Pilotless planes: what you need to know

Can technology leapfrog from military drones to passenger planes flying themselves or is it simply a bad idea?

Pilotless passenger aircraft could save the industry, and airline passengers, $35bn (£27bn) a year according to investment bank UBS. However, there are a number of issues to deal with before pilot-free travel is possible, from negotiating with pilot unions to convincing regulators. Our Q&A talks you through some of the concerns.

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