Tuesday, June 9, 2015

FAA Expresses Skepticism About Anti-tampering Measures

Bloomberg is reporting that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has advised the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) that it does not believe it is feasible to make black box recorders or other cockpit electronics impervious to pilot tampering. The FAA's primary concern, according to the report, is that pilots need to retain the ability to turn off certain electronic components in the event of a fire or other electronics malfunction. The issue of pilot misconduct has received increased attention following the disappearance of Malaysia Air Flight 370 and the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/2015/06/faa-expresses-skepticism-about-anti-tampering-measures.html

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