Reply to post: FAA grounding imminent?

Boeing 737 pilots battled confused safety system that plunged aircraft to their deaths – black box

Alan Brown Silver badge

FAA grounding imminent?

I'm surprised the FAA hasn't issued an emergency airworthiness directive grounding the aircraft already to be honest.

This system is necessary thanks to the engines - over the years they've become so big that they've moved out from under the wings to in front of them and also been lifted up to achieve ground clearance - to the point that they can flip the aircraft on its back if the pilots aren't careful. (They've had to do this because it's impossible to give the 737 design longer landing gear)

This is what happens when you take a "good proven stable design" and keep incrementally slapping shit on it until it is intrinsically unsafe to fly without massive amounts of augmentation. The 737 is essentially a hotrod "funny car" at this point in its career.

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