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1st Dec 2019, 19:56
Replies: 169
Views: 188,254
Posted By medod

Hopefully I have engaged my brain now. So...

Hopefully I have engaged my brain now.

So this *was* the ultimate load test, and the airframe gave way at 99% — in what must be a fairly unusual way? Is the object of this test to test the wings...
28th Nov 2019, 22:38
Replies: 24
Views: 28,510
Posted By medod

Damn. Had the pleasure of attending lectures by...

Damn. Had the pleasure of attending lectures by David on radio navigation at Bangor back around 2000.
26th Nov 2019, 15:16
Replies: 115
Views: 91,733
Posted By medod

We can only go by the results. Profits up, share...

We can only go by the results. Profits up, share price up, 346 people dead and Boeing's biggest money-maker grounded for 8 months and counting, with net negative sales in that period.
1st Nov 2019, 00:42
Replies: 4,342
Views: 3,874,550
Posted By medod

Do we know the trigger AoA for MCAS, and if it...

Do we know the trigger AoA for MCAS, and if it would stop commanding AND if AoA dropped back below that trigger value?
25th Oct 2019, 13:30
Replies: 4,342
Views: 3,874,550
Posted By medod

Well, while we await the full report the (much...

Well, while we await the full report the (much expanded) Seattle Times piece has a few interesting bits. The AoA sensor on the fatal flight had been recently replaced:
25th Oct 2019, 09:04
Replies: 4,342
Views: 3,874,550
Posted By medod

Actual report?

Anyone have a link to the actual report itself?
14th Oct 2019, 13:59
Replies: 60
Views: 43,928
Posted By medod

Talk is that Boeing's "NMA" programme is being...

Talk is that Boeing's "NMA" programme is being dropped for a "FSA" -- Future Small Aircraft.

I do wonder how Boeing could afford to shutter the MAX and develop a replacement. It's debatable if it...
7th Sep 2019, 20:56
Replies: 503
Views: 278,755
Posted By medod

The report isn't clear. For example, in the...

The report isn't clear. For example, in the conclusions:

3.2.4 Both pilots last flew the Convair 340/440 aircraft 17 months prior to the accident flight, therefore, none of the crew complied with...
6th Sep 2019, 23:23
Replies: 82
Views: 88,171
Posted By medod

Not sure there's much wrong with BA long-haul,...

Not sure there's much wrong with BA long-haul, apart from the majority of the aircraft not being the latest and greatest, but their short-haul service in Europe is a joke.
6th Sep 2019, 22:13
Replies: 503
Views: 278,755
Posted By medod

The report is clear that neither pilot had flown...

The report is clear that neither pilot had flown a Convair 340 for 17 months before the accident flight.
6th Sep 2019, 09:32
Replies: 91
Views: 167,209
Posted By medod

Air Asia has no wide-bodied. Air Asia X is their...

Air Asia has no wide-bodied. Air Asia X is their low-cost long-haul subsidiary, with A330s.
1st Sep 2019, 18:58
Replies: 503
Views: 278,755
Posted By medod

​​​​​​I am sure the family of the person who...

​​​​​​I am sure the family of the person who died, and the families of and the individuals themselves who were seriously injured, feel just the same.
27th Aug 2019, 12:22
Replies: 62
Views: 55,748
Posted By medod

Absolutely yes. I hope that, post-Germanwings,...

Absolutely yes. I hope that, post-Germanwings, all airlines have stronger procedures to protect the public from suicidal pilots than just grounding the ones who admit their feelings before locking...
16th Aug 2019, 13:23
Replies: 2,068
Views: 2,567,012
Posted By medod

At this point I don't think anyone cares. You...

At this point I don't think anyone cares. You could email the journalist to correct them if you're sure it's wrong.
28th May 2019, 23:39
Replies: 6
Views: 8,517
Posted By medod

Just read Duke’s thread. It leaves me almost...

Just read Duke’s thread. It leaves me almost speechless.

It is heartbreaking that so many stories died with him.
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