Woods on Boeing
SNAFU Catcher's Consortium lead researcher Dr. David Woods was featured in Air Traffic Management magazine discussing automation surprise, learning from incidents and complexity surrounding the Boeing 737 Max.
“...The industry has to stop rationalising away the lessons from accidents - the difficulties of learning after accidents have occurred are profound. It is easier to look at each event in isolation seeing only the specific details that define a narrow set of changes needed to facilitate a return to normal. But this narrow focus on one accident at a time makes it easy to discount the fundamental common vulnerability that needs to be addressed as an industry-wide priority. Neither the regulators nor the safety organisations have been able to recognise this critical vulnerability nor have they been able to energise a coherent, fundamental approach to overcome this vulnerability.”