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Boeing 787 Dreamliner milik Air Canada. Sumber: Airways Magazine Nama Boeing nampaknya masih enggan turun dari topik utama pembahasan seputar dunia transportasi. Setelah pemberitaan yang terakhir beredar adalah dari keluarga korban kecelakaan dua pesawat tipe 737 MAX 8 yang mengaku belum mendapatkan ‘santunan’ dari pihak produsen, kini pemberitaan terbaru menyebutkan bahwa beredar kabar tentang pihak Boeing yang mengakui tentang pemalsuan dokumen penjualan varian Boeing 787 ke pihak Air Canada.Baca Juga: Pasca Dua Kecelakaan 737 MAX 8, Pihak Boeing Belum ‘Santuni’ Keluarga Korban!Sebagaimana yang dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari laman simpleflying.com (2/7/2019), varian Dreamliner dari pihak Boeing ini dikirim kepada Air Canada pada tahun 2014 silam, namun kira-kira 10 bulan setelah pengiriman tersebut, Boeing mengakui bahwa pihaknya telah memalsukan dokumentasi terkait penjualan pesawat wide-body tersebut. Pada pernyataannya, Boeing mengklaim seolah-olah bahwa pengerjaan pesawat tersebut belum sepenuhnya rampung, namun sudah dikirim kepada pihak konsumen. Benar saja, pada tanggal 10 Februari 2015, Boeing 787 Dreamliner milik Air Canada yang hendak bertolak dari Vancouver menuju Narita di Jepang terpaksa melakukan pendaratan darurat di Anchorage, Alaska setelah mengalami kebocoran tangki bahan bakar, kurang lebih lima jam setelah mengudara – dan kini semuanya sudah jelas bahwa Boeing memalsukan dokumentasi terkait penjualan varian 787 Dreamlinernya sebelum pesawat tersebut dikirim ke pihak Air Canada! Ya, Boeing ‘membocorkan’ salah satu rahasianya ini tertanggal 29 Juni 2019 kemarin.Ya, salah satu momen pembuka celah bagi terbongkarnya ‘borok’ dari Boeing terkait pemalsuan dokumen ini terjadi ketika penyelidikan menyeluruh pasca dua kecelakaan maut yang dilakukan oleh varian 737 MAX 8 – dimana penyelidikan diperluas hingga ke pabrikan Dreamliner di South Carolina.Dengan berdalih bahwa ini merupakan masaah yang terisolasi, pihak Boeing langsung mengambil tindakan korektif dengan memanggil mekanik dan inspektur dari perusahaan yang terkait dengan urusan administratif ini. Hadirnya kasus seperti ini tentu saja membahayakan semua penumpang dan awak kabin yang berada di dalam penerbangan terkait. Tapi apakah pihak Air Canada selaku pihak yang ‘ditipu’ oleh Boeing ini pernah berada di dalam situasi yang sangat berbahaya?Baca Juga: Inilah Alasan, Mengapa Boeing Menggunakan Angka 7 di Produk Jet KomersialnyaBeruntung, maskapai ini tidak pernah mengalami insiden serius terkait dengan pemalsuan dokumen ini, namun tetap saja, di dunia penerbangan yang dimana semuanya harus serba presisi dan beroperasi dengan sempurna, pemalsuan dokumen semacam ini akan sangat berbahaya. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Related
GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 He doesn’t lose his cool. He now takes off and fearlessly rushes forward to gain yards.A 41-year-old quarterback, Masamitsu Den has been doing this for a long time — and he can still throw and run the ball as well as a 25-year-old signal-caller.Getting old isn’t bothering Den. What Den hates most as an athlete is to give up. Den believes that even in such a tough, physically-demanding sport like American football, a player can extend his career by working out properly and sustaining a love for the game.“In the X League (Japan’s top football circuit), most players start thinking about stepping out of the sport when they turn 30-years-old or so, and it’s been believed to be natural,” said Den, the starting quarterback and manager of Club Huskies, a Division Two team of the X League. “But to me you can play more and longer by making an effort”.While working as a normal employee on weekdays, Den devotes most of his spare time to building his body. He goes to a gym a few times a week and works out for hours at a time. He commutes by bicycle between his home in Ichikawa, Chiba Prefecture, and his company in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward, a distance of about 20 km.By Den’s simple logics, winning simply comes from extensive training.“It’s easy to win the ballgame — if you train and run hard,” he said after an spring league game in Tokyo. Den has been known for his cannon arm in Japan, and thanks to his uncompromising training, he said he can still throw the ball 70 yards or so.“My ideal is to throw a liner in a quick release, though,” Den said.Den is a former player of the Onward Skylarks of the X League Division One and a collegiate player at Nihon University under the late and legendary coach Mikio Shinotake. Den said he has never felt a burden in playing at the the most nerve-racking of positions while also keeping an eye on his team as manager.“I think you can do better if you try to do better,” said Den, who comes up with all the passing plays of the Huskies.