David’s Take on Tomorrow’s Travel

The airline industry is dynamically changing to keep pace with advancing technology and customer demands. Immersed in the industry for 34 years, David Yeamans, president of the Aviation & Federal Group at Burns & McDonnell, addresses the evolution of aviation and the future of travel.


Q: In the past 50 years, what has been the biggest infrastructure advancement to impact public and private entities? What’s to come?

A: Definitely telecommunications, private/home internet/Wi-Fi and dish/cable networks. In the years to come, we’re going to see real advancements related to autonomous vehicles, followed closely by broader electrification and possibly even electric passenger airplanes or drone taxis.


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