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by HaulSudson
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 874
Views: 127167

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Interested wrote:
Don't think anyone is really criticising software writers in third world countries tbh

I think people are surprised to learn that Boeing are outsourcing their software development though


Boeing, making a cheap plane cheaper!

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by HaulSudson
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 874
Views: 127167

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

At $9-an-Hour the engineers were clearly overpaid for the job they did. Hope heads will roll at Boeing procurement for the wasting of scarce company funds.

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by HaulSudson
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383370

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

At least the designers appear to have been consistent in removing redundancy at all fronts.

Making a cheap plane cheaper!

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by HaulSudson
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development
Replies: 91
Views: 12720

Re: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN

They really need to get some new aircraft for SN - some of them date back to the Sabena days and drink fuel like there's no tomorrow. Until now I assumed there was no tomorrow for SN... They should market themselves as the Africa specialist within the LH group, and LH ought to direct most Africa tr...

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by HaulSudson
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 33899

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

If you're selling capital goods, your focus ought to be quality, quality and quality.

It tends to work very well in the long run.

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by HaulSudson
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 26488

Re: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread

Awful performance of PW in general, hardly any win anywhere. What about the A220 orders? Those orders are very nice for Untied Tech, sure. However, given PW's monopoly in that segment, those orders don't qualify as 'wins', do they? And tbh, I don't think that the number of orders for the A220 and t...

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by HaulSudson
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 26488

Re: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread

For RR a similar performance, no XWB, very few T7000s sold... And that's it?

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by HaulSudson
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 26488

Re: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread

GE Aviation and its joint venture company CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines, announced a record setting $55 billion in jet engines, services, avionics and digital offerings at the Paris Air Show this week. https://blog.geaviation.com/paris-air-show/that...

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by HaulSudson
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 26488

Re: Paris AIr Show 2019: Other Manufacturers and Engine News and Orders Thread

IndiGo has chosen CFM LEAP 1A to power the remaining 280 aircraft of the neo family. The order was confirmed at the PAS today. The first 150 aircraft are powered by the PW GTF engines. Split engine OEM to keep them competeting. I’m guessing any extra orders will be negotiated with both providers, b...

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by HaulSudson
Wed May 22, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Uganda Airlines make profits?
Replies: 29
Views: 4417

Re: Can Uganda Airlines make profits?

No, it's not a joke. It's a very serious scheme (one of many) to embezzle truckloads of govt funds.

All the rest is blablah.

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by HaulSudson
Tue May 21, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Uganda Airlines make profits?
Replies: 29
Views: 4417

Re: Can Uganda Airlines make profits?

Sure deal. I realise my mistake now.

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by HaulSudson
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Uganda Airlines make profits?
Replies: 29
Views: 4417

Re: Can Uganda Airlines make profits?

USA-Uganda is much too far to even think about. India-Uganda has no flights for historical reasons - if you don't know why read about Uganda's history in the 1970s British Airways used to fly to Uganda - a bit of subsidy money might get the route to Gatwick reopened. BA's European network means the...

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by HaulSudson
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Uganda Airlines make profits?
Replies: 29
Views: 4417

Re: Can Uganda Airlines make profits?

There are no direct flights between EBB and
- the UK
- the USA
- Germany
- China
- India

Perhaps they want to change that.

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by HaulSudson
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Uganda Airlines make profits?
Replies: 29
Views: 4417

Re: Can Uganda Airlines make profits?

That airline is a joke.

It will lose money from day one until it enters bankruptcy, possibly not much after day one.

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by HaulSudson
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716715

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

At 5:43:00, ET302 crew were not struggling to keep their altitude. They had just climbed from 1500' AGL to 6500' AGL. IAS-R had just increased slightly to 360 KIAS, 20 KIAS over Vmo. The airplane was in almost level flight. The QRH says reduce thrust to reduce overspeed. Under these conditions, a t...

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by HaulSudson
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716715

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

So you think that's OK to leave the overspeed condition unaddressed? Dealing with overspeed is a memory item and it doesn't entail leaving thrust at the takeoff setting. Even running the "Unreliable Airspeed" memory drill at this point and cutting thrust to 70% rather than leaving it at 9...

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by HaulSudson
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716715

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

9Patch wrote:
HaulSudson wrote:
Perhaps it should be mentioned that even Boeing itself (no less!) has stopped blaming the pilots for not being able to control the airplanes that crashed.

