Some of the ideas include adding a foam layer to protect the plane from any sort of turbulence or other unexpected bumps, as well as adding sensors for constant monitoring of what’s going on in and around the plane at all times. However, the best idea has to be the color changing ability of the plane’s protective layer, so that pilots and other engineers would know exactly when something is wrong with the plane. We can only imagine the colors of that the poor regional jet after it got walloped by the A380.
Things are still on the drawing board, so unfortunately none of this travel technology will be available to the general flying public anytime soon. However, Cessna is thinking about finally testing out some of its new ideas this summer. They need to get their TPS reports to NASA within the next couple of years, so they’re kind of on a timeline.
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