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MEDIA ADVISORY: Veteran Automotive/Aerospace Journalist/Analyst, ZINTRO Expert Myron D. Stokes Available For Interviews at Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago and New York International Auto Shows

MEDIA ADVISORY

Re:  Veteran Automotive/Aerospace Journalist/Analyst Available For Interviews on State of The Industry, Its Product, and Risk/Benefit Analysis of Western Auto Companies Doing Business in The People’s Republic of China; One of Industry’s Stongest Advocates for Boeing C-17 Long Beach Production Line Retention

Contact: Benjamin Ballout or
Myron D. Stokes –
626-616-1655

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eMOTION! REPORTS.com Publisher Myron D. Stokes Presents Ford Marketing Executive Francisco Codina With 2006 Car of The Year Award for Lincoln Zephyr/MK-Z at Chicago Auto Show Image: Ford Motor Company

Los Angeles, CA -( LA Auto Show ) November 28, 2012 –   Veteran Automotive/Aerospace Journalist/Analyst, ZINTRO Expert and eMOTION! REPORTS.com Publisher Myron D. Stokes, an award-winning former Newsweek, Newsweek Japan, Newsweek International special correspondent and Interim Bureau Chief, will be available for interviews covering a wide range of automotive/aerospace industry subjects inclusive of product technology,emerging markets, crisis management, the short sightedness of offshoring manufacturing capacity and the technology associated; a re-emergent US auto industry, and the economic and national security implications of failing to protect and secure the country’s ability to manufacture things of value. http://ht.ly/fGPOO

“The US cannot exist as as consumer/service economy in the manner of Las Vegas,” says Stokes, “and expect to maintain its status, in symbiotic relationship with Great Britain, as THE world power economically and militarily.”

Moreover, Stokes is convinced, along with colleagues in the US policy shaping arena inclusive of the United States-China Economic and Security Commission (www.USCC.gov), that US, European and Asian auto companies are at profound risk of losing virtually all control of manufacturing operations in China. http://ht.ly/fGWAY     http://ht.ly/fGWsA

“It is critical that we  change that conversation in light of the  economically devastating effects of overly permissive trade regulatory processes that forced  US automotive and aerospace  entities to compete as companies, while  their international competitors operated as  countries, with the full power and resources of their parent nations,” Stokes said.  “Free trade must be fair, and our  Chinese colleagues, despite having  performed an economic miracle in recent years that rivals that of Japan in the ’80s and ’90’s and membership in the WTO, are  not interested in relinquishing one iota of  the economic advantage they have given their ‘indigenous’ auto companies.” http://ht.ly/fGRqr

Stokes has proven capable of discussing virtually every aspect of auto industry analysis with a particular focus on the China presence of western car firms.  He can discuss the risk/benefit of such presence by GM, Ford, Chrysler, the Europeans inclusive of VW; and the Japanese car companies who have  been declared for all intents and purposes “enemies of the state”.  Among other topics: whether the “bailout” of GM and Chrysler was really necessary and why Ford refused; the uncomfortable role that Wall Street played in creating a circumstance that made GM, Ford and Chrysler vulnerable to offshore takeover in the interest of short term gain.

GM Campus Shanghai - Pudong Signing Ceremony

GM Campus Shanghai – Pudong Signing Ceremony Image: GM

GM Bankruptcy/TATA/Jaguar Land Rover
Stokes was directly involved in an effort to stop the declaration of GM bankruptcy through re-evaluation of global assets; coordinated with concerned European governments -excluding Germany – to prevent GM’s attempts to offload Opel resulting in an intervention by those governments; and a very specific role in changing the circumstances under which the Jaguar/Land Rover sale to TATA would occur by bringing Mahindra and Mahindra back to the acquisition table in conjunction with one of the world’s most powerful investment banking institutions working through Ford’s then CFO.

Actor Damian Lewis with new 2013 Jaguar F-Type during VIP reveal at Paramount Studios 27 November

Actor Damian Lewis with new 2013 Jaguar F-Type during VIP reveal at Paramount Studios 27 November, an excellent event attended by eMOTION!’s Publisher Myron D. Stokes          Image:  Jaguar/Land Rover

 Chrysler/Kerkorian   Toyota Intelligence Gathering
Among archived industrial base preservation activities, Stokes helped prevent the
Kerkorian takeover of Chrysler by bringing a “White Knight” into the mix and presented
to the Chrysler board through a senior communications executive. The intervention was
conveyed during an overseas call from Tokyo during the 1995 Tokyo Motor Show. It is now possible to reveal that the late Sir Alex Trotman approved Ford Motor Company’s acting in this capacity following a lengthy interaction with Stokes during a Ford media program.

