
Replies: 52
Views: 10,801
Posted By tucumseh

It's a little known gotcha that the Treasury...

It's a little known gotcha that the Treasury Solicitor must approve, for example, acceptance of equipment off contract when it cannot be certified correctly. That might include where the contractor...
9th Nov 2021, 13:55
Replies: 55
Views: 18,451
Posted By tucumseh

To paraphrase the Red Arrows' risk register. If...

To paraphrase the Red Arrows' risk register. If command eject is on, and the passenger ejects both inadvertently, then the risk is of injury (not death according to MoD) to both. The 'tolerable and...
5th Nov 2021, 13:54
Replies: 52
Views: 10,801
Posted By tucumseh

Widger Have a look at the Jonathan...

Widger




Have a look at the Jonathan Bayliss thread. The RAF has taken over 3.5 years to do a few days work on a critical safety risk, and DE&S haven't seen an endorsed requirement yet.

But...
5th Nov 2021, 08:11
Replies: 55
Views: 18,451
Posted By tucumseh

There's so much wrong with this statement I don't...

There's so much wrong with this statement I don't know where to begin.

Even if we ignore that fact he implies nobody recognised the risk until March 2018 (which would be untrue), why has a...
3rd Nov 2021, 19:01
Replies: 52
Views: 10,801
Posted By tucumseh

All true. But the problem is also that no...

All true. But the problem is also that no committee (PAC, HCDC, etc.) ever takes the next step, setting out what's meant to happen, and what actually happens.

Who has the aspirations, and who...
3rd Nov 2021, 17:06
Replies: 52
Views: 10,801
Posted By tucumseh

TIO Worse. They were told, at interview,...

TIO

Worse. They were told, at interview, that their experience on AEW Mk7 was completely irrelevant to (at the time) FOAEW and then MASC.

Related to your second excellent point, they were also...
3rd Nov 2021, 14:56
Replies: 52
Views: 10,801
Posted By tucumseh

The report is barely worth the paper it is...

The report is barely worth the paper it is written on.

Take Crowsnest. Why did they not ask why its predecessor was delivered ahead of time, under cost, and to an infinitely better spec than the...
30th Oct 2021, 07:50
Replies: 55
Views: 18,451
Posted By tucumseh

This, I think, is a key issue. Very few do, which...

This, I think, is a key issue. Very few do, which has been all too evident at many a military Inquest, with them unable to pick up when MoD has lied under questioning. Hercules XV179 is the obvious...
30th Oct 2021, 02:30
Replies: 75
Views: 16,515
Posted By tucumseh

I'm not sure anyone has said Typhoon T1 is...

I'm not sure anyone has said Typhoon T1 is unairworthy. It is for MoD to prove an aircraft airworthy, not for someone to prove it is not. More often than not it can't, and so fleets are being...
28th Oct 2021, 17:43
Replies: 75
Views: 16,515
Posted By tucumseh

Foghorn Who mentioned understanding of the...

Foghorn

Who mentioned understanding of the command eject system?

I take it you haven't read the risk register? Or compared it to the recommendations of the XX204 report?

Do let us know...
28th Oct 2021, 16:55
Replies: 75
Views: 16,515
Posted By tucumseh

Now I suggest you go and read the risk register,...

Now I suggest you go and read the risk register, risk RED/OTHR-I/05, relating to command eject. You'll have seen this if you've read the XX177 report in full.

I wonder what maintainer's think...
28th Oct 2021, 09:26
Replies: 75
Views: 16,515
Posted By tucumseh

I understood from the SI report that Corporal...

I understood from the SI report that Corporal Bayliss didn't make it out. Is that wrong? No? Then he was left behind. Or remained in the aircraft. Or left alone to cope. Either way, he was killed by...
28th Oct 2021, 07:15
Replies: 75
Views: 16,515
Posted By tucumseh

Only Hawk and Nimrod? I must be slipping. ...

Only Hawk and Nimrod? I must be slipping.

