Unterschätzte Risiken: Flugsimulatoren

Flugsimulatoren sind gut für die Sicherheit. Pioloten können dort das Verhalten in Notfällen und schwierigen Situationen üben, damit es im Ernstfall besser klappt. Oder? Kommt drauf an, wie realistisch die Simulation ist:

»The Boeing 737-500 skidded off a runway at high speed and burst into flames because of the pilot’s inability to steer while trying to take off in gusty cross-winds, the NTSB ruled. Six people suffered severe injuries.

Investigators also found that many airline simulators, including Continental’s, made such takeoffs seem far easier than in the real world. To make matters worse, the airline and its trainers were never told the simulators were inaccurate, the safety board found.«

(USATODAY.com: Simulator training flaws tied to airline crashes, via)

In der Bilanz ist das Simulatortraining vermutlich trotzdem eine gute Idee, nur eben nicht perfekt.

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Sven Türpe is a computer scientist. His current research focus is on security engineering methods, techniques, and tools. All opinions expressed in this blog are his own.