Does that make someone feel safer?Eventually the highest-ranking executive on the Airbus explained to the travlers there was no reason to fear for their safety. “For some reason the A350 decided that our 11,000-foot runway was too short to support the takeoff, and the plane applied the brakes at full force — all on its own,” writes Honig.
Like it was yesterday Dude. Was it that long ago?delldude said:I remember a similar incident at the Paris Airshow.
jimntx said:Precisely. I spent over 20 years in the Information Technology field. I don't care how competent your programmers are. Programmers are human and make mistakes. I do NOT want a piece of equipment making decisions, such as take-off aborts. I want a trained, professional pilot in charge at that moment. Listening to the conversation between the a/c and the tower suggests that the cockpit was not sure what had happened. If the a/c is going to be making those kind of decisions, it should at least inform the cockpit of what it is about to do and why, AND (this should go without saying, but...) give the cockpit an opportunity to override or change the course of action.