After Ethiopian crash Trump complains that planes are becoming too complicated.

By |2019-03-12T12:20:10-08:00March 12th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |18 Comments


Courtesy of NBC News:

The plane that crashed was a Boeing 737 Max 8, the same model as an Indonesian Lion Air flight that crashed after takeoff in October, killing all 189 people on board.

A Boeing spokesman said the company’s CEO, Dennis Muilenburg, spoke with Trump following the president’s tweets Tuesday morning and “made it clear he is absolutely confident in the safety of the airplanes.”

The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday that U.S. airlines can still fly the model. Numerous countries, including those of the European Union, Australia, China, Singapore, Indonesia and Argentina, have grounded the Boeing 737 Max jets.

It should probably be pointed out that air travel is probably safer today than in any time in aviation history. 

And one of the main reasons for that is the sophisticated software that helps to fly and navigate the planes and helps to mitigate pilot error. 

Besides isn’t everything complex to this stubby fingered moron? 

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18 Comments

  1. Anon March 12, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Well good. Then let him be flown around the country in a little bucket instead of Airforce 1. Maybe all our dreams will come true.

    • Anonymous March 12, 2019 at 4:38 pm

      I said as much two years and got my butt handed to me in comments.
      Sorry not sorry, how else to rid ourselves of his vast “knowledge” and destruction of what was once a great country?
      Assholes live forever……

    • Anonymous March 12, 2019 at 5:53 pm

      Remember when he said he didn’t need Airforce 1, that he was going to save us money by not using it.. now we are paying for his whole family to fly wherever on it.

      Every time I read something written by trump, my IQ drops. He certainly wins the IDIOT of the WORLD award.. he can put that on his wall.

  2. Anonymous March 12, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Check who’s “in charge” of the FAA.
    Think Palin and her HS pal that she put in charge of agriculture because she liked cows.

    • Whatevs March 13, 2019 at 8:11 am

      Meh, most of T.Rump’s picks are unqualified, but not sure what you are seeing as wrong with Elwell, unless he s compromised in some way, and Chao’s referral makes me think he may be, but otherwise…
      Career
      Elwell graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Affairs from the United States Air Force Academy. He moved on to Williams Air Force Base where he earned his pilot wings.[2]

      Elwell was a Command Pilot for the U.S Air Force and U.S Air Force Reserve. Elwell fought in the Operation Desert Storm[3] in a combat capacity.[2] Elwell eventually reached the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He retired soon after.

      For 16 years, Elwell was a commercial pilot for American Airlines. Elwell also had a role of American Airlines’s Managing Director for International and Government Affairs.[2] He also served served as a legislative fellow for the late Senator Ted Stevens.[2] While working for Senator Stevens, Elwell was part of other aviation safety programs in Alaska, including the Capstone Program in the Yukon–Kuskokwim Delta, as well as the installation of real-time weather cameras at remote airfields and mountain passes.[4]

      Elwell was named Vice President of the Aerospace Industries Association[5] in 2008 where he stayed until 2013. Elwell was a civil aerospace manufacturer representative in this capacity where he was an advocate for various companies.[2]

      Elwell joined Airlines for America (A4A) in 2013[3] where he was the Senior Vice President for Safety, Security, and Operations. Elwell left this role in 2015.[2]

      Elwell also served as the Senior Advisor on Aviation to Secretary Elaine Chao.[6]

      • Beaglemom March 13, 2019 at 10:25 am

        It is more than a bit worrying that the present head of the FAA has been a lobbyist for the aerospace industry. Does anyone think he did anything else while vp of the Aerospace Ind. Assn. and as manufacturers’ rep. advocating for various companies. Besides anyone associated with Mrs. McConnell (Elaine Chao) is up to no good in my estimation.

  3. Rick March 12, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    The alphabet is too complicated for the Tweeter In Chief.

  4. Old Redneck March 12, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    Boeing had identified a software problem that, under certain conditions, could cause the B737-8 autopilot to force the aircraft into a nose-down attitude, leading to a crash if not immediately corrected.

