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by estorilm
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 139
Views: 38797

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

Have there been any other instances of dramatic uncommanded side-stick actuations previously? Considering the time frame (late 80's) till now, with the number of aircraft out there.. this seems crazy to me. Likewise, if it was completely uncommanded, I suppose they just got REALLY LUCKY that the ele...

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by estorilm
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: V-280 Valor flies for the first time
Replies: 89
Views: 18935

Re: V-280 Valor flies for the first time

The V280 is basically a (modern/carbon) helicopter frame, with a set of stubby wings and a hybrid rotor system from the two turbines that is almost a turboprop but less efficient for horizontal flight. The point is, it’s a lot more draggy especially over about 100 knots than a Saab 2000 is, and it’...

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by estorilm
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 705390

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Is there not a way of removing MCAS altogether then? By simply adding ballast and moving the CoG to where it should be, so it behaves like an NG. MCAS is now known publicly as a stall-protection system, that does not work. No amount of PR spin from Boeing will ever change that. Remove it completely...

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by estorilm
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon
Replies: 104
Views: 13355

Re: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon

The UK seems to be doing all the right things to get industry involved although no involvement yet with foreign companies and countries. UK holds Team Tempest industry day The UK government has drawn together representatives from the across the nation's defence aerospace industry to engage on the T...

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by estorilm
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 609
Views: 56907

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

The fixed air intakes of the F-35 will limit top speed. They have to be tuned for a speed range and at a certain speed they would provide a hard limit. The F-15's variable intakes will allow it to fly much faster. Not really - the aircraft was rated for a specific speed range which (in most profile...

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by estorilm
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 609
Views: 56907

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Or, more specifically, can the F-35 cleanly separate a large missile from its weapons bay at supersonic speeds? The F-35 does fine going supersonic while clean, but, start making it dirty with under-wing stores and it starts to shed the advantages it has over older frames with respect to speed at c...

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by estorilm
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-8/-9 Grandfathering Certification, 777X or 7X7?
Replies: 250
Views: 31293

Re: Boeing 777-8/-9 Grandfathering Certification, 777X or 7X7?

What about the A320Neo? Certified as a derivative? Granted, less change was required on A32x to add a larger engine, which goes back to the question of, has Boeing taken the 737 as far as it can go? A clean sheet design probably wouldn't have needed supplementary control systems to push the nose do...

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by estorilm
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 705390

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Truthfully, had Boeing advised to the airlines this stabilty augmentation and MCAS system was the best thing since sliced cheese, would it had prompted more Boeing sales. Or did Boeing internally see this as a liability that did not enhance the sales of the MAX? A little detailed leg work may need ...

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by estorilm
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709669

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

The issue isn't MCAS, it is the terrible implementation with no safeguards in the event of erroneous sensor inputs. The autopilot will disengage in that situation. It appears MCAS thinks the plane is stalling and human is not able to handle, so let me help the poor human by trimming nose down for 1...

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by estorilm
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709669

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

MCAS is not the cause, but it gave the final blow Nah - in air crash event sequencing, it's well known that you can remove a single link from the "chain" and prevent the accident. It's the job of manufacturers, regulatory and certification bodies to remove as many "links" as pos...

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by estorilm
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709669

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Which other systems are disabled if the crew toggled the cutoff switch as per the procedure to disable MCAS? All automatic pitch trim functions stop and the pilots would have to manually trim the aircraft - something they are trained to handle. What about the Speed Trim System? Could it be that dis...

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by estorilm
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways to consider Airbus models
Replies: 62
Views: 15007

Re: Kenya Airways to consider Airbus models

Is there any silver lining for Boeing? As a Boeing fan it hurts to see that some airlines might cancel their orders especially after how well they did last year Their backlog is so massive, it likely doesn't matter - they've basically got years to figure something out. Public perception and Boeing'...

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by estorilm
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709669

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Which other systems are disabled if the crew toggled the cutoff switch as per the procedure to disable MCAS? All automatic pitch trim functions stop and the pilots would have to manually trim the aircraft - something they are trained to handle. Yup, but they are not trained (nor does anyone know) w...

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by estorilm
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709669

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

APA is saying US MAXes have dual, independent AoA vanes, one on each side of the nose just like the Lion Air jets. These vanes are compared to each other and if they don’t compare equally the AoA Disagree message There is no redundancy with 2 vanes. The only information you get is that they disagre...

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by estorilm
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 705390

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

We don't have to ponder any longer whether Boeing will launch 797. That will happen because of this debacle. Not really - the designs, specs, capacities, ranges, etc they're figuring out for that aircraft (err family) are for a different market. Although, I've been saying all along that they should...

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by estorilm
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 705390

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

I too agree that Trump's decision was a great thing for Boeing and the FAA, who perhaps (a bit prematurely) basically held the stance that they wouldn't ground the aircraft. This kind gives them a way out - as someone else said, if something was seen or noticed subsequently, it would be tough for th...

