Software Design (CSC-223 97F)

User Interface Issues and Automated Flight Control on the A320

Warning! These are notes from a short student talk on this subject. The data herein has not been verified. As the conclusions suggest, most of the problems observed herein have to do with user interface issues rather than problems with the concept of fly-by-wire. Thanks to some helpful readers for pointing this out

Information about the A320

The accidents

What was wrong with the A320

The bandaid solutions

Real solutions

Conclusions to draw

Interesting statistics

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