Boeing explores the possibilities of creating an self-flying passenger airplane. The autopilot system will use artificial intelligence to make in-flight decisions, Reuters reported.

At a briefing in Paris, the company announced its plans to test some of the unmanned aircraft technology in the near future. “The basic building blocks of the technology clearly are available,” said Mike Sinnett, Boeing 787 Dreamliner project and vice president of innovative technology implementation.

Currently, airliners can take off, fly, and land on an autopilot with the help of the onboard computer without human intervention. The number of pilots in the ordinary passenger jet was reduced from three to two. Boeing’s interest in this technology is also driven by the shortage of flight pilots on a global scale, and this problem will be compounded by rising air traffic.

Mike Sinnett plans to test this summer a new technology using artificial intelligence on a simulator, and the next year will begin testing it in a real-life conditions. The flights will be made by engineers and pilots on board, but without passengers.

Self-flying planes must meet the relevant flight safety standards. Last year it was safest for planes, according to data from the Aviation Safety Network (ASN) website, which tracks aviation accidents. However, regulators have not yet decided how to certify self-flying planes. Source: Reuters

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