Glass Cockpit Safety in General Aviation Aircraft NTSB Hearing

April 13, 2011

Here is the NTSB Hearing on Glass Cockpits in GA aircraft and their affect on training and safety. SB-10-07 NTSB STUDY SHOWS INTRODUCTION OF GLASS COCKPITS IN GENERAL AVIATION AIRPLANES HAS NOT LED TO EXPECTED SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS Washington, DC Today the National Transportation Safety Board adopted a study concluding that single engine airplanes equipped with glass cockpits had no better overall safety record than airplanes with conventional instrumentation. The safety study, which was adopted unanimously by the Safety Board, was initiated more than a year ago to determine if light airplanes equipped with digital primary flight displays, often referred to as “glass cockpits,” were inherently safer than those equipped with conventional instruments. The study, which looked at the accident rates of over 8000 small piston-powered airplanes manufactured between 2002 and 2006, found that those equipped with glass cockpits had a higher fatal accident rate then similar aircraft with conventional instruments. The Safety Board determined that because glass cockpits are both complex and vary from aircraft to aircraft in function, design and failure modes, pilots are not always provided with all of the information they need both by aircraft manufacturers and the Federal Aviation Administration to adequately understand the unique operational and functional details of the primary flight instruments in their airplanes. NTSB Chairman Deborah AP Hersman highlighted the role that training


6 Responses to “Glass Cockpit Safety in General Aviation Aircraft NTSB Hearing”

  1. MrMilesmert on April 13th, 2011 2:01 pm

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  2. SVnerd on April 13th, 2011 2:15 pm

    Very informative, thanks for the upload!

  3. FSXLOVER4 on April 13th, 2011 2:40 pm

    whp really watch all this?

  4. timA346 on April 13th, 2011 3:35 pm

    it´s sooo long !!! 5/5

  5. vincentbadminton on April 13th, 2011 4:12 pm

    2 HOURS? O_O

  6. fergzzag on April 13th, 2011 4:46 pm

    de que se trata???

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