posted on January 16, 2013 14:10
A recent analysis of flight operations data (including normal flight operations, incidents, and accidents) identified an increase in manual handling errors. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) believes maintaining and improving the knowledge and skills for manual flight operations is necessary for safe flight operations.
SAFO 13002, Manual Flight Operations, has been published. This Safety Alerts for Operators (SAFO) encourages operators to promote manual flight operations when appropriate.