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Pilot manually flying aircraft.

Recently we have been involved in providing evaluations and coaching addressing the safety impact of policies and procedures related to pilot use of automated systems in a large international airline.  One of the first questions typically raised in this type of project is: How can we reduce the possibility of pilots losing their manual flying skills when they routinely use automated systems to fly the airplane? In other words, we are often asked for strategies an airline can use to address the complex web of trade-offs associated with the consistent, economical, and safe routine operation of transporting passengers and the potential for unexpected situations in which pilot expertise, judgment, and skills are necessary for a safe outcome. This is a balancing act that must be performed by each airline within their own unique blend of national, corporate, and safety cultures.  Unfortunately, one solution does not work for all companies. But, … Continue reading

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