When we take the opportunity to use the data readily available to us, we take advantage of the many attributes digital technology has to offer. But when humans use the same data points, we don’t always arrive at the same conclusions as a computer.
This has led many different industries, not just aviation, to come to the same common thought process: computers do a much better job at improving safety, speed, and accuracy … far beyond what can be done using human analysis.
RECORDING AN AIRCRAFT’S HISTORY
Unfortunately, unlike our modern aircraft equipped with such things as Flight Control Computers, Glass Cockpits, and Fly-by-Wire Systems relying on electronic data; information critical to understanding the aircraft’s history and future Airworthiness requirements are still reliant on human analysis and relegated to the use of paper as the vehicle.
What this means to business aviation (and aviation as a whole) is we are not taking advantage of digital technology in employing and keeping the critical aircraft records and Airworthiness information. Instead, we rely purely on people to best utilize the information, resulting in the same scenarios as in the examples above: disastrous.