#2263: Marine Links Anna’s Black-Hand Navigator To Serco Ground-Staff Drones, Sukhoi Waypoint Crash

Plum City – (AbelDanger.net): United States Marine Field McConnell has linked Black Hand* services used by Anna Chapman’s investors in NetJets and the Navigator hedge fund to Serco’s global deployment of ground staff for the remote-piloting of droned passenger aircraft and the ad hoc waypoints allegedly imputed into the Sukhoi SuperJet 100 which crashed on 9 May 2012 into the side of a volcano in the province of West Java, Indonesia.

Black Hand* – Lloyd’s Register of captains or journeymen with Privy Seal “Licenses to Kill, Burn, Bribe” for the City of London’s Honourable Artillery Company 1537; the Master Mariners and Air Pilots (formerly GAPAN) 1929, and The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts 1638 – whose alumni include U.S. Presidents James Monroe, Chester Alan Arthur, Calvin Coolidge and John F. Kennedy and – perhaps – Barack ‘Down Low’ Obama.

McConnell alleges that in 1962, the late pedophile Lord Privy Seal and then commander of the Honourable Artillery Company, Lt. Col. Edward Heath, outsourced the U.K.’s 4-minute warning system, the NPL cesium clock and Telstar timing to Serco whose Lloyd’s Register of Black Hand actors can now spot, shoot, snuff, spin and spoil drone operations in the United Kingdom and United States to within 1 μs of each other (previous efforts were only accurate to 2,000 μs).

McConnell claims that Serco CEO Rupert Soames’s brother Nicholas Soames, the former U.K. Minister of Defense, used RAF ground staff to pilot the drones which enforced no-fly zones in Iraq and back-hauled images for snuff films financed through UN Oil-For-Food revenues paid into Serco’s shareholder accounts with AXA (BNP Paribas) and JPMorgan in New York.

McConnell claims that Serco set up a Black Hand drone navigation service with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and NetJets (RAF Northolt) in 1998 while its National Visa Center agents set up a ground-staff drone network at FAA Contract Towers for the al-Qaeda sleeper cells in America.

McConnell claims that Serco – the Black Hand navigator for U.S. Air Force Space Command – stood the Air Force down for 30 hours of “Blue Air” time on 9/11 while its ground staff used NetJets and IAI drones to pilot the “first live-broadcast mass snuff film in human history.”

McConnell claims that Serco sent Chapman to London to build a pedophile entrapment service for NetJets and Navigator investors and their clients and sent her to New York to target Hillary Clinton and her ‘bodywoman’ Huma Mahmood Abedin in a lesbian honey trap.

McConnell claims Serco sent Chapman to Moscow on July 8, 2010 in a phoney prisoner swap of Russian and American spies and tasked her with the job of stopping Sukhoi from competing with Bombardier for the largest aircraft order in private aviation history when on June 11, 2012, NetJets placed a firm order for 75 Bombardier Challenger 350 and 25 Bombardier Challenger 650 jets, with options for additional 125 Challenger 350 and 50 Challenger 650 aircraft.

McConnell claims that Serco placed Chapman as an adviser on investment and innovation issues at FundserviceBank – a Moscow bank that handles payments on behalf of state- and private-sector enterprises in the Russian aerospace industry – to ensure Sukhoi aircraft were fitted with uninterruptible autopilots which would have allowed Serco’s Black Hand Navigators to impute ad hoc waypoints and terminate the 2012 Indonesia demonstration flight on Mount Salak.

McConnell invites rebuttal of his allegation that NetJets and Navigator hedge fund investors used Anna Chapman’s Black Hand services and Serco ground staff to fly a droned Sukhoi SuperJet 100 along ad hoc waypoints for a crash into the side of an Indonesian volcano on 9 May 2012.

Prequel 1: #2261: Marine Links Serco Black-Hand Drones To Obama Ground-Staff Pilot Snuff Film – “Caged And Burnt Alive” 

Prequel 2: Overview of TRUMP Methods

Sukhoi Superjet 100 Mount Salak crash simulation, final version
Anna Chapman In Uniform As She Visits Russian Tank Division
Pretty Dangerous: Who is ‘Russian spy’ Anna Chapman? 
Anna Chapman Sexy Hot Russian SVR Spy

Sercos Airbus ground-staff piloted drone facility at former RAF Oakhanger 

DEADLY ACCURATE Israeli military UAV could be used on Gaza Strip

Serco… Would you like to know more?
SERCO GROUP PLC Subsidiaries AND Shareholders [Includes AXA (BNP Paribas) and JP Morgan which laundered $64 billion through Oil-For-Food New York escrow accounts]

“Anna Vasil’yevna Chapman (Russian: А́нна
Васи́льевна Ча́пман; born Anna Vasil’yevna Kushchyenko Russian: А́нна
Васи́льевна Кущенко; 23 February 1982) is aRussian national
who was residing in New York City when she was arrested, along with
nine others, on 27 June 2010, on suspicion of working for the Illegals
 spy ring under the Russian Federation’s external intelligence
agency, the SVR (Sluzhba Vneshney Razvedki).[4][2][5]
pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign
government without notifying the U.S. Attorney General, and departed
to Russia on 8 July 2010, as part of a prisoner swap.”

