Editorial

Tam, a Letter of Remembrance

Monday, July 17, 2017
By George Hatcher
Tam, a Letter of Remembrance

Dear Tam Families, On this day, 7/17/17, I just reread the transcript of TAM flight JJ-3054. I never knew those people aboard that plane, but I knew their families. I remember the families of these lost passengers. I remember your heartbreak and your loss. Ten years have passed. I hope you have had ten... »

Germanwings Flight 9525. Remember.

Friday, March 24, 2017
By George Hatcher
Germanwings Flight 9525. Remember.

Everyone aboard Germanwings Flight 9525 passed away on March 24, 2015. One hundred fifty fatalities, from infant to senior. Passed away is a soft euphemism, not adequately reflecting the chasm left in those who were left behind. But the memory of those who were lost remains. If nothing else, the memory is an inheritance,... »

Coming together to Counter Airport Insecurity

Saturday, January 7, 2017
By George Hatcher
Coming together to Counter Airport Insecurity

The current state of things requires us to be vigilant anywhere we go these days. I have been thinking of a starting an ongoing conversation regarding safety. I am troubled by Esteban Santiago’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport attack on Friday afternoon. Any traveler who puts as many miles as I do on a plane is... »

Happy New Year

Saturday, December 31, 2016
By George Hatcher
Happy New Year

Dear Friends and Family and 2016, Best wishes to all. 2016, I must tell you that you were a hectic year, crazy in many ways, with wins and losses, some that cut us deeply, and some that inspired us. You were in all ways unexpected. I must introduce myself. I am no one special,... »

Thanksgiving Wishes

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
By George Hatcher
Thanksgiving Wishes

It is time again for Thanksgiving. In my heart, I feel Thanksgiving every day, perhaps because in my business I am constant touch with families of victims. I work closely with people in all stages of loss. I have to admit, it takes a toll. Even the news of the day takes a toll-the... »

Remembering AirBlue Flight 202

Thursday, July 28, 2016
By George Hatcher

On July 28, Air Blue Flight 202 crashed in the Margalla Hills north of Islamabad. It was the last flight ever for 146 passengers and six crew. The accident happened during a July rainstorm six years ago, I believe the people aboard should be remembered. The only survivors were the family members. No one... »

Aviation Industry: Time for a Black Box Upgrade

Thursday, July 7, 2016
By George Hatcher
Aviation Industry: Time for a Black Box Upgrade

Woodland Hills, CA — (ReleaseWire) — 07/07/2016 –No one is saying that aircraft tracking doesn’t need an overhaul. It does. Examination of plane crash events demands it. Aviation experts have been asking for pinger battery improvements since a month after the crash of Air France 447 on 1 June 2009, when the pinger battery... »

The Ides of Germanwings: One Year Later

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
By George Hatcher
The Ides of Germanwings: One Year Later

There is a time to go about our daily business. There is a time to set everything else aside, and just remember. Now it is time to remember. Dusseldorf airport set aside a room for German family members of the 72 Germans who lost their lives on Flight 9525. Today in Barcelona, flags were... »

MH370: Two Years after

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
By George Hatcher
MH370: Two Years after

Time passes. Shakespeare said “Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.” As of today, the mystery of MH370 has gone unsolved for two years. Better that the tower in Malaysia had been proactive and caught that there was something going on before it flew off course; Better if maintenance had found... »

Airblue 202: July 28, 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
By George Hatcher
Airblue 202: July 28, 2015

Our dead are never dead to us until we have forgotten them. Those are words by another George—the Victorian novelist Mary Anne Evans whose pen name was George Elliot. “Our dead are never dead to us until we have forgotten them.” No truer words were ever spoken. But there are so many dead to... »

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  • #Aviationsafety Fumes aboard Alaska Airlines 737 Seattle-Boston. flight crew declared emergency due to air quality. https://t.co/hiZ6qge5yk
    about 4 hours ago
  • #Aviationsafety Tri-M.G Boeing 737 freight flight suffers runway excursion on landing at Wamena Indonesia https://t.co/bGWt1FtGfJ
    about 4 hours ago
  • #Aviationsafety United B744 at Frankfurt Passengers faint from faulty air conditioning. Passengers required medical attention from heat.
    about 4 hours ago
  • #Aviationsafety Allegiant B752 at Cincinnati. Engine cowl detaches,damages upper wing.Crew stopped the climb&returned to Covington Airport.
    about 4 hours ago
  • #aviationsafety ThomasCook B753 at Hurghada.Loud bang followed by smoke results in evacuation onto runway prior to departure. 251 pax 9 crew
    about 4 hours ago