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Hot Jets

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Source: SPPIBogus

by Dennis Ambler

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/20/business/flying-climate-change.html?

“In recent days, American Airlines has been forced to cancel more than 40 flights in Phoenix. The reason: With daytime highs hovering around 120 degrees, it was simply too hot for some smaller jets to take off. Hotter air is thinner air, which makes it more difficult — and sometimes impossible — for planes to generate enough lift.

As the global climate changes, disruptions like these are likely to become more frequent, researchers say, potentially making air travel costlier and less predictable with a greater risk of injury to travelers from increased turbulence. (more…)