Dangers of Automation in Airliners (Air World)
Friday, 11 December 2020

Subtitled "Accidents Waiting to Happen", this book explores the idea that automation in aviation can be a lifesaver, expertly guiding a plane and its passengers through stormy weather to a safe landing. Or it can be a murderer, crashing an aircraft and killing all on board in the mistaken belief that it is doing the right thing. Jack Hersch looks in depth at a number of aviation accidents and explores why they happened.

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Author: Jack Hersch
Publisher: Air World
Date: November 2020
Pages: 288
ISBN: 978-1526773142
Print: 1526773147
Kindle: B08N89S5CS
Audience: Most developers
Category: General Interest

The book looks at the shortcomings in automation and why pilots might overlook warnings or ignore cockpit alarms, or why automation fails to alert aircrews of what they crucially need to know while fighting to save their planes and their passengers.

See also:

Power Cycle Your Boeing 787 To Keep It Flying

Reboot Your Dreamliner Every 248 Days To Avoid Integer Overflow

Toyota Code Could Be Lethal        

Robot cars - provably uncrashable?       

Do cars have bugs?       

 

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ISBN: 978-1484241271
Print: 1484241274
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Pages: 272
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Print: 0321543734
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