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1995-10-26/business/1995299061_1_chrysler-corp-tracinda-chrysler-called

http://www.nytimes.com/1995/04/25/business/kerkorian-bid-for-chrysler-is-rejected.html

Toyota Intelligence Gathering  – As Toyota grew in power, profit and influence through its US and global marketing presence which led to its supplanting GM as the world’s largest manufacturer of automobiles, the company’s public comments seemed to be increasingly dismissive of their US counterparts who were complaining about the trade imbalance and quite limited access to the Japanese market.  A trade war was averted in 1995 when Japan agreed to relax its market access requirements subsequent to discussions with then SECCOM Ron Brown (later killed in a Croatia plane crash) and Deputy Mickey Cantor.

In the ensuing years, not much changed relative to Toyota’s view of GM, Ford and Chrysler as competitors, and despite the fact that the company’s US presence was quite legal in addition to an emergent symbiotic relationship between the US and Japan economies, the preservation team decided that a modification of Toyota’s strongly influential position was in order.  Approval was sought in 2002 from US intelligence services to reveal the results of a 1988 global analysis of intelligence gathering activities by major powers, and rather than confirming that the various agencies reviewed were at the top of their game (CIA, NSA, KGB, MI-6, Mossad, et al) Toyota was assessed as the best intelligence gathering organization in the world.

Utilizing a dedicated satellite, 250,000 encrypted messages per day were sent between Toyota City and Torrance.  The CIA was sending half that amount at the time globally…

As a professor of economics at Wayne State University who was made aware of these data proffered at the time:  “Does Toyota have the right to encrypt potentially sensitive corporate data in the form of memos, reports, marketing strategies and Research and Developmental activities?  Absolutely yes.  But, did they provide the de-cryption codes to US intelligence services as required and agreed to between the respective governments?  Apparently no, they didn’t, and by failing to do so placed the entire Toyota organization operating in the west at profound risk.  Had they chosen to do so, the US government would have been perfectly within its rights to confiscate the company’s manufacturing operations, freeze its financial assets, and detain its executive personnel.  Obviously, and perhaps wisely, they didn’t.”

“In spite of the US deciding no punitive actions were required, Stokes observed, “Toyota’s stance changed remarkably, even to the point of defending and offering assistance to GM, Ford and Chrysler during the quite regrettable Congressional ‘bailout’ hearings of 2008.”

http://www.slideshare.net/GHHLLC/hyperintelligence-toyota-cia-nsa-kgb-mossad-and-sun-tzu-presentation-862459

Boeing Dreamliner/C-17 Globemaster III

Delivery Ceremony for All Nippon Airways 787 Dreamliner, Everett Field, WA Image: Boeing

On the aerospace side, a recent analysis of Boeing Dreamliner with specific focus on the issues of a nearly unprecedented conjoining of composites to metal within critical
aircraft structure, induced a rethinking of this approach and questioned, as did a GAO analysis, the viability, accuracy and appropriateness of FAA certification processes for aircraft extensively utilizing composites. (Google -Boeing Dreamliner Analysis).

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/emotion-reportscom-analysis-part-one-boeings-787-dreamliner-159822005.html

Boeing C-17 During Shortfield Takeoff Tests    Image: USAirForce

Boeing C-17 During Shortfield Takeoff Tests Image: USAirForce

Stokes, along with national security strategist and Walsh College Academician
Dr. Sheila Ronis, has been one of the strongest voices in advocating Boeing C-17
Globemaster III Long Beach production line continuance and preservation
of over 250,000 core manufacturing positions in the US – when one correctly
invokes Keynesian Economic Multipliers – of which at least 5,000 are in California.

Potential interviewers will find it useful to google the following terms: –Veteran Automotive Journalist-; -GM China Analysis-; -Auto Industry Analysis 2013 – (5 of 55 million); -2010 Auto Industry Analysis- (1, 2, 3 of 12 million) ; -Myron D. Stokes, China Auto Industry Analysis- ; -Boeing, Myron D. Stokes-;-Boeing Dreamliner Analysis- -Boeing C17,  Stokes- ; -Richard Holbrooke’s World- ; -Deadra’s Flight- ;-GM’s Transition to China-; – eMOTION! REPORTS.com –

Afghanistan Emergency Airlift Relief Mission

The children of the refugee camps in Kabul, Afghanistan, say "Thank you, Deadra Stokes"...  Image: British Afghan Women's Society, London, UK

Following another successful distribution of relief goods through a multinational private/public effort this past November, the children of the refugee camps in Kabul, Afghanistan, say “Thank you, Deadra Stokes”… Image: British Afghan Women’s Society, London, UK

