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by N212R
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 749395

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

but I won't delude myself into thinking we are somehow less fallible than we were 20-30 years ago. The only difference is the level of arrogance has increased many-fold to the point where we THINK we are so much better than we used to be. Math and science test scores, in the US, would argue we are ...

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by N212R
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 753025

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

D L X wrote:
USA TODAY: Travelers panic after Boeing 737 Max 8 crash

The word "panic" appears nowhere in that article.


Thank you for that critical correction. A cogent example of how even one unintentional word (or not) can drive a much larger narrative.

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by N212R
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 749395

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

prinxe1 wrote:
A Software fix doesn't always fix everything


What tangled webs they design when first they flatter to refine.

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by N212R
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 749395

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

1. There are people defending the MAX and people condemning the MAX, neither group of which knows what the hell happened in this crash. Please, if you are going to call out one group, call out the other as well. What a load of relativistic gobbledygook. This isn't a case of everyone who expresses a...

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by N212R
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 749395

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

SurlyBonds wrote:
Ever heard the phrase "out of an abundance of caution "?


Much less frequently than "an abundance of lost revenue."

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by N212R
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 749395

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Sorry if this was already covered: From: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2019/03/10/All-157-aboard-Ethiopian-Airlines-flight-killed-in-crash/7461552219528/?rc_fifo=1 Geoffrey Thomas, the editor in chief of Airline Ratings, told CNN the Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday had "significan...

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by N212R
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 749395

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

wjcandee wrote:
This is the silliest thread I have seen in a long time.
.....
How about engine failure?
Four pages and nobody mentions engine failure as a possible reason the thing had problems climbing?


How about pilots reported "difficulties with the airplane".

What were you saying about silly....

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by N212R
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 451116

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

TTailedTiger wrote:
I stated a fact. I said nothing has been ruled out. I said nothing about any of the crew members.


You can always tell an ambulance chaser but you can't tell it much...

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by N212R
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 109555

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

I keep thinking about all the airports worldwide that have retrofitted their airports for the A380, or even worse completely built the airport for massive influx of A380's. They spent hundreds of millions reinforcing and widening taxiways, aprons, and runways; they built new concourses and gate are...

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by N212R
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market
Replies: 216
Views: 19008

Re: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market

Jerry Brown should be run out of CA on one his imaginary "rails". The demise of the once Golden State coincides perfectly with his disastrous stewardship.

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by N212R
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 109555

Re: [Rumor] Airbus to announce end of A380 production

After all the Ode to Joy, the A380 will be remembered as but a big, boutique airplane.

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by N212R
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 614497

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

This forum already lost some of its best contributors because they got tired of people with nothing to say dragging down conversations. It does the credibility of the forum no good and we will all suffer for that. If you're referring to the informative and well-placed Mr. Mandala, not to worry. His...

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by N212R
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small plane disappears over English Channel
Replies: 134
Views: 32076

Re: Small plane disappears over English Channel

flyingphil wrote:
The football club have confirmed that he made his own arrangements regarding the flight.


Not HE but his "minders". As in "don't mind us, we get paid regardless."

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by N212R
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small plane disappears over English Channel
Replies: 134
Views: 32076

Re: Small plane disappears over chanel

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaMia_Flight_2933

Without forgetting this flight.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaMia_Flight_2933

Without forgetting this flight.

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by N212R
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 614497

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Have there been any verifiable photos of this CVR since or during "recovery"? In what percentage of accidents is a photo of the CVR released to the press or public? I seem to recall this as more common than not? Even more so given the long recovery effort and obvious interest in its conten...

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by N212R
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 614497

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

That they succeeded where the MPV Everest failed with superior technology makes this a good day for the Indonesian Navy. Given the little we know of the actual recovery, how would you explain the success of the Navy where a "superior" team had previously and for a longer duration failed? ...

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by N212R
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 614497

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

I can’t remember but did you predict that they would not find the CVR? Now that they found it, what are you predicting the outcome will be? I know you’re convinced that something nefarious is going on so I just would like to get your ultimate prediction now. The data will be found to be non-exploit...

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by N212R
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 614497

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

The Keystone Kops could have written a more convincing script.