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by estorilm
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709669

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I kinda agree with sending this to the UK. Normally it wouldn't matter, but with this being a brand new aircraft which was recently certified by the FAA (granted, also EASA) there's clearly something to hide if there's even the slightest connection between these two crashes. For me, that includes an...

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by estorilm
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709669

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

In the second YouTube video posted just above (witness accounts), the gentleman is quoted as saying that “the nose went up” and then “the plane went side to side” before the “nose went down” and “tail went up”. Without trying to speculate too much, and smoke notwithstanding: does anyone else feel t...

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by estorilm
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709669

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Airspeed issues could also result in control issues at low speed? And would like to see what is found by unreliable airspeed. There can be an interpretation on that. Was it reading unreliably or was there an engine problem and they were not able to reliably maintain or build airspeed? This has been...

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by estorilm
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709669

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

A big difference in this crash is that the Lion Air plane was apparently not airworthy, it had major issues on its earlier flight and should not have been sent on this suicide mission. Of course it would be good to see a CVR transcript and anyone can now tell that it is being held from the public a...

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by estorilm
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 705390

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Agreed. There are no facts yet from either crash to put the blame on Boeing. People just want to see Boeing hurt. That's absolutely not true, not even close. There are a number of variables and factors at play, but we've seen the MCAS input graphs from Lion Air. Regardless of something possibly bei...

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by estorilm
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 705390

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Agreed. There are no facts yet from either crash to put the blame on Boeing. People just want to see Boeing hurt. That's absolutely not true, not even close. There are a number of variables and factors at play, but we've seen the MCAS input graphs from Lion Air. Regardless of something possibly bei...

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by estorilm
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709669

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Yeah - I mean I'm not too worried about the aircraft itself, I just REALLY REALLY wish I knew exactly what the thing does in situations where they decided MCAS was required. I'm way more curious about that lately than I am about the MCAS system being at fault. It would be nice to know how the aircr...

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by estorilm
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709669

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

It wasn't just "required by FAA rules" - it was required because the aircraft was inherently (or dangerously) unstable vs. NG in power-on stall or pre-stall situations. Also, that's NO BUENO in my book (and regardless of MCAS, could have been a contributing factor to this crash). I think ...

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by estorilm
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709669

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Per Boeing's press release this morning, regarding a software update to MCAS in the near future... [i]"...The enhanced flight control law incorporates angle of attack (AOA) inputs, limits stabilizer trim commands in response to an erroneous angle of attack reading, and provides a limit to the ...

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by estorilm
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709669

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Per Boeing's press release this morning, regarding a software update to MCAS in the near future... "...The enhanced flight control law incorporates angle of attack (AOA) inputs, limits stabilizer trim commands in response to an erroneous angle of attack reading, and provides a limit to the sta...

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by estorilm
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709669

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I'm with you. Boeing's statement from this morning (and by extent the FAA's yesterday) makes my blood boil. Average Joe flyer will of course read these statements and think "Oh good - the authorities are doing something - we are so glad and lucky to have these bodies that oversee!" - but ...

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by estorilm
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709669

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Well said. I can see certainly see the advantages that MCAS has to offer. Had Air France 447 had MCAS or a similar system maybe that flight would have ended differently. I hope the issue gets sorted out, I’m without a doubt a Boeing fan but can’t blame any airline for grounding their fleet of MAX’s...

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by estorilm
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709669

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Per Boeing's press release this morning, regarding a software update to MCAS in the near future... "...The enhanced flight control law incorporates angle of attack (AOA) inputs, limits stabilizer trim commands in response to an erroneous angle of attack reading, and provides a limit to the stab...

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by estorilm
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709669

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Whether grounding the Max 8 fleet is justified or reasonable at this point or not, certainly there can be simulator training for MAX 8 pilots to go through the same conditions as the Lion Air flight the day before the crash, the crashed Lion Air flight and now the Ethiopian crash? Apparently there ...

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by estorilm
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 705390

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Why would you desire to ground an aircraft if one crashes due to crew training not understanding MCAS while another crashed due to an engine failure, fire, terrorism, or weather?The reason for the crashes are totally different. If MCAS is the reason for this crash then by all means ground the plane...

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by estorilm
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 46412

Re: Boeing to roll out 777-9 out of factory on 13 March 2019

Does the X incorporate MCAS, or similar with a different acronym? Nah, completely different engineering approaches here. Don't forget that the 777X has an all-new wing designed for one single engine type. Likewise they had the time to really integrate everything about this plane together with the w...

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by estorilm
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709669

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Wow, Boeing Corp stock is down over 11% in premarket open. Not sure if this is actually a surprise to anybody An order of 16 MAX's is being reviewd. And this is just the first news I found as I woke up. :( https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2019/03/468146/khazanah-requested-review-purchase-boeing-7...

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by estorilm
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709669

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

This is absurd - it is widely known that one of Sullenberger's primary reasons for starting the APU was specifically to retain full flight protections including alpha floor. It didn't fight him - he knew the system would prevent a stall. You're totally wrong about the air show crash by the way; the...

