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When three Everett-owned Lightning-built airplanes crashes [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2011, 00:29
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When three Everett-owned Lightning-built airplanes crashes in the same month, the Everett company
ordered three new Lightning-built airplanes as replacements. This decision surprised many in the airline industry
because, ordinarily when a product is involved in accidents, users become reluctant to buy that product.
Which of the following, if true, provides the best indication that the Everett company’s decision was logically well
supported?
(A) Although during the previous year only one Lightning-built airplane crashed, competing manufacturers had a
perfect safety record.
(B) The Lightning-built airplanes crashed due to pilot error, but because of the excellent quality of the planes
there were many survivors.
(C) The Federal Aviation Association issued new guidelines for airlines in order to standardize safety
requirements governing preflight inspections.
(D) Consumer advocates pressured two major airlines into purchasing safer airplanes so that the public would
be safer while flying.
(E) Many Lightning Airplane Company employees had to be replaced because they found jobs with the
competition.

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Re: Everett-owned Lightning-built airplanes [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2011, 07:51
+1 for B as it explains that the pilots were responsible for crash and further strengthen the company's decision by explaining the excellent quality of the planes
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Re: Everett-owned Lightning-built airplanes [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2011, 13:47
When three Everett-owned Lightning-built airplanes crashes in the same month, the Everett company
ordered three new Lightning-built airplanes as replacements. This decision surprised many in the airline industry
because, ordinarily when a product is involved in accidents, users become reluctant to buy that product.
Which of the following, if true, provides the best indication that the Everett company’s decision was logically well
supported?

(A) Although during the previous year only one Lightning-built airplane crashed, competing manufacturers had a
perfect safety record.
(B) The Lightning-built airplanes crashed due to pilot error, but because of the excellent quality of the planes
there were many survivors.
(C) The Federal Aviation Association issued new guidelines for airlines in order to standardize safety
requirements governing preflight inspections.
(D) Consumer advocates pressured two major airlines into purchasing safer airplanes so that the public would
be safer while flying.
(E) Many Lightning Airplane Company employees had to be replaced because they found jobs with the
competition.


A) The first part of this answer could be a logical reason to buy new places but the second part is not. It should not matter if the competition had a perfect record unless they used Lightning-built airplanes. LOL.

B) I agree with the above post because the company must have felt the airplanes were good quality to order more after three accidents in the same month.

C) I do not see how new FAA guidelines for preflight safety would influence the company's decision to purchase new planes after a crash.

D) This answer would not support the company's decision to purchase new airplanes. The consumer advocates should be pressuring Everett because they had three crashes in one month.

E) The question asked for the best indication to logically support the company's decision and employees being replaced would not support it. Employees leaving could affect the production of new airplanes
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Re: Everett-owned Lightning-built airplanes [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2011, 01:10
easy one...picked B in 52 secs
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Re: Everett-owned Lightning-built airplanes [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2011, 08:37
I go with B.
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Re: Everett-owned Lightning-built airplanes [#permalink] New post 26 Dec 2011, 06:11
A ) is negative to question
B) is yes
C ) not in scope
D ) Not in scope
E ) not in scope

So b it is
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Re: When three Everett-owned Lightning-built airplanes crashes [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2014, 18:09
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Re: When three Everett-owned Lightning-built airplanes crashes [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2014, 02:58
Just want to clear a doubt. What if the airlines hired new pilots after the old ones left the job, and the new pilots weren't experienced enough to fly the planes, and this caused the accidents ?? I guess B states the incompetence of pilots more clearly and the explanation I gave here might be a bit too far fetched in the present scenario.
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Re: When three Everett-owned Lightning-built airplanes crashes [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2014, 07:07
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Just want to clear a doubt. What if the airlines hired new pilots after the old ones left the job, and the new pilots weren't experienced enough to fly the planes, and this caused the accidents ?? I guess B states the incompetence of pilots more clearly and the explanation I gave here might be a bit too far fetched in the present scenario.


Yeah - you are heading down an unnecessary path. The argument wants to know why the company is making a good decision by purchasing the same planes that crashed in the last year. The focus in on the planes. The correct answer suggests that the planes are worth purchasing again because the plane wasn't at fault and in fact the plane was responsible for protecting the lives of the passengers. Stay focused on the key elements of the arguments - it's easy to get sidetracked.

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