The advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming industries across the world, and aviation is no exception. As technology continues to evolve, it is becoming increasingly possible for planes to fly with fewer pilots or even no pilots at all.
In this context, Emirates President Tim Clark believes that planes flying with just one pilot are a possibility with the rise of artificial intelligence. He stated that the aviation sector should assess the potential of AI and embrace it instead of fearing it.
According to Clark, AI could revolutionize the aviation sector, and one-pilot aircraft could become a reality. However, passengers prefer to think there are two pilots in the cockpit. On the other hand, completely pilotless planes might not happen during his lifetime. Although the autonomous aircraft market is in its early stages, a few start-ups are working on developing pilotless planes for the future.
Clark urged the aviation sector to take advantage of AI’s potential and embrace it instead of fearing it. He said, “if you’ve got something as powerful as this coming along and you’re very processes driven, manpower intensive, you’ve got to take time to look at what this could do to improve what you do.”
The possibility of one-pilot aircraft and pilotless planes shows the potential of AI to revolutionize the aviation sector. However, passenger preferences and safety concerns must also be considered. Therefore, the development of AI in aviation should be done with caution and care to ensure safety and security in air travel.
As AI continues to advance, the aviation industry must keep up with the technology and assess its potential to improve safety, efficiency, and sustainability in air travel.