Global Trends 2020

Airplanes consider how to accommodate passengers after COVID-19: empty seats, hygeine screens and reversing seats all options

Corona virus has meant that the interior of planes will need to be completely re-imagined when flights start to return to normality. The days of cramped rows in economy could be over, with some airlines suggesting flying with empty seats to separate passengers. Others are coming up with more inventive solutions, which range from introducing hygiene screens and include changing the seating formation.

Sources: https://www.yankodesign.com/2020/04/23/aviointeriors-proposes-plastic-barrier-to-allow-safe-flying/

https://simpleflying.com/economy-glass-hygiene-screens/

In Britain, nearly half claim they intend to fly less

In a sign that a ‘green recovery’ from Coronavirus might be possible, nearly 50% of the UK claim they will fly less once lockdown restrictions ease.

Source: https://news.trust.org/item/20200812150353-u9onm/

Pandemic accelerates automation

The pandemic is accelerating automation, through forcing workers to isolate. Automation technology is being used to process some government business loans that were launched after the crisis.

Source: https://fortune.com/2020/08/11/the-pandemic-is-speeding-up-automation-putting-jobs-in-question/