Re: Concorde Loses #3 777 Would Dump!

From:         rna@gsb-mailhost.stanford.edu (Robert Ashcroft)
Organization: Stanford University, CA 94305, USA
Date:         15 Jun 95 01:13:59 
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The following was posted to rec.travel.air.  Is it true?

[crossposted to sci.aeronautics.airliners]

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In article <802733288snz@forex.demon.co.uk>,
Robert Cain  <Robert@forex.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>In article <3r26cl$jjf@apollo.albany.net> joe@albany.net "Joe Pallante" writes:
>
>> Carlos Guillermo Niederstrasser <carlosn@leland.stanford.edu> wrote:
>>
>> Perhaps this is a novice question, but can the 777 survive on only
>> one engine?
>
>I think its more interesting to ask whether the 777 will survive on only
>one set of fly by wire software.
>
>Unlike the Airbus aircraft the 777s fly by wire system uses only one
>implementation of the software, therefore if there is a software bug
>it will not be detected by another computer.
>
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>        - Robert Cain - Forex Computers Ltd. - Colchester - U.K. -
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