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Old 29th Dec 2012, 16:12   #1 (permalink)
 
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Remote Controlled Flying of Modern Airliner?

I'm sorry if this is not the right forum for this question. In another forum, it has been stated that a Boeing 737NG, for example, could be flown and landed remotely from the ground in the event of a hypothetical flight crew emergency. Is this at all possible?

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Old 29th Dec 2012, 16:23   #2 (permalink)
 
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No, it is not possible.
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Old 29th Dec 2012, 18:22   #3 (permalink)
 
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Certainly not all variants/equipage...but...

"Could" is your question...and "at all possible"

So the answer is yes.
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Old 29th Dec 2012, 18:56   #4 (permalink)
 
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Certainly not all variants/equipage...but...
No, not ANY current varient or "equipage".

Could one be built with existing technology? sure!

Does one exist?

No.
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Old 29th Dec 2012, 19:25   #5 (permalink)
 
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Actually, it has been done...
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Old 29th Dec 2012, 20:41   #6 (permalink)
 
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Would you say that it has been done experimentally with a specially equipped aircraft but there is not enough interest to justify developing it further?
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Old 29th Dec 2012, 20:45   #7 (permalink)
 
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It hasn't been done

I have looked in to this extensively, I found no evidence of any jetliner being controlled remotely, however I stand to be corrected
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Old 29th Dec 2012, 21:02   #8 (permalink)
 
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I have looked in to this extensively, I found no evidence of any jetliner being controlled remotely, however I stand to be corrected
There's been a small handful that have been fitted with radio control gear for the purposes of deliberate crash testing (707, 727 spring to mind) but there are precisely zero airliners in service that have any gear like that.
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Old 29th Dec 2012, 21:06   #9 (permalink)
 
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enough said.
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Old 29th Dec 2012, 22:23   #10 (permalink)
 
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You can put servos in to push and pull on primary controls, but it's the levers, switches and years of experience and seat of the pants feel you simply cannot engineer into an R/C system.



Yet.

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Old 29th Dec 2012, 22:28   #11 (permalink)
 
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RNP transition to a GBAS CAT III 0/0 autoland, autobrakes, auto reverse...
not much needed at all....

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