Back to the future (without realizing it)

Back to the future (without realizing it)

From the Wall Street Journal (Putting Airbags in the Air)

With tougher safety standards for airplane cabins looming on the horizon, the aviation industry is turning to a tried-and-true technology from the family car: air bags…

We’ve long understood the benefits of air bags in vehicles,” says John Goglia, a former member of the National Transportation Safety Board who participated in industry-government studies about aviation applications. “Now, we finally have the chance to see how well they work on airplanes.”

Apparently the reporter didn’t realize that air bags actually were developed for airplanes in the first place. I give it a 70% chance we will see a letter to the editor published on the topic.

November 16, 2006

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