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NTSB issues safety recommendations regarding FMS software
Last updated: 1 November 2014

published: 09 MAR 2005
by Harro Ranter, ASN

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In the light of the March 2003 incident in which a Boeing 747 suffered a tailstrike while the crew tried to rotate the plane at too low a speed, the NTSB issued five safety recommendations. The NTSB advises Honeywell to change the FMS software, a.o. to annunciate warnings to the flight crew when a takeoff reference speed is changed by a value that would impede the airplane's ability to safely take off. (NTSB)

» Safety Recommendations A-05-03 through -07