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Post by kevin5345179 on Mar 14, 2019 7:28:27 GMT 1
To some extend, I agree the regulator official's point. HOWEVER, there is a chance that airplane can be throw into the operating region that MCAS "suppose" to kick in by weather or wake turbulence etc. Fundamentally, I don't understand how a pitch unstable aircraft can be certify to started with anyways .......
Even if MCAS is considered too risky to be used in service, regulators have at least one option beyond grounding aircraft, a former regulatory official told Aviation Daily. “If MCAS is the problem, disconnect it,” the official said. “Establish revised operational limitations that reflect MCAS’s unavailability, such as not flying below certain airspeeds, and mandate them until the issue is resolved. There’s no need to ground the aircraft.”
Mar 14, 2019 4:56:46 GMT Baroque said: I can't believe it took President Donald Trump to initiate the common sense decision to ground the planes and not the actual experts at FAA! 🤦🤦🤦
Well it's a great opportunity to show command and control is it not? Underlying this however is the conundrum of why an aviation safety body would seemingly defer to a country leader and allow kudos to be gained from a tragic accident. The Boeing response might have been pre-written pending such an eventual decision (who knows?) but it's as expected. Whether or not the FAA truly had more 'satellite data' or not could also be debated but it's a great face-saving statement in the light of world-wide differing aviation safety opinion. I often defer to the Space Shuttle launch in unfavourable circumstances for comparative assessment of such events.