This week’s featured link:
Now what? KC Council’s airport vote creates chaos and betrays voters – The Kansas City Star
Do you hate local government? Here’s a story for you. If you recall, the good people of Kansas City overwhelming approved the new airport terminal, finally. But guess what? The city council has now put the project back into limbo by shooting down the deal with the construction firm. This scathing editorial is one side of the argument. I’m sure others will be happy to point out the holes in the process that led to this point, but the point is that this whole thing has been handled very poorly. It’s remarkable Kansas City can function at all.
Two for the road:
The Supersonic dilemma – Leeham News and Content
I’m not going to pretend like I understood even half of this article, but if you get out of the weeds, you can see the broader point here. Engines for supersonic transport are hard, and what works on a 737 isn’t going to work well on a faster airplane.
Farewell to the 747, the Plane That Shrank the World – Bloomberg
Ok, ok, just one more. Right? Then I can quit. I can totally do it on my own for sure.