“The Mount Salak Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ-100) crash occurred
on 9 May 2012 when an
SSJ-100 aircraft crashed on a
demonstration flight operating from 
Halim Perdanakusuma AirportJakarta,
[1] On 10 May, the wreckage of the Sukhoi
Superjet was spotted on a cliff in 
Mount Salak, a volcano in the province of West Java. Due to the widespread debris field where the aircraft hit the
mountain, rescuers concluded that the aircraft directly impacted the rocky side
of the mountain and that there was “no chance of survival”.
[2][3] On 12 May 2012, it was reported that the remains of several
victims’ bodies had been recovered and airlifted to Halim Airport and then
taken to the National Police Hospital for identification.

The final report,
released 18 December 2012, indicated that the accident was caused by crew
members ignoring terrain warnings that they had incorrectly attributed to a
database problem. The crew had turned off the 
warning system
 and were
unaware that they were operating in close proximity to mountains. The crew,
including the captain, were engaging in conversation with potential customers
as the aircraft impacted the ground.

At 14:00 local time (07:00 UTC),[14] the SSJ-100 departed from Halim
Perdanakusuma Airport
 for a
local demonstration flight, and was due to return to the departure point.
[7][15] This was the second demonstration flight the aircraft was
operating that day.
[16] There were six crew, two representatives from Sukhoi and 37
passengers on board.
[7] Amongst the passengers were representatives from Aviastar MandiriBatavia AirPelita Air Service and Sriwijaya
[17] At 14:21 (07:21 UTC), the crew requested permission to descend
from 10,000 feet (3,000 m) to 6,000 feet (1,800 m) for reasons which
were unclear, and this was granted. This was the last contact that 
Air Traffic
 had with the
[7] which was then about 75 nautical miles (139 km) south
Jakarta,[17] in the vicinity of 7,254-foot (2,211 m) high Mount Salak, a mountain higher than the requested flight level.[7]

Simon Hradecky,
The Aviation
, later reported:
“Indonesia’s Air
Traffic Control, Jakarta Branch, reported that communication between ATC and
aircraft was done in English, there was no language problem hampering
communication. The aircraft had been in the area of Bogor, approximate
6.55°S 106.9°E, about 13 nautical miles (24 km) northeast of the peak of Mount
Salak and 7 nautical miles (13 km) clear of mountainous terrain in safe
flat area, when the crew requested to descend and to perform a right orbit. As
there was no reason to decline such a clearance the flight was cleared down and
for the right orbit. This was the last transmission from the aircraft, the
aircraft could not be reached afterwards. The plane having finished right orbit
flew a course about 210°. It is unclear how the aircraft got into the area of
Mount Salak and crashed afterwards, ATC services hope the black boxes will
explain how the aircraft got there. All data including flight plan, radar data
and ATC recordings as well as transcripts of interviews with the air traffic
controller have been handed to Indonesia’s NTSC.”
In December 2012, the
crash investigation determined that the plane’s 
terrain warning system had
been functioning correctly and had warned the pilots about the collision course
with the mountain. The pilots, however, turned the system off, suspecting it to
have malfunctioned. Due to being distracted by conversation on the 
flight deck, unrelated to
flying the plane, they failed to notice that the plane was in danger.

A ground and air
search for the aircraft was initiated, but was called off as night fell. On 10
May at 09:00 (02:00 UTC), the wreckage of the Sukhoi Superjet was found on
Mount Salak.
[2] It is only known that the aircraft had been flying on a clockwise
flightpath around the mountain, towards Jakarta, before the crash.
[7][19] Preliminary reports indicated that the aircraft had hit the edge
of a cliff at an elevation of 6,270 feet (1,910 m), slid down a slope and
came to rest at an elevation of 5,200 feet (1,600 m). Despite appearing
relatively intact from the air, the aircraft sustained substantial damage, and
there was no sign of survivors. The site of the accident was not accessible by
air and no rescuers had reached the site by nightfall on 10 May. Multiple
groups of rescue personnel attempted to reach the wreckage on foot.

NetJets, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, offers fractional
 and rental of private business
called Executive Jet Aviation, NetJets Inc. was founded in 1964. It was the
first private business jet charter and aircraft management company in the
world. NetJets sells part ownership or shares (called fractional ownership) in
aircraft, this gives the fractional owner a share in the use of the aircraft.

NetJets sells
fractions of specific aircraft, chosen from several available types at the time
of purchase. Owners then have guaranteed access (50–400 hours annually,
depending on share size) to that aircraft with as little as four hours’ notice.
If the owner’s aircraft is unavailable for some reason, another aircraft of the
same type, or a larger aircraft, will be provided. Fractional owners pay a
monthly maintenance fee and an “occupied” hourly operating fee. The latter is
charged only when an owner or guest is on board, not when the aircraft is
flying to a pick up point, or flying to another location after completing a

For companies or
individuals that require less than the minimum 50 flight hours and the
five-year commitment of fractional ownership, they can buy flight hours in
25-hour increments.

NetJets’ fleet is the
largest private jet fleet in the world with more than 650 aircraft worldwide.
Jets in their fleet are classified by cabin size:

Light Cabin
Midsized Cabin
Large Cabin


On June 11, 2012,
NetJets placed the largest aircraft order in private aviation history. NetJets
placed a firm order for 75 Bombardier Challenger 350 and
25 Bombardier Challenger
 jets, with options for additional 125 Challenger 350 and 50
Challenger 650 aircraft.[13]On the same
day, it also placed a firm order for 25 Cessna Citation Latitude with options
for 125 more.[14]

‘Femme fatale’ Anna had access to Barclays account details in London
UPDATED: 08:22 GMT, 1 July 2010

Spy in the capital?
Anna Chapman, pictured here outside Westminster in London, has been arrested in
the U.S. after the FBI claimed she was a Russian agent spying on America
The ‘femme fatale’ at
the centre of the Russian spy row in the U.S. worked for Barclays in this
country, the bank admitted yesterday.
As the British
authorities checked to see if the spy ring had been active here, it emerged
that Anna Chapman worked in the bank’s small-business division for six months.

