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AeroTime Team
Interview: Would Air France F447 have happened with Boeing?

It is often debated whether the accident of Flight AF447 from Rio to Paris was partly a consequence of the Airbus flight controls. No linkage between sidesticks, lack of feedback, a deceptive Flight Director, auto-trim and a flawed stall alarm. Two Air France Captains share their opinions....


Zivile Zalagenaite
Opinion: Automation and bureaucracy are killing flying skills

According to aviation experts, automation has dramatically improved safety over the last 30 years. But recent accidents, as the one with Saratov, point to increasing problems with lack of airmanship among the younger generation of pilots....


Oleg Volkov
Why is there a surge in bird strikes?

Bird strikes have become a major threat to airline safety over the last decade, but as awareness grows, new solutions are being implemented. Stronger radars, habitat management and... black plastic balls. Is this enough to prevent tragedies in the future?...


Zivile Zalagenaite
This is your autopilot speaking: we’re going down!

Air France 447 and Air Asia Q8501 are clear cases where the crash was caused either by computer problems, or because of the interface between the onboard computers and the pilots. What should we do to avoid these accidents in the future?  ...