Regulators Warn Of Inadvertent A220 Autopilot Selection Risk

Air Canada Airbus A220-300
Credit: Airbus / Olivier Cote
A flight-deck design quirk is causing Airbus A220 pilots to inadvertently engage the autopilot instead of the auto throttle. The safety issues it creates in certain scenarios prompted Transport Canada (TC) and the FAA to mandate immediate flight manual changes that warn pilots of the risks...
Sean Broderick

Senior Air Transport & Safety Editor Sean Broderick covers aviation safety, MRO, and the airline business from Aviation Week Network's Washington, D.C. office.

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