Fri, Mar 05, 2010
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
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
The NTSB initiated this study to determine if the transition to
glass cockpits in light aircraft would improve the safety record of
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.
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