First Fully Autonomous Flight Takes Off (.PDF Download)

Dec. 18, 2023
Operated by a remote pilot working from a control center 50 miles away, the first FAA-approved uncrewed test flight successfully completes its mission.

The airline industry is working toward fully autonomous aircraft with a focus on improving the overall safety of flight operations. Using artificial intelligence, machine learning, sensors and other advanced technologies, companies are developing new ways to autonomously handle flight tasks from the time an engine starts until the time it shuts down. 

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