autopilot

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Synonyms for autopilot

a cognitive state in which you act without self-awareness

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a navigational device that automatically keeps ships or planes or spacecraft on a steady course

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If we had to put landing systems in, in order to enable automatic landings, we would break the bank before we even started," Vos says.
Cardiff is supposed to be our national airport, yet it lacks basic necessities such as the automatic landing facilities found at English provincial airports like Bristol.
The automatic landing software uses a differential global positioning system which provides an accurate cross section of where the aircraft is in space and in relation to the ground, the company said.
Salalah: The ground tests of navigational aid devices of aircraft automatic landing systems on the runway of the new airport project in Salalah ended successfully on Sunday.
The ground test of navigation aid devices of automatic landing systems for aircraft on the new runway were successfully completed.
FAA mandates that foreign airlines must use automatic landing aids when approaching San Francisco airport The US FAA has mandated that foreign airlines must use automatic landing aids, instead of visual cues, when approaching San Francisco airport where an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 crashed.
The selected system will be required to provide reconnaissance and target acquisition services for ground artillery, and should also have an automatic landing capability.
the vertical take-off and landing UAV features auto-pilot, automatic landing, auto hover and GPS tracking.
Automatic landing is effected with the Ruag-developed Opats (Object Position And Tracking Sensor), a laser-based system which takes over control of the aircraft in a 'window' and brings it down with high accuracy to the touchdown point just after shutting down the engine with the twin-blade propeller in the horizontal position.
The Airbus 330-200 switched on its automatic landing system to come through low clouds and mist on Emirates' inaugural flight into the Midlands.
But for its sheer capacity to put American laborers out of work, no technological innovation beats the Jatsystem Automatic Landing Pit Smoothing Machine,'' wrote Sack.
SNC also specializes in the design and production of defense electronics products in the fields of Instrumentation, Test and Training (ITT), Electronic Warfare (EW), Air Traffic Control and Automatic Landing Systems (ATCALS), Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) and Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Networking (C4N).
The ground test of navigation aid devices of the automatic landing systems on the new runway was completed successfully.
At the final stage of a test flight to evaluate the Sukhoi Superjet 100's automatic landing system on Sunday, the aircraft "touched the runway with retracted landing gear," Sukhoi Civil Aircraft said in a statement.
During this seven-minute flight, the ducted fan-powered drone performed a preprogrammed course that included automatic (vertical) take-off, a ten-waypoint navigation course at multiple ground speeds, loitering and automatic landing.
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