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"They are useless", angry pilots, when two planes almost collided in the air – 23/04/2019


An incident between two private jets almost collide in the air Buenos Aires caused the strong anger of one of the pilots, who did not hesitate to accuse his actions of airline controller Aeropark Jorge Newbery and call her. "useless".

The incident occurred on Sunday when one of the planes that passed before the flight took off from Aeroparque in the direction of the metropolitan San Fernando airport, very close another aircraft arrived from Resistencia, the capital city of Chaco.

A dangerous situation was condemned by one of the pilots who came into contact with the control to claim. We were 500 meters away (152 meters), sometimes 300 meters apart (91 meters) with traffic that led us from right to left, he accused.

"Yes, indeed, sir, the truth is right if you have to do it in writing, you do it," one of the responsible controllers replied. "This is the saturation we have in this sector and in this part at the moment"he concluded."

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The truth is this they are uselessThis is a problem, "said a pilot who was not satisfied with the explanation." Yes? Come to me personally, please. Idiot", closed the aggressive replacement of the controller.

Due to the incident, the Argentinean Air Navigation Company (EANA) opened a summary about which it was reported Clarin his owner, Gabriel Giannotti, is in the process of running and therefore "we can not issue a ruling on what happened". However, he acknowledged that audio recordings reveal "phraseology that is not standardized for air exchange", and that all participants in this situation "made some nonsense".

Carlos Rinzelli, the pilot contacted by the Todo Noticias channel, explained what caused the anger of his colleague. "The distribution of airspace is associated with the fact that airplanes can fly over areas with a difference of not less than 1000 feet (304 meters), this is the task of the airspace operator, which has the power to separate the plane and ensure that everyone flying safely, "he explained.

The pilot forced him to see the operator of the control center of the area, which separated him from the second transit a very small height that could bring the risk"continues the commander who, in addition to the possible human error of one of the controllers, focused on a subsequent hard exchange:" The fact that moderation has solved the situation is to ensure that flights are carried out with complete safety. This is not a common currency, but an isolated case"he said and warned that" Argentinian aviation for about 30 or 40 years. The lack of navigation equipment and radar of the latest generation is complemented by the training and common sense of all actors, but if we continue to set up more aircraft and saturation of traffic, this situation can be repeatedhe said.

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Giannotti excluded that air traffic is saturated. He explained that in the company there is an area called FMU, with an acronym in English, a flow management unit (traffic management unit) specifically designed to analyze demand forecasts. We will know when we will have the highest demand for income to be provided by staff, and if at any time it will exceed, the airplanes will be out of the region until they can enter. "This stream is divided into three categories (" green arc "," practical "and" maximum ") and ensures that the Baires terminal always fluctuates between the first and second.

In the same way, the official assured that controllers will never work beyond Maximum recommendations for the number of aircraft per personthat today "eight aircraft and at a peak can reach ten," and according to the salary, he said that controllers today are "much better than during work in air forces and ANAC, and today there is a road map".

Giannotti admitted that the teams have practically become obsolete since the last 20 years there were no investments in the aviation sectorHowever, he assured that in just over two years of EANA's management, progress was achieved through a major renovation of the Technology Infrastructure Park, with a budget of $ 120 million. Among other investments, he explained that 14 new VOR devices and eight ILS for navigation and approach of airports were purchased and a new secondary radar for the Paraná air terminal, while 22 radars are being updated together with INVAP and are also being installed. technology with an Italian company redesign routes across the entire airspace.

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