Will pilotless passenger planes ever replace crewed flight?

22nd July 2009
Will pilotless passenger planes ever replace crewed flight? (iStock)

Asked by: Michael Turner, Pontefract

Autopilots on modern airliners can fly the whole journey from takeoff to landing. The current problem is that computers are still not sophisticated enough to deal with any emergencies that could arise. Remotely piloted planes would be technically possible, though unlikely to be popular.

 


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