Though airplane crashes are heard of less nowadays still we see many accidents due to the crew’s negligence or aircraft defects. Many incidents of drunkenness, a dispute between pilots and distraction have been reported by flight experts. These are some of the reminders that prove that that aircraft pilots are only human. Such mishaps and aircraft accidents could be avoided by drone software as most experts believe. With such software, every plane could be equipped with an impeccable guidance system.
Drones come in many forms, some that need human supervision and some which do not. Many newer drones no longer need pilots and fly along human-defined routes on their own. Many research institutes, businesses, and military agencies are now testing larger and more capable drones that will operate autonomously and which can gain more experience in collecting flying hours. In this manner, drone-controlled software applications are poised to quickly become the world’s most experienced pilots.
Rather than training dozens of skilled pilots for flying thousands of aircraft, industries along with skilled developers would require only installing, downloading and running updated software on their systems. The software loaded systems would also need to be thoroughly tested during simulations and real-life scenarios.
Automated pilot flights could save billions of dollars annually for aircraft industries. This will certainly motivate industries to design new systems for automating pilots with the application of drone controlled software. Aircraft corporate giants such as Boeing have actually started designing automated pilot systems collaborating with a drone manufacturer to create the next generation of passenger aircraft.
Would plane passengers be comfortable without a human pilot in the cockpit?
Though there is still a lot of skepticism with the idea of automated pilots and drone controlled software to operate flights completely. One way to ease this would be to introduce drones as co-pilots on a flight.