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by N212R
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 614497

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

"...the recorder was "broken into two pieces" but hoped it was "still useful" to investigators." FDRs/CVRs seem to withstand extremely violent crashes on land but here, on water, the CVR is broken into two pieces. Ya, water is hard on impact but still. Hope springs ete...

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by N212R
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 614497

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Under 28 feet of mud according to CNN. How did it get buried so deep and how the hell did they find that it? 1. impact causes underwater crater 2. wreck lies in the crater 3. water currents deposit mud on the wreckage Where is the evidence for this type of impact? How was the FDR found so easily if...

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by N212R
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 614497

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

People said exactly the same thing about the AF447 black boxes, except it was Airbus and Air France trying to "hide the truth". The fact the search continued for the best part of two years didn't matter to those folk. Where is your "evidence" as to why the greatest technologies ...

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by N212R
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 614497

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

People said exactly the same thing about the AF447 black boxes, except it was Airbus and Air France trying to "hide the truth". The fact the search continued for the best part of two years didn't matter to those folk. Where is your "evidence" as to why the greatest technologies ...

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by N212R
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 614497

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

litz wrote:
Maybe the CVR, when it's found (and make no mistake, it WILL be found) will shed light on the decision making.


Post meet discredited poster...

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by N212R
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 614497

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Lion air ends search for CVR: https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/01/03/lion-air-ends-search-for-second-black-box-from-crashed-boeing-737.html Smoke and mirrors, posturing for the peanut gallery, call it what you will. The fix has been in from the get go. Why no one in the aviation community seems bother...

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by N212R
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 56625

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

DL would have know exactly what the weight variant they selected could do and its performance guarantees would have been written in the contract. If they didn't, then they were dumber than dumb. First you say this... DL would not be the first airline to regret buying lower weight variants of a plan...

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by N212R
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 614497

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

scbriml wrote:
N212R wrote:
My last hourly update said the search was continuing. Did you not sign up for hourly updates?


Fool me once in a while, my problem. Fool me every hour, your problem.

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by N212R
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 614497

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Any updates on the hunt for the CVR? Don't all speak up at once....

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by N212R
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The solution to drone safety issues
Replies: 64
Views: 6619

Re: The solution to drone safety issues

Shooting it doesn't work (with net or bullet), because you can't shoot something that you can't see or that is outside the range of any relevant weapon. Some people here compared it to skeet shooting which is ridiculous. In skeet shooting you're shooting at a target that is only 60-70 yards away. A...

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by N212R
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The solution to drone safety issues
Replies: 64
Views: 6619

Re: The solution to drone safety issues

Israeli Dome Drone technology used to defeat Gatwick UAV: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6519211/The-2-6m-Israeli-Drone-Dome-Army-used-defeat-Gatwick-UAV.html All well and good but it didn't prevent this incident in the first place nor did it render the danger "inoperable"...

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by N212R
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The solution to drone safety issues
Replies: 64
Views: 6619

Re: The solution to drone safety issues

Nowadays, we have our boarding passes on our phones. And for decades and decades of the Jet Age we survived with paper tickets or printed boarding passes. Nobody wants their precious modern conveniences curtailed but IF this incident is a harbinger of worse things to come ALL potential solutions sh...

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by N212R
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The solution to drone safety issues
Replies: 64
Views: 6619

Re: The solution to drone safety issues

How did we all survive without WiFi or bluetooth at and around airports? How quickly we forget...

Cell service would be more of an issue. A smart someone would be designing banks of modern payphones.

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by N212R
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 614497

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

WIederling wrote:
Did the MAX8 actually enter water still in one piece
or did it start to disassemble even before the final impact?


Why would someone ask a question to which they already know the answer?

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by N212R
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 196
Views: 50466

Re: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

dtw2hyd wrote:
First, everyone was worried about the harsh treatment crew and passengers have to go through, now they are complaining that Iran was way too nice, it is all staged.


Yes, the worry about harsh treatment was staged. The part about Iranians being too nice, not.

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by N212R
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 807
Views: 219219

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

There has been 13x 737 first flights just in this past 4 days, 10 of those were Max frames. I expect all of them will contractually deliver before the year end along with a lot of others that are already nearing the end of their flight tests. The 777s and 747s are done for this year and I only expe...

