Erik_Emune: TanHamster: If it's not Boeing, I'm not going. Seriously.American Airlines Flight 587 = Airbus vertical stabilizer snapped offAir France Flight 447 = dunno, basically an Airbus fell apart during cruise regimeThen let me enlighten you. AF447 was caused by a pilot misreading the situation, not being trained in high-speed stall conditions and consistently providing the wrong control input. (In this case, nose-up.) The airplane was in perfect, flyable condition and obediently followed the commands from its human masters, right into the sea. If the PF had let go of the controls 30 seconds into the event, you would have never heard of AF447.AA587 - a pilot overcompensating for wake turbulence, applying full rudder first to one side, then to another, stressing the stabilizer way beyond the design (and classification) envelope. This is not how you're supposed to fly heavy aircraft. (Pilots have since complained that the rudder pedals are too sensitive. Could be. But no one not from Boeing have insisted that the vertical stabilizer is too weak.)It does strike me as funny that people tend to complain about Airbus' over-reliance on computers yet also tend to cite accidents that are due to human error.
TanHamster: If it's not Boeing, I'm not going. Seriously.American Airlines Flight 587 = Airbus vertical stabilizer snapped offAir France Flight 447 = dunno, basically an Airbus fell apart during cruise regimeBoeing & Bombardier make solid airplanes.
wildcardjack: Okay, who's the farker that thought it would be a good idea to drive half finished A380's through the French countryside on a regular basis was a good plan?I wonder what the accounting for that subtly communist "company" looks like.
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