[mythtv-users] Korean Air uses Linux PVR on flights

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Tue Sep 18 17:38:53 UTC 2007

David Brodbeck wrote:
> On Sep 17, 2007, at 6:56 PM, Brian Wood wrote:
>> Be careful, wasn't it supposed to be some sort of problem with the
>> entertainment system that was part of the cause of that SwissAir  
>> flight
>> deciding to go swimming?
> Well, yes, but in a roundabout way.  Crashing the in-flight  
> entertainment system isn't going to crash the aircraft because it's  
> completely separate from any flight-critical computer systems.
> On the SwissAir flight, the power wiring for the entertainment system  
> arced where it had chafed against a bracket.  The resulting fire in  
> the overhead area was spread by the ventilation system and was not  
> detected until it burned into the cockpit.  The accident caused a  
> review of the standards for flameproofing of air ducting and  
> insulation on aircraft, which were found to be inadequate.

And most civilian airliners (at least in the USA) are still flying with
that "found to be inadequate" insulation.

They did, however, manage to find the money to retro-fit all military
and other government aircraft, including all FAA-operated planes.


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