American Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Wichita (new A319)

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  1. tom911
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    http://www.kfdi.com/news/local/Amer...e-emergency-landing-in-Wichita-224607661.html

    Haven't these just been flying since the start of the week?
     
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    It's not like you're flying the friendly skies or anything! :D
     
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    Rule # 1: Don't leave the parking brake on.
     
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    There's some nice confidence in a new plane for ya :)
     
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    Always good to use an opportunity to throw SkyWest under the bus, too... ;)

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    It is interesting that I can find no other reports of this event on any of the aviation reporting sites. Had there been an emergency declared it would be quite odd that nobody like avherald picked up on it. I am quite curious.
     
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    I knew they broke the plane when we made a really hard landing in Charlotte on Tuesday in the 319 :).
     
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    This reliability issue brings to mind the reason why AA retired their A300's after the incident in New York.

    Ironic that this happened at ICT [I realize it's one of the new A319 routes] as Boeing had a manufacturing plant at ICT.
     
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    there is no evidence that this is/was a reliability issue. It has not been otherwise reported which it would normally be we're there to have been anything significant. Boeing ICT, sold Spirit which is now an independent company supplying both Boeing and Airbus. The AA accident happened due to faulty pilot action, itself caused by improper wake turbulence avoidance training. Anti-Airbus advocates misrepresented the findings.

    All airliners have problems, they are very very complex machines. There I'd not much point it trying to demonizes Boeing because of faulty 787 electrical design nor Airbus for 380 wing reinforcement installation issues. More so, it us pretty far over the top to equate a warning light malfunction to a tail separation that happened decades ago.

    As for service reliability the data are plentiful and available. Just compare 787 and new 320 dispatch reliability . That will bring a factual comparison for you.
     
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    I'll take a Boeing over an Airbus any day!
     
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    I really don't understand that. From any perspective at all, including nationalism, there is not a huge difference except where one has a model with no direct competitor in the other. The vast majority of suppliers are the same, design is done for most components by tier one suppliers (obviously Airbus is much better at that than is Boeing, as Boeing itself has said, but Boeing is getting better every day, as the B787-9 first flight attests. It's a rare passenger who'd know the difference without being told.

    So, why say that? I hear a fair number of US people say that, but it is quite rare otherwise. Is it national origin of the airframer or something else?
     
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