Growing number of incidents highlight dangers lurking in automation
The Air France Flight 447 accident is highlighting safety concerns about the Airbus A330 and its involvement in four incidents since October 2008 related to anomalies in flight-deck automation. The NTSB, which has long been concerned with automation’s role in accidents, is investigating two events that occurred this year: •On May 21, TAM Airlines Flight 8091 lost primary and altitude speed indications while en route from Miami to Sao Paulo. According to the NTSB, and based on initial ...
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