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by N212R
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?
Replies: 233
Views: 34544

Re: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?

Again, all of the facts are not in so it's still way to early to make such conclusions. You assume MCAS is needed to mitigate stability issues. How do you know why MCAS was added? Do you have a mole working at Boeing? And as for your definition: "If it does not return from a non-stalled and wi...

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by N212R
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another PW engined A320 neo has smoke in cabin emergency
Replies: 40
Views: 9059

Re: Another PW engined A320 neo has smoke in cabin emergency

Ever since the first Pratt GTF problems appeared I kept saying the problems were most likely due to adding a huge heavy gearbox at one end of the shaft. Balancing a shaft with a gearbox attached that has so many moving parts would be difficult and I believe is the biggest risk of the design. Seals ...

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by N212R
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 614497

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

PixelFlight wrote:
I don't understand all the current focus on the CVR.


Can we assume you'd repeat that phrase, given the same circumstances, six weeks after every fatal airline crash?

I now understand that all your mental gyrations are nothing but dross.

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by N212R
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 614497

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Meanwhile the Deep silence concerning the CVR continues...

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by N212R
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders
Replies: 156
Views: 30670

Re: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders

Meanwhile there's a hot potato of a CVR somewhere....the "official" blame game has begun.

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by N212R
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 614497

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

These are links on news on the CVR. It's in Indonesian. You can google translate them. An integral aviation component, produced by a "western" industrial company for a Boeing airplane, whose recovery is fundamental to understanding the cause of this accident and all we get are links....in...

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by N212R
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 614497

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

I am really not sure what you are expecting? I would expect folks with intimate or expert knowledge in this sort of recovery operation or CVRs in general to be asking tough questions like WHY hasn't this piece of metal been found. No one here has obvious involvement in the search for the CVR. That ...

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by N212R
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 614497

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Meanwhile questions re CVR go unanswered and the "news" regarding its recovery is practically nil.

Pages and pages of detailed analysis on this plane's systems but veritably nothing on underwater recovery of a CVR....

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by N212R
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 614497

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Is it too much to ask the media to actually do some investigative journalism and find out what CVR recovery activities are actually being implemented, if the best available technology is being used, who is contracted to do this search, the manpower assets on site being used, the specific search pla...

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by N212R
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS
Replies: 145
Views: 20857

Re: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS

It's the concept as old as Methuselah. "The enemy of my enemy is my friend".

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by N212R
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 614497

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

It isn't an esoteric discussion. It's failure analysis. It's called safety engineering. If you introduce an additional system, you must analyze all its possible failure modes. Or they create an airplane that doesn't need MCAS....... It is a VERY poor analogy, but what was wrong with driving cars be...

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by N212R
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 614497

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

. The powers that be are circling the wagons. The proverbial shite must be ready to hit the fan. What on Earth are you on about? :confused: "The ultimate way to counteract dangerous automated nose-down commands is basically the same for old and new systems, though checklists and procedures for...

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by N212R
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 614497

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

One of the most important aviation threads of the year has fallen off the front page here at Airliners.

The powers that be are circling the wagons. The proverbial shite must be ready to hit the fan.

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by N212R
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair plane seized at Bordeaux airport
Replies: 75
Views: 16005

Re: Ryanair plane seized at Bordeaux airport

Repaying the subsidy is not a punishment. If you don't pay your taxes, and the taxman comes after you, you'll pay your taxes, with a hefty fine on top, and possibly prison time. The court might have given a fine to Ryanair, the airport, both, or neither. In the latter case it could be because the p...

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by N212R
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 614497

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Most likely Boeing didn't even realize the dire consequences of the AOA failure effects during the 737MAX development, and I would be surprised if there were not aircraft system changes related to the issue. I'm not buying that supposition for a Renton minute. They understood the potential (knock-o...

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by N212R
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair plane seized at Bordeaux airport
Replies: 75
Views: 16005

Re: Ryanair plane seized at Bordeaux airport

Let's not do as if Ryanair is a benevolent entity that kindly took an offer for a subsidy in exchange for providing service. There is nothing "benevolent" about providing a service in the free market environment of the EU. Even the good burghers of Angouleme didn't begrudge them that econ...

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