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by kalvado
Wed Sep 29, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 425
Views: 52394

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

Boeing is still going with the "human error" defense, and nothing has been able to undermine that. One thing @Pythagorean essentially says is that there is a lot of noise an verbal blame, but little proper investigation which would be needed to get to the root of things, beyond 4-second g...

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by kalvado
Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Since LAX departures are usually out over the ocean, do all aircraft need overwater equipment?
Replies: 24
Views: 2367

Re: Since LAX departures are usually out over the ocean, do all aircraft need overwater equipment?

The chance of a water ditching on any departure out of LAX is so slim that it may as well be none. The SIDs that take aircraft further out are reserved for jet engined aircraft that are highly unlikely to have any engine failure, let alone multiple engine failures. The ones used for light airplanes...

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by kalvado
Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 425
Views: 52394

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

Confession here. I am pretty left-leaning politically. So I'm paying attention to not just the mainstream media reporting--New York Times, CNN, etc--but also alternative media--The Guardian, Alternet. Many may not be aware of the radio program DemocracyNow! hosted by Amy Goodman, which is run out o...

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by kalvado
Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Since LAX departures are usually out over the ocean, do all aircraft need overwater equipment?
Replies: 24
Views: 2367

Re: Since LAX departures are usually out over the ocean, do all aircraft need overwater equipment?

The chance of a water ditching on any departure out of LAX is so slim that it may as well be none. The SIDs that take aircraft further out are reserved for jet engined aircraft that are highly unlikely to have any engine failure, let alone multiple engine failures. The ones used for light airplanes...

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by kalvado
Tue Sep 28, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 425
Views: 52394

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

And again, honestly speaking I don't buy FAA as a potentially strong counterweight. It probably can be strong, but cannot really be that helpful as it is a government bureaucratic agency, not an engineering consulting organization. Boeing itself has a vested interest in creating a good product, and...

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by kalvado
Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 425
Views: 52394

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

IMO it's hard to expect such regulatory guidance from the FAA when for decades Boeing's policy was to weaken the FAA's mandates and take more work and more authority in house while watching FAA's budget dwindle. The deferral to past practice in the absence of regulatory guidance just means things d...

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by kalvado
Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 425
Views: 52394

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

This is why the recommendations from JTAR concerning human factors is so important. If the regulatory guidance from the FAA does not require an "actual end-to-end test" scenario than it is left to prior practice to approve the system as acceptable . The fact that eight non-normal procedur...

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by kalvado
Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 425
Views: 52394

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

This is why the recommendations from JTAR concerning human factors is so important. If the regulatory guidance from the FAA does not require an "actual end-to-end test" scenario than it is left to prior practice to approve the system as acceptable . The fact that eight non-normal procedur...

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by kalvado
Mon Sep 27, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 425
Views: 52394

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

The bottom line is that this is all a house of cards, with Boeing doubling down at various points on that one decision that pilots would treat any MCAS malfunction as runaway stab and recover the plane. As far as we know, no actual end-to-end test was ever made to validate that decision. For instan...

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by kalvado
Mon Sep 27, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 425
Views: 52394

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

The fatal mistake was putting profit over safety at Boeing and taking the development of the Boeing 737 one step too far. While that's an easy conclusion to reach, there isn't evidence to support that conclusion that would stand up in a court of law. The "simple human error" rationale sti...

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by kalvado
Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 425
Views: 52394

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

My take is that bit flip tests were not even conducted on NG as the architecture has no chance of passing these tests. You can built a few different logical paths here, but the bottom line is that new system meant applying extra requirements - which Boeing apparently didn't run in-house. Boeing's a...

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by kalvado
Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 425
Views: 52394

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

Talking about memory failures. THere is a pretty interesting paper by Eugene Normand from Boeing Defence(!!) published in 1996. It is about contemporary to NG/MAX computer systems. Long story short, bit failure rate is on the order of 1e-12 per bit per hour on sea level, likely 300 times higher at 4...

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by kalvado
Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 425
Views: 52394

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

Here are some things that do not sit down well with many. 1. The effect of cosmic rays when it comes to aviation has been known for decades. It is not something new that should have been uncovered after accidents. This is one area that is so well known, so well understood that getting it right firs...

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by kalvado
Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 425
Views: 52394

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

As far as we know the scenario played out as Pythagoras suggested: While conducting newly stringent tests on the Boeing 737 MAX flight control system, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in June uncovered a potential flaw that now has spurred Boeing to make a fundamental software-design chang...