Some don't appear to realise that.


That doesn't mean the pilots have been totally exonerated.


It most probably does.

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by HaulSudson
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716715

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Perhaps it should be mentioned that even Boeing itself (no less!) has stopped blaming the pilots for not being able to control the airplanes that crashed.

Some don't appear to realise that.

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by HaulSudson
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement
Replies: 203
Views: 29589

Re: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement

Well, it's 2019 after all.

Seems this belongs to a place and an era where people were still using paper cheques.

:duck:

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by HaulSudson
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716715

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

And maximum thrust was their fault, as it let to an overspeed situation and that made the plane unable to recover. and if they had reduced thrust (while at a few hundred feet, failng to climb out of a high airport with a nose being pushed down continuously... and had still failed to recover ) peopl...

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by HaulSudson
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714191

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

... Not least to confirm it's really all down to those inexperienced, poorly trained, 3rd World pilots. Boeing and FAA decided to include "Denzel Washington Flip" in both MAX simulator training and FCOM to overcome this problem. At least the 12h before the training starts, would be kinda ...

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by HaulSudson
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716715

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

sorry if it has been asked before: If the Pilot would have given control to the FO, wouldn't they have survived? The AoA sensor on the right appeared to be OK, after all. Hence no MCAS intervention. That would be quite ironic, given the disgusting posts that the late man had to endure here. MCAS ca...

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by HaulSudson
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716715

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

sorry if it has been asked before: If the Pilot would have given control to the FO, wouldn't they have survived?

The AoA sensor on the right appeared to be OK, after all. Hence no MCAS intervention.


That would be quite ironic, given the disgusting posts that the late man had to endure here.

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by HaulSudson
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716715

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

This was one of my takeaways from reviewing the data from today - the FDR showed the trim commanded from MCAS, but no movement because the switches were off at that point. There is no evidence those switches were turned back on by the pilots. Or by one of them. . According to Boeing, MCAS does not ...

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by HaulSudson
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716715

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Not recorded, because MCAS, as well as the pilots, can change. Likely MCAS will turn out to have three settings - OFF (procedure yet to be disclosed by Boeing), ON and BACKGROUND (what is currently described as OFF). In certain flight conditions, MCAS can be provoked from BACKGROUND to ON, even int...

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by HaulSudson
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MAX certification: new systemic issues identified
Replies: 109
Views: 11093

Re: MAX certification: new systemic issues identified

The pilot failure theory still has to account for the fact that the ET pilots had been trained on MCAS and cutoff procedure. No, they hadn't. They should have known the trim cutoff procedure , however, which works for disabling MCAS. It's in the news that ET pilots were trained and even used the tr...

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by HaulSudson
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714191

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

The FAA can always delegate the authority to Boeing, can't they.

Never change a winning team.

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by HaulSudson
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716715

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

ABSOLUTE LIES AND BS. Mcas is required for the aircraft to achieve the same type rating for how it handles near a certain stall condition. MCAS IS NOT A SAFETY REQUIREMENT. THE AIRCRAFT IS PERFECTLY FLYABLE WITHOUT IT. It would require an additional training module and different stall procedures fr...

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by HaulSudson
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714191

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

The numbers are readily available if you do you’re research, both carriers have released the data. AA has around 41,000 flight hours in the Max and WN had around 60,000 hours And statistics show your more likely to die in your car ride to the airport than flying on the Max. Also China is one of the...

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by HaulSudson
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716715

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Which is a regime of flight you approach how often in a modern airliner? And you have data that shows what it does in that regime is 'unsafe'? It may have been a harder road to certify as a grandfathered type, but 'uncertifiable'? Come on. The flight characteristics have been compromised => MAX is ...

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by HaulSudson
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MAX certification: new systemic issues identified
Replies: 109
Views: 11093

Re: MAX certification: new systemic issues identified

Wonder how much people like 747whale get paid by Boeing to spam and derail conversations. 747 Whale is exactly RIGHT! if the system had cut out? The Pilot might have recovered the airplane. NO system should override the Pilot's input! And if that was the case? Then WHY have a pilot at ALL? My math ...

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by HaulSudson
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 430
Views: 104095

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

In another article the leasing firm says there is demand for the airplane, unsurprisingly, hence they will remarket their slots in the line.

