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pilotless

(ˈpaɪlətlɪs)
adj
(Aeronautics) without a pilot
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Adj.1.pilotless - lacking a pilot; "a drone is a pilotless aircraft"
remote-controlled, unmanned - lacking a crew; "an unmanned satellite to Mars"
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LE BOURGET, France The head of Russia's MiG warplane manufacturer says his company is entering the drone market, and sees pilotless fighter jets as the future.
Summary: Firms and individuals are using pilotless rotorcrafts at events and to fly them for their own leisure.
Pilotless aircraft are now widely used by the armed forces, but those drones fly only in restricted airspace and conflict zones.
Pilotless rotorcraft will eventually ferry people and cargo across clogged urban areas, Muilenburg said.
Reports reaching here said a US pilotless plane commonly known as drone targeted a house with hellfire missiles in Datta Khel Tehsil of North Waziristan agency where peace has been restored as a result of successful military operation titled Zerb-e-Azb.
Speaking on the sidelines of MLDAS 2018 Symposium, jointly organised by Qatar Computing Research Institute and Boeing, he said that Boeing research into pilotless airplanes is progressing.
AIRBUS is looking to develop pilotless jets and technologies that will allow a single pilot to operate commercial jetliners.
"The drone, Saeqeh (Thunderbolt) is Iran's latest pilotless plane from Simorgh (Phoenix) class and enjoys the capability to simultaneously strike at four targets with smart bombs that have pinpoint precision-striking capability in far distances," Hajizadeh said, addressing the ceremony in Tehran.
Pilotless commercial aircraft could save the industry $35bn a year, according to investment bank UBS in a report released in August 2017.
The aviation industry here believes it could save PS27 billion a year with pilotless planes, according to a new report that also found only 17% of travellers are willing to fly without someone at the controls.
The aviation industry here believes it could save PS27bn a year with pilotless planes, according to a new report that also found only 17% of travellers are willing to fly without someone at the controls.