Bombardier identifies Bahrains Gulf Air as mystery CSeries customer

MONTREAL — Bombardier has identified Bahrain’s Gulf Air as one of the customers for its CSeries, a new generation of commercial jet that will compete with some of the smaller planes offered by Airbus and Boeing.The Middle East carrier ordered 10 CSeries CS100 aircraft in June 2011, but declined to be identified until Tuesday. It also has options for six additional planes.Gulf Air currently operates a fleet of 26 Airbus planes but said Tuesday in a joint news release with the Montreal-based company that it’s working with Bombardier Aerospace to ensure the CSeries meets the airline’s goals.The money-losing national carrier is focusing on high-yield routes that connect Bahrain businesses with regional markets.It has has laid off more than 1,000 employees, or 15% of its staff and cut four routes since January.The Montreal-based manufacturer has received commitments for 388 CSeries, including 145 firm orders.Bombardier says it has tripled its commercial aircraft presence in the Middle East and Africa over the past four years.There are more than 200 Q-Series turboprops, CRJ regional jets and CSeries in service or on order in the area.Bombardier has delivered more than 2,600 Q-Series and CRJ planes around the world.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Bombardier’s shares gained five cents at $4.80 in Tuesday midday trading. read more

Review of 10 killings uncovers failings at NHS mental health trust that

first_imgMaureen Lock, the widow of Donald Lock, pictured outside court Matthew Daley, pictured leaving a court hearing, suffered from chronic mental health problemsCredit:Christopher Pledger for The Telegraph Maureen Lock, the widow of Donald Lock, pictured outside courtCredit:Gareth Fuller/PA Investigators also found that, as recently as December 2015, records were not always updated. Policies also tended to view mental health service users as victims as opposed to potential abusers.Colm Donaghy, chief executive of Sussex Partnership, offered his “sincere apology and condolences” to families.He added: “We commissioned this review with NHS England because we want to make sure we have done everything possible in response to these tragic incidents.”We have a responsibility to the patients, families and local communities we serve to ensure this. We have investigated each of the incidents individually. We also wanted independent, expert advice about any common themes which may link them.”Sometimes, as is the case across the NHS, we need to improve processes, policies and training in response to incidents involving our services. But that isn’t enough on its own.”This review sends us a strong message about the need to identify and embed learning when things go wrong in a way that changes clinical practice and behaviour.”This goes beyond action plans; it’s about organisational culture, values and leadership.”Marjorie Wallace, chief executive of the mental health charity Sane, said: “We are pleased that these steps are being taken to deal with the families who have been so often disregarded and who experienced obstacles in finding out the truth.”We hope that they will be more included in future, but are concerned that even now at least some families have not been involved in this review.” Commissioned by the trust and NHS England, the review analysed previous reports into the 10 killings to see if any lessons could be learned.In two cases, experts concluded the deaths could have been prevented – although it did not say which ones. Neither of them was the case involving Mr Lock.Mr Lock, who was 79, was killed by Matthew Daley following a collision between their two cars.Daley admitted stabbing Mr Lock to death, claiming diminished responsibility, and was convicted of manslaughter in May.Lewes Crown Court heard Daley suffered from chronic mental health problems and that his family had pleaded with the NHS to have him sectioned.Sussex Partnership has admitted it “got things wrong” and should have carried out a formal assessment for Daley, who had a diagnosis of Asperger’s – but who was also suffering from symptoms of psychosis.Mr Lock’s family has said they believe the NHS trust is to blame, saying he would “still be here today” if it had done its job properly.An internal Sussex Partnership report into the care provided to Daley has not been published by the trust. An independent review of the case by NHS England is not expected to be published until next year.In the new review, investigators found that in seven of the killings, there was criticism of how the the NHS trust assessed the risk posed by its patients. Service users made threats to kill others but no further action, for example informing the police or warning the person threatened, was takenreview into Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trustcenter_img In several cases, the process was reported to be “inadequate and the risk posed by the service user went unrecognised or was severely underestimated”.In some cases, “risks assessments were not completed or were completed incorrectly” and “risk management plans were not completed”.The review said “some diagnoses are incorrect and remained unchanged in the face of the service user’s behaviour”.Investigators found that assessments were not updated when circumstances changed – such as a new criminal conviction – while some assessments were started but not completed.”Sometimes service users made threats to kill others but no further action, for example informing the police or warning the person threatened, was taken,” the report saidA “think family” approach was rarely, if ever, followed and several of the people who went on to kill might have had a dual diagnosis – such as both a mental illness and a substance misuse problem – but this was not identified.The report said learning after each killing was not always taken up across the trust and there was some “repetition” in the recommendations made after each one. A review of 10 killings – including that of a pensioner who was stabbed after a collision between two cars – has uncovered failings at a mental health trust.Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has already apologised for its role in the lead up to the death of Donald Lock, who was stabbed 39 times on the A24 in Findon in July 2015.But a new independent review has found the trust did not always learn fully from previous mistakes and sometimes “severely underestimated” the risk posed by mental health patients.It also failed to include the views of families, some of whom pleaded for help, and did not always send people with signs of psychosis to specialist services. Matthew Daley, pictured leaving a court hearing, suffered from chronic mental health problems Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more