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The US regulator mandates additional measure for inadvertent autopilot engagement in A220s during take-offWASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration revealed two of 38 Airbus A220 take-off incidents were nearly catastrophic. The unintentional autopilot engagement requires additional precautionary measures to prevent a recurrence, the US regulator says. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...
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Flown a few miles on the Canadair C1000 or whatever Airbus wants to call it, love them - but this is a BIG problem especially for Delta ...
Damn those pesky New age autopilots, they want to do it all!
Never would have had a problem w/Otto the AutoPilot
The Robots are taking over
Wait til planes become self aware and see the pilots as a threat to safety. Science fiction has spent a century warning us of what will happen but we keep recklessly moving forward.
According to the article that I read, human pilots are inadvertently selecting autopilot instead of auto throttle due to the relative proximity of two switches. This has nothing to do with self-aware planes and everything to do with poor user interface design.
What is a detached auto throttle?