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Old 30th Sep 2007, 21:05
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I am always amazed at how a thread can drift into regions unknown so fast....

My initial reference to ABS was in the context of risk shifting and my observation that as new technology that increases safety is injected into aircraft, management will respond by cutting costs and dumbing down pilots and maintenance so that the overall risk level remains the same.

To put it in pilotspeak, the minute Boeing and Airbus claim "Our new aircraft is so good it can be flown safely by a completely untrained idiot" Qantas and similar Airlines will be hiring "completely untrained idiots" to fly them.
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