News and notes from around the interweb:
- New seat design introduces the world’s first lie flat premium economy. The design is for a cabin the mixes business and premium economy seats in the same cabin.
- Korean Air Chairman and CEO doesn’t think much of the airline’s pilots. (HT: Brian Sumers) His daughter of course, the nut rage vice president, didn’t think much of their flight attendants.
“Your posting is full of professional jargon, but 99 percent of your work isn’t new,” Cho wrote. “Aircraft are flying on autopilot, which is easier than driving a car. Pilots are useful only in emergencies. You’re just exaggerating. A dog would laugh.”
- After the flydubai 737 crash in Russia there will be plenty of people trotting out their own hobby horses. Here’s a pilot who says the airline’s pilots are overworked (“one of the last things I told management is that there would be an accident because of pilot fatigue”) as though there were evidence at this point that duty hours were to blame for the crash in terrible weather. Strange since data has been retrieved from the plane’s black boxes even the damaged voice recorder so we should have better insight soon.
- The UK government asked people on the internet to name their new $288 million research vessel. Apparently they were not familiar with the internet. Because Boaty McBoatface.
- 76% of Hong Kong residents age 18-35 still live with their parents and many married couples live apart, each with their respective parents.
- So now a possible engine piece from Malaysia Airlines MH370 was found on the coast of South Africa. Two years later and we know very little.