Lastly, in his capacity as Managing Director of Global HeavyLift Holdings, Inc, an entity involved in the creation of a new air transportation industry subset, Stokes has just completed coordination, in conjunction with Kalitta Air US, DHL UK, AviaPartner and Fast Forward Freight of Belgium, and the British Afghan Women’s Society, of a second emergency private airlift relief mission into the refugee camps of Kabul, Afghanistan.  The mission was named “Deadra’s Flight” in honor of Stokes’ wife who recently succumbed to illness. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/urgent-appeal-ukuseuasiamiddle-east—help-with-airlift-of-winter-childrens-clothes-to-afghanistan-wanted-174768661.html

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/amnesty-international-calls-for-international-assistance-for-prevention-of-child-freezing-deaths-in-afghanistan-as-private-citizens-commit-cargo-plane-for-airlift-175898321.html

Publisher’s note: A second phase of this mission will bring critically ill Afghan children to the US for treatment, with Phoenix, AZ medical facilities having been designated for this effort.  A pediatric review team consisting of physicians and other area healthcare professionals is being formed as of now.

Media avails:  Stokes will be available throughout the media previews and during the public show. He will also be accessible for comment during near future auto shows, inclusive of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) http://www.naias.com/  and the New York Auto Show. http://www.autoshowny.com/
ZINTRO LINK: http://blog.zintro.com/2012/11/08/electric-cars-struggling-for-public-acceptance/

Analysis: GM’s Transition to China: http://www.slideshare.net/GHHLLC2/20092010-auto-industry-analysis-gms-transition-to-china-2714948

2008 Automotive Industry Analysis:  http://www.slideshare.net/GHHLLC/automotive-industry-analysis-2008-martha-hindes-e-motion-reportscom3-presentation

Main Site: http://www.emotionreports.com : Call For Restoration of Dewar Trophy in Accordance With 1907 Royal Automobile Club International Rulesets (Parts Interchangability; endurance, reliability)

Archived Press Release: (PR Newswire 2003) Reports Says Department of Defense May Consider US Auto Industry ‘Irrelevant’ to National SecurityAnalysis – “Super-Globalism: Strategies For Maintaining A Robust Industrial Base Through Technological, Policy and Process Improvement”   http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/report-says-department-of-defense-may-consider-us-auto-industry-irrelevant-to-national-security-71247952.html

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Defence Policy Analyst: “China’s Arrogance and Belief They are Next World Power Makes War With US/UK Inevitable and Soon” eMOTION! REPORTS.com Archives

Defence Policy Analyst: “China’s Arrogance and Belief They are Next World Power Makes War With US/UK Inevitable and Soon”.

Battle of The South China Sea Scenario http://www.slideshare.net/GHHLLC2/the-defense-industrial-baseissues-to-be-considered-and-recommendations-dr-sheila-ronis-dir-mba-programs-walsh-college

http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/display.cfm?pubid=1002

http://www.slideshare.net/GHHLLC2/project-on-national-security-reform-vision-working-group-report-and-scenarios-including-industrial-base-south-china-sea

http://old.pnsr.org/web/page/708/sectionid/579/pagelevel/3/parentid/590/interior.asp

Engineers and ground crew inspect China’s J-20 Stealth Fighter during tests; so much for western speculation in 2010 the country’s 5th generation combat aircraft development was “10-15 years” away…. Image: PLA

Prelude to Spyker SAAB Lawsuit – Euphemistic Audacity: eMOTION! REPORTS.com Responds to GM China’s Kevin Wales’ Praise of “Innovation Through Commercialization”

Cadillac AERA Concept Embodies Paradigm Shaping Performance, Efficiency and Collision Avoidance Technologies Image: GM

 “Once Again, The Chinese… Have  Proven Themselves Masters of the Endgame, and True Progeny of Sun Tzu…”  -Myron D. Stokes, Publisher and the eMOTION! REPORTS.com Industry Analytics Team

Euphemistic Audacity: eMOTION! REPORTS.com Responds to GM China’s Kevin Wales’ Praise of “Innovation Through Commercialization”.

Excerpt:    “What Kevin Wales euphemistically calls China’s process of ‘Innovation
through commercialization’ 
to accelerate technology prove-out and
utilization, is simply considered, by every other industrialized society, as
theft, industrial espionage, illegal acquisition of intellectual property,
patent right infringement, unfair trade practice by government subsidization…

“In other words, economic war on a massive scale, coupled with an endgame
strategy epitomizing zero sum. Grammatically, we rank ‘Innovation through commercialization’ right along with ‘ethnic cleansing’ in sheer euphemistic audacity.

