Blogger Archives: Grace Watts

Grace Watts

Grace Watts works in Willis Towers Watson’s Transportation Industry team. The team work with organisations around the world to understand the risks facing their operations, across both people and assets.

Waiting for the dust to settle: The effects of volcanic ash on the aviation industry

In April 2010 Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupted, wreaking havoc across European airspace. At its maximum impact, 75% of all European airline operations were closed. Over seven days of disruption, 10 million people were unable to travel and airline losses reached … Continue reading →

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a 1,000kmph magnetically levitating pod in an airless tube

In 2013, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk published a paper, ‘Hyperloop Alpha.’ His intention? Just to create “a new open-source form of transportation that could revolutionise travel.” Citing his inspiration for this revolution, Musk referred to California’s divisive high-speed … Continue reading →