WTF! Even when Titanic sank in cold harsh conditions, we still had survivors we still had dead bodies.
And when we had SR-111 we had mince meat.
and remember - fuel = money , so all airlines are loading the minimum they can get away with , case point , a recent ryanair flight came into
gatwick on a fuel emergency , they had 10 mins left in the tank. no bad weather , no divert - thats all they had left.
Loading too little fuel will result in an "INSUFFICIENT FUEL" message on the CDU - so unless they manually entered in the fuel weight, were
enourmously stupid, mixed up units, or had a fuel leak, they did not run out of fuel before the half way point. Coming close to running out of fuel or
actually running out of fuel might happen occasionally, but here it was unlikely to be on the cause.
How strong and penetrating do you think solar radiation can go when there is no magnetic field pushing it away?
IIRC, failures in commericial aircraft are unheard of due to whatever you're saying. Unlikely.
Remember watching this programme here in the UK on Airbus crashes. They had this idea that Airbus planes were flawed due to the tail being made
from plastic or carbon or something and this had caused crashes as it was flawed technology, scared the hell out of me at the time and every time I
get on an Airbus I don't feel safe, give me Russian and American planes anytime, Airbus make me scared
Their is no flaw in the tail - and all aircraft likely have the same flaw as NONE are designed for what happened. Of course, American Airlines likes
to blame Airbus, and Airbus likes to blame American Airlines. The problem was that the rudder becomes increasingly sensitive and furthermore the pilot
induced oscillations - so they fixed it. Airbus, especially the A330 has an impecible safety record.
I would also suggest you to stop watching TV.
The programme was aired on TV for sure. Anyway give me a USA plane any day over a European one, the Yanks make things better, they over
engineer things while Euro's make them out of tin foil. You know the joke about French cars being good apart from the joke electrics? Now where was
this plane made?
I suppose that explains the Boeing 737 flaw that was only corrected after three crashes, 747 had engines falling off mid flight, 747 doors flying
apart, DC-10 doors flying apart, DC-10 engines flying apart, DC-10 # hydraulics, MD-11 wires catching fire, MD-11 stability issues, MD-11 structural
issues. It also explains why the Airbus A330 was chosen over the Boeing 767 for you own Air Force as a tanker (until Boo-hoo-ing protested - of
course, the result will be the same, most airforces are getting the A330 instead).
Airbus has the leading market share of the civil aviation area you'd have to say that they are at least as good or better.
Boeing and Airbus are a duopoly and furthermore pretty damned close.
Well from a simpleton Brit I declare I'd rather jump on a Boeing which has a history of aero engineering excellence and also Made in
Airbus is EADS. Are you claiming EADS don't have a history of aero engineering exellence? And the Concorde was what then?
than be forced onboard an Airbus, a company forged from a collective of independent producers to give the EU a prestigious industrial giant to
compete with the super powers
Compete with the super powers? Like who? The U.S? The ONLY plane maker in the U.S that makes Airliners is Boeing, and Airbus is pretty much parity
with them. Oh, and no, Boeing they got outright grants and tax cuts given to them as well as huge government grants.
lol the 787 is made in japan , sweden , italy , russia , france , china with the nose , tail and flaps `made in the usa`.....
What's worse is that the suppliers are pretty much the same as Airbus.
I feel safer on a Yakovlev or a Boeing than I do on a Eurobox. Point being Airbus is a politically based entity, it was dreamed up by Euro people, not
Yakovlev? They still make planes?
The most laughable part about your arguements is not that you actually believe this c..., but that Boeing is a
politically based company as much as Airbus - probably even more so as they're a defense contractor.
Airbus is a political statement from the old world of Europe in the same manner of many Soviet enterprises. Boeing is a Planet Earth business
success pure and simple. Made in USA means real good stuff, lasts for a life time, Made in France means you just know trouble is round the corner,
dodgy electrics for sure
Now we're going around in circles. You mean like the MD-11? Right?
Before you embarrass yourself further, I suggest you stop posting in this thread.
It's what the pilot did to the plane that wrecked the plane.
Might be, might not. If it was then I wonder what them Lufthansa aircraft were doing.
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