Here’s my take on what you asked to receive an opinion on. It’ll be a long answer so grab something eat while you’re at it :)
Title: Is the future of aviation threatened?
Questions: What do you think will happen? Will aviation still continue to grow, or is it slowly dying out?
Answer: Planes has been around for a long long time. Cars, Buses, Trains and other means of transportation has been around for centuries, we’ve always had our way of travelling, to explore. It all began with leaving our zone o find what’s new on other parts of our nation, to begin siling on ships and conquering land to having a dream, a dream of flying.
We, humans, have used horses and cows to plough the farmlands, to now today we have machines that do the work for us, the constant evolution that keeps progressing as we learn more about how to deal and cope with the advancement in technology, with that growth, I don’t see aviation falling or ailing anytime soon.
The art of flying, to be able to reach your destination in a matter of hours and not days and months as it did when merchants used to sail around the world to trade goods or when the large cruise ships crossed the Atlantic during the early 1900s to allow people to travel between USA and Europe. Now we have modern, fuel efficient, quiet, smooth flying, safe jets that cross the Atlantic 3 times as fast.
Aviation is a business, an industry that lives on the economy, but it also the passion and hobby of others, those who fly the plane, those who with the plane and those who enjoy spotting. Aviation just like any other business has grown, it has lead the market, the world in a brand new direction had its ups and down. Every company will see the daylight, every company will see the light fade away to never appear again.
Aviation will continue to grow, it is growing now. Every day a car crashes, a Mercedes or a Volvo is maybe involved in a horrific accident, but those lives lost, teaches the company how to evolve, how to grow, how to ensure better safety for the future. The world, this life isn’t easy, it is trial, and deaths have brought us to where we are today, a world where technology is becoming safer and safer by the day.
3 Billion people flew on planes last year (2018). That number is increasing every day, that number, includes all types of travel, tourism, business or spontaneous travels, and though 2018 proved to be a more deadly year in terms of accidents than 2017, remember that, it doesn’t mean the whole industry will go crashing. The number of people (May them rest in peace) that perished, was so little compared to the number of people that landed safely. The humans who’ve lost their lives, these… people has contributed to the future of safety. Because one day everyone leaves earth, and these men and women set a stamp, that this aircraft isn’t safe, and should be checked upon to ensure maximum safety for future travellers.
To end it all of, Aviation will continue to strive, in the right direction to, the MAX crashes set a pressure on Boeing to actually get a grip of the situation to re-think if the MAX is safe to fly or not. MAX has two identical crashes, the A380 has had two identical engine explosions… the 777, DC-10, B737 is a few more to mention that had had a past of issues, that have thought the airline manufacturers but also the whole industry that safe really is the number one priority and that regular check-ups and accurate maintenance should take place. So today, I don’t see aviation failing, it won’t fail in a long time to come or ever, it’ll just like any other company, face its ups and downs, keep evolving and learning from its past and continue to grow and become stronger and better than yesterday, just like how you and me as humans work our way forwards to be a better self 💖