In the near future, commercial airline pilots will be able to speak and use hand gestures to interact with an aircraft. But there is still a way to go before this technology becomes available. Dr Jason Gauci writes about the research that is being done by the Institute of Aerospace Technologies (University of Malta) to meet these challenges.
Prof. Ing. David Zammit Mangion has been spearheading research in aviation at the University of Malta for two decades. With a focus on improving fuel burn, reducing emissions, and better flight management systems for pilots, the one overarching aim is safer air travel.