“I just want to help keep the population of this sport. Kudo (the Yokohama BayStars’ 44-year-old pitcher Kimiyasu) is still playing. In this sport, once you quit, it’s over and you can’t make a comeback.”Den also is a die-hard NFL fan. He wears No. 12 for his team and it came from Terry Bradshaw, a former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback. Den said that this summer he wants to visit the preseason training camps of Super Bowl champion Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots, to study quarterbacks Payton Manning and Tom Brady.Den’s work will never end. He has always persevered to be more than a football player. Not that he is thinking about his career as a player coming to an end any time soon.“I think I can play until around 50,” Den said with a laugh. “I’ve not given up my dream to play in the World Cup, either. The next time, I will be about 45-years-old, though.” He takes a snap from the center and steps back, looking for a target to throw a pass to. But every receiver is covered, and defensive ends are surging toward him.Quarterback Masamitsu Den of X League Division Two team Club Huskies passes the ball during a springleague game in May at Oi Stadium in Tokyo. The 41-year-old cannon-armed signal-caller/manager works hardin training to extend his playing career. KAZ NAGATSUKA PHOTO
0Shares0000AS Roma’s forward Francesco Totti kicks to score on a penalty on September 11, 2016 at Olympic stadium in Rome © AFP / Alberto PizzoliMilan, Italy, Sep 11 – Francesco Totti came off the bench to hit a late winner from the spot as Roma moved to within two points of leaders Juventus after a rain-interrupted 3-2 win over Sampdoria on Sunday.“That was the first time I’ve ever felt afraid of taking a penalty,” the 39-year-old veteran, who is in his 24th and final season at the club, told Sky Sport minutes after being mobbed by teammates under the stadium’s popular Curva Sud end. “You just can’t afford to miss under the Curva (sud)!”Roma looked to be heading for a difficult second half at the Stadio Olympico after Sampdoria surged to a 2-1 half-time lead when goals from Fabio Quagliarella and Luis Muriel cancelled out Mohamed Salah’s eighth minute header for the hosts.But Roma coach Luciano Spalletti was given extra time to consider his tactical options when officials delayed the restart by over 30 minutes to render the pitch playable again following a first-half deluge of rain and hailstones.Totti replaced Diego Perotti and Edin Dzeko came on in place of Stephan El Shaarawy for the start of the second half, and the changes made an immediate impact.After Kevin Strootman saw his drive palmed away by Emiliano Viviano, Totti set Dzeko up for a shot that forced Viviano to parry for a corner.AS Roma’s forward Francesco Totti heads the ball on September 11, 2016 at the Olympic stadium in Rome © AFP / Alberto PizzoliTwo minutes later, Totti sent Dzeko through in the box and the Bosnian shimmied around Viviano before tapping home from close range to pull the hosts level.Roma had the momentum, but Salah glanced a header wide and only the trailing foot of Viviano stopped Dzeko’s goalbound shot from crossing the line.Roma looked all set for a share of the spoils until Dzeko made the most of a Milan Skriniar’s challenge in the area to win a penalty that Totti cooly slotted past Viviano.Roma are now two points behind leaders and champions Juventus, who claimed their third successive win with a 3-1 defeat of Sassuolo on Saturday.And Spalletti, who endured a lengthy spat with Totti last season, said he’s on the lookout for a bunch of new Tottis.“I want four or five [Francesco] Tottis in this team,” said Spalletti, who was called out by the club talisman last season over his lack of playing time.England’s goalkeeper Joe Hart, pictured in June 2016, completed his move to unfashionable Torino on a season-long loan deal two weeks ago © AFP/File / Paul Ellis“If I don’t play him people get annoyed at me but I want to produce another player like him.“One great player is not enough – you need more than that. I want to find more Tottis in my team.“I want to see some of the other players in the squad develop into players like Totti – that’s what we need.”Napoli sit in second place, also two points behind Juve, following a 3-0 rout of Palermo on Saturday when Jose Callejon added a brace to Marek Hamsik’s 47th minute opener.Earlier, England goalkeeper Joe Hart conceded twice on his Torino debut as Atalanta secured a 2-1 win in Bergamo.Hart, deemed surplus to requirements by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, completed his move to unfashionable Torino on a season-long loan deal two weeks ago.Torino made light of injury-enforced absences up front to take a 54th minute lead through Iago Falque.But Atalanta only two minutes later Hart came off his line to palm a corner away with one hand, and Andrea Masiello punished the move by deftly volleying the loose ball into the net.When Alejandro Gomez was hauled down by Lorenzo Di Silvestri inside the penalty area with only eight minutes on the clock, Ivorian striker Frank Kessie stepped up to coolly send Hart the wrong way to seal the win.Torino coach Sinisa Mihajlovic was sent off for dissent, and tried to justify his outburst: “I protested to the referee because he didn’t whistle when (striker) Maxi Lopez suffered two fouls, while at the other end they blew the whistle immediately.”In Sunday’s late game Inter Milan had Mauro Icardi to thank for a second-half brace that secured their first win of the season in a 2-1 defeat of new boys Pescara.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
