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Should airplanes be run by computers?

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One of the subtler ironies of the Germanwings accident — though the word “accident” may no longer be appropriate — is that the airplane involved used so-called fly-by-wire technology. The flight crew’s control inputs go not to the ailerons and ......

An Air Canada jet takes off from Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Enfield, N.S. Air Canada has announced it is changing its policy on the number of people required in the cockpit of its aircraft, a move prompted by the Germanwings plane crash in France. Show/Hide caption

An Air Canada jet takes off from Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Enfield, N.S. Air Canada has announced it is changing its policy on the number of people required in the cockpit of its aircraft, a move prompted by the Germanwings plane crash in France. - Andrew Vaughan / The Canadian Press Files

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