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'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 18th, 2023 at 03:55:50 PM EST

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 18th, 2023 at 03:56:37 PM EST
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Doesn't the French manufacturer add at least three more?
by Cat on Wed Jan 18th, 2023 at 04:17:56 PM EST
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That would be funny if it wasn't wrong...
The main facilities of Airbus Helicopters are at its headquarters in Marignane, France, and in Donauwörth, Germany, with additional production plants in Brazil (Helibras), Australia, Spain, Romania, the United Kingdom and the United States. The company was renamed from Eurocopter to Airbus Helicopters on 2 January 2014.[4]

I remember giving training to Airbus engineers in Marignane at least 25 years ago. Most were German.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Thu Jan 19th, 2023 at 11:12:28 AM EST
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offshore-technology | Should the Airbus 225 Super Puma be grounded for good?, 13 Jul 2016
...What began with a single signature has since become a stirring example of populist outrage that the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) cannot ignore. At the time of writing, over 27,000 people, some of them relatives of those killed in other Super Puma incidents, have put their names to the petition....
ainonline | Resurrection of the Super Puma, 2 May 2022
It started with the stuff of nightmares and ended like the story of Lazarus--back from the dead.

On April 26, 2016, the main rotor separated from an Airbus Helicopters EC225LP (LN-OJF) that was cruising at 2,000 feet and 140 knots near Turoy, Norway, while transporting offshore oil workers
Turoy was just the latest in a series of high-profile Super Puma crashes dating back to 2009, involving derivatives including the EC225 and the AS332 L2, tied to gearbox problems. On April 1, 2009, all 16 aboard died when the main rotor gearbox failed on an AS332 L2 off Peterhead, Scotland, and in 2012 gearbox issues were linked to a pair of successful Super Puma ditchings off Scotland and the Shetland Islands.

But Turoy proved to be the most terrible crescendo. Not surprisingly, deliveries of new Super Pumas dropped off a cliff, from 42 in 2015 to 19 in 2016 to just eight in 2017. Airbus Helicopters' then-CEO Guillaume Faury felt obliged to make a high-profile flight into London on one in October 2017, telling reporters, "It takes time to restore trust after these accidents."

thedrive.com | Error, Malfunction, Sabotage Investigated As Possible Fatal Ukrainian Helicopter Crash Causes (Updated), 18 Jan, Airbus Н225 Super Puma
The helicopter that went down is a relatively new acquisition for Ukraine. European aviation conglomerate Airbus Helicopters delivered this particular example [?] to the Ukrainian government in 2019, according to The Associated Press [APsplainin, citing an unnamed French defense official. That same official stressed that it was not part of any military aid package for Ukraine following Russia's invasion last year.

The helicopter was from a batch of 21 H225Ms, among other helicopters, that the Ukrainian government had ordered from Airbus, deliveries of which had started in 2018. H225M helicopters are now in service with both SES and the country's National Guard.

"Thanks to the excellent operational cooperation with Airbus, we will also set up a local training and maintenance [!] centre in Ukraine to support our new modernized fleet of helicopters," [Arsen Avakov, Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine,] added.
Kyiv Independent | Zelensky on Brovary helicopter crash: 'Every death is the result of war', 18 Jan
In a video address at the World Economic Forum in Davos, President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the helicopter crash that killed 14 people, including the top leadership of Ukraine's Interior Ministry, wasn't "just an accident."

When asked by the interviewer if he was worried about potential threats to his personal security, Zelensky responded, "I'm not worried. I have nothing to add."

"I believe, given my experience with war and the current state of our society, that this was not an accident -- it was the war. War is not limited to the battlefield -- it has many fronts. There are no mere accidents. Everything that happens is the result of war," Zelensky said.

tabloid Mail | 'In war, there are no accidents': Zelensky blames PUTIN for helicopter crash disaster that killed 14, vows to take back CRIMEA and blasts GERMANY for not providing tanks in outburst to DAVOS elite, 19 Jan
...Speaking late on Wednesday, the president said that there were 'several' theories being investigated to explain a helicopter crash that killed the country's interior minister and 13 others earlier in Kyiv. He said the crash near a nursery was 'not an accident', calling it a consequence of Vladimir Putin's invasion of his country.
He compared weapons to a 'vaccine against Russian tyranny.'...
yahoo! New Voice of Ukraine | UK to send Apache helicopters and modern tanks to Ukraine, 15 Jan
msn Newsqueek | Fact Check: Is the U.K. Sending Apache Helicopters to Ukraine?, 16 Jan
< checks watch >
by Cat on Tue Jan 24th, 2023 at 03:16:34 PM EST
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Ahh ... the corrupt government led by Zelensky promised not to invade Russian sovereign land. 🤥

Zelensky is now evicting deputy ministers who have profited from EU funds, leading a clean-up operation in attempt to restore unity ... transparency, accountability and cleanliness ... assassination and murder a sign of turmoil inside Kyiv. New oligarchs positioning for the restoration and rebuilding of Ukraine ... a once in a lifetime opportunity ... at least half a trillion euros.

Halt the War .. Fix War Racketeering First

Corruption? Is the West looking for an argument to de-escalate and push for a start of negotiations. Stop the fu*king war and the needless bloodshed ...

Ukraine corruption scandal: String of officials resign in Kyiv | EuroNews |

Perhaps the reason for reluctance by German Chancellor Schulz and the devastation and tens of million lives lost caused by the Nazis in WWII. Germany will not risk getting into WWIII.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Tue Jan 24th, 2023 at 03:38:32 PM EST
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It's the Chancellor to make the final decision. Display of unity in Traffic light coalition 🤣

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Tue Jan 24th, 2023 at 05:38:37 PM EST
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'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Tue Jan 24th, 2023 at 05:40:18 PM EST
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courtesy of "social media" influencers, voices of democracy
by Cat on Wed Jan 18th, 2023 at 04:23:24 PM EST
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