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Airbus Studies Emergency Traffic Avoidance System  
User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12221 posts, RR: 18
Posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1826 times:
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Airbus is studying development of an advanced traffic collision avoidance system (TCAS) that would automatically manoeuvre the aircraft away from a potential mid-air threat without input from the flightcrew.

http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles...oidance+system+to+act+without.html

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User currently offlineMonteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1823 times:

Quoting 777ER (Thread starter):
Airbus is studying development of an advanced traffic collision avoidance system (TCAS) that would automatically manoeuvre the aircraft away from a potential mid-air threat without input from the flightcrew.

Doesn't TCAS II already do that?

Where is Philsquares when you need him?



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User currently offlineSabenapilot From Belgium, joined Feb 2000, 2723 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1806 times:

TCAS (first) gives a Traffic warning and (in a second stage and if the risk continues) shows the pilot what avoiding action to undertake, but it is up to the pilot to disconnect the A/P and to hand fly the maneuver.

The idea of Airbus is to take the pilot out and to let the A/P fly the avoiding action for a more rapid and preciser action.

Studies have shown it takes pilots several seconds (especially in cruise) to respond to an Resolution Advisory from TCAS and also that they often overreact to RAs. 'Reduce vertical descent' does not mean 'stop descending all together' as in dense airspace (e.g. in holdings) this might trigger a second TCAS warning with another plane.

Way to go, Airbus!


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