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The plane reportedly sounded many error and warning messages prior to takeoff, but both pilots ignored the warnings until it was too late. Part of the mixup is blamed on the pilot and co-pilot having to switch duties on the day of the flight, but no level of confusion fully accounts for a destination 11,000 kilometers off course.
In response to the incident, AirAsia has implemented the following constraints:
- All AirAsia X aircraft have been equipped with upgraded flight management systems since the incident
- Development of a training bulletin and package for flight crew that emphasises correct operation and alignment of air data and inertial reference system
- Briefing all pilots on our internal investigation findings and reviewing recovery procedures to be undertaken