This potentially gave
her access to account details of thousands of British companies.

The glamorous
28-year-old, who is believed to have married a Briton while in the UK, worked
for the bank in London in late 2004.

More details emerged
yesterday of her time in London, which not only saw her working, but also
enjoying the sights such as Big Ben and Piccadilly Circus.

She lived in one of
the capital’s smartest addresses, South Kensington, close to the Natural
History Museum. 

Houses in the street
she lived on regularly sell for between £4million and £7million.

A neighbour, who asked
to remain anonymous, recalled seeing mail for Anna Chapman arriving at the
rented flat in Thurloe Street in around 2004-05. 

She never met the
Russian woman, but thought she lived alone.
Miss Chapman claimed
to have worked in London for four years, from 2003 to 2007, when she returned
to her native Russia before then moving to the U.S. 

Her time in Britain is
the focus of an investigation by MI5 to establish exactly what she was doing.

As well as working for
Barclays, Miss Chapman also worked for a private jet company in Kensington and
a hedge fund in Mayfair, according to her online CV on the business networking
site LinkedIn.

But intriguing gaps
have appeared in her account of her time in the capital.

She said she worked
for NetJets Europe from September 2003 to August 2004, but a NetJets
spokeswoman said she worked there for only three months, as a sales assistant,
from May to July 2004.
Miss Chapman claimed
she worked as a ‘slave’ at Barclays Bank for a year, between August 2004 to
July 2005. Sources at Barclays said she worked in the bank’s small-business division
for six months in 2004 and 2005.

Finally, Miss Chapman claimed she worked for the Navigator hedge fund
in Mayfair for two years, from July 2005 to July 2007

A source at the
company said she had worked there for only ‘a matter of months’, adding: ‘She
was petite, okay at her job but nothing special.’

Posing: Miss Chapman
pictured in London, left, and an image posted on her Facebook page, right. She
is believed to have attempted to gain access to American secrets by moving
through high New York society

Miss Chapman returned
to Russia in 2007, and is understood to have moved to Manhattan in February
this year, living in an apartment in the heart of the financial district.

In a video filmed just
weeks before her arrest, she bragged to friends about how easy it was to move
through the highest levels of society in New York.

Miss Chapman said the
freedoms afforded her in America meant she could make contacts with senior
executives and politicians with ease. 

She counted
international economist Nouriel Roubini among her friends, and models who
partied with the 28-year-old found her so convincing they mistook her for a

A model who knew Miss
Chapman said she was always ‘very, very well dressed – the best dressed, the
most elegant in the group’.

An economics graduate
who is fluent in Russian and English, Chapman is among the 11 alleged spies
said to have been on ‘deep-cover’ missions in the U.S. to send secrets back to
the Kremlin.

Anna’s world tour: The
accused spy also has photographs of herself posted on Russian networking site
‘Odnoklassniki’, or Classmates, showing herself in front of the Statue of
Liberty in New York, as well as various places in Moscow
She has been called a
‘practised deceiver’ and it appears that her real name is Anya Kuschenko, the
daughter of a diplomat who was posted to the Russian embassy in Kenya when she
was a teenager.

It was claimed
yesterday that her father, Vasily Kuschenko, was a leading Russian envoy.

Meanwhile, the accused
paymaster of the alleged spy ring has gone missing in Cyprus after violating
his controversial bail terms.

Christopher Metsos,
55, failed to check into a police station in Larnaca last night as he was
required to do daily until a scheduled extradition hearing on July 29.

Metsos’s disappearance
will be an acute embarrassment to the Cypriot authorities – and is likely to
infuriate Washington.
Spies and a picnic

They shared dinners on
the patio and their children played together every day. 

But the couple did not
realise their ‘all-American’ neighbours apparently had a shocking secret – they
were Russian spies. 
The husband and wife,
who spoke on the condition of anonymity, lived next to Richard and Cynthia
Murphy in Hoboken, New Jersey. 

Burger and spies:
Cynthia and Richard during a typical all-American ‘cook-out’ in Hoboken New
For two years they
spent most weekends with the couple and their two young girls, convinced they
were a normal suburban family. 

The alleged Russian
agents babysat their children and even emailed them after they moved

‘They seemed like a
decent young couple,’ said the husband. ‘They loved their kids. They seemed to
enjoy each other’s company. 

‘She was a great cook.
She once made these cookies that were shaped like the Statue of Liberty and a
New York cab. 

‘Was it all fake? It
must have been all fake, or they just got caught up into something didn’t know
how to get out of.’ 

His wife said: ‘I feel

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“The National Security Council Was Briefed on Anna Chapman before Her
Published April
3, 2012 | By emptywheel
I frankly wasn’t all
that interested in 
the news that Russian spy Anna Chapman was setting a honey trap for an
Obama cabinet official…

In a documentary
broadcast last night, FBI counter-intelligence chief Frank Figliuzzi claimed
the glamorous Russian agent got close enough to ‘disturb’ U.S. spy catchers.

He said the fear that
Miss Chapman was close to seducing a sitting member of the Obama administration
spurred agents to swoop on the 10-strong spy ring of which she was a part.

