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Airbus releases visuals of aircraft that can take off by itself


The automatic take-off was enabled on this flight using image recognition technology installed directly on the A350-1000 aircraft

Airbus has released visuals from the successful testing of its fully automatic pilotless commercial flight. The company said in a press release that it conducted tests at the Toulouse-Blagnac airport on December 18.

Photos of the test flight were also released where a pilot was seen sitting with his hands on his lap. The test crew on-board the aircraft had two pilots, two flight engineers and a test flight engineer. In total, Airbus said it conducted eight take-offs over a period of ...


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