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dgreig
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Re: New Designs
dgreig   12/26/2013 1:55:23 PM
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A very good SW engineer an I were on a flight from Edinburgh to Paris Orly (most likely have just murdered the airport name), 18 years ago.

An Airbus A3xx. They had a navigation problem at that time. I pondered that if the plane was flying 1°North and wished to fly 359°North it would turn +357° to avoid the divide by zero.


As for the 787, as long as it has Rolls Royce engines then not a problem. Have been on an AA flight with a faulty GE engine, but RR has always been good for me!

That AA flight was to GE Medical HQ!

ab3a
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New Designs
ab3a   7/11/2013 9:54:32 AM
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With any new thing, there is usually a bathtub curve of corrective maintenenance. The initial design is also much the same way.

It happened with some frightening engine problems in the A380 Super Jumbo jet. Such discoveries are to be expected. If flying scares you, then adjust your expectations accordingly. Just remember that even a very well designed, time tested aircraft can still be destroyed by a brief moment of inattention by the pilot, as evidenced by the unfortunate 777 crash at San Francisco airport recently.

Tigertom
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Biased survey
Tigertom   7/8/2013 10:42:16 AM
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Why isn't there a box for me to tick "I'd go out of my way to fly the Dreamliner" 

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