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  • noun Plural form of autopilot.

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Examples

  • The ACU is used by the EFD system to integrate legacy analog systems, such as autopilots and VHF radios, with the all-digital Evolution system.

    Aero-News Network

  • When speed sensors feed unreliable data to flight-management computers, EASA previously determined the result can be that autopilots issue abrupt and "inappropriate" climb or descend commands, which may "constitute an unsafe condition."

    Safety Agency Proposes Airbus Software Changes

  • Although the Air France pilots apparently didn't attempt to re-engage their autopilots during the emergency, investigators have pinpointed the dangers of such moves in similar incidents.

    Safety Agency Proposes Airbus Software Changes

  • The proposed safety directive, which covers roughly 1,000 aircraft, orders airlines to install new software designed to prevent pilots from routinely relying on autopilots during certain emergencies.

    Pilots Cry Foul in Crash Probe Of Air France Jet

  • When two of the three external-airspeed indicators on the Airbus jetliner models affected by the latest proposal provide unreliable readings, autopilots and automated engine settings are designed to instantly disconnect.

    Safety Agency Proposes Airbus Software Changes

  • The software changes would replace guidance issued to pilots late last year, warning them about the dangers of quickly re-engaging autopilots in the event of faulty or unreliable airspeed readings.

    Safety Agency Proposes Airbus Software Changes

  • Covering a total of roughly 1,000 Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft, the proposed safety directive issued Tuesday orders airlines operating the planes to install new software designed to prevent pilots from routinely relying on autopilots during certain emergencies.

    Safety Agency Proposes Airbus Software Changes

  • Even fewer spent much time familiarizing themselves with the handling characteristics of big jets when autopilots suddenly disconnect during cruise, as occurred with the Air France flight.

    Air France Crash Report Likely to Alter Pilot Training

  • Such problems are considered dangerous because they can cause autopilots to suddenly disconnect, pilots may become confused by incorrect or contradictory data and in some cases, the result could be hazardous maneuvers and even stalls.

    Air-Safety Experts Study Sensor Failures

  • Last month, European air-safety regulators stepped up warnings about extensive dependence on A330 and A340 autopilots in the event of major airspeed-sensor malfunctions.

    Air-Safety Experts Study Sensor Failures

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