David Dargie

  • Observations from the middle seat: Why we’re feeling the squeeze when we fly

    Observations from the middle seat: Why we’re feeling the squeeze when we fly

    Seat pitch has decreased 5 inches, seat width has decreased 2 inches—and airplanes are more full. It adds up to a lot of discomfort.

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  • A US Infrastructure Report Card 2017 preview

    A US Infrastructure Report Card 2017 preview

    An insider’s look at grading America’s infrastructure

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  • The Airbus A380: How it's influencing airport design

    The Airbus A380: How it's influencing airport design

    The world’s largest commercial aircraft is pushing airports to adapt their infrastructure and operations.

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  • How long is an airport’s runway?

    How long is an airport’s runway?

    Several factors determine a runway’s length. (Hint: Flight volume isn’t one of them.)

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  • Airport runway lights: What are they all for?

    Airport runway lights: What are they all for?

    As with most elements of airport design, when it comes to runway lights, it’s safety first

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  • Airport runways: What do those big numbers mean?

    Airport runways: What do those big numbers mean?

    An airfield design expert explains runway markings.

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