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EASA rejects single pilot operationsFeb 7 (Reuters) - Europe's aviation regulator has ruled out an industry push to allow planes to be crewed by just pilot by 2030 but said it is considering allowing limited single-person operation for parts of flights as early as 2027. The regulator is weighing a pitch from European planemakers Airbus SE (AIR.PA) and Dassault Aviation SA (AM.PA) for solo flying in the cruise phase, which is less demanding than take-off and landing, when at least two pilots would still have to be in the… (airwaysmag.com) More...
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Only a damn fool would have single pilots in an airliner.
I guess the airlines would have to be hit hard in the pocketbook for that plan to be buried in a hurry. If passengers refuse to fly single-pilot flights, there will be a lot of empty airplanes.
The push is to reduce costs at the expense of safety, the old adage of safety first has dropped down the list and profit is at the top. If they want to reduce costs, replace management with AI from the CEO down.
that's the best idea yet
Has anyone talked to pilots about this? I doubt it, but there is a human element! Even a seasoned captain needs the assurance of checking his decision making with another pilot. Flying solo would increase anxiety in areas of high workload and put safety back to the dark ages. If this is their thinking then I assume they believe CRM training is a waste of time these days ð¤·♂️
they are counting on automation to fill most of those gaps. Wrongly - but that is the direction the industry is going, nonetheless.