Monthly Archives: April 2021

Why do we need hard limits on jet engines?

WHY DO WE NEED HARD LIMITS ON JET ENGINES?By Captain Shem Malmquist AN FSI COMMENTARY  We make a number of assumptions about automation, the good, the bad and the problems. I believe that it is time to put some of these … Continue reading

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The Plane Paradox: More Automation Should Mean More Training

SHORTLY AFTER A Smartlynx Estonian Airbus 320 took off on February 28, 2018, all four of the aircraft’s flight control computers stopped working. Each performed precisely as designed, taking themselves offline after (incorrectly) sensing a fault. The problem, later discovered, was … Continue reading

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