Airlines keeping safety training ‘to an absolute minimum’ Whittingham, UKFSC and Dr. Petitt aver that pilot training inadequate Conclusion based on one quantitative study and episodic observations NTSB and FAA have had concerns–automation? Did SMS…
Big Data and Automation pose great rewards and potential risks for the FAA and industry in multiple dimensions. The use of computers to handle routine flight maneuvers seems to have contributed to degraded pilot skills….
Mike Sinnett, VP of product development for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said future research focuses on three areas: autonomous taxi and flight control technology, machine learning and high-integrity systems.
By extending the transmission lines beyond the Maintenance Organization to Airline Safety offices, SMS and the FAA, the Onboard Maintenance Function would bring greater rewards for this investment.
Given Foxx’s purview of the FAA and his involvement with the NTSB, his message would have been more realistic in defining the risks by citing their relevant experiences. More importantly, by suggesting that the FAA and/or NTSB might be useful collateral assets to the auto manufacturers, the challenges might be minimized.
At the ALPA 62nd Safety Forum, NTSB Chairman delivered a simple message to 400+ people, “The good news is that there is more automation; and the bad news is that there is more automation.”
ARTICLE: Staying on task in the automated cockpit The record is replete with evidence that as cockpit automation has increased pilot attention has decreased , but the literature on what should be done to regain…