Our world is changing and improving at a faster rate than ever before in forms of new technology. There’s no doubt that aviation is evolving fast. Here are 10 possible future advancements likely to transform the aviation world:
Even though drones are fairly recent inventions, they are already on the road to improvement to be programmed to work in packs. This is called Quadrotors, researchers at General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception Lab are developing these currently. The robots will swarm together and work together in teams without human interaction.
Iron Man Costume
Jumping from a plane without a parachute is currently considered crazy. However, in the future this could be made possible by high technology.
Suits known as Exoskeletons give a human superhuman strength due to the polymer gel muscles inserted into them which are 5 times stronger than human muscles. Benefits of these suits include giving a human the ability to work for long periods with out fatiguing, allowing maximum strength and endurance.
New Aviation Warrior System
This new system is all-knowing and all-seeing with situational awareness technology that can be worn by the pilot. This incredible helmet consists of a wearable and centralized data processing computer. This computer provides maps, sensor imagery, video and messaging data from military networks. A survival radio and GPS is also integrated into the device. This device will greatly enhance a fighter pilot’s capacity to handle hostile situations with its advanced technology features.
The Mind Reader
An ambitious team based in Tokyo is currently working on the development of a new device that will scan a person’s brain waves consistently and record GIF images every 5 seconds. This technology is being developed for the use of airport security but could be put to use in other forms and for different purposes.
Many are concerned with the earth’s future and how the colossal amount of fuel used for air crafts can effect our environment. Therefore certain companies are looking for new answers to powering airplanes in a more eco-friendly manner.
Different options currently being explored are the combination of traditional and bio-fuel made of used cooking oil or the idea of an electric aircraft, in the likes of a hybrid car.
3D printing is becoming a far more common use of producing parts for manufacture. Additive manufacturing ‘grows’ parts from a computer design file. New designs that are able to be produced using this method making an aircraft fuel efficient and lighter.
Flying cars have always been a wishful myth that no one ever really expected to transform into reality. However, this may change as in Europe a three-wheeled car was converted to be able to fly in a gyrocopter fashion. The car’s driving abilities have not been hindered by the conversion to be able to fly, and seems to serve both services adequately.
Japan’s national areospace agency have proposed a long term vision of a hypersonic plane that will be able to carry 300 passengers across the Pacific Ocean within the short space of two hours. Similar projects are occurring in Europe as well, making hypersonic aircrafts closer to reality than we ever imagined.
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10 Miracle Plane Crash Landings
Pilots perform an amazing job guiding aircrafts safely through the skies everyday. However some pilots have proved themselves to be truly remarkable at their profession under pressure. Here are 10 plane crashes which miraculously have made history.
On the 15th of January, 2009 an Airbus A320 struck a flock of Canadian Geese during its accent in New York which damaged both engines. The pilot successfully landed the plane on the Hudson River off midtown Manhattan. Every passenger survived and the incident was described as the most successful landing in aviation history.
on the 30th of July, 2011 a Boeing 737 aircraft flying from New York was overcome by the bad weather conditions and overan the runway at Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Georgetown. The aircraft stopped only meters from a deep ravine and despite the vessel being broken in half only 3 passengers were injured.
On the 4th of December, 2010 an aircraft skidded off the runway after an emergency landing at Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow. The aircraft broke in 3 parts after landing. 3 people out of the 163 passengers sadly died and 82 were injured, however this is considered a remarkably small amount of casualties for the situation.
On the 16th of August, 2010 a Boeing 737 aircraft crashed and broke into 3 pieces when landing on the island San Andres in Columbia in stormy weather. The aircraft was 80 meters off the runway when a strike of lightening caused it to land abruptly and slide onto the runway. One passenger died from a heart attack and dozens injured however it was miraculous there was not more casualties.
On the 30th of June, 2009 an Airbus A310 crashed on the Comoros Islands. All 153 passengers and crew were killed except a teenage French girl, Bahia Bakari. She was found after 13 hours of clinging to the wreckage in the ocean.
On the 25th of February, 2009 a Turkish Airlines craft crashed when attempting a landing at Amsterdam Airport. The aircraft was broken into 3 pieces but luckily did not catch fire and only 9 passengers were fatally injured out of the 134 on board.
On the 20th of December, 2008 an aircraft veered off the runway and caught fire when taking off from Denver International Airport. The plane was badly damaged however all persons were evacuated and survived with only 38 sustaining injuries.
Slovak Air Force
On the 19th of January, 2006 an aircraft operated by the Slovack Air Force crashed in Hungary. The airplane contained 43 people and only one survived. Martin Farkas, the sole survivor managed to call his wife and asked her to alert rescue services and the police
On the 2nd of August, 2005 an airbus A340 was expected to land at Toronto International Airport however due to stormy weather conditions the plane didnt come to a complete stop on the runway and shot into nearby creek and burst into flames. The aircraft crew managed to evacuate all 297 passengers without any fatal injuries.
On the 13th of January 1995 an aircraft from Bogota crashed into a swamp in Northern Colombia only just before it was due to land at the resort of Cartagena. The only survivor was a 9 year old girl called Erica Delgado. Her mother had pushed her out of the plane before it had burst into flames and she landed on a mound of seaweed which stopped her from drowning.