- Aug 9, 2016
Kevin McAllister, chief executive of Boeing jetliner business.
Ndege zilianza na Pilots watatu na kupunguzwa kufikia wawili, lakini Boeing ina mpango wa kutengeneza self flying planes za kuanza mwakani, ambapo ndege zitaruka, kukaa angani na kutua bila kuwa na Pilot..
The world's largest airplane manufacturer held a briefing today ahead of the Paris Airshow to detail its plans for a pilot-free cockpit run entirely by computers. Existing autopilot technology can already handle every stage of flight except takeoff and taxiing, and Boeing says the largest challenge to a fully-automated plane is getting the system up to strict aviation safety standards.
That's a little optimistic-pilots don't just kick back with a cold one when the computer is in control-and Boeing's vice president of product development Mike Sinnett admits they're not exactly sure howto put all the pieces together yet. But the company will be doing simulator work this summer with the hopes of taking its tech to a real-life test plane as early as next year..
Boeing studies pilotless planes as it ponders next jetliner