Airbus Adds Autonomous Emergency Diversion Capability In Flight Tests

nose of the A350-1000 test aircraft

Cameras for the vision-based automatic landing system are mounted on the nose of the A350-1000 test aircraft.

Credit: Herve Gousse/Airbus
Automated emergency diversion after pilot incapacitation in cruise, with the aircraft making a vision-based automatic landing at an alternate airport, is among the autonomous capabilities Airbus is demonstrating using an A350-1000 test aircraft. The European manufacturer is expanding its research...

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