Airbus has issued temporary revisions to the A320neo flight manual
(AFM TR) to address the situation, and the EASA has ordered operators of the type to revise their manuals accordingly.
The agency certified the plane as safe in February 2016 in part because it said additional procedures and training would "clearly explain" the "unusual" situations in which pilots would need to manipulate a rmanual wheel to "trim" the plane's angle, however those situations were not specified in the flight manual
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The report said one captain described the MAX 8 flight manual
as "inadequate and almost criminally insufficient" several months before the (https://ibtimes.com/china-stops-flying-all-boeing-737-max-planes-after-ethiopian-airlines-crash-2773655) Ethiopian Air crash that killed 157 people.
"The Flight Manual
is inadequate and almost criminally insufficient."
These counts include endangering the safety of an aircraft, endangering the safety of a person, flying without an air operator certificate, acting as pilot without holding an appropriate licence, flying an aircraft otherwise than in accordance with the limitations in the flight manual
, operating an aircraft without insurance and flying without the aircraft flight manual
The report provided new recommendations to Lion Air on safety on top of earlier recommendations about the flight manual
that have already been implemented by Boeing.
FAR 91.9 requires complying with operating limitations specified in the Airplane Flight Manual
. Since weight-and-balance data are considered part of the airplane's limitations, there you are.
While the Triton preliminary NATOPS is the first exclusively electronically delivered NATOPS product set, it is also the fourth UAS type/model/series entry in the NATOPS flight manual
inventory in less than three years.
SR-71 Flight Manual
, The Official Pilot's Handbook, Declassified and Expanded with Commentary.
For Part 91 operations, the approval needs to be in the POH--specifically in the Airplane Flight Manual
Supplement (AFMS)provided by the avionics OEM with a specific configuration.
Marx said Latka has contributed to the avionics development team, the cockpit working group, the test and evaluation team, the aircrew training team, the flight manual
development and verification team, and the FAA certification team.