Commercial aircraft designers need to rethink fundamental assumptions that pilots have sufficient knowledge, training and skill to cope with failures, the inquiry into the Lion Air Boeing 737 Max accident has concluded...While the inquiry has criticised short-sightedness in Boeing's thought processes and analyses during the development of the 737 Max, and its MCAS in particular, it has also highlighted a discrepancy between the presumed and actual abilities of pilots. Boeing had used flight-test pilots to demonstrate regulatory compliance during the certification of the 737 Max.But Indonesian investigation authority KNKT says such pilots "normally have exceptional skill and experience", and more knowledge of design characteristics than regular line pilots. "This level of competence usually cannot be translated to most pilots," it adds.
How ridiculous! I sense that Boeing will grasp at any straw they can to diminish the burden of proof against them but this seems entirely in their court of producing a system and documentation for appropriatee training.
The US Federal Aviation Administration has revoked the aircraft repair station licence held by Xtra Aerospace, the Florida shop that repaired the angle-of-attack (AOA) indicator investigators say contributed to the 2018 crash of a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max.
Investigators have been unable to conclude whether a replacement angle-of-attack sensor was properly tested after being fitted to the ill-fated Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 8 which crashed shortly after departure from Jakarta last year.
Pilots of the Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 8 which crashed after take-off from Jakarta last year would not have received an alert regarding the disagreement between the angle-of-attack sensors, because the carrier had not selected an optional angle-of-attack indicator for its aircraft.
Last Edit: Oct 26, 2019 11:49:44 GMT 1 by fanairbus