A captain’s data-entry error when programming an AirAsia X Airbus A330-300’s initial coordinates, which led to myriad navigation errors and an eventual diversion, would have been caught if an Airbus-recommended upgrade had been installed. But despite recurring problems with the old systems, the upgrade was not mandatory, Australian investigators found. The March 10, 2015, incident began when the captain entered incorrect coordinates into the A330’s air data and inertial ...

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