As you board a plane, you probably don’t give much thought to the intricate components that make up the landing gear. However, these modern marvels that take up only 3-5% of an aircraft’s takeoff weight play a critical role in ensuring a safe and successful landing every-time. Or at least when things go well. Unfortunately, a review of accident statistics indicates that over 45% of all general aviation accidents occur during the approach and landing phases of a flight.
We live in a progressively globalized world where air travel is more affordable than ever. As a result, millions of passengers a day take to the skies, and each has to pass through an airfield.
The aviation industry has undergone significant transformation over the years, and as we enter a new era, it is essential to keep up with the latest trends. The aviation industry hasn’t been on the precipice of as much change since the rise of low-cost airlines. New technological innovations will radically reshape how the industry progresses and faces challenges across the globe. As the PR nightmare faced by Southwest at the end of 2022 perfectly illustrated, paper doesn’t always work. Robust digital systems are needed to maintain the modern conveniences expected by today’s flyers. Here are industry trends in 2023 that are shaping the present and future of air travel.