|Quoting Waukewan (Reply 4):|
ecause of their electronics and navigation systems they are more prone to lightning than most other aircraft.
|Quoting Artsyman (Reply 9):|
If you look at the flight cancelations when the weather gets bad, the express flights are always the first to get canceled
|Quoting Okie (Reply 6):|
believe that there was an incident where an EMB-145 was struck by lightning in the UK somewhere. It caused both engines to shutdown. I do not think that it was determined if there was a problem with the FADEC electrically from the strike or if the super heated gases from the lightning strike caused both engines to stall due to the close proximity to each other and the airflow around the fuselage.
In anycase the FADEC did not allow the engines to motor through the event automatically and the turbines had to be restarted manually.
The fadecs control the engines...read the report; the engines (only 1 I believe) had a compressor stall that the fadec could not resolve; as it decellerated to around 53.5% N2, the fadec commands a shutdown to protect the engine. The report notes a normal borescope, and normally functioning fadecs for that engine post flight. If both fadecs on 1 engine are inoperable for whatever reason, the engine will shut down if running and cannot be started if shutdown, so the is no such thing as being "restarted manually."
[quote=Artsyman,reply=9]Is it not more likely that the Embraer being so small makes it less stable in flying through rough weather. If you look at the flight cancelations when the weather gets bad, the express flights are always the first to get canceled
|Quoting Okie (Reply 11):|
It is going to be a combination of all the above along with ops.
1. Possibly a susceptibility to lightning problems.
2. Small plane in a rough atmosphere.
3. If weather disrupts operations then you are dealing with rescheduling fewer passengers when you cancel or divert an RJ.
4. If weather is effecting operations then an RJ is probably going to be scheduled for a short hop and is going to be right back in the soup for the next flight.
5. An of course most RJ lift is provided by SJP's and the diversion or cancellation is thrown into SJP's court to deal with the equipment and crew scheduling issues.
6. Some of the passengers will blame the delay of diversion on the SJP not the mainline carrier
|Quoting Robertmalpass (Thread starter):
There have been electric storms around BRS this evening and only the BA 145s were diverted to CWL and BHX, while the EZY 737s/319s managed to land at BRS with no apparent problems.