Automation reduces our workloads and makes flight safer. Likewise, engine-out automation on twin-engine aircraft assists the pilot in a stressful high-workload situation.

Okay, what is engine-out automation? It includes automatic propeller feathering and rudder boost. New innovations are being introduced that extend this automation into more twin-engine aircraft (see sidebar Latest Trends). While engine-out automation is usually provided only as an aid, the automation may be required to meet the aircraft certification requirements. As with other cockpit […]
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