Aviation technology is incredible. That’s because airplanes are awesome. They let us sore through the sky, and have changed our lives in so many ways.
So seeing technology improve upon this already amazing invention is amazing.
With airplanes, we’ve already reached the pinnacle of technology. In spite of that, there are still more innovations that are changing the way we fly.
If you’re ready to have you mind taken into the future, take a look at some of these innovations.
Improving the Airport Experience
The newest technology out there isn’t only about what’s in the air. It’s about how you get into the sky, to begin with.
Everybody hates the airport. It involves a lot of waiting in line and rushing to get to your gate. Luckily, things are being made a lot easier.
Biometrics are increasingly being used at airports to streamline the security experience.
While a lot of people are concerned about the effect this will have on privacy, the reality is most people will benefit from a quicker airport check-in. This is particularly true of people concerned about the Kafka-esque nightmare that airport security makes international travel.
Aviation Technology and the Internet of Things
The internet of things sounds like a buzzword. But all IoT means is that tech gets taken to the next level by communicating with other tech items.
This phenomenon is changing flight in some amazing ways.
The use of IoT technology in flight has come to include everything from crew uniforms to the plane itself.
For example, both Virgin Atlantic and Delta airlines are using IoT technology to improve airplane performance and maintenance.
More creatively, EasyJet is using wearable technology to allow the airplane crew to assist visually impaired passengers and display information about the flight.
Airplane travel is growing more and more environmentally efficient.
This is important. Aviation technology enthusiasts are more aware than anyone else of the environmental impact of airplanes.
In a way, it’s tragic. Airplanes have given us the ability to float above the clouds and see the earth beneath us. Unfortunately, they’ve also contributed to a lot of damage toward the earth.
Luckily, technology has made flying greener. Some airplanes are powered by biomass. Others are deliberately lighter, making them more fuel efficient.
Improvements to the body of the plane have been the biggest change makers. Airplanes are becoming lighter due to changes in engine parts, reshaping the plane, and 3D printing lighter parts than would be made on the market.
Bringing It All Together
If you’re a flying enthusiast, you’re probably excited about all of the changes coming to the way we fly.
Biometrics are going to speed up the airport experience. IoT technology is making planes more efficient and better for the visually impaired.
And thankfully, because of innovations in manufacturing, flying is getting better for the planet.
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