English: Apple iPad Event

In engineering the devil lies in the detail. However the best solution can often be found in the most simplest of designs! Leonardo DaVinci knew all about it when he wrote: Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication! On an aircraft up to two tons of extra weight is added by the entertainment systems and the wiring that is required to run them. Bloomberg reports that a new budget airline called Scoop is thinking of renting out iPad’s to travelers in order to save around 7% amount of parasitic weight, and save an incredible amount of fuel in doing so!

And here I am working hard to make carbon fibre composites work in future aircraft.

Well, Leonardo said it. Simple solutions are golden!

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