Position Paper

LOC-I and Aircraft Trim Systems

Mar 11, 2019


Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I) are accidents or incidents in which the control of the aircraft in flight is lost, resulting in major deviations from the intended flight path. In the past decade, LOC-I airplane accidents have overtaken Controlled Flight into Terrain-related (CFIT) accidents as the first contributor to fatalities in commercial aviation. This Position Paper focuses on LOC-I due to trim-related issues and ways to mitigate these risks.