According to the patent, which appears to be issued to Boeing's Phantom Works research organisation, the airframer is proposing a system whereby an on-board processor, once activated, disallows pilot inputs and prevents anyone on board from interrupting an emergency landing plan that can be predefined or radioed to the aircraft by airline or government controllers and carried out by the aircraft's guidance and control system. The system has its own power supply.
In an anti-hijacking system for autopilot equipped aircraft, a transceiver communicates with at least one remote guidance facility. A panic button is activated by flight crew in case of hijacking. A manager is coupled to the transceiver and the panic button, as well as existing avionics including the aircraft's master computer and autopilot. Optionally, a relay is coupled between the pilot controls and selected aircraft flight systems. The manager recognizes predetermined override inputs, such as activation of the panic button or receipt of override signals from the remote guidance facility. Responsive to the override input, the manager deactivates on-board control of selected aircraft flight systems and the autopilot system, and directs the autopilot to fly the aircraft to a safe landing. Flight routing and landing instructions are obtained from the remote guidance facility, or by self-evaluating nearby airports in view of the aircraft's position and various preestablished criteria.
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originally posted by: SixX18
OK, and then what? I doubt the CIA took the plane, or hijacked it remotely. The only reason I could see this happening is if it was a threat to our US national security, in which it wasn't.
originally posted by: ashpack
I'm still completely baffled that with todays technology these jets don't have some kind or tracking system that can't be disabled on the plane and can still be tracked below radar.
originally posted by: Thefarmer
What I don't get it why go through all that trouble?
Surely they could get a plane quite easily if they wanted one, for a false flag and stick the MA decals on