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Old 11th Mar 2012, 07:25
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Originally posted by Machinbird...
Rather than drop the aircraft into the pilots lap all at once, the transition could be spread over some time.
That suggestion raises a deep sense of distrust in pilots that believe that when the automatics "fail", their own ability to take-over should not be questioned.

I'm not disputing that point, but when you are the air-frame manufacturer, your profit margin goes down the "big white telephone" every time someone stuffs up in that department. In that respect, I'm pretty sure that Airbus Industries will be moving (limited only by the time taken for regulatory approval) to do just as you suggest.

Perhaps I could refresh your memory to something posted eons ago in AF447- Thread No.4. The wording might be different, but the intention is just the same.
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