Airbus and Wilhelms Schiff Service are planning to together developing a system called the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), which will replace the pilot and fly the aircraft unmanned. This cooperation is led by a team from Singapore and the maritime industry and first experiments are to take place at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Unmanned aircraft could be both an advantage and a disadvantage: if supply aircraft are needed, no pilot would have to fly extra to the location to deliver the resources to the point. Instead, this task could take on an unmanned supply aircraft that is programmed to determine the exact location and perhaps is even faster than a human pilot plane. One drawback could be that the aircraft can only do what it is programmed to do - so if something goes wrong, the unmanned aircraft can not work spontaneously, as a pilot might, regardless of whether it is a supply aircraft or a passenger plane.
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