“Mr. Wales and other GM executives have played -willingly or unwittingly- into the most reprehensible example of (perhaps) illegal transfer of wealth, technology, production process and economic stability at the DNA level in the history of the world. And of greater concern, a concomitant compromise of US national security through provision of sensitive
technologies -like the neodymium magnets pioneered by former GM subsidiary
Magnequench which was itself inexplicably purchased by the Chinese in the same
time frame GM resumed sales in that country- with weapons applicability to
China’s military.  No, Mel Brooks (History of The World, Part I) is not laughing, nor is Ford amused amidst  recent reports of an F-150 ‘commercialization’ by a Chinese car firm.   And yes, you should be worried: The Once Great Britain learned the hard way as it woke up to the fact that world-renowned brands spawned within its borders were now owned by offshore others, while reducing its manufacturing base capacity to pre-industrial levels.”     Go to full analysis

A Formidable Weapon in GM’s Repertoire of Ultra-High Performance Cadillacs: 2013 CTS-V Coupe.  Publisher Myron D. Stokes’ experience with the CTS-V Sedan in California convinced him that in their price class, the V-Series Coupe, Wagon and Sedan may be the finest luxury performance vehicles in the world. Image: GM

Mayo Clinic Jacksonville Revealed as Coordinating Point For “Off-Radar” Afghanistan Refugee Camps Airlift Relief Mission

Global HeavyLift Holdings, Inc. Managing Director Myron D. Stokes Co-directed From Wife’s Mayo Room Unprecedented Conflict Area Airlift of Critical Supplies For At Risk Children With Kalitta Air, DHL UK-Bahrain -Bagram, Fast Forward Freight and AviaPartner Belgium

Children of Kabul Refugee Camps Pose For Zarghona Rassa. Despite Squalid Conditions, Their Faces Reflect Hope and Confidence Image: BAWS

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Global HeavyLift Holdings, Inc., a Delaware incorporated transportation logistics firm involved for the past decade in creating a blueprint of architecture for infrastructure necessary in the establishment of a new globe spanning US-controlled industry, Heavylift, based on very modestly modified Boeing C-17 Globemaster III’s military transport aircraft, today revealed that its Managing Director, Myron D. Stokes, coordinated this past March 2012 with air transport entities Kalitta Air, DHL UK/Bahrain/Bagram, AviaPartner and Fast Forward Freight Belgium a believed unprecedented end-to-end private airlift relief mission to the refugee camps in Kabul, Afghanistan, from his wife Deadra’s bedside at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville.

“The mission was primarily in response to the excellent reportage of New York Times correspondent Rod Nordland (enhanced by the powerful and moving photography of Andrea Bruce) along with that of the BBC’s Andrew North earlier this year, revealing dozens of freezing deaths of children owing to a lack of heating fuel and warm clothes in the Kabul camps during an unusually cold winter,” Stokes said.” Relief of the camps was profoundly problematic owing to a near complete breakdown of communications between the US and Afghanistan governments, threats from the Taliban to step up attacks on all western personnel and facilities following the Quran book burnings at Bagram Air Base, and the killing of 16 Afghan civilians by a US soldier.

“Nevertheless, some caring people were not willing to let another child die from unrelenting cold, and British Afghan Women’s Society Director Zarghona Rassa was one of them.”

Go to full release: PR Newswire (http://s.tt/1jMlb)

 

 

 

THE REAL “MASS EFFECT” – ASTROPHYSICIST DR. ANDREW BECKWITH: CERN DISCOVERY PROBABLY NOT THE ELUSIVE HIGGS-BOSON “GOD PARTICLE”, BUT ONE PERHAPS FAR MORE SIGNIFICANT

THE REAL “MASS EFFECT” – ASTROPHYSICIST DR. ANDREW BECKWITH:  CERN DISCOVERY PROBABLY NOT THE ELUSIVE HIGGS-BOSON “GOD PARTICLE”, BUT  ONE PERHAPS FAR MORE SIGNIFICANT

Breakthrough May Be Larger, Much Larger, Than Higgs
 
We view what CERN has done is essential to understand optimal conditions for fusion, for understanding initial space-time geometry and a priceless example of how big science can, in its best moments, do what incremental technological improvements cannot possibly do.” 
-Dr. Andrew Beckwith, Department of Physics, Chongqing University

