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Old 31st Jul 2007, 16:48
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RatherBeFlying
 
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TyroPicard: agreed SOPs normally call for PNF to monitor the ECAM and make callouts. Waiting for the CVR.

Nada1234, of course in manual throttles we all pull the TLs to idle. With A/T, Mr. Boeing does that while Messrs. AB do not.

There is an extra task for the AB pilot which fallible humans can, and do if rarely, miss.

From a human-machine interface engineering viewpoint, I much prefer systems that assist people to do things right to those that sometimes set them up for a fall.
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