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by Etika
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair CEO claims that Norwegian will go bankrupt
Replies: 62
Views: 13325

Re: Ryanair CEO claims that Norwegian will go bankrupt

He’s right, but in the meantime he is exposing himself to a big fat lawsuit there as well. That would be extremely poor idea by Norwegian. I doubt O'Leary would be intimidated by a lawsuit. In fact, I would expect him to relish the idea of taking Norwegian on in court. And the defense would likely ...

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by Etika
Mon May 27, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 401701

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Criminal liability is extremely hard to prove in cases like this. It would require that actions of a specific individual were linked to the outcome of the accident, and that it is shown that the person in question knew or should have known that his actions would place people in jeopardy. It is relat...

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by Etika
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 732324

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

To everyone who is saying that the pilots should have reduced throttle based on the unreliable airspeed procedures: theynwere physically unable to follow that procedure. The 75 % throttle is only half of it. The other half is to trim 4 degrees nose up. As they were unable to trim nose up, they were...

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by Etika
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 732324

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

To everyone who is saying that the pilots should have reduced throttle based on the unreliable airspeed procedures: theynwere physically unable to follow that procedure. The 75 % throttle is only half of it. The other half is to trim 4 degrees nose up. As they were unable to trim nose up, they were ...

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by Etika
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 732324

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Condolences to the families of all involved: Here is my understanding of what happened. 1) The pilots correctly cut out electric trim controls; at which point they could manually fly the aircraft in a somewhat stable configuration, and apparently were doing so with difficulties. 2) Key difficulty i...

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by Etika
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 732846

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Leeham in co operation with MentourPilot paints a picture of what might have happened http://leehamnews.com/2019/04/03/et302-used-the-cut-out-switches-to-stop-mcas/#more-29790 And that was a 737NG sim? Also, video is now unavailable. Can't access that video either from my location (Netherlands). Wh...

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by Etika
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 732846

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

If it is proven that these two accidents are not the fault of the airplane but crew training issues can AA and WN go back and sue the US government for not allowing them to operate a perfectly safe aircraft. Absolutely not. The safety regulator is immune from prosecution. (Unless the USA is even mo...

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by Etika
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 732846

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

As far as I'm aware, Boeing could sue worldwide regulators, in case it's proven the two accidents in question aren't to be caused nor prevented by Boeing, btw. This kind of thinking is a common misconception, but it simply isn't true, especially in European legal systems. In most jurisdictions, cou...

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by Etika
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 732846

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

So sick of all of this drama. To be clear, there are 3 separate failures going on here: 1. The FAA has failed to mandate that the 737-MAX be grounded in the interest of protecting the flying public until such time as the MCAS software fix is in place on all 737-MAX aircraft. 2. BOEING has failed to...

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