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Old 02-12-2020, 11:34 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by RedDevil View Post
Some aviation expert said not long ago that aviation gets 1% more efficient each year, mainly due to jet development.

It is not enough to offset the yearly 4-6% growth in aviation passenger miles though.
The Maverick and likewise could bring fuel consumption down by 20% in one go. That should buy us a couple of years.
Wow, flights are increasing at 5% annually? That's crazy fast. That said, the only thing that explains that is it's getting more affordable for people. It gets more affordable due to efficiency gains.

I feel like recent efficiency gains have mostly been cramming more people into a smaller space.

...15 years ago, I don't know if I ever saw winglets on planes I flew, now I never fly one without them.

If efficiency improves 20%, we can expect way more flights since prices will come down even further.

Originally Posted by All Darc View Post
The problem I see it's safety. How evacuate so much people.
More doors and inflatable slides.

Anyhow, I'd fly something that was 0.00002% more dangerous in exchange for paying 20% less. Safety doesn't always have to improve, sometimes it's enough to just cost less.

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