2525 - Pilotless Commercial Flight - Which is Safer: Man or Machine?
"Pilot Error" is most frequently cited as a cause of aircraft accidents. So it would seem that today's technological evolution (after drones and driverless cars) would logically lead to pilotless commercial aircraft. Just think how much weight and cost could be saved by not having a cockpit: no flight crew, seats, controls, displays, windshields - the airlines could probably stuff 10 more revenue passengers into that space. But in too many cases, underlying the "pilot error" findings, are other contributing causes, such as mistakes in design; in testing; in training; in executive offices; and in oversight organizations. In each class, we'll review one or two aviation events that lead into the question posed by the title: Which is Safer: Man or Machine. Students will be asked to identify contributing causes and then help dig down to the fundamental root cause. Discussion will be encouraged. No technical background is required - just common sense and an interest in aviation and aviation safety. Lecture (plus Questions) Facilitated Discussion Viewing Videos
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