“Mass Effect 3’s Normandy N7 Star Cruiser Image: Electronic Arts Bioware

HIGGS-BOSON? Dr. Andrew Beckwith, in Collaboration with Research Analyst Myron D. Stokes: Summary of The Importance of the Higgs Research Results by the CERN Scientists and Why the Problem is Much Harder to Fully Master Than What People Think; i.e., Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking For a Particle Lasting 10 to the Minus Six Power Seconds, or Less

Realization of a Dream Part One: A Technical Analysis of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner

Boeing 787 Dreamliner High-Speed Taxi Test Image: Boeing

  “Indeed,  a wonderful opportunity was missed to give the flying public a large glimpse of the future in aircraft design, and one that would have had people flocking to airports just to see it.” – Myron D. Stokes, Publisher, eMOTION!
BOAC, Now British Airways, Crews Cheer Arrival of DeHavilland Comet, World’s First Operational Jetliner  Image: BOAC

Chicago – 17 June, 2012 –     In the interests of professional full disclosure, I completely disagreed with Boeing’s decision to drop development of the Sonic Cruiser – an aircraft with the potential to completely reshape the commercial  air travel landscape in a way not seen since the debut of the jet-powered DeHavilland Comet, Boeing 707 and supersonic Concorde (I had the profound privilege of being aboard Concorde 4 times) in favor of the aesthetically boring -save for the exquisite interior- though technologically advanced Dreamliner. An analysis in queue, but never completed owing to national security related events which commanded our full attention, was entitled “Boeing Chooses Mediocrity Over Greatness”.  Indeed,  a wonderful opportunity was missed to give the flying public a large glimpse of the future in aircraft design, and one that would have had people flocking to airports just to see it.  It should be mentioned however, that according to Flight Global’s Steve Trimble last month, there is reconsideration -on going as we speak- of a somewhat reconfigured,  and in all likelihood Mach 1 capable, Sonic Cruiser as replacement for 757.

Artist’s Rendering of The Sonic Cruiser: If Boeing Doesn’t Build it The Japanese and The Chinese Most Certainly Will       Image: Boeing

The foregoing statement is one given substance as I recall recommending to then British Airways Director of Public Relations John Lampl that he should strongly consider having Concorde visit Tampa International Airport.  In the aftermath of having flown this superlative aircraft on its inaugural run for Miami service in March of 1984 and then again the following year, I felt this visit would act as a stimulus for further developing the passenger base in the Tampa – St.Petersburg -Clearwater market.  John agreed, and Concorde did indeed visit Tampa in 1985 and thrilled the 100,000+ people who responded to an excellent PR campaign that included a full page ad simply saying “Concorde’s Coming!”.

Airbus A380   Image: Airbus

  Managerial Weakness?

I always believed Boeing management, under the then captaincy of Dr. Philip Condit, weakly bowed to pressure from Airbus’ John Leahy and under informed aviation media’s public debunking of Boeing’s Sonic Cruiser announcement in 2001 following a near total rejection of its revamped 747X in favor of the “clean sheet of paper” A380 Super Jumbo.  And in hindsight, must be viewed as nothing more than a thinly disguised fear by Leahy that the proposed near-sonic Boeing aircraft would simply neutralize the market momentum and presumed ascendancy induced by A380.

In the 2001 analysis “Boeing Going?” Leahy was quoted as saying “The 747 is a very fine airplane, but it’s based on 1960’s technology.”  To which our editorial team responded:

