Tue August 26 2003, 04:50 PMBF
Do Airlines EVER learn from Past Tragedies? Apparently NOT
From the (BHR) Gulf Daily News:
Vol XXVI NO. 158 Monday 25 August 2003
Swiss airline defends faulty maps for pilots
A Swiss airline admitted yesterday that inaccurate navigation maps were being supplied to its pilots, but insisted that passenger safety was not compromised. "Pilots have computers on board for navigation and they can call air traffic control," said Dominik Werner, spokesman for airline Swiss.
He was reacting to reports on the faulty maps in the Swiss Sunday newspapers Le Matin Dimanche and SonntagsBlick. The two papers pointed out printing errors for radio frequencies and guidance signals, approach angles and landing altitudes.
Peter Nussbaumer, a federal air accident investigator, had concluded that navigation maps had a direct relation to aircraft safety.
The spokesman for Swiss said there was absolutely no danger to passengers as a result of discrepancies appearing on maps to some European destinations, adding that the airline had no plans to rectify the errors. http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/arc_...L&IssueID=26158