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Fri, Mar 05, 2010

NTSB To Study Glass Cockpits In GA Aircraft

Focus Is Effect On Safety With New Technology

The NTSB will hold a public Board meeting to consider a study on what effect the introduction of glass cockpits into small light general aviation airplanes is having on the safety record of those aircraft.

In 2000, almost all new single engine light airplanes were manufactured with conventional analog flight instruments.  Today almost all new light planes come equipped with digital flight display avionic systems, also known as "glass cockpits." The enhanced function and information capabilities of these systems represent a significant change and potential improvement in the way general aviation pilots monitor information needed to control their aircraft.

The NTSB initiated this study to determine if the transition to glass cockpits in light aircraft would improve the safety record of those planes.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. ET, in its Board Room and Conference Center, 429 L'Enfant Plaza, S.W., Washington, DC.

FMI: www.ntsb.gov 

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