Pi­lot­less planes not pie in sky

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - FRONT PAGE -

IN NEWS un­likely to be wel­comed by those with a fear of fly­ing, pi­lot­less planes may no longer be a flight of fancy.

Boe­ing claims it has moved closer to putting self-op­er­at­ing planes in the skies and will start test­ing the tech­nol­ogy next year.

Al­though many ner­vous pas­sen­gers rely on the sooth­ing voice of the cap­tain to keep them calm, aero­planes have be­come in­creas­ingly re­li­able and pi­lot-er­ror is now the main cause of crashes.

An ex­ec­u­tive at Boe­ing also pointed out that some of the tech­nol­ogy was al­ready be­ing used in self-fly­ing drones. – Daily Mail

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