Mr Figliuzzi told the
Channel 4 documentary the auburn-haired spy got ‘closer and closer to higher
and higher ranking leadership… she got close enough to disturb us.’

‘We were becoming very
concerned,’ he said. ‘They were getting close enough to a sitting US cabinet
member that we thought we could no longer allow this to continue.’

Until Laura
noted that Peter Orszag left the White House in July 2010. Since most
of the cabinet level officials with some base in NY, where Chapman lived and
socialized–like Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice–are female, I simply hadn’t
thought that much about who her target could have been. Though Orszag presents
an interesting possibility (not least because he was personally involved in our
cybersecurity efforts at the time). And an even more interesting date, to me,
is the day the White House announced his departure: 
June 22, just 3 days before they started rolling up the Russian spy network.

Now, whether or not
Orszag was the target (I’ve got some other suspicions, and if he was, Chapman
would have been targeting Orszag during the period after 
he got engaged but before he got married), her comment was enough to get me to refer back to my coverage on
Chapman’s arrest.

And there are a few
interesting details about it. 

Here’s a timeline I put together:

June 9: Chapman’s
laptop chats with Russian Official #1 surveilled
June 11: Obama briefed about
Russian spy swap
June 16: Chapman’s
laptop chats with Russian Official #1 surveilled
June 18: Obama chairs NSC meeting on Russian spy swap
June 24: Obama and
Dmitri Medvedev 
go to Ray’s Hell Burger
June 25: Complaint
against 9 spies 
June 26: FBI collects evidence against last two remaining spies; FBI
agent says to Chapman, “I know you are going back to Moscow in two weeks.”
June 27: Spies
June 29: Russian Foreign
Minister Sergey Lavrov 
complains about timing of arrest; Obama reported to be miffed about timing of arrest; DOJ attributes timing to pending travel–presumably Chapman’s
Week of July 5: White
almost cancels spy swap because names of proposed spies in Russia leaked
July 10: Two weeks
after FBI Agent said Chapman would be traveling to Russian in two weeks

Of particular note is
the June 18 NSC meeting. Most key cabinet members that would make interesting
targets for Russian spies are members of the NSC. Director of OMB
attends NSC meetings
that pertain to its area of responsibility. They all learned–at least in the
abstract–of the looming spy trade on June 18, 2010, a week before the FBI
started rolling up the spies.

Now consider the
excuse for the timing of the spy arrests 
DOJ gave at the time.

As we previously reported, charges issued so far against the alleged
“illegal” long-term Russian penetration agents do not accuse them directly of
espionage—stealing or attempting to steal U.S. intelligence or defense secrets.
Instead, court documents portray them as talent spotters, alleging that they
were assigned to identify and ingratiate themselves with influential Americans
who had access to U.S. policymakers or government secrets, the idea being that
those individuals could then be targeted for more aggressive recruitment by
other Russian spies.

As the timeline above
makes clear, Chapman was the one about to leave the country. Also note that DOJ
admitted one of the spies was targeting “a personal friend” of a “current
cabinet official.”
According to court
papers, the individuals who were targeted included a former high-ranking U.S.
national-security official; an American working on nuclear-weapons research;
and someone described by the FBI as a “prominent New York–based financier” who
was “prominent in politics,” “an active fundraiser” for a U.S. political party,
and “a personal friend” of a person described as “a current cabinet official.”

So the info on a cabinet official was out there–though now the FBI has
revealed that the apparent intent was to set a honey trap.

Finally, look how
Rahm got when asked whether Obama had triggered the timing of the arrests.

Now, on Thursday, Rahm pushed back against any indication that Obama
might have been involved in the decision to roll up the spies. First, Rahm
claims that the decision to arrest the spies now was entirely that of law
enforcement and intelligence.

decision on this spy swap the president’s?
first of all, what the president does appreciate is the work of the law
enforcement community, as well as the intelligence community for their hard
work in this case.
It wasn’t the decision
of the president. It was the decision, obviously, of the law enforcement
community and the intelligence community. But he does appreciate what they did
and making America safer and the hard work that they did to get this done.
president — let me rephrase it then. Did the president sign off on this spy
president was briefed about it.
Then when Lehrer
presses (sort of), Rahm goes all spooky on his.
president aware that this spy ring existed before it was revealed publicly and
these guys — these people were arrested?
Jim, it’s important — there will be a lot of postscripts on this.
that what you should take away from this, obviously, the president was informed
appropriately, known what was going on.
And they made the
decision to go forward on this action. There will be a lot of writing about it,
but I think, at this time, let me just say the cautionary note, the less said,
the better.
about, as I always like to say, less is more?
JIM LEHRER: Yes, sir,
whatever you say.
Ix-Nay on the Resident-Pay’s
involvement in spy Wap-Say!
Rahm was clearly
trying to distance the President from this decision. Is that because the timing
was dictated by a honey trap?””

“Huma Mahmood Abedin (born July 28, 1976[1]) is
an American political staffer.

She has been a long-time aide to 
Rodham Clinton
; she was U.S. Secretary
of State
 Clinton’s Deputy
Chief of Staff at the State Department and before that, traveling chief of
staff and “
body woman” during Clinton’s campaign for
Democratic nomination in the 2008 presidential election.[2][3][4] She is married to former Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner.

