Loss Of Control Accidents And Possible Synergies With New Nextgen Airspace

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Precursors to Loss of Control Accidents and possible synergies with new NextGen airspace To establish the basis of this research, aircraft loss of control can be considered to encompass flight abnormal situations outside of the normal operating flight envelopes, characterized by non-linear effects and by the inability to maintain heading, altitude and attitude (Belcastro, Newman, Crider, Groff, Foster, Klyde and Huston, 2014) Loss of Control In Flight (LOC-I) has consistently been a predominant cause of aviation accidents. Loss of Control Accidents are highly complex and typically involve the combination of multiple contributing factors (Belcastro and Jacobson, 2010). Over the last eight years, loss of control accidents have resulted in…show more content…
Researches have continuously been working on ways to reduce loss of control in flight accidents for general aviation operations, focusing on the implementation of flight envelope protection systems in the aircraft to simplify piloting, reduce pilot workload, and allow low-end general aviation aircraft to operate under deteriorated meteorological conditions (Falkena, Borst, Chu and Mulder, 2011). Researches have continuously been working on ways to reduce loss of control in flight accidents for general aviation operations, focusing on the implementation of flight envelope protection systems in the aircraft to simplify piloting, reduce pilot workload, and allow low-end general aviation aircraft to operate under deteriorated meteorological conditions (Falkena et al., 2011). Problem Statement During the past five years, the identification of precursors leading to loss of control accidents in general aviation has been in secondary plane. However, small airplanes are more sensitive to center of gravity variations as opposed to the more stable commercial aircrafts and therefore, more susceptible to loss of control in flight (Falkena et al., 2011). In the upcoming new airspace under the NextGen navigation system, new synergies are being identified for air carriers operations; however, different factors may be more recurrent in general aviation loss of control events. This study will help understand the more recurrent causal

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