Bloody amazing that Boeing has agreed to simulator training on the new variant only this week. How can they not have realised months ago that not having pilots simulator-trained was the definition of a false economy?Every day it seems more leaks out. I’m now starting to seriously think the upcoming PR battle airlines will face to convince the travelling public this air frame is safe is bordering on unwinable?
The supreme irony is that when it does return to service it’ll be arguably the safest aircraft ever due to the unprecedented levels of regulatory scrutiny it will have (very belatedly) been subjected to.
I also find it interesting that Airbus have been very quiet. Rumours abound that their new A320 neo family of aircraft are far from perfect to the extent that there’s a fair bit of “there but for the grace of God” going around.....