From: firstname.lastname@example.org (C. Emory Tate) Organization: BDM Federal, Inc. Date: 19 Jul 94 01:27:34 References: 1
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In article <airliners.1994.1433@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Peter Ladkin <Peter.Ladkin@loria.fr> says: >The autopilot was using experimental software. This A330 was >undergoing a flight test required for certification of the autopilot >for Category III operations...in the worst case an engine can fail at >this point. One can see why it's required to conduct this test from an >actual takeoff, rather than at altitude...The test was performed at >rearmost center-of-gravity. Any info about results of earlier tests with the same parameters save CG at other than rearmost? Seems to me a more conservative (prudent?) test schedule would've tried the engine-fail test first at a more recoverable CG. Or is this an indication of a difference between the European approach and the U.S.' more risk-averse culture? (i.e., you might expect the more conservative 2-stage test schedule here) C. E. Tate snailmail: BDM Federal, Inc. 1501 BDM Way, McLean, VA 22102 ________________________________________________________ It's not a landing until the airplane stops moving.