Old 28th Dec 2010, 11:08
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John Farley
In my view following such airspeed anomalies it would be better for the 'system' not to disengage but to degrade to a basic attitude and thrust hold mode accompanied by a pretty serious warning about what was going on.
I fully agree !!!
I'm glad to see this proposed by someone who knows what he is talking about and who himself surely wouldn't need this help but appreciates that it would improve overall safety.
It would buy the surprised crew precious time to sort things out.

IMHO it is not really helpful in today's airliners that once the regular automation gives up, a possibly mis- trimmed aircraft in dangerous (and potentially unclear) attitude and maybe config is handed back to completely puzzled pilots.

Admittedly it requires reliable attitude information but if that is lost also manual flying won't save the day....
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