News notes from around the interweb:
- Boeing 737 MAX software changes are done, both Angle of Attack sensors have to match before engaging the MCAS system, but European regulators want to add a third sensor. They may agree to adding a synthetic airspeed system in the future after the plane returns to service.
Synthetic airspeed, available in the 787, was rejected for the 737 MAX because the goal of the project was to avoid simulator training for existing 737 Next Generation pilots – but the MAX is going to require that now anyway.
- Ontario airport is turning its main parking lot into a drive-in movie theater
- How Cathay Pacific’s wings were clipped amid Beijing’s wrath over civil unrest
- The time Harvey Weinstein was arrested for smoking on board the Concorde
- USAF accidentally drops hypersonic missile during test
- Expedia websites forcing customers to take credits for cancelled flights instead of refunds which is against DOT rules, but of course then they keep their commission.
[…] The bar for this plane to fly is higher than any other aircraft in the world. It’s been scrutinized more than any aircraft before. Changes to the MAX mean that both of the plane’s Angle of Attack sensors have to match before engaging the MCAS system. […]