ANSYS Helps Engineers Overcome Obstacles on Designing Autonomous Aircraft

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We often hear about autonomous vehicles and self-driving cars, but you would be surprised how close the aviation industry is to complete this transition. The thing is that aviation has an emerging need for a solution because tourism is booming, more people than ever are traveling around the world, yet there's the scarcity of pilots. In 2017, there were 609 thousand certified pilots, which seems a lot, but the number drastically declined from 827 thousand in 1980. And the number of qualified pilots is gradually decreasing. One way to tackle the problem is to accelerate an autonomous aircraft development.