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Boeing cites risks in design of newest Airbus jet

Old 23rd Dec 2022, 22:35
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Boeing complaining about another airplane when they're trying to use the finest 1960s safety design in the alerting systems in the most recent 737 Max designs is more than a little dishonest and ungraceful.

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Old 24th Dec 2022, 00:09
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Originally Posted by nicolai
Boeing complaining about another airplane when they're trying to use the finest 1960s safety design in the alerting systems in the most recent 737 Max designs is more than a little dishonest and ungraceful.
Manufacturers comment on their competitors' certification programmes as a matter of course, as they are perfectly entitled to do.

And Boeing's comments about protection for the RCT are both perfectly legitimate and, it would appear, are shared by the FAA (if not by EASA).
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Old 24th Dec 2022, 02:37
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I agree that Boeing have every right to comment on other companies designs but the fact that they are trying to force through a 60 year old design of a less safe system for the Max 700 and 100 is disingenuous to say the least.
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Originally Posted by Big Pistons Forever
Airbus tried to skate over the obvious issue of what would protect the tank in the event of a belly landing ..
Indeed an issue , but frankly when was the last time an A320 family aircraft did a belly landing ?

On an anecdotal remark, I flew (and still do) some single engine aircraft where the fuel tank is located between the engine and the cockpit , and even one where part of the tank was between my legs.
All certified by EASA and we alll wonder how it can be determined a "safe" design . ., Agreed they do not carry 200 pax but as the old saying goes, ,when there is a will, there always is a way.


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The certified A340-500 has a center tank and a center gear strut that can get pushed right into the center tank on a very hard landing.
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See the quote (much) earlier in the now-merged thread about EASA's concerns, which are primarily to do with resistance to penetration of the fuselage and tank by an external pool fire, rather than impact from a hard or belly landing.
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