Russian-Chinese liner CR929 want to make single-pilot

The future CR929 wide-body airliner, which Russia and China are working together on, can get a single-pilot version. This was said on the eve of the head of the research department of the GSS Alexander Dolotovsky.

So, the flight of the future long-range aircraft will be able to be carried out in a fully autonomous mode. In turn, the pilot will only undertake the most time-consuming task - flight planning. According to Dolotovsky, as the apparatus and legislative readiness, the above concept could well become the norm.

The functionary stressed that the main emphasis is now placed precisely on the robotization of the process. The introduction of a single-pilot liner control option is realistic by 2030. At the same time, the transition to a new concept will be carried out with minimal technical changes.

At the moment, the wide-body CR929 is being built for a crew of two people. However, project reserves are also laid for a single-pilot version.

Alexander Dolotovsky also noted that in the case of the introduction of a new concept, outwardly the liner will remain the same. But the information field of the cabin itself will undergo significant changes. Gradually, all means of manual flight correction will disappear from it. At the same time, the pilot characteristics will be simplified so much that even a person with minimal training can manage a promising aircraft.
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  1. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 26 December 2019 11: 05
    It’s hard to imagine more stupidity ... And if something happens to the pilot, for example, a sudden deterioration in health, up to death, or simply an inability to fly an airplane, what will happen to the passengers ?! A bunch of the living dead ?! Those who make such unreasonable offers need to be driven to the neck, from any managerial position, without the right to be reinstated ... Only very stupid and irresponsible people can offer a large-capacity passenger plane with 1 pilot ... Fully trust the plane with electronics and replacing the pilot with an extra is also a stupid and irresponsible decision.
  2. DimerVladimer Offline DimerVladimer
    DimerVladimer (Dmitry Vladimirovich) 26 December 2019 11: 24
    Let them fly on such single-pilot modifications.
  3. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 26 December 2019 12: 20

    Here are two cases offhand. Alone in the USA in 2015. The pilot died while flying.
    The second month ago with us. The plane landed due to the poor health of the 2nd pilot, who died while landing.
    And who will drive the single-pilot airliner? Stewardess?
  4. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 26 December 2019 13: 14
    As I understand it, it is going to create a drone, the function of the "pilot" will be reduced to pressing the "yes" and "no" buttons, confirmed takeoff, flight route, landing. Since it is cheaper, because the autopilot does not need to pay, the implementation of this innovation is only a matter of time. First, they will test it on cargo (mail) planes. They will collect statistics on trouble-free flights, and then add, for example, a remote control function to reassure the public. Say, in the event of an emergency situation, control will be taken over by the "duty pilot" in the control center with "very high qualifications" and that's it. By that time, the lobbyists are organizing a change in air travel rules. In general, greed will overpower. smile And as soon as one of the companies introduces such an innovation, gains a competitive advantage, the rest will rush to "catch up". How dangerous it is, I can not judge. Yes, there were cases of death or illness of pilots, but compare the statistics, how many aircraft crashed due to pilot errors. Perhaps a major resonant crash, such as the death of the Concorde, will slow down this process, but will not stop it. The state of the art allows you to implement this, "Buran" itself flew into space on electronics weaker than on your smartphone. In general, this is our future and not so distant, yes True, I’m not sure that I am glad of this. No.
    1. g1washntwn Offline g1washntwn
      g1washntwn (George Washington) 27 December 2019 07: 48
      First, you need to run these AI elements on a regular scheme with two pilots. A purely human factor, as the cause of disasters, is not so common in aviation; more often it becomes a critical factor when applied over technical failures of equipment. And he, by the way, often saves, and AI is not yet so advanced as to make the right decision in conditions when a technical malfunction gives incorrect data about the real situation. There are a lot of examples when automation gave incorrect instructions to pilots.
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 27 December 2019 17: 22
        First, you need to run these AI elements on a regular scheme with two pilots

        So I do not mind. smile I think they’re already flying in drones.
    2. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 28 December 2019 11: 18
      123 Competent comment.
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 28 December 2019 17: 19
        We try as far as possible. hi
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  7. Vasil K. Offline Vasil K.
    Vasil K. (Vasil K.) 26 December 2019 22: 35
    Yes, we are moving towards robotization of transport, but we have not yet reached ... There are freight transportations, and there is room for working out a new one. Musk drove his toys onto public roads, and tragedies had already happened. As long as the great reliability of the unmanned variant has not been proved, it is impossible to change anything that was fixed through the victims of the crash.
  8. Potapov Offline Potapov
    Potapov (Valery) 27 December 2019 10: 33
    In the mountains, the forest alone is not recommended. To heaven ... all the more.
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