Early years[edit]

Abedin was born
. When she was two years
old, her family moved to 
JeddahSaudi Arabia. Both her parents were educators. Her Indian[5] father, Syed Zainul Abedin, born in New Delhi, India on April 2, 1928, graduated from Aligarh
Muslim University
in 1947 with a
masters in English literature and joined the department’s faculty as a
[6] He later received his Ph.D. from the University
of Pennsylvania
. He died in 1993.[7] Her Pakistani mother, Saleha Mahmood Abedin, also
received her Ph.D. from the
of Pennsylvania
, and is currently
an associate professor of 
sociology at Dar Al-Hekma
 in Jeddah.[4][8]

Abedin returned to the
United States at 18 to attend 
Washington University
, where she
earned a B.A. degree.


While a student at
George Washington University, Abedin began working as an 
intern in the White House in 1996, assigned to then-First Lady Hillary
Rodham Clinton
. In 1998, she was
an assistant editor of the 
of Muslim Minority Affairs
.[10] She later worked as
traveling chief of staff and “body woman”
during Clinton’s 2008 Democratic Presidential nomination campaign,
[2][3] and
subsequently served as Deputy Chief of Staff under Clinton in the 
State Department.[11] She is currently a director of the
transition team that is helping Clinton return to private life,[4]
[12] and works for the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation.

In 2010, Abedin was
included in 
Time‘s “40 under 40”,[13] a
list of a “new generation of civic leaders” and “rising stars of
American politics”.
[14] At a celebration before Abedin’s wedding to Anthony Weiner,
Clinton said in a speech, “I only have one daughter. But if I had a second
daughter, it would [be] Huma.”

Conspiracy theory[edit]

On June 13, 2012,
Republican members of Congress, led by 
Michele Bachmann, alleged that Abedin “has three family members–her late father,
her mother and her brother – connected to 
and/or organizations”
[16][17] These claims have been widely rejected and condemned by a variety
of sources, and are generally regarded as a 
conspiracy theory.[18][19][20][21] The Washington Post called Bachmann’s allegations “paranoid,” a
“baseless attack” and a “smear.”
[18] Republican Senators, led by John McCain, stated: “The letter and the report offer not one instance of an
action, a decision or a public position that Huma has taken while at the State
Department that would lend credence to the charge that she is promoting
anti-American activities within our government.”

[20][22] TheSeattle Times compared Bachmann’s accusations to the
witch-hunts of 
Joseph McCarthy, calling the claims “unsupported…
assaults by an unthinking zealot.”
[23] The Anti-Defamation
 condemned the letter
as well, referring to it as “conspiratorial” and saying that the
Representatives involved should “stop trafficking in anti-Muslim
conspiracy theories”.
[21] Abedin was subsequently placed under police protection after she
received threats of violence, possibly connected to the allegations.

Grassley questions[edit]

Senator Chuck Grassley raised questions about Abedin’s work as a State Department
employee, concerning the fact that she held four jobs
[25] from June 2012 to February 2013,[12][26][27][28] as a part-time aide to Clinton while working as a consultant to
private clients for consulting firm Teneo 
Holdings[26][27] and she was working for the Clinton
 and also working
for Clinton as an assistant.
[25]The State Department and Abedin both responded, with the State
Department indicating that it uses special government employees routinely
“to provide services and expertise that executive agencies require”
and Abedin stating that she did not provide any government information or
inside information gained from her State Department job to her private
employer. Grassley found the letters unresponsive.

Personal life[edit]

Abedin is a Muslim.[29][30][31] She speaks English, Urdu, and Arabic.[32][33][34][35][36]
Abedin married
Anthony Weiner (D-NY) on July 10, 2010; Bill Clinton performed the wedding ceremony.[37] In June 2011, Abedin became the subject of widespread media
attention amid her husband’s 
photo scandal
. In the press
conference where he admitted the online sexual conversations, Weiner said he
had revealed his online relationships to his wife before their marriage.
Regarding the new revelations, Weiner said, “She was very unhappy, she was
very disappointed, and she told me as much. And she also told me that she loved
me and we’re going to get through this.”

Abedin gave birth to a
boy, Jordan Zain Weiner, in December 2011.

On July 23, 2013,
Abedin spoke at a press conference in which she discussed her commitment to her
husband, who was a New York City mayoral candidate, in spite of new revelations
regarding online communications Weiner had with a woman in mid-2012. She
disclosed the challenges of their marriage, their commitment to their son, and
her ongoing support of his campaign.

“RAF Northolt mulls plan to boost bizav activity

 – January
8, 2008, 11:13 AM
Britain’s Ministry of
Defence (MoD) is considering plans to allow 30- or 40 percent more business
aviation traffic at the Royal Air Force’s London-area Northolt base. At the
same time, newly formed Northolt Business Aviation is preparing to offer unused
air force hangar space to corporate operators.

The MoD is now
contemplating an application to increase annual civil movements permitted at
the airfield from 7,000 to 9,000 or 10,000. The basis for the increase, which
has been requested by civil operators and service companies active at the
airfield, is that the number of military movements at the site has declined
since 10 years ago, when the current limit was set. The airport is located just
12 mi west of London, about three miles north of Heathrow Airport and close to
the M25 beltway.

Local politicians and
residents have been steadfastly opposed to increased civil traffic at Northolt.
This opposition is being countered by the argument that modern business
aircraft are significantly quieter than the military transports that have used
the airfield.

