US pilot labor groups have spoken out against a provision of proposed FAA reauthorization legislation that would start research into single-piloted cargo aircraft. Section 744 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 4) calls for the FAA, in consultation with NASA to “establish a research and development program in support of single-piloted cargo aircraft assisted with remote piloting and computer piloting.” The FAA administrator would have to report to Congress on ...

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