Robots In The Cockpit For the last several issues, Aviation Week has devoted substantial space on the Viewpoint and Feedback pages to pilot pay. Perhaps the long-term answer is unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Robots don’t need pensions, bathroom breaks or sleep, nor do they need to adjust their income for inflation. Robotic control systems can be placed nearly anywhere on a large aircraft, allowing more seats to be squeezed in and a much better view from first class (surely increasing ...

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