Maturing unmanned technology is fueling U.S. studies of how autonomy could benefit civil aviation, including the potential for reduced crewing on commercial aircraft and a future airspace system beyond NextGen. In a June presentation to senior industry and university representatives, NASA noted that “technology is not the overwhelming barrier” to using autonomy to enable single-pilot operations. Social acceptance, certification methods and cost-effective integration of air-ground ...

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