No, it’s not. Well done article. I recommend Simon Winchester’s book “Precision” to anyone interested in how deependent we are on blind faith in technology these days. It’s not the fault of the engineers per se, but the use of monetary choices as 'engineering’.
The planes don’t ’need' to be made more efficient at the cost of safety. People just need to stay home more. Nobody is doing useful work for their planet, families or community while sitting in a flying tube.
I love airplanes. I just don’t believe in them as a methodology.