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Blog for Dr Kenji Takeda at the University of Southampton. Find out about what he's up to in aerodynamics, aircraft noise, flight simulation and Formula One teaching, research and schools outreach. Also see what's going on in the School of Engineering Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Simulators save lives!

I think we can all breath a huge sigh of relief that the Boeing 777 that crash landed at Heathrow last week was a 100% survivable incident. This is in no small part due to the superb job done by the British Airways Flight Training team at Cranebank.
We helped the team there revamp their 737 exhibition simulator, and I was particularly impressed by the dedication and skill of all of the staff. Not only the full-cockpit simulators, but also the cabin simulators used to train cabin crew how to evacuate passengers in an emergency.
So while the pilots and cabin crew are absolute heros, we also salute all those in the flight simulation industry for the backroom efforts that really do save lives.
Our own flight simulation work in our teaching and research is aimed at making aviation safer and more efficient, find out how you can be a part of this here by studying Aeronautics.

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