Actually, because of the recent accident there I feel it's actually safer to fly there than some other places. The controllers are really on their toes at that airport now . . that's why they've turned some flights away. They simply are not taking any chances. So, yes, I would fly there with no qualms. (I'm actually going there Thursday) I am confident that if the landing conditions are not absolutely perfect my crew (along with the ATC controllers) will not attempt to land there.
Is Boeing system better than Airbus, i.e., man x computer, to pilot or not to pilot the aircraft?
The problem with the missing flight has not been established, so there is absolutely no basis for speculation about Boeing/Airbus differences based on that flight alone.
In general, I prefer Boeing, because it uses less automation. The manufacturer has always hesitated to move towards fly-by-wire for civilian transports, whereas Airbus has always rushed to replace pilot functions with computers. I have worked with computers extensively, and I do not trust them (or more specifically, I trust computers, but I don't trust the software that human beings write for them). The eagerness of Airbus to turn everything over to computers with minimal research and without the test of time is the main reason why I prefer to avoid their aircraft.
As I have often said, in a Boeing aircraft, the pilot flies the plane, and in an Airbus, the plane is flown by engineers at their desks in France. Airbus designs aircraft for airlines; Boeing designs aircraft for pilots. Boeing's philosophy is that the pilot is the final authority, and if he tries to do something that is outside the aircraft's specifications, he should be warned, but still be allowed to do it. Airbus' philosophy is that the pilot is just an attendant, and must not be allowed to do anything that the engineers at their desks in France have decided is inappropriate, no matter what the situation.
Which philosophy do you prefer? I prefer Boeing's viewpoint.
But none of this has anything to do with the current missing A330 issue. We have no idea what happened there, and unless the aircraft wreckage is located with the flight recorders (a difficult task in the deep ocean), we may never know. Even with modern technology, the ocean is still a big place, and things that disappear over the ocean are often gone forever.
In Brazil. How can I transport my self from Santuos Dumont airport to Congonhas airport. Are there shutles?
You need to FLY!
Santos Dumont Airport (IATA: SDU, ICAO: SBRJ) serves Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is the city's second major airport behind the Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport. The Airport is destinated mainly for premium traffic and formerly international. Santos Dumont Airport is located only 2 km from the city's downtown. The name of the airport honours aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont. Currently, it is administered by Infraero.
Starting from late 2004, the airport handles only flights to Congonhas-São Paulo International Airport and smaller regional flights
Congonhas/São Paulo Airport or Congonhas Airport (IATA: CGH, ICAO: SBSP) is one of São Paulo's three commercial airports, situated 8 kilometres from the city downtown at Avenida Washington Luís s/n° - Campo Belo. It is administered by Infraero and, as of 2005, was the busiest airport in Brazil with 17,500,000 passengers passing through it.
You can take ANY "ponte aereo" or "air shuttle" via Varig and/or TAM
Flights every 15 minutes and 1 hour flight!
If not regular bus, from downtown Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo!