Can cockpit automation cause pilots to lose critical thinking skills? Research says yes

1 diciembre 2014

Researchers studied how the prolonged use of cockpit automation negatively impacts pilots’ ability to remember how to perform key critical thinking tasks. «There is widespread concern among pilots and air carriers that as the presence of automation increases in the airline cockpit, pilots are losing the skills they still need to fly the airplane the ‘old-fashioned way’ when the computers crash,» said a coauthor.