Aerothai Bobcat: Fly Asia-To-Europe Faster
Airplanes are magical things. You know the old problem: You depart late, but the pilot puts the foot down and you end up arriving on time, and everybody wants to know why they don't fly faster all the time. There's more than fuel economy issues slowing down our planes — traffic, just like on our roadways, backs things up in the air.
The big news is that flights from Europe to Asia are about to get faster, thanks to a bunch of clever Thai guys who've figured out a better air traffic flow management system that they've dubbed Bobcat. For some reason, however, the only thing the Aerothai gang's theory can do better is manage the congestion over Afghanistan between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m. This will mean you could reach Paris from Bangkok a whole hour earlier. Seems like magic, and we wanna know why they can't do this everywhere.