Jane, stop this crazy thing!
Plastics. Carbon fibre. Airloys. Atomic layer deposition. Nano putty. Aerogel. Memory foam. Metalized polyethylene terephthalate.
Your travel future relies on the space-age materials listed above. They play their part in making planes, trains and automobiles better, lighter, stronger and faster.
Why does this matter to you? Both American Airlines and Virgin Atlantic recently signed deals with Vertical Aerospace to acquire up to 250 and 150 electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft, respectively. These machines need to be light and sleek to be able to complete their place in the future of travel.
George Jetson would be proud. But he would also wonder what took us so long.