Boeing plans to flight-test an autonomous civil aircraft in the next two years, as part of a broad study aimed at proving whether or not aircraft with reduced crew, single or even no pilot could be operated for passenger and freight missions with the same levels of safely and integrity as current manned aircraft. The study, which Boeing is disclosing for the first time, is already underway at Moses Lake, Washington, with ground tests of a modified vehicle designed to test autonomous ...

REGISTER FOR FREE ACCESS (Valid Email Required)

Register now for free access to "Boeing's Plan For Autonomous Flight" and other premium content selected daily by our editors. Your free registration will also allow you to comment on any article posted to Aviationweek.com.

 

Current magazine subscribers: digital access to articles associated with your subscription are now included at no added charge to you. Simply use your subscriber email to log in to your account (or contact us for assistance in updating your account).
 
Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.

 

Already registered? Log in here here.