As with most of your posts, you never get your facts right, but who cares, it's the great phil rudd, gods gift to aviation making a staement, even if it is incorrect. BA diverted to MAN not LGW and this was due to SOP not low fuel. The aircraft had more than enough fuel andthis is why the FAA dropped the complaint. Both the B747 & the A380 are certified to fly and continue to fly on 3 engines, depending on other MEL items.
Excellent video, as always, Guido. I have uploaded many of your videos and all are very enjoyable. I was a UK licensed Engineer for over 45 years(now happily retired) but follow sites like yours to keep the memories alive.
Never seen such a load of crud written on a site, christ this site is getting worse than you tube and airliners.net. Remember the B777 is also fbw with very similar laws to the airbus. There three pilots could not see what was going on with ordinary trust levers and 2 joysticks.
This whole thread started from a jerk statement by someone on the theme if it aint boing i'm not going and has turned into a straight airbus bashing thread from a bunch of guys who probably do not know the what an airplane is. I am out of here, I did 45 years on mainly US built aircraft and I liked them all, especially the DC10 and the L1011, but I also liked the Airbus and others I have worked on and do not make jerk statements like the above from RRKen
That is pure supposition and from my experience on the airbus flight deck both pilots can see what the other is doing.From a strength point of view, take a look at the AF A340 overun down a small ravine where all survived with the aircraft basically intact until after the fire destuction.