Someone should remind Mr. Leahy that airframes, properly maintained, can theoretically last forever. Considering the reality of avionics/flight systems modularity, even a DC-3 can be modified to operate on the technological edge. Expanding on the statement ‘1960’s technology’, he ought to remember this era produced aircraft of such superlative design and performance that they are considered aeronautical engineering benchmarks to this day. Names that readily come to mind include Concorde, SR-71, X-15 and Harrier. Not to mention we went to the moon in 1969.”
Then Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Alan Mulally Unveils a 3-dimensional Model of the Sonic Cruiser during the 2001 Paris Air Show.  There is Little Doubt That Mulally Would Have Successfully Launched the Program    Image:  Boeing
In a two releases entitled “Boeing Sonic Cruiser will Change the Way the World Flies” and “Boeing Unveils the Future at Paris Air Show”  the pivotal role this aircraft could play was clearly not lost on the Boeing team when a 3-dimensional model was unveiled during the 2001 Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airfield:  PARIS, June 19, 2001 — Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Alan Mulally unveiled a model of the company’s new ‘Sonic Cruiser’ today at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France, giving the world its first three-dimension look at the airplane that will change the way the world flies. The new airplane, which flies higher, faster and farther than today’s jets, will connect people, ideas and opportunities in new and more efficient ways. It also will provide airlines with a means to serve their customers’ changing needs and achieve greater operational benefits.  The sonic cruiser is expected to fly at speeds of up to Mach .98 (98 percent of the speed of sound) or faster over extended ranges. The faster speeds will reduce flight times by approximately 20 percent, shortening air travel trips by about one-hour for every 3,000 miles flown. The airplane’s long-range potential of 9,000 nautical miles (16,670 kilometers) or higher means passengers will be able to fly directly to their destinations, avoiding congested hubs and the delay and inconvenience of intermediate stops.”
And lest you think that Boeing would have been pushing the limits of its conceptualization, design, engineering, manufacturing and design for manufacturability proficiency, one needs go no further than the review of a 1969 technical description of the company’s version of the Supersonic Transport (SST)  initiative and the more comprehensive description to the Department of Defense  and to the FAA (Pratt & Whitney engine analysis)   in 1966 and 1967 respectively.
It is of interest that Airbus was forced to proffer a rival concept to Sonic Cruiser; a clear signal Boeing’s announcement induced not a few sleepless nights for the European aircraft manufacturer’s executive suite.  According to our sources, the flight experience transparency materials concept announced in 2010, is either a direct derivative of an internal 2001 concept or was heavily influenced by same.
Delivery of 787 Aircraft to Launch Customer ANA at Everett, WA Production Facilities in September 2011
“Of course, I very much want 787 to succeed brilliantly.  And, although confident that every problem has a solution, I remain convinced that only a short to mid-term solution has been crafted to gain FAA certification.” – Aerospace Industry Supplier

 

 

Destined For Success: Dreamliner Completing World Tour

With the delivery of 787 aircraft to launch customer ANA last September, and the near completion of its world tour flight demonstrations, Boeing appears to be on a roll.
The myriad manufacturing process issues, particularly the conjoining of metal to composites, seemed to have been resolved, although academic colleagues in the field of metallurgy and an aerospace industry supplier are not totally convinced that Boeing has crafted a long term solution to the latter concern.   “In my mind, I keep envisioning a [DeHavilland] Comet-like state of affairs from an aircraft structural integrity standpoint; the result of pushing the technological envelope too far, too fast,” said a supplier colleague.  “While I have seen Boeing engineers over the decades demonstrate an incredible knack for ultra-complex problem solving, the issue of composites being used this extensively in an airframe (50%) and conjoined metal to composite in the wing box is a new animal.  No one has demonstrated or answered convincingly to my satisfaction that separation of the conjoined components will not occur subsequent to X amount of flight cycles.  You can’t put one thing that doesn’t move on top of something that does.

“Of course, I very much want 787 to succeed brilliantly.  And, although confident that every problem has a solution, I remain convinced that only a short to mid-term solution has been crafted to gain FAA approval.  An approval mind you, that prompted a GAO investigation into the 787-specific modified certification processes.”

Boeing 707   Image: Boeing

To be continued next week…

Related:

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/emotion-reportscom-analysis-part-one-boeings-787-dreamliner-159822005.html

Boeing 787 From the Ground Up
Composite Material For Aerospace Structures
787 Video
Influence of Implementation of Composite Materials In Civil Aircraft Industry on Reduction of Environment Pollution and Greenhouse Effect
Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird Cutaway: http://members.ync.net/jam/cutaways/sr71a.html

Volunteers, Airlines Lift Tons of Baby Clothes to Refugees Fleeing War in Afghanistan

The anguish of unrelenting cold in the camps is reflected in the face of this Afghan Boy

Image: Andrea Bruce, New York Times

Unusually Cold Afghanistan Winter Takes Toll on Most Vulnerable: Relief Efforts Underway Led by British Afghan Women’s Society

Kalitta Air Fleet

Kalitta Air and DHL Deployed their aircraft to assist in the rapid movement of relief goods to refugee camps outside of Kabul, Afghanistan in an unprecedented private airlift mission into a conflict zone Image: Kalitta Air

“We were up all night trying to keep her warm, but there weren’t enough blankets.  Then we heard her cough.  It was her last breath.”  Mr. Samid Gul, on the loss of his infant daughter, as told to the BBC’s Andrew North

UPDATE:   Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan ( March 24-31, 2012)  – In the aftermath of a deadlier than usual winter for young children in Afghanistan, in which at least 40 children have frozen to death as a result of inadequate clothing, shelter, and blankets, a British Afghan Women’s Society  air cargo of warm baby clothes, baby formula, and other items has arrived in Kabul, and delivered to the refugee camps in Kabul where many of the freezing deaths occurred.  The cargo is the result of an outpouring of sympathy from Britons and people from around the world, who responded overwhelmingly to calls by the Society for donations of these items.

