Member since 04 May 2018
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Looks like a programmer may have caused the recent Lion Air B737 Max crash killing 189?
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 11 Dec 2017
Total posts 121
I think you’ll find that a poor safety management system and lax maintenance procedures are behind this accident. There’s a reason why DFAT have issued a ban on government travel on Lion (and not 737MAX operators).
Member since 02 Sep 2018
Total posts 344
That information relating to the software was released as a safety breifing to operators of the aircraft to let them know of the behaviour of the 737 MAX. This is not admitting that it caused the crash, but instead a safety precaution to reduce the chance of another crash whilst the real reason is being investigated.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 01 Mar 2012
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Air New Zealand - Airpoints
Member since 31 Oct 2016
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For those wanting a more complete exposure to it check out https://theaircurrent.com/aviation-safety/what-is-the-boeing-737-max-maneuvering-characteristics-augmentation-system-mcas-jt610/
Member since 12 Feb 2015
Total posts 61
Geoffair is correct. Boeing designed the 737 MAX to provide automatic nose-down trim if the aircraft's computers detect a high angle of attack which could lead to a stall. Numerous pilots have claimed on aviation forums in recent days that there was no warning from Boeing to operators, or training for pilots, about the fact that if pilots countermanded the trim by pulling back on the control column, it would automatically restart after 10 seconds. Pilots on the crashed Lion Air aircraft's immediately prior flight reported a faulty angle of attack indication and had control difficulties. The system was tested on the ground at CGK prior to the crash flight and reported normal. It seems likely that a fault in the aircraft's systems may have presented the pilots with a situation they could not control because Boeing had not drawn attention to the way the aircraft would behave.
That is not to say that I would readily agree to travel on any Indonesian airline. I don't think there is an adequate national safety regulatory system or safety culture in Indonesian airlines.
Member since 10 Jul 2017
Total posts 86
I hear the lion air pilots get their qualifications in the bottom of coco pops packets
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