Is Fervor For Autonomous Aircraft Cooling Down?

Falcon 8X cockpit
Dassault Aviation is working to develop single-pilot cruise for its long-range business jets, such as the Falcon 8X.
Credit: Etienne de Malglaive/Dassault Aviation

In the mid-2010s and until recently for some European pundits in commercial aviation, moving to an unmanned flight deck was a question of when, not if. But lack of demand from operators, and the discovery of some issues full autonomy would bring, seem to have pushed the likelihood of robotized...

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