Europe Mulls Single-Pilot Airline Ops

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.flyingmag.com/news/europe-mulls-single-pilot-airline-ops

    In a logical extension of the “those things just about fly themselves” line of thinking, a European study is exploring the possibility of single-pilot airline operations. Launched in January, the $40 million, 42-month research project is called ACROSS, an acronym for “Advanced Cockpit for Reduction of Stress (and workload).”
    The research is funded, in part, by the European Commission under its Seventh Framework Program, with a consortium of 35 participants led by avionics maker Thales. That company’s Thierry Malet is the project coordinator for ACROSS, which involves three phases. The first, he said, is “to develop, integrate and test new cockpit solutions that facilitate the management of peak workload situations that can occur during a flight, in order to improve safety and ensure the reduction of accident risks through the reduction of stress.”
     
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    So much for building redundancy into the system....:eek:
     
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    Hollywood movies aside, one stroke is one stroke too many as far as multi-engine commercial birds are concerned.
     

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