Air France 447 and Airbus Design Issue: Possible Design Flaw in Control Stick

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
By George Hatcher

Stall warning sounded 75 times after the pitot tubes froze over.

Could the crash have been averted if the stick had communicated to the more experienced co-pilot what the less experienced pilot was doing? We agree that if the stick had been designed to communicate that the angle was wrong, the error would have been caught before the situation became critical.

We happen to agree with journalist, Nick Ross, who said in the video below that “All commercial airliners are remarkably safe,” but that the design could be made safer.

Should the stick provide pilot feedback? We believe amending the Airbus design to provide feedback would make the airbus a safer vehicle. What is your opinion?

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