Dangerous automatic pilot

Pilots Alexander in ’t Veld and Hans Mulder discovered a software error during a simulation of a Ryan Air flight using the Cessna Citation, the aeroplane of TU Delft and the LNR. Further research by the AE researcher ir. Michiel Schuurman and his colleague in the Dutch Safety Board, Kas Beumkes, revealed that the error had led to dangerous situations on at least four other flights of various airlines. In October, Schuurman and Beumkes received the Award of Excellence for Best Paper during the annual seminar of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI) in Adelaide.

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