In The News! A Bedtime Story

  • In order to work at the Museum, you must have a passion for air travel. In fact, we often marvel when we hear stories from long ago about bush pilots who risked their lives in order to reach the most northern parts of our great nation.

    Imagine men who traced lines on globes in hopes of one day actually flying those routes, opening up the north, realizing their dreams. Long haul flights now extend the reach of our world, making foreign destinations accessible in just hours or days. The only draw back it seems is the lack of rest sometimes caused by crammed quarters…That is until now.

    In recent news, Airbus announced its teaming up with Zodiac Aerospace to bring to market luxury sleeping pods on the Airbus A330. Modelled after old-time train travel, an Airbus spokesperson said, “We have already received very positive feedback from several airlines on our first mock-ups. We are pleased to partner with Zodiac Aerospace on this project, which will introduce a new passenger experience and add value for airlines.”

    The experience they are referring to will allow airlines to covert the cargo area of long-haul planes to an area equipped with luxury sleeper pods; giving travellers the comfort they need to arrive at their destination without feeling exhausted; hence getting more out of their vacation or next overseas business trip.

    While the idea remains in its inception, Airbus says that airlines will be able to swap the pods in and out of cargo without disrupting operations. And, they won’t be limited to strictly sleeping areas either. Airbus says this new prototype will be able to be modified for boardrooms, play areas, medical triage or even a lounge where passengers can order a glass of wine and stretch out.

    So dream big and don’t fret about losing another minute of sleep!

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