Re: Airbus/Boeing pilot-aircraft interface paradigms.

From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
Date:         09 Nov 95 02:19:11 
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>Airbus felt that [moving throttles] was an archaic design ...
>In my opinion this design feature resulted in an incident where a
>TAROM aircraft had a autothrottle problem and one throttle failed
>to respond properly.

An interesting theory, with one little flaw -- the accident aircraft
in the TAROM crash was an A310, but the throttles that don't move as
the autothrottles work wasn't introduced until the A320.

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