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Aviation => Pilot/Controller Forum => Topic started by: Twocky61 on April 06, 2015, 06:52:47 AM

Title: A320 Suicidal Pilot
Post by: Twocky61 on April 06, 2015, 06:52:47 AM
The Airbus A320 that was crahed deliberately by the co-pilot: Why do modern commercial aircraft not have anti -collision systens as are being tested in cars?

So if an aircraft is on course to hit a solid object (building/mountain/the ground) then the 'George' system would divert the aircraft automatically away from the solid object. Surely Airbus/Boeing must have thought of this.
Title: Re: A320 Suicidal Pilot
Post by: None. on April 06, 2015, 08:52:11 AM
That's a novel idea, indeed. If they do invent such a thing, they should name it TAWS (http://www.skybrary.aero/index.php/Terrain_Avoidance_and_Warning_System_%28TAWS%29)! :evil:

In the end, if your goal is to crash a plane, you're going to crash a plane. If your goal is to wreck a car, you're going to wreck a car. IMHO, we're simply not at the point where we can truly allocate full authority to a computer system such that it can override any and all human input.
Title: Re: A320 Suicidal Pilot
Post by: Twocky61 on April 06, 2015, 09:40:37 AM
Good point Brad

That is why we still have pilots who have over-riding contol of an aircraft.

Would it ever get to the point though where we no longer have pilots? Trouble is if that was the case & a virus was to get into the programme then we are doomed