Given the serious systemic failings reiterated by the Nimrod Review and various Coroners over the last 15 years, and that the root of those failings has...
27th Oct 2021, 18:42
Replies: 75
Views: 16,515
Posted By tucumseh

Well, I suppose if you read the MAA's regs you...

Well, I suppose if you read the MAA's regs you might think it simple. But if you consider what must actually happen to maintain airworthiness, which is a prerequisite to Continuing Airworthiness,...
27th Oct 2021, 16:41
Replies: 75
Views: 16,515
Posted By tucumseh

If only it were that simple.

If only it were that simple.
27th Oct 2021, 15:41
Replies: 266
Views: 54,939
Posted By tucumseh

I suspect, Chug, with the passage of time many...

I suspect, Chug, with the passage of time many have forgotten that the Shoreham Hunter's Airworthiness Approval Note was predicated on the RAF being the Hunter Aircraft Design Authority. Step forward...
25th Oct 2021, 07:06
Replies: 163
Views: 111,705
Posted By tucumseh

WEBF Both. The Mk5 upgraded the SK...

WEBF

Both.

The Mk5 upgraded the SK Mk2/Wessex active system with a deep water mod, meaning extensive winch and pithead gear mods, in addition to the new Sea Searcher radar and TANS. But it...
25th Oct 2021, 00:06
Replies: 163
Views: 111,705
Posted By tucumseh

Agreed. There were some Mk5s with Sea Searcher...

Agreed. There were some Mk5s with Sea Searcher fitted, but a few features were not yet finished, such as Track While Scan and radar/sonics integration. There was a TWS switch, but no wiring behind...
24th Oct 2021, 16:16
Replies: 163
Views: 111,705
Posted By tucumseh

Thanks for that Marcantilan. Those Mk5s had some...

Thanks for that Marcantilan. Those Mk5s had some baptism. This was during the Mk2-5 conversion prgramme, and equipment development had to be stopped and production ramped up. Makes those figures all...
13th Oct 2021, 21:44
Replies: 37
Views: 12,861
Posted By tucumseh

Yes, it was. Not sure why you ask, but from the...

Yes, it was. Not sure why you ask, but from the 80s-on there could be little expectation of consistent CCWR performance. The VC10 had a dual-transmitter fit of the Lo-Power variant, but like (e.g.)...
10th Oct 2021, 06:47
Replies: 20
Views: 3,780
Posted By tucumseh

Like 'airframe', 'air vehicle' and 'aircraft',...

Like 'airframe', 'air vehicle' and 'aircraft', 'air system' is appropriate when used in the correct context. But to replace all instances of 'aircraft' with 'air system' would be to show a worrying...
3rd Oct 2021, 18:08
Replies: 266
Views: 54,939
Posted By tucumseh

Given what MoD has admitted, it might be better...

Given what MoD has admitted, it might be better asking if the Hawk T1 has a valid Air Systems Safety Case in the first place! It didn't at the time of the Cunningham accident in 2011, and in 2018 one...
25th Sep 2021, 07:16
Replies: 797
Views: 275,097
Posted By tucumseh

I feel truly sorry for the Services having to put...

I feel truly sorry for the Services having to put up with this crap. The civil service did something similar 30 years ago, with Unified Grades. At first, and as Bob Viking said, no real change - an...
14th Sep 2021, 18:26
Replies: 26
Views: 5,358
Posted By tucumseh

Sounds like Thunderbird 2.

Sounds like Thunderbird 2.
11th Sep 2021, 15:01
Replies: 797
Views: 275,097
Posted By tucumseh

If he means obsolescent, then there are even...

If he means obsolescent, then there are even wider implications.
11th Sep 2021, 05:26
Replies: 701
Views: 252,762
Posted By tucumseh

Quite correct. The HSE's case was that it WAS...

Quite correct. The HSE's case was that it WAS compounded because MoD did not understand the risk (even though admitting it did) and MB not communicating the risk (even though verbal, written and...
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