Good to know they know their limitations.
Ethiopian Airlines sends flight recorders from crashed jet abroad for analysis
The limitations in this case are possession of the equipment for retrieval of the (possibly damaged) flight recorder data and acquired expertise in analysing it. I think Ethiopia, like many other countries, has had little reason to obtain these.Good to know they know their limitations.
Sounds like many pilots have reported flight control problems on these models. Many temporary in-flight occurances. Most dealt with by disengaging autopilot. At minimum these planes should be flown manually until ample altitude before engaging the flight management system.
Interesting link... Thks.The limitations in this case are possession of the equipment for retrieval of the (possibly damaged) flight recorder data and acquired expertise in analysing it. I think Ethiopia, like many other countries, has had little reason to obtain these.
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" .... how about Ethiopian Airlines? Here is another impoverished country surrounded by rugged terrain. Yet the record of its national carrier — three fatal events, one of them a hijacking, in over seventy years of operation — is exceptional. Ethiopian is one of the proudest and arguably one of the safest airlines in the world."
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cn...us/pilot-complaints-boeing-737-max/index.htmlKreskin, Not seeking to argue with you but I'm not sure this "attitude management system" or whatever they call it, depends on the autopilot being engaged. My impression (not knowledge!) is that it can activate itself regardless, unless of course it has been (somehow) deliberately and specifically disarmed.
I'd have second thoughts about fliying in a helicopter right now....
The daughter of a good friend of my wife and the daughter's husband crashed last week
Missing couple's helicopter found in wooded area, partially buried in snow: search master
Crews in a Canadian Armed Forces Hercules aircraft spotted the site of a helicopter crash, circled in red, March 11, 2019. It was found 35 nautical miles from Nicole and Jody Blais' destination, a hangar in Fauquier. Supplied photo
You're supposed to put another Looney in the slot and it'll power up, again and the nose will come back up.I'm one of those x-plane warriors lol. I only know enough to realize some crazy stuff can happen when you don't fully understand why it occurs. I once flew a simulated 747 that wouldnt descend below about 5000 feet unless i slowed to a stall lol. Could not figure out why. Fortunately all i had to do was abandon the flight and start over.
I'm by no means an expert. I noticed on this report that some pilots noted the issue occurred when autopilot was engaged shortly after takeoff, and they resolved it by disengagement.
It was like I was caught in some fight between ILS, glide slope and an FMS that wanted to go somewhere else. Just floated in circles. I should've reported this to the FAA . The good news is I had no paying customers. If I had I'd have told them to piss off and that it wasn't getting any easier with their nagging, and if they didn't like it they should fly their own goddam airplanes. Maybe I should work for Air Canada .kick it on the side, then!
[see: Boeing 747 Owner's Manual pgs. 40-50]
It's in the glove box under the CAA map of the North Atlantic Great Circle Routes.
Sounds like a nightmare.Probably a question of crossed terminology. I found this on the AskThePilot site:
This nose-down command can last upwards of ten seconds, Boeing says, and can repeat at five-second intervals, whether in manual flight or with the autopilot engaged. If and when this happens, the stabilizer trim itself gives no indication that it’s moving. All the crew knows is that the plane is nosing over.
... the "hard landing" a month ago caused visible damage.
Kudos to Marc Garneau for his clear, concise and understandable explanation of why Canada grounded the planes today. So very refreshing to listen to someone who knows what they are talking about and have the ability to explain their decisions in a straight forward manner. Wish he would come over from the Dark Side - he'd be a great addition to our party.
The truth is before the grounding, Canadian carriers were running out of places to land in the World. No one wanted them in their airspace. Garneau was almost last to the party. Sunwing beat him to it, for God sake.Kudos to Marc Garneau for his clear, concise and understandable explanation of why Canada grounded the planes today. So very refreshing to listen to someone who knows what they are talking about and have the ability to explain their decisions in a straight forward manner. Wish he would come over from the Dark Side - he'd be a great addition to our party.