Boeing is testing out a new technology that could wipe out turbulence completely. It works by using a laser system that would be able to spot the potential turbulence and work to stabilize the plane to avoid it.
Stefan Bieniawski, the Boeing program’s lead investigator, spoke out about the idea.
“We expect to be able to spot clear-air turbulence more than 60 seconds ahead of the aircraft, or about 17.5 kilometers (10.9 miles), giving the crew enough time to secure the cabin and minimize the risk of injuries.”
The technology could, of course, be life-changing and it’s just one of many that they’re testing out. The company reportedly has plans to test out 30 new systems for their 777 airplanes.