If safety is the #1 priority, and you don't know the cause, is a grounding necessarily a bad thing when you've had two of the same type involved in catastrophic hull losses in the space of a few months?
And the AF477 pilot also had done stall training and would, if alive now, think the pilot inputs on AF477 to be completely illogical.(I am a student pilot but have done stall training).
To the people thinking of cancelling your flights: you're still more likely to die on your drive to the airport than on your 737 MAX flight, by at least an order of magnitude.
How does one know whether the plane is a MAX or not? Is it listed as part of the flight details?
RIP to those souls lost and those families now dealing with immense pain.
I flew on SilkAir recently from SIN to CNS but on the day I travelled, it wasn't one of this new model.
While some may see the Chinese decision to ground the 737Max fleet there as questionable, it is not necessarily a wrong decision. QF grounded all A380s after QF32, but I seem to recall that other airlines chose no to. QFs decision was sensible, and I think the Chinese decision is sensible - 2 hull losses and hundreds dead from a brand new model (even if old underlying design) should not be ignored.
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no it's the lack of training. The pilots just needed to turn off the safety system & all would have been well.There is either a big problem here with the machine or a lack of appropriate training for flight crew for this type. There could be questions of the demand of skill required to successfully negotiate such problems.
This is not great for the 737 program and not great for Virgin.