Tag Results for man machine Interface (5)

  1. GIGO Almost Caused Plane to Crash

    On the 20th of March, a United Arab Emirates Airbus A340-500 aircraft taking off from Melbourne, Australia struck its tail on the runway three times and a grassy area twice before being able to ascend. The aircraft sustained substantial damage as well as damaged some airport lighting and the airport's instrument landing system. The aircraft immediately returned to the airport for an emergency landing which it did without incident (although the landing was described as "hard"). As described by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau preliminary safety report released this week: "At 2231:53, …

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  2. Seamen Seduced By a Snazzy Computer Even When They Should Know Better

    For the second time, the British Maritime Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB), which is a part of the UK Department for Transport, has issued a Safety Flyer warning "about the misuse of computerised navigation systems by ships' officers with insufficient training," the website computing.co.uk reports. The flyer which is meant for circulation to ferry and other ship operators states in part that they need to review their training requirements/provision with respect to the use of electronic chart display information systems (ECDIS) systems, especially where a system that is not approved as the primary …

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