COMPUTERS IN AIRCRAFT COCKPITS.
Applications in commercial aircraft, effectiveness, purposes, dangers, costs, history, examples, impact on crew, future.
Computers have become part of our everyday lives, often in ways of which we are unaware. Aside from the obvious use of computers in... more
Computers have become part of our everyday lives, often in ways of which we are unaware. Aside from the obvious use of computers in business and industry, computers are used in our automobiles, in retail stores, as burglar alarm systems and even in our videotape machines. Few professions have not been affected by the introduction of computers; in some cases, computers have completely replaced human employees. Many companies have used computers to improve their efficiency and productivity. Because computers are able to process thousands of bits of information very quickly and with extreme accuracy, their use has been especially welcomed in areas where lives are at stake, such as in medicine. In the aviation industry, computers have long been used to improve navigation and to provide better information to pilots. Su