Friday 5 November 2010

Qantas A380 fly-by-wire control system didn't cause engine failure

Richi Jennings's picture   The Long View (Computerworld)

When discussing QF31, we need more science and less hyperbolic linkbait. Cooler heads should prevail.
This week brought us the so-called "engine explosion" and "crash landing" of a Rolls-Royce-powered, Qantas Airbus A380 double-deck superjumbo, at Singapore's Changi airport. Predictably, the media is full of uninformed speculation about what happened. Some are even blaming the aircraft's computerized, fly-by-wire control systems. Let's take a step back from all the hyperbole, and see what we actually know so far about the Qantas QF31 A380 engine failure emergency, in The Long View...

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