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by kalvado
Mon Sep 27, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 425
Views: 52394

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

From my recollection, Boeing had a software patch developed to rectify the worst aspects of MCAS in March 2019. This was claimed many times, but never substantiated . On the other hand, there were claims that AD reminder is sufficient. We may safely assume that claimed development never happened. F...

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by kalvado
Mon Sep 27, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 425
Views: 52394

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

From my recollection, Boeing had a software patch developed to rectify the worst aspects of MCAS in March 2019. This was claimed many times, but never substantiated. On the other hand, there were claims that AD reminder is sufficient. We may safely assume that claimed development never happened. Af...

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by kalvado
Sun Sep 26, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OH-LVB AY A319 gets 99.2% recycled during scrapping
Replies: 43
Views: 6419

Re: OH-LVB AY A319 gets 99.2% recycled during scrapping

OK, I actually read the article (I usually avoid Simple Flying, but had to this time). The title is misleading: it states that Finnair recycled[/] 99% of the A319. Then, further down the article is states Finnair reused, recycled and [b]recovered 99.2% of the aircraft. The "recovered" is ...

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by kalvado
Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OH-LVB AY A319 gets 99.2% recycled during scrapping
Replies: 43
Views: 6419

Re: OH-LVB AY A319 gets 99.2% recycled during scrapping

[twoid][/twoid] Well, not exactly. Stored composite materials can and will be used in the future. 4,2% of that aircraft was used for research purposes and that includes those composite materials. Source (in Finnish): https://www.finnair.com/fi-fi/bluewings/vastuullisuus/odotukset-ylittyiv%C3%A4t--fi...

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by kalvado
Sun Sep 26, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OH-LVB AY A319 gets 99.2% recycled during scrapping
Replies: 43
Views: 6419

Re: OH-LVB AY A319 gets 99.2% recycled during scrapping

Just like nuclear waste, right? So, it avoided the landfill, but still not recycled. Well, not exactly. Stored composite materials can and will be used in the future. 4,2% of that aircraft was used for research purposes and that includes those composite materials. Source (in Finnish): https://www.f...

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by kalvado
Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian 460 diversion into MDY (Sand Island, Midway Atoll)
Replies: 77
Views: 17601

Re: Hawaiian 460 diversion into MDY (Sand Island, Midway Atoll)

I very much doubt any cranes, lifts, etc for an engine change are positioned there, just in case. We would not need a crane etc for an engine change, you can remove and lift an engine from the pylon https://youtu.be/Hu83kKW1mZs Even in this video, there are pulleys attached the the pylon some 4 met...

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by kalvado
Sat Sep 25, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian 460 diversion into MDY (Sand Island, Midway Atoll)
Replies: 77
Views: 17601

Re: Hawaiian 460 diversion into MDY (Sand Island, Midway Atoll)

#1 eng indicated low oil quantity, confirmed on ground that eng is leaking oil and maintenance is at the a/c What maintenance is in Midway? They flew in mechanics on the rescue flight. Oil leak sounds like something that can be managed using hand tools and some lifts. I wonder if there are any plan...

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by kalvado
Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OH-LVB AY A319 gets 99.2% recycled during scrapping
Replies: 43
Views: 6419

Re: OH-LVB AY A319 gets 99.2% recycled during scrapping

There was about 15 tons of aluminium in the fuselage that was melted with other aluminium into ingots. Those will be sold to Europe and used for example in car gearboxes. Aircraft aluminium is not pure aluminium so its not used in soda cans for example. Only 290 kg of waste was send to landfill. So...

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by kalvado
Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OH-LVB AY A319 gets 99.2% recycled during scrapping
Replies: 43
Views: 6419

Re: OH-LVB AY A319 gets 99.2% recycled during scrapping

This type of language goes a bit too far in my opinion for somebody on the outside. The objective is to reuse, recycle or recover. I don't know enough about recycling to say the percentage is correct or not, but I can say without a doubt that shameless PR and fake news are two things I would not as...

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by kalvado
Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OH-LVB AY A319 gets 99.2% recycled during scrapping
Replies: 43
Views: 6419

Re: OH-LVB AY A319 gets 99.2% recycled during scrapping

That page 2 diagram shows that none of the composite structures are what one commonly defines as "primary structure". I found those exact words you mentioned ("Primary structure of A320 is composites - aramid fibre (AFRP), glass fibre (GFRP) and carbon fibre (CFRP) reinforced plastic...

