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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Locale Reference||airport : jfk.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : zzz.tower|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||B767 Undifferentiated or Other Model|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||ground : parked|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewb|
Flight Crew Human Performance
Have just finished human resources class that points to the problem with the location of the autoplt southwest on the B777 glare shield where the B767 autothrottle arm switch is located. 3 similar instances of aborts at over vr indicates a fatal runway overrun just waiting to happen on a balanced field. Suggest simple clear switch cover over autoplt switch before we kill people and run this company into bankruptcy. Suggest no autothrottles on takeoff until something is done. 3 similar incidents means present program is not working. Please reply as soon as possible. Hope boeing makes change for all operators. Callback conversation with reporter revealed the following information: the reporter is not qualified on the B777, but picked up his information through a short film at a training class. Company responded to his concerns and voiced their opinion that procedures presently used are adequate.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: POTENTIAL RWY OVERRUN SUGGESTED AS A POSSIBILITY IF INAPPROPRIATE OP OF B777 AUTOPLT SWITCH RESULTS FROM CONFUSING IT WITH THE AUTOTHROTTLE ARM SWITCH ON THE B767 AFTER AN UPGRADE FROM THAT ACFT.
Narrative: HAVE JUST FINISHED HUMAN RESOURCES CLASS THAT POINTS TO THE PROB WITH THE LOCATION OF THE AUTOPLT SW ON THE B777 GLARE SHIELD WHERE THE B767 AUTOTHROTTLE ARM SWITCH IS LOCATED. 3 SIMILAR INSTANCES OF ABORTS AT OVER VR INDICATES A FATAL RWY OVERRUN JUST WAITING TO HAPPEN ON A BALANCED FIELD. SUGGEST SIMPLE CLR SWITCH COVER OVER AUTOPLT SWITCH BEFORE WE KILL PEOPLE AND RUN THIS COMPANY INTO BANKRUPTCY. SUGGEST NO AUTOTHROTTLES ON TKOF UNTIL SOMETHING IS DONE. 3 SIMILAR INCIDENTS MEANS PRESENT PROGRAM IS NOT WORKING. PLEASE REPLY ASAP. HOPE BOEING MAKES CHANGE FOR ALL OPERATORS. CALLBACK CONVERSATION WITH RPTR REVEALED THE FOLLOWING INFO: THE RPTR IS NOT QUALIFIED ON THE B777, BUT PICKED UP HIS INFO THROUGH A SHORT FILM AT A TRAINING CLASS. COMPANY RESPONDED TO HIS CONCERNS AND VOICED THEIR OPINION THAT PROCS PRESENTLY USED ARE ADEQUATE.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.