passengers of two people to sit, climb a plane in the certainty that in the Cockpit. Some of the passengers calmed down, the idea that the Pilot and Copilot do not eat because of the risk of poisoning the same Menu – even if the apply this rule to all Airlines and there is also no industry-wide policy.

to minimize the risk of a pilotless flight, are always two people for a passenger jet responsible – unlike, for example, than in trains or buses. But this could change in a few years.

Because of the price pressure-ridden airlines would like to have aircraft that would only require a pilot. Staff is a not unimportant factor in Airlines ‘ costs, when you consider that a tradition can be carriers such as Air France long-serving captains in the year, still up to 300’000 Euro cost. But even with the low-cost airlines, which pay much lower wages, the foreign exchange: costs down, wherever it goes.

Boeing has denied plans

the discussion of The A-Cockpit has a few days ago enormously with the intensity of the won. The reason a new aircraft may soon be in development. Is the Boeing 797, a new and completely re-designed narrow-body plane. It would be the next Boeing Jet to the Dreamliner called 787, delivered since 2011 to customers.

The 797 could bring to US manufacturers in a few years on the market. Aircraft experts and Aviation enthusiasts now believe that Boeing is in the car with this new development, the step to a Jet, has only a pilot. The discussion took mainly in the English-speaking world so travel that Boeing saw forced to deny such rumors.


Nevertheless, the development in the direction of smaller Cockpit crews. Up in the 80s, the Cockpits were occupied by large planes of three, or even four people. In addition to the pilot and the copilot, there was still a Navigator, and sometimes a radio operator. In the case of the two crew, it is still the same, though. Neither Boeing nor Airbus nor any other well-known manufacturers has ever brought a passenger plane on the market, which is controlled by only one pilot.

Only, as absurd as this is no longer A Cockpit yet. Elsewhere, there is no driver with more: self-driving trains have become Standard, Autonomous Driving cars is well advanced in the development. There is, thus, the debate among experts, so no reason that artificial intelligence supported mobility should not be developed in the plane.

even today, pilots are supported by numerous systems, the major parts of the flight control. A Pilot Jet would not have a “virtual co-pilot” aboard, but would be accompanied by a second pilot on the ground. This could at the same time take care of a whole series of flights and would in an emergency be able to land a Jet by remote control.

737-Max-crashes unsettle passengers

Clear all the experts is that One will go to pilot aircraft at the earliest in ten years ‘ time in the air. If, then, the technology will be introduced first in the cargo aircraft. It has its reasons, that it is in the case of passenger aircraft a lot more careful.

The limits of automated control systems have been shown recently in the case of the two crashes of Boeing’s 737 Max. Errors in Sensors have resulted in both cases, the control software MCAS supplied the wrong commands and the aircraft in the crash of flight conducted.

Boeing’s denial that the next Jet will have a pilot, so it has its reason. Nevertheless, the US aircraft manufacturer will continue to drive just like the other manufacturers, the development of A pilot-airplane, of course. Until one day, the discussion is going to pay to send completely driverless Jets through the sky.