Commercial airline jets are a true force to be reckoned with, an absolutely awe-inspiring innovation that allows people in the modern-day to travel the world in the open skies. While traditionally, commercial jets were at the will of the skilled pilots who flew them, in today's modern era, many of those operations have become automated. While this decision has optimized some processes, people in New York and elsewhere are questioning just how safe and effective it is to relinquish human control to automation.
In a jetliner crash in 2009 where an Airbus A330-200 plummeted to the ground in France, investigations revealed that a confusing mixture of warnings resulting from a faulty sensor had created the chaos in the moments leading up to the crash. While this particular model of jetliner was relatively new in its endeavors to automate some of the processes that were previously left to a responsible pilot, the more recent Boeing accidents have come after they presumably had a lot of time to learn from the mistakes of the Air France crash.
The Boeing accidents involving the Boeing 737 Max 8 have both had eerily similar causes as the jetliner crash in France in 2009, causing many to question whether or not the airline leader did everything they could to learn about the cause of the Airbus crash and implement measures to prevent similar circumstances from occurring in their own models. Others point out the dangers of making so many critical operational processes automated. They argue that pilots may rely too heavily on these automated features and lack awareness or even confidence to manage mishaps as they arise.
If people have been injured in a commercial airline crash, they may wish to work with an attorney as they seek compensation for the experiences they have had to endure. Drawing upon evidence and their own thorough research, they may be able to confidently present their findings to officials in a way that advocates for the victims' needs.
Source: Aviation Pros, "Did Boeing, Aviation Industry Heed Lessons of 2009 Air France Crash?" Andrea Leinfelder, Aug. 22, 2019