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Airline operators to push for lone pilot flights despite safety concernsWASHINGTON — Airline operators and civil aviation regulators across the world are pushing to fly airplanes with only one pilot in the cockpit to cut costs. If accepted, the one-pilot setup would in the cockpit lower costs besides helping airlines to cope with the flight crew shortage. However, some find it disconcerting to put such authority in the hands of a single person. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...
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short sighted siliness maskcarading as fiscal sensibility. It is a dangerous supposition that says one pilot is always going to be a safe operation. The world of aviation does not exist to make accountants happy, and the FAA would be remiss to support this crazy innovation.
If this ever happens, what are the odds that someone will try and fill that empty seat with a fare paying passenger.
Ryan Air might
The most expensive seat in the plane, they'd have the best legroom and view.
What if P2 is a private pilot...?
A reduced price ticket.