Re: SR111 entertainment system?

Date:         31 Dec 99 02:09:07 
From: (Robert Dorsett)
Organization: NETCOM / MindSpring Enterprises, Inc.
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In article <airliners.1999.1228@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
General Tso <> wrote:
>On  a recent documentary on he Discovery Channel, the fire aboard SR111 was
>attributed to the wiring in the "now banned entertainment system."    Also the
>United Honolulu cargo door mishap was also blamed on wiring.  I wasn't aware
>that such conclusions had been officially reached, or that an entertainment
>system installed on MD-11 has been banned.    Comments?

The October 4 issue of Aviation Week notes, page 23, that the previous
week the FAA banned the type of system in use on SR111 in US-registered
MD-11s.  The system is an In-Flight Entertainment Network
System, built by Interactive Flight Technologies of Phoenix.  The
article notes that all installed systems (15) have been deactivated.

Robert Dorsett                         Moderator, sci.aeronautics.simulation               

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