Michael O'Leary: "To hell with the fuckers!"
DUBLIN – Ireland – The boss of the budget airline Ryanair has called for costly human pilots to be removed from the flight deck to save money and suggested that air passengers should parachute from planes in an emergency.
Michael O’Leary claimed that pilots were too costly and would be replaced throughout the whole Ryanair fleet with a computer autopilot system running on Windows 98.
In an interview with Bloomberg BusinessWeek magazine, Mr O’Leary, who has previously suggested that planes could fly with “standing-only” areas for passengers, said: “Why does every plane have human pilots?
“Really, you only need the autopilot. Let’s take out the expensive f*cking human pilot. Let the bastard computer fly it.”
When asked what would happen if the autopilot came up with a blue screen Windows error while flying a plane, he said: “If the f*cking autopilot crashes, a bell rings, then it’s time for the passengers to bail out. They will have to pay a non-refundable fee for their f*cking parachutes though before they disembark from the plane at 30,000 feet.”