FAA Safety Briefing Focuses on New Technology in General Aviation
January 10, 2014
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  • FAA has issued the January/February 2014 issue of FAA Safety Briefing. This issue explores the role technology plays in keeping general aviation safe and efficient. Articles discuss the benefits of emerging technologies, as well as the potential safety hazards of being too technologically focused.
    Among the feature articles in this issue include:
    “The (Lost) Art of Paying Attention” – a look at how pilots can manage the attraction to technological distraction
    “New Technologies, New Procedures” – making the most of NextGen modernization options, and
    There’s Light at the End of the Runway” – using data and technology to improve runway safety
    Other features include an aviation road map to the information superhighway (p. 13), how to avoid automation bias (p. 12), and “Brushing Back the Dark,” a look at latest in night vision technology
    The issue’s Jumspeat department explains the important balance of adopting, adapting, and being adept when it comes to integrating new technology, while Nuts, Bolts, and Electrons covers how to combat distractions in the workplace.