IADFCO wrote:kalvado wrote:[...]
A big question is what FAA actually tested.
I wonder whether the test results are covered by the Freedom of Information Act. I have never filed a FOIA request, but if it doesn't involve big expenses, e.g., hiring a lawyer, I might do that. I'm curious to see whether they did perform any wind-up turns, or at least a "semi" wind-up turn where MCAS 2.0 turns itself off and stays off for the duration of the turn. If I understand correctly, they did test turns with MCAS off and into stall, which was a concern of mine given the (still undisclosed) nature of the aerodynamic problems.
Most of the test results would probably be considered trade/commercial secrets (remember, we are talking about data on a third non-government party’s commercial product) and would be exempt from disclosure under FOIA.