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…state-of-the-art A330 Airbus airplanes… — November 25, 2015

…state-of-the-art A330 Airbus airplanes…

 

http://player.piksel.com/player.php?video_uuid=wk2334lk

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Should Airplanes Be Flying Themselves? Is Your Pilot Competent To Fly or Do You Have a Flying Robot in Control of Your Plane? — March 28, 2015

Should Airplanes Be Flying Themselves? Is Your Pilot Competent To Fly or Do You Have a Flying Robot in Control of Your Plane?

“This is another unintended consequence of designing  airplanes that anyone can fly  : anyone can take you up on the offer. Beyond the degradation of basic skills of people who may once have been competent pilots, the fourth-generation jets have enabled people who probably never had the skills to begin with and should not have been in the cockpit. As a result, the mental makeup of airline pilots has changed. On this there is nearly universal agreement—at Boeing and Airbus, and among accident investigators, regulators, flight-operations managers, instructors, and academics. A different crowd is flying now, and though excellent pilots still work the job, on average the knowledge base has become very thin.”775

http://www.vanityfair.com/news/business/2014/10/air-france-flight-447-crash

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