planecane wrote:Jetty wrote:kayik wrote:Very good reading.
They seem to understand MCAS
“the worst design in the history of modern commercial aviation”
That is lawsuit hyperbole. The 787 original battery was a worse design. That could have caused an unrecoverable situation.
As bad as the MCAS logic was, it was recoverable in both cases. Not even by doing a NNC. Both crews could have continued to counteract the MCAS trim with the thumb switch. Why the lion air crew stopped trimming may never be known. It takes almost no physical effort so it couldn't have been exhaustion.
The ET crew seems to have turned off the electric trim before counteracting MCAS due to a misunderstanding or misapplication of the procedure.
Either way, since it was recoverable, and relatively simply so, MCAS is not the worst design in modern aviation.
I don't believe anyone has said it is anything other than a legal case set out by the plaintiffs lawyers?
However, I bet the defendant is pleased not have selected yourself as defence lead. They would not be terribly happy with an opening position of -is it is not as bad as some of their previous designs-.
346 people, I'm sure, would have been very happy to arrive at their destination on a 787.