0Shares0000One of the four Chelsea fans accused of racist violence towards a black man in a Paris metro train arrives for his trial in Paris on January 3, 2017 © AFP / Bertrand GuayPARIS, France, Jan 3 – A French court Tuesday gave suspended jail terms to four Chelsea football fans over a racist incident before a Champions League match in Paris and ordered them to pay the victim 10,000 euros ($10,400) in compensation.The men were seen in video footage that showed a black man being pushed back twice as he tried to board a Metro train full of fans of the English Premier League giants in February 2015 as they travelled to a game against Paris Saint Germain. In the background, Chelsea fans can be heard chanting: “We are racist, we are racist and that’s the way we like it.”After a one-day trial, the court gave suspended one-year sentences to Richard Barklie, a 52-year-old former Northern Ireland policeman, and William Simpson, 27, neither of whom attended the trial in the French capital.Joshua Parsons, 22, a former pupil of the elite Millfield school in England, now working in the building trade, and James Fairbairn, 25, a civil engineer, were given suspended prison terms of eight and six months respectively. Both men were in court.France ordered the Chelsea fans to collectively pay 10,000 euros to Souleymane Sylla, whom they forced off a Paris train for being black © AFP/File / BERTRAND GUAYThe court ordered the men collectively to pay 10,000 euros to the victim, Souleymane Sylla, a commuter who was not attending the match.After giving evidence, Parsons apologised to Sylla, a 35-year-old Frenchman of Mauritanian origin, but denied his actions had been racist.Turning to the father of four at the Palais de Justice, Parsons said: “I am very sorry to Mr Sylla, but I was not racist in any way.”The incident was recorded by a passenger and widely used in the British and French media.Under French law, the men could have been jailed for up to seven years and fined 100,000 euros.– Banned from matches –Commuter Souleymane Sylla was violently thwarted in his attempts to get on a Paris metro train before a Champions League match between Paris Saint Germain and Chelsea in February 2015 © AFP/File / Patrick KovarikBarklie, Simpson and Parsons have already been banned from football stadiums in England over their role in the incident.Barklie, the oldest of the accused, is seen pushing Sylla at least once in the video. The men were charged after they were identified in the video.Parsons, wearing a three-piece grey suit, told the court he had been drinking in a Paris bar for five hours before the incident.He admitted the atmosphere in the train had been “hot and hostile” but said the supporters had blocked entry to Sylla because the carriage was full, not because of his skin colour.He claimed he had not even noticed that Sylla was black until he saw the video footage in the media after the incident.Parsons also claimed that the chanting was in another carriage and the supporters doing it “could not even see Mr Sylla”.He said he had had to quit his job and move from his home in Surrey, southeast England, to Cornwall hundreds of miles away to escape the media attention following the incident.Fairbairn denied the prosecution’s claim that during the incident he had made a gesture contrasting the colour of his skin with Sylla’s.“All I can say is that I did not do that,” he told the court, adding that he found the racist chanting “disgusting”.Defence lawyer Caroline Toby said Fairbairn had been convicted because “he was in the wrong place at the wrong time”.Sylla told the court he had believed he was going to die in the incident and had been left traumatised afterwards, which had affected his work and his marriage.“He has not been able to lead a normal life for 18 months,” Jim Michel-Gabriel told the court.Dismissing claims his client was motivated by winning compensation, the lawyer added: “He wanted to appear before you today to regain his dignity.”After the verdict, Sylla told the court: “Justice has been done.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Germany manager Joachim Low has no plans to make any further attempts in contacting Mesut Ozil againThe 30-year-old playmaker announced his international retirement in the summer after receiving the brunt of the blame for Germany’s group stage exit at the World Cup.Ozil cited a lack of support from the German Football Federation (DFB) for the racism and discrimination he suffered for his Turkish ancestry from the supporters.Things between Ozil and Low also reached a low point afterwards with the latter making several attempts to speak to him.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…Ozil then failed to show up at Arsenal’s training base in September, when Low came to visit former Germany defender and new academy boss Per Mertesacker.“No, at the moment, I don’t have any plans to do so,” Low told Sport Bild on whether he intends to make contact with Ozil again.Ozil is currently a doubt for Arsenal’s trip to Old Trafford tonight in the Premier League against Manchester United due to a back injury.