Rising demand for RAF
Northolt as an alternative business aviation gateway to the UK capital cannot
be met by current limits, with controllers having to ration slots so as not to
exceed the 7,000-movement annual quota. Operators have complained that this
rationing is handled in a somewhat irrational, bureaucratic way, rather than
acknowledging that business aviation traffic tends to be lighter in the
vacation months of July and August and allowing the movements to be spread more
evenly over the busier months. At press time the annual slots quota for 2002
had been almost exhausted, forcing some operators to use alternatives such as

The RAF station
commander at Northolt is actively encouraged by the MoD to generate commercial
revenue from the base by using “irreducible spare capacity.” Crucially, he
cannot increase the deployment of RAF personnel specifically to provide for
civil operations. With the number of military operations progressively
decreasing, this spare capacity is necessarily increasing. That said, with a
possible war with Iraq looming it remains to be seen whether this might delay
any plans to allow a larger civil aviation presence at the strategically
located airfield.

Meanwhile, the
aforementioned Northolt Business Aviation, established two years ago by Peter
Riley, former director of flight operations for UK media group Granada, has
leased Northolt’s Hangar 311 from the UK government’s Defence Estates agency
and has signed a deal that enables NetJets Europe to use the building as its
forward operating base. As of early last month, the fractional provider has
been operating some of its 38-aircraft fleet out of Northolt to take advantage
of its proximity to central London. By July, the NetJets Europe fleet is set to
rise to 60 aircraft.

Riley, a former RAF
fighter pilot, told AIN that the NetJets activity should not
constrain other business aviation flying at Northolt because the aircraft will
rotate through the airfield as necessary, rather than being permanently based
there. In fact, the total number of NetJets movements in and out of Northolt
should probably decrease because the operator has previously had to resort to a
lot of positioning flights to and from other London-area airports. By being
nominally based at Northolt, it will benefit from preferential access to
weekend slots and to the more economical civil aircraft fuel supply provided by
Air BP.

NetJets is
establishing its own JAR 145 maintenance operation at the base to support its
own aircraft. Its overall European operation will continue to be managed from
its headquarters in Lisbon, Portugal.

The Granada flight
department had itself been based at Northolt until it was mothballed six months
ago. The company is now trying to sell its 1987 Hawker 800.

Maintenance for other based and transient civil aircraft is available
from Serco, which is bidding to provide support for the NetJets operations at Northolt.
The JAR 145-certified operation already provides support for the two BAE 146s
and six Hawkers operated by the Royal Air Force to transport members of
Britain’s royal family, as well as government ministers and officials. This
operation falls under the auspices of the RAF’s No. 32 (The Royal) Squadron,
which was formed from the 1997 amalgamation of the Queen’s Flight (then based
at RAF Benson) and 32 Squadron’s government flight department.

The MoD is planning to
build a new hangar next to the Northolt operations building, which doubles as a
terminal for business aviation. The new building would mainly house The Royal
Squadron’s aircraft, but will offer additional capacity for corporate

Separately, the RAF is
evaluating possible replacement aircraft for the 146s and Hawkers. Options
being considered include the Gulfstream V and Bombardier Global Express, both
of which could provide significantly greater range than is possible with the
existing fleet.

Ground handling for business aircraft is provided by Northolt Handling,
a joint venture between Regional Airports (owner of London-area Biggin Hill and
Southend Airports) and Serco under a four-year license that started in July
2001. It will provide handling for the NetJets aircraft and already provides
other visiting operators with ad hoc covered aircraft parking in Northolt’s
Hangars 5 and 6.

Slots at Northolt are
available strictly by prior arrangement, with the official deadline for
requests being 3:30 p.m. on the preceding day. In some instances, Northolt
Handling is able to secure slots on somewhat shorter notice since it works with
the RAF controllers on flight planning for civil movements.

Northolt Handling
manager Robert Walters told AIN that the average number of movements
each day is around 30, a number that peaked as high as 50 during busy periods
last year. The FBO now has almost 150 regular customers.

The airfield’s
official opening hours for civil flights are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays.
Based operators can sometimes get permission for flights outside these hours
and on weekends, provided the airfield is open for military operations at the
time. When a slot is not available, Northolt Handling tries to redirect flights
to its sister airports at Biggin Hill (12 mi southeast of London) and Southend
(37 mi to the east and open 24/7).

Northolt’s main runway
is 5,525 ft long, which allows larger business jets such as the Falcon 900 to
take off fully loaded. Larger aircraft such as the Boeing Business Jet can also
use the airfield, but are limited by pavement-strength issues to around a dozen
movements per year.

Landing fees go
directly to the RAF and are among the most costly in the London area. A GIV
operator, for example, would pay around £1,100 ($1,700). RAF Northolt currently
collects almost $2 million in civil landing fees annually and is ranked as one
of Britain’s most commercially viable air force bases.

Handling fees are
charged in the following four mtow categories: £90 ($140) for up to 10 metric
tons (22,046 lb); £120 ($186) for between 10 and 20 metric tons (up to 44,092
lb); £150 ($233) for between 20 and 40 metric tons (up to 88,184 lb); and £180
($279) for aircraft over 40 metric tons. The Northolt landing fee covers use of
a ground power unit and lavatory service for the aircraft. The handling fee
covers all other ground services.

Northolt Handling
currently has three staff members besides Walters, and it is about to add
another. Supplementary baggage handling can be provided by RAF personnel during
busy periods. In addition to Serco,
which now manages the RAF’s visiting aircraft servicing operation, line
maintenance and repairs can be conducted by Jet Aviation, which dispatches
mechanics from its Biggin Hill operation.

