Look Ma, Only Two Hands!

In April this year, the US House of Representatives proposed and passed the FAA Re-authorization Bill, with a few surprises attached to the end. On top of allowing the country’s airspace to function for another year, the bill approved several research projects; the most prominent being the call for a study into the viability of single-pilot cargo operations assisted with remote piloting. While the bill must still pass the Senate, the current text of this direction is below and linked here.


(a) Program.—The FAA, in consultation with NASA and other relevant agencies, shall establish a research and development program in support of single-piloted cargo aircraft assisted with remote piloting and computer piloting.

“So, what is the big deal?” you may ask, “research is good!”

Read More »