Require all newly certified transport category airplanes to have a clearly distinguishable and intelligible alert that warns pilots when the speed brakes have not deployed during the landing roll.
Require Boeing to establish guidance for operators and pilots of all relevant airplanes to follow when an unintended thrust-reverser lockout occurs.
The NTSB also reiterated recommendations to the FAA arising from earlier investigations and attached them to this report. They include:
Establish best practices for conducting both single and multiple emergency and abnormal situations training.
Once the best practices for both single and multiple emergency and abnormal situations training have been established, require that these best practices be incorporated into all operators' approved training programs.
Require that all pilot training programs be modified to contain modules that teach and emphasize monitoring skills and workload management and include opportunities to practice and demonstrate proficiency in these areas.
Two Safety Board members — Vice Chairman Christopher Hart and member Robert Sumwalt — concurred in these findings but believe the matter is more complicated, and we agree. Hart focused on the challenges attendant to the man-machine interface in highly automated aircraft, while Sumwalt keyed in on training. Take a look at their comments in the accompanying sidebars. They provide important food for thought.