The cargo was transported through the generous donation of air transport services from a number of companies working together, picking up different legs of the trip.  It is believed that this is the first time a purely cooperative effort attempting end-to-end delivery of such a large quantity of donated relief items has been accomplished in the Afghan theater.  The donated items are being driven directly to the camps after sorting and will be put into the hands of the neediest families.

Children of Kabul Refugee Camps Gather During Distribution of Relief Goods on 31 March, 2012; Amidst Squalor, a Quiet Dignity                 Image: BAWS/DHSA

Children of Kabul Refugee Camps Gather During Distribution of Relief Goods on 31 March, 2012; Amidst Squalor, a Quiet Dignity                                                                                                          –  Image: BAWS/DHSA

The refugee camps hold an estimated 35,000 people who have fled the violence and fighting in other parts of the country, and live in squalid conditions, mostly in
tents and mud huts.Twenty three of the deaths occurred in the camps in Kabul,
considered the most secure area of the country.  All were children under five.

The British Afghan Women’s Society gathered  over 2,000 kilos of children’s clothes
and blankets, the weight  equivalent of a Ford Explorer.   The transport mission is
led by former Newsweek special correspondent Mr. Myron D. Stokes of Global HeavyLift Holdings Inc. of Bloomfield Hills, MI,  working with strategic partners at Kalitta Air, DHL-United Kingdom/Bahrain/Bagram, Aviapartner Belgium, and Fast Forward Freight, Belgium.

“Ismail’s Flight”

British Afghan Women's Society Director Zarghona Rassa  and Driver Sameer pose with DHL crew during pickup of donated relief supplies at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan   Image: DHL-OIAX

British Afghan Women’s Society Director Zarghona Rassa and Driver Sameer pose with DHL Bagram crew during pick up at Bagram Airbase, Afghanistan   Image: DHL-OAIX

The Mission Begins: 0745z/24 – Liege Airport, Belgium

The airlift took-off from Liege Airport in Belgium at 0745z March 23rd last weekend, briefly stopped at Bahrain, and arrived Bagram at 0500z/24, March 24.  Distribution was carried out Saturday March 31 in the refugee camps in Kabul following a news conference that morning from within the DHSA compound.   The flight has been christened “Ismail’s Flight,” after the youngest of the children who froze who were named in a New York Times report.  Ismail was 30 days old.

Sameer and DHL ground crew member reflect the cooperative spirit manifest throughout this relief mission.        Image: DHL-OAIX

The donation of children’s items comes as relations between the Afghan government and the US government are at an all-time low, after recent incidents such as the Quran burnings last February and, more recently, the murder of 16 civilians allegedly by a US soldier now in custody.   The organizers noted that in addition to the great need for the winter baby clothes, the timing of the delivery to the refugee camps in Kabul is significant,
as it coincides with the Afghan New Year.

Loading of donated relief goods at Bagram Airfield, ultimately bound for refugee camps near Kabul, Afghanistan.       Image: DHL-OAIX“It’s the  first week of Afghan New Year.  This will mean so much to them” said a
representative of the British Afghan Women’s Society.

Afghan tradition holds that on Nowruz, the week of celebrations for the New Year, if a
person is warm and kind to their relatives, friends and neighbors, then the New Year will be a good one.

As reported in the BBC by Mr. Andrew North on 21 February, “Nearly 40 children have
frozen to death in Afghanistan, according to Afghan officials, as the country experiences one of its harshest winters in decades.”

More than half these deaths took place in and around Kabul, the most secure area in
the country.

The DHL air crew handling the final leg of the mission into Afghanistan flew into the often dangerous airspace, at risk, in order to deliver the load.

Although death by cold or starvation, especially among young children, is a common occurrence every winter in rural areas in Afghanistan, this year the world was shocked as dozens of infants and young children froze in the most populous and secure city, the capital of Kabul.

In February Andrew North of the BBC reported the story of Mr. Samid Gul, who had
recently lost an infant daughter.  Mr. Gul said:”We were up all night trying to keep her warm, but there weren’t enough blankets.  Then we heard her cough.  It was her last breath.”

The temperatures on the coldest nights in Kabul ranged from just below freezing to minus ten degrees Celsius, for refugees living, for all practical purposes, outdoors with no heat in such temperatures.

In January the BBC’s Bilal Sarwary reported of life in Kabul in general that “Many
homes lack basic heating and many Afghans simply do not have enough clothes to keep
them warm.”  The deaths in Kabul were also reported by Rod Nordland of the New York
Times.

