Fully-Automatic Execution of Critical Manoeuvres in Airline Flying

David Learmount’s semi-annual review of commercial air accidents has just appeared in Flight International (3-9 August, p34). There were three accidents to high-performance large commercial passenger jets: (1) a Ethiopian Airways Boeing 737-800 took off from Beirut over the sea… Read moreFully-Automatic Execution of Critical Manoeuvres in Airline Flying

Thoughts on Engineering Communication (with a bit on Ice Particle Icing and AF447)

I have been thinking recently about professional engineering communication. I was reminded once again of the lack of consensus by Nancy Leveson’s comment that “[t]he type of limited interaction that is possible by email is just not conducive to communication”… Read moreThoughts on Engineering Communication (with a bit on Ice Particle Icing and AF447)