Shock waves can be deadly for airplanes, but Boeing may have found a solution.

The company has patented a plasma ‘force field’ to protect planes from the destructive energy of shock waves. Shock waves can cause severe damage to an airplane, leading to crashes. The force field would create a barrier between the plane and the shock wave, preventing any damage. While this technology is still in its early stages, it could one day save lives and prevent accidents.

What are shock waves, and how do they affect airplanes

Shock waves are pressure waves that travel through the air, or any other medium, after an explosion. They are responsible for the damage caused by explosions and can even be dangerous for airplanes. Boeing’s new system is designed to protect aircraft from the damage that shock waves can cause.