Boeing Developing A Laser To Predict Invisible Turbulence Before It Happens
With turbulence set to get almost 200% worse with climate change, Boeing wants to help pilots avoid the pockets of air responsible for hundreds of injuries each year. Turbulence is a serious problem for airlines the world over. Firstly, the FAA says that 44 people were severely injured by turbulence in 2016. In addition, injuries from turbulence are estimated to cost US air carriers over $200m each year. Given these figures, it is no wonder that Boeing want to help detect turbulence up ahead.