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WSJ: FAA seeks new safety measures for Boeing 737s

  • The FAA is expected to mandate cockpit automation fixes in nearly 500 Boeing (BA) 737 plans to ensure pilots have adequate safeguards if air speed falls too low, particularly during landing approaches, WSJ reported during the weekend.
  • Foreign regulators are expected to follow the FAA's lead in demanding changes to parts of the aircraft's flight-control computers, likely affecting an additional 700 or more of the 737s.
  • Boeing previously recommended the changes, but the FAA wants to make them mandatory.
  • BA -1.2% premarket.
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  • John136
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    I am an ATP rated pilot and fly business jets single pilot. The problem is too much automation. The should remove the auto throttles and force the pilots to pay attention to flying the airplanes!
    3 Mar, 05:49 PM Reply Like
  • John136
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    I am an ATP rated pilot and fly business jets single pilot. I think the problem is too much automation. They should remove the auto throttles and make the pilots fly the airplanes!
    3 Mar, 05:49 PM Reply Like
  • John136
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    I am an ATP rated pilot and fly. Business jets single pilot.
    3 Mar, 05:49 PM Reply Like
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