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by estorilm
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China
Replies: 117
Views: 19930

Re: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China(require confirmation)

And if the FAA says there's nothing wrong and refuses to ground the 737, then what? If Boeing is able to demonstrate that the 737 can be flown to a safe landing witg MCAS disabled then it comes down to bad pilot training. Your entire understanding of MCAS is backwards. It’s not the lack of MCAS tha...

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by estorilm
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 705390

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

There is very strong evidence to suggest that Lion Air crash could have been prevented if the Lion Air mechanics had done their jobs... There isn't. Lion Air operated 133 x 737-200/300/400/800/900s since 1999. Only 11 MAXes. Do you think in 19 years their AMTs never changed an AoA sensor on a 737, ...

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by estorilm
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709669

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

The Habsheim air show crash. And the Hudson miracle. In both cases, the airplane fought the pilots and didn't allow them to stall the aircraft. David This is absurd - it is widely known that one of Sullenberger's primary reasons for starting the APU was specifically to retain full flight protection...

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by estorilm
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709669

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

If this turns out to be a similar MCAS event as Lion Air and the pilots didn't follow the cutout procedure doesn't that place the blame on the training or retention more than the flaw itself? I'm not a trained pilot (I did spend a couple of hours in a 738 simulator) and I would know what to do in a...

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by estorilm
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709669

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

For the A320 it is integral in the FBW system and highly redundant including a fall back path on (sensor) fault. For the 737MAX it is a stuck on wart relying on a single input, no fault check, no fall back, no documentation. The way you talk in such glowing terms about the A320 and then in such cle...

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by estorilm
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China
Replies: 117
Views: 19930

Re: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China(require confirmation)

China has Airbus assembly lines and wants more. They are just scratching their back in my opinion. So, you are saying the CCP would cause disruptions to their own state run and national carriers to get a few more Airbus factories? [twoid][/twoid] As an expat in China, nobody loves a good China bash...

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by estorilm
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709669

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

If indeed it is an MCAS induced crash then the primary responsibility is Ethiopian’s training. After the Lion crash Boeing put out an emergency bulletin explaining the problem and telling the pilots EXACTLY what to do if they encountered a similar problem. Any MAX pilot who did not get this informa...

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by estorilm
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709669

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Found on The Aviation Herald: By Ponk on Sunday, Mar 10th 2019 21:46Z PPRN saying 777 waiting to takeoff behind 737 heard them declare an emergency due to unreliable airspeed. I think the original post is this one: https://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/619272-ethiopian-airliner-down-africa-12.html#po...

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by estorilm
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709669

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Honestly it all the air speed sensors were iced over on AF447 then I withdraw my statement. It was a while ago and I may be misremembering. Happy to be corrected if wrong. I do seem to recall the aircraft will go into ALT LAW if one sensor goes bad in the Airbus design. Incidentally NONE of these i...

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by estorilm
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709669

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

AF447 was caused by a single fault sensor IIRC... if not AF447 I know another Airbus had a single sensor failure that threw the AC into ALT LAW that contributed to a crash. Please read that statement in the context it was used and not singled out.. it was referring to a comment that a single sensor...

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by estorilm
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709669

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

https://www.ntvhouston.com/2019/03/passenger-who-missed-ethiopian-flight-recalls-moment-he-found-out-about-plane-crash/ Wow - passenger missed the flight because he was delayed out of Dubai, parents didn't know he wasn't onboard. I suppose there's always a story like that with these crashes, but I ...

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by estorilm
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709669

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Going through the thread It seems the Max is an unstable plane with a fix which is just a software fix. Am I correct ? is it the only popular commercial plane like this ? We don't know the reasons for the crashes but one thing is ceertain, I hate the idea of being on an unstable flying machine with...

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by estorilm
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709669

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I know my personal opinion has zero relevance for everyone, but two crashes with this level of catastrophic consequences for so many families, deserves a grounding of the 737 MAX family until some clues about the causes of this crashes are stablished Your opinions have plenty relevance, it's just s...

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by estorilm
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709669

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

garf25 wrote:
No evidence of fire from a fully laden plane? Thoughts on this?

I think it was about a two hour flight, not a ton of fuel. Regardless, when a plane impacts at this angle and with such velocity, the fuel is vaporized and the impact usually prevents any sort of ignition.

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by estorilm
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709669

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Oh boy, CNN has their aviation correspondent Richard Quest on. In 30 seconds so far, they've screwed everything up. Anchor says "so, in this situation, there was no distress call, nothing, what does that mean" - Richard: "well, frankly, it means a lot.. " (mind you they did make ...

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by estorilm
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 709669

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

No MCAS on autopilot. I was thinking that as I was typing :lol: - wouldn't the aircraft have to be trimmed the same way regardless though? Otherwise you'd disable AP and MCAS would suddenly start playing with the trim? Seems weird. I guess in the situations where MCAS would enable, your AP would di...

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