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British Airways' latest Total Inability To Support Upwardness of Planes* caused by Amadeus system outage

Dan Wilkie

I've always wondered this, so I'm hoping someone can explain...

The plain sits on it's gear, and all it's weight is supported by it. Surely it would make more sense for the plane to calculate it's own weight and weight distribution from that? Then it's based on something measured rather than calculated too.

I'm guessing it's not that simple or that's how it would be done, but if my seat can weight how much I am so it knows how hard to blow the airbag up in my face, then surely it can scale up to weighing how much load is on the suspension of the plane?

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