The Federal Aviation Administration is about to launch a new pilot training program that will include the use of technology.
The FAA said Tuesday that it is developing an online video course for pilots who want to take their training online. The agency also said it has partnered with a company called FlightSafety International to provide its in-flight simulation technology to help pilots avoid some dangerous landings.
The new program is part of the FAA's plan to make sure all pilots have the skills to fly safely. The agency hopes this new program will help keep more people safe by providing them with access to training when they need it most. The FAA is working on new technology allowing pilots to fly closer to the ground at airports with narrow runways. The system allows pilots to land planes in fog and other low-visibility conditions. Still, it requires them to use an instrument landing system instead of relying on visual cues from the ground.
The current version of the technology can be used by pilots who have practised using it but not by those who have yet to. Pilots who don't practice with it need to know how to read their instruments and are legally required to do so before every flight.
The new technology will allow pilots to fly closer to the ground than they currently can, which could lead to more accidents if there aren't enough trained crews in case something goes wrong with one plane or another. The FAA is working with the aviation industry to develop technology to help prevent more dangerous landings, like those in which a plane hits a bird or another object.
The agency says it's already seen a 40 per cent reduction in bird strikes at airports since 2006 and wants to keep that trend going.
The FAA has awarded $2 million to researchers to develop a system that uses sensors, cameras and other technologies to determine if an aircraft is about to hit something on the ground. If so, it will alert pilots and steer them away from danger.
The FAA is rolling out new technology to help pilots avoid potentially dangerous landings. The agency said Monday that it had equipped certain planes with automated systems to guide pilots toward safe landings at airports without runways.
The technology, which will be available on most new passenger jets by 2023, is part of a broader effort by the FAA to modernise its air traffic control system.
"It's going to give us a lot more flexibility in how we manage the airspace and where we can put aircraft," said Chris McCoy, director of the agency's NextGen program.
He said the new system would help avoid dangerous airport landings with no runways or other landing surfaces large enough to accommodate large commercial jets.
The FAA is constantly getting new technology in the market. As a result, they can keep up with the latest trends.
For example, last year, they started using a new NextGen system. The new system will allow them to track planes more efficiently and accurately. This means it will be easier for them to find out where each plane is at any given time.
The old system only allowed them to track planes within a certain distance from an airport or base station. Now, the new system can track planes anywhere in the world! It will also allow pilots to know where their planes are at any given time to avoid trouble more quickly when flying over water or other hazardous areas of land! This is a significant step for aviation because it is much safer than before.