Re: A3XX vs B747-600 (was: Airbus lawsuit coming?)

From: (Gerard Foley)
Organization: The Greater Columbus FreeNet
Date:         05 Nov 96 04:13:58 
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Mark Ingram ( wrote:

: Besides the PCU's dual-concentric servo valves, which are susceptible to
: galling, there are definitely any number of 737 -100's and -200's flying
: with old-technology flight data recorders (five-channel foil models,
: perhaps?).  While these are indeed "certified" for their use on certain
: aircraft, they nonetheless are not "certifiable under current criteria"
: for installation under new Type certificates.

In a BBC World Service broadcast this week on their transportation
feature called "On the Move" a person commenting on the difficulty
of finding the cause of the TWA 800 B747 explosion asserted that
American Flight Data Recorders were much less informative than
current European ones, and that had a better FDR been aboard
the aircraft the cause might now be known.