Without passengers to fill seats during the coronavirus pandemic, airlines have been retiring their older aircraft faster than normal, making way for a new fleet that has the ability to collect more information about emissions and safety.
To show how fast and how far change has come, Kevin Michaels, Managing Director at AeroDynamic Advisory, points to the newest cleansheet Airbus widebody jet, the A350. He notes that, “it typically records 800 megabytes of data per flight. The Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger airliner, which began operation in 2007, can provide only half of that.”
“There’s a lot more data available and better algorithms,” according to Michaels.
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