Technology working to make air travel safer

Technology working to make air travel safer
Technology working to make air travel safer

Technology working to make air travel safer

From disappearing airliners to overshooting runways, problems and tragedies with air travel always seem to make headlines. But every day, thousands of flights take off and land with no issues at all. How much of airline safety comes down to technology? How far have we come, and how much farther can we push it when it comes to the marriage of safety and technology? Anthony Brickhouse, Associate Professor of Aerospace and Occupational Safety at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach, Fla., campus fills us in. Photo: Flickr/berkuspic