Visiting aircraft
generally have to purchase fuel from RAF supplies at somewhat elevated prices.
For based aircraft, and by special arrangement, fuel can be supplied by Air BP.”

“Job description … Aircraft Engineering Technicians are part of the
Serco RAF Northolt Aircraft Maintenance Section (AMS) which provides Line and
Base maintenance for RAF aircraft used by No 32 (The Royal) Squadron.

We currently have fixed-term vacancies (to end Dec 2015 but with possible
extension) for Aircraft Avionic Technicians to work within the Aircraft
Maintenance Section at RAF Northolt (HA4 6NG).

The role involves undertaking both Forward (Line) and Depth (Base) maintenance
tasks on the BAe125 and BAe146 in accordance with the Military Aviation
Authority`s MRP145 Regulations.

Duties include:

– Flight Servicing and maintenance/repair tasks on Aircraft and Avionic
– Working within competencies and company authorisations as agreed with
engineering management.
– Completion of supporting aircraft documentation in accordance with RAF
aviation engineering procedures.
– Compliance with ALL Health & Safety, Tool Control and COSSH procedures.
Skills and experience required:

– Recognised level of Aeronautical/Avionic engineering training
– Demonstrable practical experience in the maintenance of aircraft.
– The ability to hold/pass UK SC level security vetting
– Flexible/adaptable work ethos working 4 on/4 off shift pattern

– Previous experience of working within the MRP145 or Military
– Type qualification/experience on BAe125/BAe146 aircraft (Highly Desirable).
– Full UK driving Licence”

of TRUMP Methods
Nigel Bevan October
Serco Usability Services, UK
EU-funded trial application
of user-centred design methods developed in previous research projects (INUSE
Serco: apply the methods
Lloyds Register:
Usability Maturity Assessment
Inland Revenue/EDS –
IT for 60,000 staff
RAD methodology
Israel Aircraft
Industries – aerospace systems
Selected a windows-based application for the trial
Ground-based mission planning system
the pilot or ground staff to plan the route to be taken
[by a drone]
Current development process
Requirements and design by pilots
No documented process 
Implementation by programmers  
Software engineering methodology”

“The TRUMP project involved three partners and one subcontractor. Serco Usability Services co-ordinated the project and provided the usability expertise to the user partners, IR and IAI. Lloyd’s Register provided independent assessment of the usability maturity before and after the application at IR.

Serco Usability

Serco Usability Services, previously at the National Physical
Laboratory, has been developing and applying practical human-centred
evaluation and design techniques for many years. It was the co-ordinating
partner for TRUMP and was the project’s source of expertise in human-centred

Inland Revenue

The Inland Revenue is the tax collection department of
the UK Government. With over 60,000 staff, IR relies on IT for administrative
support. Because they must implement Government tax policy, IR must be able
to implement new business systems rapidly and correctly.

Israel Aircraft
Industries (IAI)

Israel Aircraft Industries design
and build aircraft and avionics equipment. IAI has a reputation for
efficiency and quality, and the techniques introduced by TRUMP improved their
development efficiency and the quality of the products.

Lloyd’s Register
independent assessment of the usability maturity of the Inland Revenue, both
before and after the introduction of the human-centred techniques.”

“Military pushes for killer drones

LOD, Israel – The
Canadian military wants to purchase unmanned aerial vehicles that can attack
targets as the U.S. military does now in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan with
its hunter/killer Predator drones, a move that has sparked interest from as far
off as Israel.

LOD, Israel – The
Canadian military wants to purchase unmanned aerial vehicles that can attack
targets as the U.S. military does now in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan with
its hunter/killer Predator drones, a move that has sparked interest from as far
off as Israel.

Project JUSTAS, which
could cost as much as $750 million and would give the Canadian military a
capability that only a handful of other countries possess, has caused a buzz at Israel Aerospace Industries and its
Canadian partner, MacDonald Dettwiler of Richmond, B.C.

The Joint Unmanned
Surveillance Target Acquisition System project was outlined in a letters of
interest notice published by Public Works Canada this fall. The LOI sought
feedback by early this month on “this forthcoming requirement … to
provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, target acquisition and
all-weather precision strike capabilities in support of Canadian Forces operations

Lt.-Col. Alex Tupper,
director of air requirements for UAVs in Ottawa, said that the LOI was
something like “a market survey … . Before we go before the government
with this project we want a really good idea of what the industry can do about
cost, schedules, risk and technical feasibility.”

While the
offensive-capable drones would not be in service prior to Canada’s scheduled
withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2011, IAI and MDA received a $100-million
contract in August for an undisclosed number of Heron surveillance drones to
provide intelligence to Canadian combat troops in Afghanistan. The aircraft
weighs about 1,000 kilograms and can fly for about 40 hours at an altitude of
10,000 metres.

The contract followed
publication of the report by former deputy prime minister John Manley which
recommended that Canada withdraw its troops from Afghanistan if serious
shortcomings in aerial reconnaissance were not urgently addressed.

“From micro UAVs
to strategic and tactical UAVs, we don’t leave any niche open,” said
Shmuel Falik, IAI’s marketing manager, before conducting a tour of a hangar at
Ben Gurion Airport, where toylike UAVs weighing only a few kilograms were
parked beside others that were bigger than a Cessna. “We are looking to
take care of all Canada’s needs, international and domestic.”
If the Canadian
government approves Project JUSTAS, IAI and MDA hope to sell Canada the much
larger Heron TP, a 4,650-kilogram drone with the same wingspan as a Boeing 737
and powered by a Canadian-built Pratt & Whitney turbo prop engine. The
Heron TP can carry a 1,000-kilogram payload and stay aloft for 36 hours at an
altitude of about 15,000 metres. As well as possessing a lethal strike
capability, the aircraft could be used in a pure surveillance role over
battlefields and for long-range Arctic and maritime patrols.

