May 20, 2024


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How aviation safety has improved

In the meantime, the aviation marketplace proceeds to innovate, most not too long ago with the introduction of composite supplies and the increasing use of electronic technological know-how and electronics.

“The new era of airliners are quite progressive, but it will take time – at minimum numerous yrs – to see how resistant the resources will be,” states Thomas Cahlik, Head of Mediterranean, Aviation, AGCS.

Quite a few of the new systems have aided increase security, these as better cockpit instrumentation displays and fly-by-wire methods. Even so, technological know-how has a
potential for producing unanticipated repercussions, in accordance to Jon Downey, Head of Aviation – US, AGCS.

“Once, pilots relied on their ‘steam gauges’ and had pretty tiny are living information at their fingertips. Now the info out there can be overpowering,” he suggests.

While ‘glass cockpit’ engineering gives a great deal improved visible recognition it also raises troubles, as was witnessed in the decline of the Air France Flight 447 in 2009 with 228 folks on-board. Incident investigators concluded that the pilots became confused by the plane’s instrumentation and took inappropriate action when the Airbus 330 flew into turbulence through a tropical thunderstorm around the Atlantic Ocean.

Fears more than pilot’s reliance on automation in the cockpit were also elevated by the Asiana crash in 2013.

“What we see now is an rising reliance on technological know-how, that pilots may perhaps not entirely fully grasp, that at some issue this can diminish a pilot’s situational consciousness and adhere and rudder capabilities,” states Downey.