03-27-2017, 10:46 PM
It has been technologically possible for a while now, but not a good idea. Also, no regulatory agency on Earth will allow it to be in service any time soon.
We will however I believe in the next 10 years start to see many cargo ops move down to single pilot with automation filling the role of the co-pilot. We may or may not see it for large passenger airliners in my lifetime. But it will not be fully autonomous with no human interaction anytime in the forseeable future. Even though the technology is there, it is unwise to have no failsafes.