Mooney Safety Foundation

January 3, 2014 - 12:15am
Pilots have come to rely on technology in the cockpit, but they must know how to make it work for them under difficult situations, says a working group.

Humans’ attempts to interact with cockpit automation have provided fodder for pilot anecdotes for years, and the recently released Operational Use of Flight Path Management Systems offers a precise roadmap for where the industry needs to focus. The 34-member research team responsible for compiling the report comprises members of the Performance-based Aviation Rulemaking Committee’s (PARC) flight-deck automation working group, which evolved not long after the 1995 American Airlines accident in Cali, Colombia.

 
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