I am saying this for years - the business model of the integrators is asking for this kind of trouble.
You just have to be literate and be able to follow through the masks on the PC
to become a "traffic manager" in many countries.
That's not enough to qualify for the job but it is one of the reasons why DG
/ hazmat lands uncontrolled in cargo aircraft. It is safe to say that this happens every day. It becomes real dangerous when the DG
freight does not stay on-line with the integrators but is transferred to paqssenger carriers for stations which are not served directl.y
Same goes for terrorist activities. Some obscure shipper in Yemen managed to forward a bomb on a QR
flight from sanaa via DOH
to connect there with a UPS flight to CGN
where it was transferred to another UPS flight via EMA
Luckily, they found the parcel at EMA
before the flight departed.
This occasion has been taken as reason for even more ocntrols in Germany, although such controls and regulations could not have stopped the incident here. Kneejerk reaction by stupid politicians who do not have a clue what the are deciding about, all because of an insufficient business model which was createe by integrators and which does not hold up to safety standards in reality.
|Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 4):|
DGR is very seriously monitored in Freight Airlines....Including documentation,packaging,access to the DG in flight.....
You have to distnct between integrators (those we are talking here) and freight airlines resp. combination carriers like LH
who opearte cargo and passenger aircraft. The latter use the services of freight forwarders who know their clientele, know what they are shipping and employ at least 2 clerks who regularly have to undergo DG
training. On top of that., cargo/combination carriers double check DG
on receipt and this is done by clerks with current licenses only.
is absolutely safe on passenger / cargo airlines, it is not with integrators. The latter are proving this year after year and fines slammed upon them by the FAA will not better the situation.