Sunday, 15 November 2015
For those of us who can't afford to fly in a private jet, or even business class, getting on a plane is often a pretty unpleasant experience. Squeezed into a big metal tube, shoulder to shoulder with a stranger, flying isn't most people's cup of tea.
But, though you might not think it, airplane manufacturers are always trying to make flying more comfortable and efficient. Airbus is far and away the biggest creator of new patents. Some will go into production, but most will never see the light of day. Many are completely wacky, and would require some serious technological innovations to come close to being viable.