NASA and Boeing recently signed a Space Act Agreement and their work could lead to better flight training and aviation safety around the world.It involves new technology NASA developed called Synthetic Vision and research into pilots’ awareness of airplane conditions and resulting reactions to unplanned situations.
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We’re looking at advanced upset recovery technologies and we’re also looking at combined vision technologies as well.Typically, seasoned pilots with thousands of flights hours are used for these studies.more info(boeing).
But the work at Boeing’s training facility in Miami will involve 24 junior pilots from Avianca Airlines in Columbia, beginning later this year.
The international pilot community is getting younger, so the idea is to get them accustomed to what’s possible in an airplane sooner, and this training does that,” said Capt. Jim Wilkerson, Boeing Associate Technical Fellow and flight crew training instructor.