Zarghona Rassa, Sameer and DHL crew after truck loading, Bagram Airfield      Image: DHL-Bagram

   Zarghona Rassa and Sameer Ahmad Mastoor pose with DHL crew after truck loading at Bagram Airbase     Image: DHL-OIAX

Bringing Together a Global Logistics Team

Myron D. Stokes of Global HeavyLift Holdings, Inc. said of the complex logistical
team working together, “Not only are they happy to do this, they are excited.  We can’t thank the aviation professionals like Pete Sanderlin, Sean Pryce, Thomas Henry, Emil Pando, Mohamed Durgana, Benjamin Seamans, Heath Nicholl, Diana Bean and Connie Kalitta of Kalitta Air; Susan Westlake and Doug Choyce of DHL UK, Nick Mariano, DHL-Bagram, Ebrahim Abdulla and Sami Juma, DHL-Bahrain;  Bob Swindens and Aurelie Seron of Fast Forward Freight Belgium; Menno Van Goch and Stef Lemmens of IAS/Kalitta Belgium and innumerable others, enough for this extraordinary effort that moved significant relief goods across the world into a conflict zone in record time.  Even more significantly, I believe this represents a new humanitarian resource transport model that has demonstrably removed, via this mission, the typical and often frustrating complexities for moving such goods to the critical point of utilization.”

Stokes also commended Global HeavyLift’s Director of Middle East Operations Benjamin Ballout, who, after discussions with Ed Corcoran of Global Security and Jobs For Afghan’s Ralph Lopez, recommended the mission.   “He simply called and said, ‘We really need to do whatever we can to assist’, and that was the trigger”, Stokes said.

DHL Aircraft at Bagram airfield, Afghanistan      Image: Bagram AF

DHL Aircraft at Bagram airfield, Afghanistan Image: Bagram AF

Stokes says he has to reserve special praise for the ground team in Kabul which required precise coordination between DHL-Bagram’s Nick Mariano, British Afghan Women’s Society Director Zarghona Rassa, Sameer Ahmad Mastoor, the transport convoy co-organized by Shahir Zahine of Development Humanitarian Services of Afghanistan (DHSA) Najim Dost, and NYE Express Marketing Director Sayed Hanif Ghanzafar.   “The flexibility and resourcefulness demonstrated in the face of rapidly changing circumstances associated with pick up at Bagram Airfield to delivery and storage at the NYE Express warehouse is the stuff of movies”, said Stokes.  We’ll be re-telling the story for the rest of our lives, I think.  And, I don’t believe that on their best day Oprah Winfrey’s producers could find a grander example of strong, brave and resourceful women like Zarghona Rassa.”

[ENDIT]

Background articles:

“Driven Away by a War, Now Stalked by Winter’s Cold” by Rod Norland, New York Times, Feb.3, 2012
 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/04/world/asia/cold-weather-kills-children-in-afghan-refugee-camps.html?_r=2

“Uncovering the Sadness of Young Deaths”, by Rod Nordland/Andrea Bruce photography, New York Times, Feb. 8, 2012

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/08/uncovering-the-sadness-of-young-deaths/?scp=1&sq=nordland&st=cse

“In the Midst of $2 Billion Per Week Spending on War, Babies Freezing in Kabul for Lack of Food, Fuel.”

 http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/02/13/1064411/-In-the-Midst-of-2-Billion-Per-Week-Spending-on-War-Babies-Freezing-in-Kabul-for-Lack-of-Food-Fuel

About Global HeavyLift Holdings, Inc

Founded in 2002, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan-based GHH is a strategic air transport solutions entity that was born of a multi-year public/private effort (Commercial Application of Military Airlift Aircraft-CAMAA  ) among forward thinkers in both the private sector and government to mitigate emerging and observable vulnerabilities in the U.S. industrial base global supply chain. Such vulnerabilities are represented by the fact that no ocean-borne shipping is in U.S. hands at present, thus potentially subjecting American corporations, especially automotive, and their global operations to the whims and perhaps economically hostile activities of and by foreign governments. Add to this the risk of terrorist activities, which have, according to the Department of Homeland Security, targeted maritime operations; i.e., ships, ports and ocean containers.

Incorporated in Delaware and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) listed, (ccr gov) it is the goal of GHH and its strategic partners around the planet to work with key logistics personnel within these corporations and government agencies to conceptualize, craft and structure long-term global supply chain alternative transportation methodologies through continuous — not stop gap or emergency — air augmentation solutions. Its most important mission, however, has been in the co-development of global architecture for infrastructure of a new American controlled industry, Heavylift, utilizing the excellent airlift performance characteristics of the Boeing BC-17.

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