Why do in-flight maps show shipwrecks?

If you’ve ever looked at an in-flight map, you may have noticed something strange: the names of famous shipwrecks dotted amongst geographical features. Those are courtesy of Collins Aerospace, the company behind the in-flight map software Airshow. Supposedly including these shipwrecks helps stave off boredom, although others have suggested there are some cognitive heuristics at play: “is this a way to reaffirm that flying is safer than crossing the Atlantic by ship?”. Read full article here


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