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by kalvado
Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OH-LVB AY A319 gets 99.2% recycled during scrapping
Replies: 43
Views: 6419

Re: OH-LVB AY A319 gets 99.2% recycled during scrapping

I was also about to challenge him, but decided not to after searching online. To me, the primary structure of an aircraft is its fuselage, wing and wingbox; as far as I know, all this is aluminum on the A320. Empennage and flight surfaces are, I believe, composite, or mostly composite. Landing gear...

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by kalvado
Fri Sep 24, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents
Replies: 139
Views: 13131

Re: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents

A balanced measure but with teeth would be say a three year ban on flights within the United States, across all airlines. Issue is a bit deeper, and I agree with @ScottB here. A lot of people are totally against what they see as oppressive government mandates. I don't want to dive into that discuss...

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by kalvado
Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Attacks jetBlue FA, Tries To Enter Cockpit In Flight
Replies: 37
Views: 8354

Re: Passenger Attacks jetBlue FA, Tries To Enter Cockpit In Flight

I have reached the point that if I see anyone making any kind of an aggressive move toward a flight attendant, the cockpit door or an entry/emergency exit....I WILL stop them with all the force I can muster whether it be objects, belts or my bare hands. Mentally ill or not, I will not sit by and wa...

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by kalvado
Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OH-LVB AY A319 gets 99.2% recycled during scrapping
Replies: 43
Views: 6419

Re: OH-LVB AY A319 gets 99.2% recycled during scrapping

The A320 is about 28% composite by weight; so, one might want to define "primary structures", although I did find that exact correct on the web. Well, I initially wanted to challenge the assertion made by the user Kalvado, but decided to do a rudimentary online search before. I then came ...

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by kalvado
Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OH-LVB AY A319 gets 99.2% recycled during scrapping
Replies: 43
Views: 6419

Re: OH-LVB AY A319 gets 99.2% recycled during scrapping

The article doesn't go into great depths on what "recycling" means. Salvage and true recycling, sure. But what else was set aside for "repurposing" that probably still will some day end up in a dump somewhere. Even spares that end up unused are replacing spares which could other...

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by kalvado
Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OH-LVB AY A319 gets 99.2% recycled during scrapping
Replies: 43
Views: 6419

Re: OH-LVB AY A319 gets 99.2% recycled during scrapping

I wonder how much of that 99% recycling is true recycling and how much is look-good stuff.
Primary structure of A320 is composites - aramid fibre (AFRP), glass fibre (GFRP) and carbon fibre (CFRP) reinforced plastics.
With thermoset matrix, those alone would be a challenge for a meaningful recycling.

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by kalvado
Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents
Replies: 139
Views: 13131

Re: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents

There has been an unprecedented surge in violent and disorderly passenger reports this year, fueled largely – but not entirely – by mask violations as frustrations mount over continued regulations aimed at curbing COVID-19 on commercial flights. https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/faa-airlines-cur...

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by kalvado
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents
Replies: 139
Views: 13131

Re: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents

Isn't that kind of what happened with the 737MAX? The government (FAA) allowed Boeing to run the certification process? Significantly different case. Any industry has a lot of details which are not obvious for an outsider perspective - so input from inside is important in establishing workable regu...

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by kalvado
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents
Replies: 139
Views: 13131

Re: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents

That sounds super weird. As if the cops asked us "a'ight, what do you guys wants us to do to the robbers? Come on now, don't be shy!". I'm not an American so I don't really know how the system works. But for me it looks like that the government asked the big business to set up rules that ...

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by kalvado
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents
Replies: 139
Views: 13131

Re: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents

[twoid][/twoid] How about actually arresting and charging these idiots that are doing it to start with? If nothing happens to these people they will continue to do it. It was so incredibly irritating when I dated a Customer Service Supervisor at my airline and she would tell me about people acting a...

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by kalvado
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF393 diversion; sound of explosion in the cabin
Replies: 20
Views: 10690

Re: AF393 diversion; sound of explosion in the cabin

Ive worked 777s, likely a APU pneumatic duct clamp let go and caused a burst of air. No explosion, just a large burst of air. Leave it to the media and very uneducated passengers to overhype it Pretty arrogant comment, and pretty silly putting yourself on a pedestal because you have "worked 77...

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by kalvado
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents
Replies: 139
Views: 13131

Re: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents

That sounds super weird. As if the cops asked us "a'ight, what do you guys wants us to do to the robbers? Come on now, don't be shy!". I'm not an American so I don't really know how the system works. But for me it looks like that the government asked the big business to set up rules that ...

