If this is Boeing quality, I’ll stick with Airbus thanks very much


What an appalling graphic.

Your eye is automatically drawn to the dominant feature of the chart (the aircraft icon and solid graph area) and you’ll think that very few aircraft accidents happen during landing and take off and that the majority happen during the cruise phase.

The “57%”  associated with the dominant feature will reinforce that assumption.

It’s common knowledge that that’s not true.

It’s only when you look at the legend associated with the dominant feature that it has nothing at all to do with the title of the chart and it represents (unscaled on the y-axis and immensely distorted on the x-axis)  the total duration of each flight phase.

They need a good dose of Tufte

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1 Response to If this is Boeing quality, I’ll stick with Airbus thanks very much

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