How two new aircraft designs are spearheading global business travel productivity
By Jerome Greer Chandler
Time is money, and two airplanes are taking to the skies to give new meaning to the old cliché. The Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 are transforming airline route networks worldwide in the never-ending quest to wring more productivity out of a business trip.
“It is all about productivity, right?” says Robert W. Mann, a former American Airline executive and now president of the aviation consultancy R.W. Mann and Company. “If you can cut the flying time – including connecting time – by two or three hours, that’s meaningful productivity for the traveler. And it’s less wear and tear on them as well.”