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# How do the airlines expect to prevent commercial plane

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26 Dec 2011, 10:52
none is closer then D

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06 Jan 2012, 07:21
Clear D. C is close but is not necessary to the conclusion of the argument.
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07 Jan 2012, 06:55
+1 D...

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07 Jan 2012, 17:01
+1 D
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07 Jan 2012, 20:55
I am taking D....

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09 Jan 2012, 08:16
between C n D, C goes too far
IMO d
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10 Jan 2012, 01:36
+1 for D

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10 May 2012, 10:45
+1 D

Beautiful question.
C is tempting, however let's read it again:
"The number of airline crashes will decrease if pilot training programs FOCUS ON increasing actual flying time".

The argument says that something must be done to solve the lack of actual flyinng time, but it doesn't claim that the training programs should FOCUS ON that aspect.
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19 May 2012, 03:46
conclusion:
the airlines should have unrealistic training approach to reducing commercial crashes and should include more actual flying time

Conclusion is based on the assumption :
Lack of Actual Flying experience is also one important factor impacting nbr of acceidents and " Actual Flying experience" should also have more concentration during train

D states exactly the same
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20 May 2012, 11:44
Really good question...took me 1 min 30 secs to get this.

Used the negate rule to choose between C and D... Pretty Close
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21 May 2012, 00:24
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(A) Training programs can eliminate pilot errors. - It is already stated in the argument. Cannot be an assumption. Argument talks about increasing the training programs. - Incorrect

(B) Commercial pilots routinely undergo additional training throughout their careers. - This is also a given piece of information which can be inferred from the given passage. - Incorrect

(C) The number of airline crashes will decrease if pilot training programs focus on increasing actual flying time. - The use of words like "will" makes it an obvious thing. Focusing on actual flying time may not decrease crashes. - Incorrect

(D) Lack of actual flying time is an important contributor to pilot error in commercial plane crashes. - "Important contributor" states that the lact of actual flying time is one of the contributors for pilor errors. This fills the gap in the argument. Hence this is the assumption - Correct

(E) Communication skills are not important to pilot training programs. - It can be considered to be out of scope - Incorrect

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23 May 2012, 10:50
But it is unrealistic to expect such measures to compensate for pilot's lack of actual flying time.

This line made me think about D as it says that flying time is important factor for a pilot which is assumed that it should not be neglected.
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23 May 2012, 19:19
IMO D seems the best. the conclusion is the last line of the para which says airlines should rethink its strategy. the premise for this is the previous line which says training cannot compensate for lack of actual flying time. essentially the author holds flying time to be most important.

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06 Jun 2012, 08:01
Between C and D. And I chose C. More straight forward to the conclusion than D. May be I should have chosen the more indirect D. But isn't it irrelevant? I'm confused. But my final choice is C.

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25 Jun 2012, 01:02

If a lack of actual flying time were not an important contributor to pilot error in commercial plane crashes then the suggestion to rethink the training program would become untenable.

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16 Jul 2012, 07:27
I answered D only but still cannot ignore A.

Because basic rule to find assumption is without that conclusion cannot remain true. Now if Training program cannot eliminate pilot error then any kind of training program is unnecessary and that error includes lack of flying time also.

can some one explain?

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16 Jul 2012, 09:01
MA wrote:
How do the airlines expect to prevent commercial plane crashes? Studies have shown that pilot error contributes to two-thirds of all such crashes. To address this problem, the airlines have upgraded their training programs by increasing the hours of classroom instruction and emphasizing communication skills in the cockpit. But it is unrealistic to expect such measures to compensate for pilotsâ€™ lack of actual flying time. Therefore, the airlines should rethink their training approach to reducing commercial crashes.
Which one of the following is an assumption upon which the argument depends?
(A) Training programs can eliminate pilot errors.
(B) Commercial pilots routinely undergo additional training throughout their careers.
(C) The number of airline crashes will decrease if pilot training programs focus on increasing actual flying time.
(D) Lack of actual flying time is an important contributor to pilot error in commercial plane crashes.
(E) Communication skills are not important to pilot training programs.

The current training approach = increasing the hours of classroom instruction and emphasizing communication skills in the cockpit

The airlines should rethink their approach to reducing commercial crashes.

In choice (C), if the pilot training programs focus on increasing actual flying time, BUT lack of classroom instruction and emphasizing communication skils? What happen? The number of crashes still does not decrease. In contrast, that number maybe increase. So, (C) cannot be the assumption of the argument.
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16 Jul 2012, 09:41
(D) WINS

Negation:-
lack of actual flying time is not an important contributor to pilot error in commercial plane crashes.
severely hits the argument.
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19 Jul 2012, 02:10
Both C and D seem to be good answers. However, C is making an extreme statement which on normal circumstances I prefer to avoid. So I would go with D.
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28 Jul 2012, 21:47
IMO D. A is too extreme in this case.

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