Detachable / Escape Cabin for Airliners

I’m not convinced about this one from a “safety” point of view. It has to be at a certain altitude for the parachutes to open and adds extra failure points (the attachments).

However, given that most failures/delays are caused by problems in engines / control systems, airlines could have spare lifting bodies to minimise delays.

Engineer Designs Cabin That Can Detach Itself From An Aircraft In An Emergency | IFLScience

Around a third of people suffer from some level of anxiety when it comes to air travel, with even the most cool-headed of travelers often needing a stiff drink before a long flight. But would you feel any more comfortable flying if your plane was installed with this new “safety system” design? Ukrainian aviation engineer Vladimir Tatarenko has been working for over three years on this project to make air travel safer.

Source: www.iflscience.com/technology/engineer-designs-detachable-cabin-commercial-airplanes

 

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