Re: Would you fly in a 737 Max 8 right now?Mar 13th, 2019
So far only two have fallen. In third world countries. I would venture that it says more about their training than the plane itself.
EMERGENCY AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVE
Operating Procedures Required by AD 2018-23-51
Disengage autopilot and control airplane pitch attitude with control column
and main electric trim as required. If relaxing the column causes the trim to
move, set stabilizer trim switches to CUTOUT. If runaway continues, hold
the stabilizer trim wheel against rotation and trim the airplane manually.
Note: The 737-8/-9 uses a Flight Control Computer command of pitch
trim to improve longitudinal handling characteristics. In the event of
erroneous Angle of Attack (AOA) input, the pitch trim system can trim
the stabilizer nose down in increments lasting up to 10 seconds.
In the event an uncommanded nose down stabilizer trim is experienced
on the 737-8/ -9, in conjunction with one or more of the indications or
effects listed below, do the existing AFM Runaway Stabilizer procedureZ
above, ensuring that the STAB TRIM CUTOUT switches are set to CUTOUT and sta
y in the CUTOUT position for the remainder of the flight.
An erroneous AOA input can cause some or all of the following
indications and effects:
•Continuous or intermittent stick shaker on the affected side only.
•Minimum speed bar (red and black) on the aff ected side only.
•Increasing nose down control forces.
•IAS DISAGREE alert.
•ALT DISAGREE alert.
•AOA DISAGREE alert (if the option is installed).
•FEEL DIFF PRESS light.
•Autopilot may disengage.
•Inability to engage autopilot.
Initially, higher control forces may be needed to overcome any
stabilizer nose down trim already applied. Electric stabilizer trim can be
used to neutralize control column pitch forces before moving the STAB
TRIM CUTOUT switches to CUTOUT. Manual stabilizer trim can be
used before and after the STAB TRIM CUTOUT switches are moved
Not sure how much time they would have to assimilate & react?