2014.8.28【英译汉】Despite plane crashes, it's safe to fly(2)

发表于:2014-07-28 16:05 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is one of those cases. Its tragedy should remind everyone that the efforts to ensure the safety of passengers, crew and aircraft must never end.

马航17就是一个例子。它的悲剧提醒我们,努力确保乘客、机组人员和飞机的安全,永无止境。

Certainly, a contributing factor in the downing of MH17 was the route chosen for the flight: right over the territory in Ukraine where fighting was known to be intense. It was thought that ground weapons like a rogue missile could not reach an airplane at 33,000 feet and so the international community posted no restrictions to flight. Obviously, everyone called that one wrong.

当然,MH17被击落的一个促成因素是其选择的飞行路线:恰在战争激烈的乌克兰上空。以前认为地面武器如流氓导弹不能达到33000英尺的航空器飞行高度,所以国际组织没有限制飞行。显然,大家都认为这是一个错误。

The European Cockpit Association said, "This event places the ability of the industry to adequately assess risks and the principles of flying over conflict zones under intense scrutiny. As pilots and safety professionals we cannot disregard one fundamental question, 'What could have been done and can be done in the future to prevent this sort of tragedy?'" Indeed, air travelers are wondering the same thing.

欧洲飞行协会称,“此事件会使行业增加充分评估风险及严密监视飞越冲突地区飞行的能力。作为飞行员和安全专家,我们不能忽视一个基本问题,”我们本应做些什么,以后能做些什么以防止此类悲剧发生?””事实上,航空旅客也在思考着同样的问题。

The fact that MH17 followed the same route used by previous airlines -- KLM and Singapore Airlines to name a few -- only makes the situation reminiscent of something a mom might have warned her kids about. "If all the other kids dived off a 50-foot diving board because one of the older ones told them it was safe, does that mean you should?" This kind of maternal logic applied to flying is pretty difficult to refute.

事实上MH17使用的是以前许多航空公司使用的同一航线-如荷兰皇家航空公司(KLM和新加坡航空公司等等。这种情形让人想起妈妈可能警告孩子“如果所有其他孩子从一个人50英尺高跳板跳水,因为其中一个较大的孩子说那是安全的,这意味着你也能跳吗?”这种母亲逻辑应用于飞行非常难以反驳。

The captain of each flight has the authority to ask for a reroute around hostile territory just as if confronted with bad weather. But the airlines are always in search of the fastest and least expensive route to anywhere, so changing anything in a flight plan can be problematic for an employee.

 每个航班的机长有权要求在经过敌国领土时重定飞行路线,就像处理恶劣天气时一样。但航空公司总是在寻找到所有地方最快和最便宜的路线,所以对于雇员来说飞行计划的任何改变都可能有问题

最后编辑于:2014-10-30 16:47
分类: 英语

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