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In an interview Thursday, Capt. Todd Insler, chairman of the United branch of ALPA, the Air Line Pilots Association union, broke ranks with his counterparts at American Airlines and Southwest Airlines who earlier this week publicly complained that this wasn’t disclosed to pilots during training or included in the 737 MAX pilot manuals.
Insler said many systems on an airplane work in the background without the pilot’s knowledge. He compared it to watching television: “I don’t need to know how it works.”
originally posted by: Zaphod58
Soerjanto Tjahjono, the head of the safety agency, said during a Wednesday briefing that it was not clear if there was a systemic problem with this type of aircraft.
“We cannot yet say that there is a design flaw with the plane,” he said, adding that the Max 8 appeared to have developed a problem with the angle of attack sensor only after technicians had changed it the day before the doomed flight.
With a new AoA sensor fitted you can rule out Boeing's conclusions.
If MCAS engaged during the climb
then pilots likely trimmed the nose down intentionally to regain control
he fact that JT610 was flown at high speeds weel in excess of VMO and definitely in Mach Buffet territory suggests more likely they were fighting MCAS deployment of spoilers
Boeing are using tame journalists at Seattle Times and New York Times to spin