A Cathay Pacific A350-1000 at Washington Dulles (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ben Suskind)

Cathay Pacific And Airbus Focusing On Single-Pilot Systems

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific is looking towards working with French aircraft manufacturing giant, Airbus, to innovate a new concept of reducing the number of flight crews needed on long-haul flights, with the idea of a lone pilot operating the flight deck for the majority of the flight time. The concept is named within Airbus as Project Connect, and it aims to certify its A350 aircraft family for single-pilot flight operations, mainly during the cruising phase when the aircraft would be…