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Old 1st Oct 2008, 08:28
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Join Date: Feb 2008
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Theory versus practice

Originally Posted by safetypee
In addition to the test pilots, most manufacturers have many training Captains, highly experienced in airline operations. Furthermore, many operators (flight and ground crews) will participate in the final certification flight trials involving workload, reliability, and ‘operability’

Did boeing seek advice from all those experienced people to react to a design flaw (TOWS) by a simple (and ineffective) recommandation?

Did Airbus really care about airline pilots defiance against their "engineers" philosophy ? How many accidents (stupids accidents) or serious incidents in Toulouse?

Sure, manufacturers know their aircraft. Sure they compile most accidents/incidents reports, worldwide.

Chief pilots are interested too, and they have their own analysis. They can have better solutions to avoid new occurences in view of the specific context of their own operations ...
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