"The researchers said that given the NMA would start from a completely fresh design, airline executives see scope for just one pilot to be physically sat in the plane.
A second pilot would be ground based and be able to “monitor several aircraft” at the same time.
Reducing the number of pilots from an airline’s payroll could save a company millions of dollars in salaries and training costs.
The Jefferies note, released Sunday, claimed the technology to do this is still 10 years away but Boeing customers would find the capability “valuable.”"
Looks like we are entering the era of commercial aviation where one or more of the pilots are WFH a popular terminology in the software industry [Working From Home]. I really want this to be first tried and tested with CEOs and politicians as the guinea pigs versus trying it on us first. Try it first on corporate and personal jets those blokes use.
We are entering an era where we will have to make a phone call to reach the pilot if for any reason passengers find themselves in an emergency. The conversation goes like this...
1) Pilot dials the 1800 number..
2) An automated voice responds...Hello, you have reached XXX Airways intelligent pilot resource center. Please say or type your flight number and/or flight origin, destination.
3) Passenger punches in the details
4) Automated voice responds. Hi Mr John Doe, thanks for flying to London Heathrow with us today on XXX Airways with us today. Please listen carefully as our menu options have changed. If at any time you feel you are experiencing a life threatening emergency or feel like the aircraft is crashing please hang up and dial 911
1) Press or say 1 if you are experiencing moderate to severe turbulence,
2) Press or say 2 if you are experiencing mild to moderate turbulence.
3) Press or say 3 if you heard a bang and see sparks flying out of the engine.
4) Press or say 4 if you have smoke in the cabin