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Airlines want the next Boeing jet with one pilot in the cockpit**Chicago, Illinois - Research suggests the airlines would like to see the next Boeing aircraft to be designed for only one pilot in the cockpit.** Last year, rumors surged around that Boeing manufacturer would announce its new aircraft program intended for MoM (Middle of Market) at the Paris Air Show this year. (airlinerwatch.com) More...
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The airlines might like it, but what about the people paying for the ride?
One pilot instead of two? Cut fares in half, and no problem. :-)
I do not think the public or companies are sold on single pilot operation. First it is a fools dream to think we are technically advanced. Second, two pilots give you crew redundancy and the more eyes in a cockpit offers crew coordination enhances safety. Single pilot operation in light twins is common but not necessarily safer.
Cansor,,,I so much agree with you on this subjest. I just do not trust present technology enough to control an a/c(pax or cargo) with one 'driver at the 'wheel'. Just my thoughts.
What happens when the single pilot is incapacitated or falls sick in flight?
Simple - OTTO - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IS6DEUZ_gs