Discount European Airline Wants to Get Rid of Copilots 4.76K Richard Lawson 09/08/10 11:12AM Filed to: cost cutting cost cutting Airplanes Flying Ryanair Pilots Ryanair's crazy CEO wants you to keep enjoying those $6 flights to Ibiza. How? By getting rid of copilots. Sure! Not necessary at all, those backup people in case the other guy who knows how to fly the plane dies.