That Air France crash is very misunderstood and everyone blames it on the computer, but it was really pilot error if I remember correctly. He was also flying way below the altitude they had planned on for the flyby. I think they committed a few other errors, but I can't remember them off the top of my head. I think the Airbus got a bad rep for nothing from that crash.
Would have been in alternate law..no protections in place, only slow/high speed "stability" features..he would have had to maintain at least 140kts for the RAT to be functioning.
alpha floor does not depend on LG position..in normal law works gear up or down when the RA is above the appropriate threshold..
At Habshiem there were automation "understanding" anomalies..and lack of an "approach idle" feature when TOGA was finally selected, the engines simply didnt spool up in time..and yes they were below the "alpha floor" RA threshold..
smart cockpit.com will clear up all misunderstandings/misconceptions of the 'bus..as a former Boeing pilot, I find the 'bus automation to be rather fantastic..just the plane itself is rather plastic..
Just curious how you can make this post about the Airbus and how much safer the Boeing is. You obviously have no perspective whatsoever. I however,along with many, have flown as a captain on both a/c. I liked the 727,737,757, and the 767. I love the A-320 and the A-330. Don't bother responding to this post until you have flown both. Usairways A-320 captain.