Since Red wings expected to have A220 service in May, the frame must be in production, no?

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by HaulSudson
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 430
Views: 104095

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

https://www.hmgaerospace.com/news/lara/red-wings/

Would the leasing company have opportunistically found a higher paying customer ?
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Red Wings scraps its A220 plans.

https://www.hmgaerospace.com/news/lara/red-wings/

Would the leasing company have opportunistically found a higher paying customer ?

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by HaulSudson
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Justice Department looks into Boeing
Replies: 82
Views: 11759

Re: Justice Department looks into Boeing

[code][/code] Where does it stink the most? I want names. Who is responsible for MCAS? Systems integration? Testing and certification? Who besides Dennis Muilenburg? Eric Linblad? Hamilton. He's now in charge of the lion air and Ethiopian crash team. He knows first hand which evidence has to be shre...

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by HaulSudson
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716715

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

This stinks. So reports show a third pilot was required to avert disaster and fly the max 8 safely. If true, incompetence from Boeing at the highest level. I don't think you're reading that report correctly... What the deadhead pilot did was remind the pilots of their memory checklist items... whic...

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by HaulSudson
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714191

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Look at all the spin in this and the lion air thread. Instead of focusing on the simple question like why are brand new max planes flown by pilots with 1000s of hours of experience crashing, the conversation is successfully steered to the competence of pilots and their maintenance teams. No one is ...

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by HaulSudson
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MAX certification: new systemic issues identified
Replies: 109
Views: 11093

Re: MAX certification: new systemic issues identified

Why do you believe the crews had no knowledge of their speed? There's more than indicated airspeed available in the cockpit for that information, and in a complete loss of air data situation, the FMC/GPS/IRU derived data will give a groundspeed readout, which can also be used, and every cockpit cre...

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by HaulSudson
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MAX certification: new systemic issues identified
Replies: 109
Views: 11093

Re: MAX certification: new systemic issues identified

Wonder how much people like 747whale get paid by Boeing to spam and derail conversations.

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by HaulSudson
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 54221

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

With the EUR at 1.13 and GBP cheap too, Airbus currently ought to be pretty competitive on price for anything produced in Europe.

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by HaulSudson
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 235
Views: 23518

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

It was mentioned in the economist that KQ needs a rescue, which is delayed because of disagreement between Kenyatta and a vice-president
Plus the talk of overcapacity, it seems unlikely to me that KQ is ordering new aircraft anytime soon.

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by HaulSudson
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714191

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

scootaway wrote:
But the whole point of miniminal training is for Boeing to use it as a competitive selling point to airlines: that buying MAX saves them the cost of additional training to pilots because it’s not different from NG!


Boeing: making a safe flying experience safer!

And cheaper!

win - win

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by HaulSudson
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716715

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Somethings never change! https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/as-boeing-faces-crisis-filing-reveals-ceo-got-30-million-last-year/ That's why the company prefers to use every cash dollar available not for improving their airplanes but for buying back stock: it lets their net worth ...

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by HaulSudson
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714191

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Why did Boeing remove the well-known yoke system for cutting out the automatic stabiliser trim and only kept the switches? The switches that pilots seems much less familiar with. What was the benefit for the change? Because MCAS is intended to apply a nose down moment in cases, when the yoke is pul...

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by HaulSudson
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714191

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Why did Boeing remove the well-known yoke system for cutting out the automatic stabiliser trim and only kept the switches?

The switches that pilots seems much less familiar with.

What was the benefit for the change?

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by HaulSudson
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways to consider Airbus models
Replies: 62
Views: 15157

Re: Kenya Airways to consider Airbus models

Given the precarious financial situation KQ is in, I wonder they could order anything at all.

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by HaulSudson
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714191

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

This thread is getting ridiculous. Posting that officials are influenced by money over safety is completely unsupported by fact. FAA grounds on fact not hysteria. There are no facts showing that the MAX is dangerous. There indeed have been two serious crashes with large loss of life, but there are ...

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by HaulSudson
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714191

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Thank goodness the FAA issued a Canic yesterday.

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by HaulSudson
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716715

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Perhaps it's time to take testing and international certification out of the hands of commercially-influenced national authorities and fund a non-aligned regulatory group in the ICAO? (...) Of course the FAA could continue to certificate aircraft for use only in US airspace if it took offence. I to...

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