The Israeli and
Canadian partners hope that their current Heron contract will help them to get
a foot in the door before Canada formally seeks bids for an even more capable
multi-purpose drone next year.

“What this
contract gives us is a lot of experience with UAVs, with the concept, the
supply chain, the logistics, support,” said David Hargreaves,
vice-president of integrated information solutions for MDA, which is providing
technical support for the drones that are being leased. “It fits with
other things that we do such as radars, satellites and reconnaissance.”

The main rivals for
the JUSTAS contract are expected to be California-based General Atomics
Aeronautical Systems, which makes the Predator, and another Israeli company,
Elbit Systems.
However, Tupper said
the air force expected other bidders, too, adding that “in our minds there
is no front-runner whatsoever.” 

Falik of IAI, said: “At the tactical
level you have a lot of competitors because the entry ticket is a lot lower
than for the strategic level. When you get to the strategic level there aren’t
many companies with viable solutions.”

Training on the Herons that Canada leased for Afghanistan was conducted
with Israeli experts and MDA technicians at CFB Suffield, Alta., and has
involved troops slated to deploy to Kandahar early next year.
“From all reports that I have received
from a wide variety of sources, we’re satisfied that the objectives have been
met,” Tupper said of the Herons’ performance so far.

MDA is to send a team
of Canadian technicians to Afghanistan to maintain the Herons. Missions will be
pre-programmed by air force personnel who will then monitor the flights from
computer consoles on the ground.

Missions can be changed
by sending data to the UAV’s on-board computers if, for example, troops as far
away as 200 kilometres from technicians on the ground have something that they
want looked at.

© (c) CanWest
MediaWorks Publications Inc.”

Serco Awarded $170m Air Traffic Control contract with the Federal
Aviation Administration
Date : 01 February
Serco has been awarded
a contract to support the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Contract Tower
(FCT) Program.  Under this contract, Serco will provide air traffic control
services at 64 sites in the United States and Pacific region.  The
contract is valued at approximately $170m over 5 years.

Since 1994, Serco has
managed approximately 55 towers.  Through this contract win, Serco will
now be responsible for a total of 64 sites spread across the western United
States and Alaska, including new locations in Hawaii, Guam and Saipan. 
The company will provide air traffic control services in the tower to support
the safety of incoming/outgoing aircraft, improve the efficiency of air traffic
and provide information and support to the pilots.

“We employ over
300 air traffic controllers providing safe and efficient air traffic control
services at over 60 airports.  This win extends our long-term relationship
with the FAA as an integral contributor to the National Airspace System,”
said Steve Christmas, Vice President of Aviation at Serco.

As part of Serco
Group, one of the largest contracted providers of Air Navigation Services
worldwide, the company is responsible for more than 960,000 miles of airspace
and handles more than six million aircraft movements a year.  Serco
employs more than 700 air traffic control specialists at over 75 airports –
located in the U.S., U.K. and Middle East – who help maintain flight
safety.  In the US, the company has also been honored with the prestigious
Willie F. Card Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Contract Tower Award 5 out
of the past 7 years at towers in Lewiston, ID (2003), Phoenix-Mesa Gateway, AZ
(2004), Jackson Hole, WY (2005), Goodyear, AZ (2008), and San Luis Obispo, CA

For further
information contact
Alan Hill, 
Tel: + (1) 703-939-6500     

About Serco 

Serco is a FTSE 100
international service company, which combines commercial know-how with a deep
public service ethos. 
We improve essential
services by managing people, processes, technology and assets more effectively.
We advise policy makers, design innovative solutions, integrate systems and –
most of all – deliver to the public. 

Serco supports governments, agencies and companies who seek a trusted partner
with a solid track record of providing assured service excellence. Our people
offer operational, management and consulting expertise in the aviation, BPO,
defence, education, environmental services, facilities management, health, home
affairs, information and communications technology, knowledge services, local
government, nuclear, science, transport and welfare to work sectors. 

More information can be
found at 

About Serco in North

Serco Inc. is a
leading provider of professional, technology, and management services focused
on the federal government.  We advise, design, integrate and deliver
solutions that transform how clients achieve their missions.  Our
customer-first approach, robust portfolio of services, and global experience
enable us to respond with solutions that achieve outcomes with value.

Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Serco Inc. has approximately 11,500
employees, annual revenues of $1.4 billion, and is ranked as the 28th largest
Federal Prime IT Contractor by Washington Technology.  Serco Inc. is a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Serco Group plc, a $6 billion international business
that has helped transform government and public services around the world.

More information about
Serco Inc. can be found at 

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“Working on a long-term [C4I2SR and drone] engagement for the Air Force
Space Command (AFSPC), Serco needed a third-party solution for administration
and security for their classified and non-classified SharePoint environments.

With a command of 40,000 users and a SharePoint installation that included one
farm with five frontend servers, Serco required a tool to help them support
everything from the Help Desk to SharePoint developers and site collection

Yours sincerely,

Field McConnell, United States Naval Academy, 1971; Forensic Economist; 30 year
airline and 22 year military pilot; 23,000 hours of safety; Tel: 715 307 8222

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teams; now sponsors Grand Juries in CSI Crime and Safety Investigation

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