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Old 03-12-2019, 09:10 PM  
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Originally Posted by Screaming04 View Post
Lion air pilots were completely innocent in my opinion. Boeing added this feature to the aircraft, wasn’t included in training nor in the acft documentation. Since then, a circular has been put out to all operators.
I believe that is incorrect. The system was not called an MCAS in the training manual, but its existence is explained, as well as the fix, which is simply flipping a switch to turn off auto trim. All modern aircraft have automatic trim capability, and all pilots should understand how to turn it off. What is new with this aircraft is the need for a response from the auto trim system when it is detected that the nose is pitching up, but not the auto trim.
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