This week’s featured link:
What Caused Short Haul Traffic Decline in the US? – the $34b Question – LinkedIn
One of the more remarkable changes in the last 15 years has been the huge decline in short haul flying within the US. There are a lot of theories why, and in this article, Courtney Miller from Bombardier takes a look at some of them. He focused on the dramatic drop in Dallas to Houston and has a bunch of drool-worthy graphs, facts, and figures.
Two for the road:
Why the DC-3 is Such a Badass Plane – Popular Mechanics
Amen. We just lost our last DC-3 here in Long Beach, the place where many were built. But as a testament to the incredible sturdiness of this airplane, the ones we had aren’t even going to the scrap heap. They’re being refitted to work in Africa.
A380 Evacuation Test – YouTube
I wrote about evacuation tests earlier this week. Now you can see one for yourself. Here’s the test they had to do on the A380. All those well-prepared, thin, and determined participants really don’t seem like your average group of passengers. Then again, maybe the idea is that if they can get out in 90 seconds then normal people can get out in 5 minutes and that’s good enough.