Excerpt from usatoday.com

Wars jokes aside, Boeing actually just patented a force that would energy to deflect explosions. For ; it’s called, “ and system for shockwave attenuation via electromagnetic arc.”
According to the patent, which was granted earlier this , the field would employ a sensor that detects the direction of shockwaves. Next, it deploys an “anti-shockwave” laser that creates a field between the explosion and the target, effectively shielding an object from explosive force by reflecting and absorbing it. This protective energetic layer could be used to insulate not just airplanes but also buildings, military vehicles, and ships.

Here’s a video providing greater detail of how the field :

If this is all sounding very space , that’s because it is. The airline manufacturer has actually yet to said forcefield to fruition, but that’s not to say the force won’t be with them in the future.