    Boeing engineers and FAA officials were meeting to review and certify the software fix. Then, their meetings ended and the software fix was not authorized.

    Turns out, the software fix for the nose down issue was delayed for 5 weeks because the FAA people were laid off during Trump’s government shutdown.

  5. moles March 12, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    What’s the point in having a qualified pilot on board if he cam’t override the software in an emergency. Seriously?

  6. Anonymous March 13, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Rachel was on fire about this last night.
    There is something to be said about losing the human component in high stakes jobs like airline pilots and nursing. I’m a nurse. And it is becoming dangerous. Things like “smart infusion pumps” and” barcoding” everything threatens patients with nurse complacency , and with the newer generation of revolving door nurses, critical thinking and the know how and confidence to override technology giving us wrong input wanes.
    It seems the nose down problem with these planes is not a fluke. Rachel discussed how some pilots realized they needed to override autopilot quickly and averted tragedy. Do pilots get enough training and recerting in overriding rogue systems? I’ll tell you nurses do not. We older generation nurses are more savvy about recognizing erroneous input because of our years of experience in calculating and programming all this stuff OURSELVES. But we are retiring by the tens of thousands everyday…..
    Rachel also said that Turtleman Mitch’s wife as sec of transportation could shut down the planes if she wanted to. Let’s not hold our breath.

  7. Whatevs March 13, 2019 at 8:14 am

    Disagree. Robots and computers don’t drink, get tired or have family issues. Humans do. The problem is that for-profit companies think they can understaff when computers and robots come on board. The best is for the two to run parallel systems, at least at the beginning of implementation – which is expensive.

    • Anonymous March 13, 2019 at 9:40 am

      Disagree at your own peril. Humans also load the robots that dispense the meds and they can put the wrong concentration of meds in the robot system. Then the overworked nurse is tempted to assume the robot is right.I agree we need good parallel systems but they do seem to be at odds with each other and financial issues are the drivers.
      Also, Aren’t the same tired, drunk or family issued humans also coding the software?

  8. Anon March 13, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    GROUNDED!
    “by midday, as Canada’s minister of transport said the country would no longer allow Boeing 737 Max 8 or 9 aircraft to take off or land in Canada.”

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/13/politics/donald-trump-boeing-faa/index.html

  9. anonymous March 13, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47543905?fbclid=IwAR16dN2AZGIlpJujeip5R_YCoER0YU5t-D748K1yCyJ9jf6aRkru0d1MUL0

    “Mr Moore called the congresswoman a “twit” and suggested global warming might be beneficial as carbon dioxide is a “building block of life”.
    Mr Trump’s tweet did not reference the Green New Deal, but quoted Mr Moore’s denial of climate change science, adding: “Wow!”
    The president also labelled Mr Moore as a co-founder of Greenpeace.”

    “Patrick Moore was not a co-founder of Greenpeace. He does not represent Greenpeace. He is a paid lobbyist, not an independent source. His statements about @AOC & the #GreenNewDeal have nothing to do with our positions.”

  10. anonymous March 14, 2019 at 8:33 am

    “The widely held idea that the FAA is the gold standard of aviation regulatory agencies is another of those misplaced beliefs in American primacy based on history rather than current reality.”
    “That learning curve was driven by the response to crashes. As each flaw was identified and rectified the rate of fatal crashes was steadily reduced over decades until, in 2017, a remarkable level of safety was reached—in that year for the first time there was not one fatal crash involving a commercial flight in the whole world.”
    “After the crash of Lion Air Flight 610 last October a highly experienced pilot told me: “Aviation will move on from this accident, but it represents a watershed event for considering what future pilots will be expected to do, and for what they will or will not be assumed to do.” “Things that are mandated take a very, very long time to be adopted.””

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/ethiopian-airlines-737-max-8-crash-faa-let-boeing-get-away-with-fatal-flaw-before?ref=home

  11. Anonymous March 18, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    Really? And when was the last time he piloted a plane, any plane. Even a paper plane that he folded himself?

    Can he even fold a paper plane?

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