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by kalvado
Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 425
Views: 52394

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

Presenting numbers that play in my cards and real reality are not the same! Why are the 737 classics listed separately ? 737 classic first delivery November 1984, A320 April 1987, 737 NG December 1997. So the Classic`s should be on the list together with the NG`s! Why is the Max being excluded? Cor...

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by kalvado
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 425
Views: 52394

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

Pythagoras wrote : It shows that the 737NG family and A320 family (excluding A320 Neo and 737Max) have the same accident rate per million departures at 0.08 for fatal accidents and 0.18 for hull loss. From a high level view, there is no real reason, safety-wise at least, why the A320's fly-by-wire ...

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by kalvado
Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 425
Views: 52394

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

So let's put the four-second rule into context. It was a criteria that had been imposed at the time of initial design of the 737 and is appropriate for the flight control cable-driven hydraulics system architecture. Over the decades of 737 operations, the service record of the 737 would have shown ...

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by kalvado
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 425
Views: 52394

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

A US mainline pilot would on average have done better than an Ab initio trained pilot with a few hundred hours time. Frontline/NYT could have discussed this but chose not to. This is laughable, surely. Do you really want to go into the many MANY fatal mistakes that were made by US (and US-trained!)...

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by kalvado
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF393 diversion; sound of explosion in the cabin
Replies: 20
Views: 10690

Re: AF393 diversion; sound of explosion in the cabin

Ive worked 777s, likely a APU pneumatic duct clamp let go and caused a burst of air. No explosion, just a large burst of air. Leave it to the media and very uneducated passengers to overhype it Explosion is a very lousy defined term. It does not imply that military grade compounds were used, destru...

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by kalvado
Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 425
Views: 52394

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

The first office certainly did not, at least not according to this Aviation Week article where the scenario was re-created in the simulator. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19902068 If you have information otherwise, please provide it. I am still left wondering why Ethiopian Airlines didn't ru...

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by kalvado
Sun Sep 19, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 425
Views: 52394

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/criminal-indictment-imminent-for-former-boeing-737-max-chief-technical-pilot-report-says/ This is another good article about Mr Forkner. Those messages he sent about lying to authorities and the airlines are going to be hard to defend. He defin...

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by kalvado
Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 425
Views: 52394

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

I said it before, I am saying it again: go and read Space shuttle Challenger investigation report, and be sure to read Feynman's memoir on top of that. Show perfectly how shitty decisions can proliferate even in cream of the crop programs, how even top tier investigation can be easily neutered. That...

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by kalvado
Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In-seat outlets and GFCI Testers
Replies: 5
Views: 1140

Re: In-seat outlets and GFCI Testers

Each seat should have its own power supply, so you would only take out your own seat row. I believe this is done to minimize wire size/ amount of wires with 120v. What is the power system voltage generally? 28 V or something else? I remember it used to be 400 Hz to reduce transformer size and weigh...

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by kalvado
Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In-seat outlets and GFCI Testers
Replies: 5
Views: 1140

Re: In-seat outlets and GFCI Testers

Each seat should have its own power supply, so you would only take out your own seat row. I believe this is done to minimize wire size/ amount of wires with 120v. What is the power system voltage generally? 28 V or something else? I remember it used to be 400 Hz to reduce transformer size and weigh...

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by kalvado
Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine placement for 6 engine airplanes
Replies: 4
Views: 1225

Re: Engine placement for 6 engine airplanes

An-225 is a stretch of an-124, so it started with 4 individual pods. Designing separate double pod would be too much, I assume. A wing root plug containing an extra engine in a same pod is easier.

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by kalvado
Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 392
Views: 91787

Re: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries

Seems to me that there has not been a "come to Jesus" moment within Boeing, and they're still focusing more on finding shortcuts rather than doing the work. They don't seem to have internalized that the "four second rule" shortcut that led them to avoid doing a full Safety Analy...

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by kalvado
Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 392
Views: 91787

Re: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries

I'm just saying that they could, not that they should. There's a lot of hate aimed at "MBA types" here but let me tell you that they do teach you that you should outsource non-core activities and retain core ones. Big issue seems that they outsourced too many manufacturing jobs which are ...

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by kalvado
Wed Sep 08, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 392
Views: 91787

Re: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries

antitrust is different from "legal" antitrust authorities don't want airframe manufacturers owning engine makers; they don't want a situation where Boeing owns GE and GE does not want to supply engines to Airbus or gets priority of some kind apart from that Boing could be manufacturing ev...

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