Android app is not capable of hijacking planes, FAA says

04/15/2013 | Register (U.K.), The

The Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency are rebutting claims by a technology consultant that aircraft can be hijacked with an Android app. "The described technique cannot engage or control the aircraft's autopilot system using the [Flight Management System] or prevent a pilot from overriding the autopilot," the FAA said.

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