Surge in Passenger Travel Yet Slashes in Flights and Hike in airfares. Why?

A shortage of pilots and a faster-than-expected takeoff in passenger demand are forcing some airlines to cut back flights and retool schedules. Passengers who have already booked their summer travel should look out for the possibility of rebookings — and those who have yet to buy their tickets should watch out for rising airfares. week,Continue reading “Surge in Passenger Travel Yet Slashes in Flights and Hike in airfares. Why?”

Airbus and Cathay Pacific Partner To Cut Pilot Staffing On Long Haul Flights

Long haul flights currently have up to four pilots Currently, all commercial flights have from two to four pilots in the cockpit. Two pilots is the absolute minimum for any length of flight Then for long haul flights there are often one or two relief pilots, who take turns at the controls while the primaryContinue reading “Airbus and Cathay Pacific Partner To Cut Pilot Staffing On Long Haul Flights”

A 17 Year Old Dispute Comes to an End against a Common Rival

The feud over Airbus and Boeing is one of the longest-running battles in WTO(World Trade Organisation) history. It took a common threat for the US and Europe to finally put an end to their dispute this past week, as the two sides signed a five-year truce suspending tit-for-tat tariffs. While the United States and EuropeContinue reading “A 17 Year Old Dispute Comes to an End against a Common Rival”

Top 5 Advanced Fighter Aircrafts

Fighter aircrafts are fixed-wing military aircraft designed primarily for air-to-air combat. In a military conflict, the role of fighter aircraft is to establish air superiority of the battlespace. Domination of the airspace above a battlefield permits bombers and attack aircraft to engage in enemy targets’ tactical and strategic bombing.   How do you gauge the performance of a fighter craft? The key performance features of a fighter include notContinue reading “Top 5 Advanced Fighter Aircrafts”

Xwing Completes Demonstration Of A Fully Autonomous Gate-Gate Cargo Flight

A novel strategy to create planes that can fly themselves – The Wall Street Journal As the old adage goes “change is the only constant” – it only seems befitting, more so in the aviation industry now. Automation is, and has always been, inevitable with the industry trying to enhance security and reduce manual workforce whichContinue reading “Xwing Completes Demonstration Of A Fully Autonomous Gate-Gate Cargo Flight”

B747 vs a380-How Much Are They Worth in 2021?

Brief history (B747) After the introduction of the 707 in 1958, Pan Am wanted a jet two and half times its size, to reduce its seat cost by 30% to democratize air travel. Hence in 1965, Joe Sutter left the 737 development program to design the 747-the first twin-aisle airliner.  The 747 is a quad jet, initially powered by JT9D turbofan engines, then GE CF6 and RR RB211  engines for theContinue reading “B747 vs a380-How Much Are They Worth in 2021?”

Secrets You Never Knew While Flying

You could be an experienced flyer, or you could just be a newbie making his/her maiden flight. Often times we think we know it all about travel and flying and most of the times we’re right! Wait a minute-hold that thought.. Bottomline: There’s more to it than meets the eye and you’d be dumbstruck toContinue reading “Secrets You Never Knew While Flying”

Float like an astronaut,fly like a superhero! – The ZERO-G experience

That’s one small step for man,one giant leap for mankind NEIL ARMSTRONG Who hasn’t dreamt of draping a superhero cape and flying through the sky like a superman as a child?! We all have and some of us still do. Well, it’s never too late to dream because, as surprising as it may sound, thereContinue reading “Float like an astronaut,fly like a superhero! – The ZERO-G experience”

World’s Largest and Smartest Indoor Aerospace Facility

Strive for perfection in everything you do -Henry Royce ROLLS ROYCE has officially opened ”TESTBED 80” with the Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng, Secretary of State for the Department of Business Energy & Industrial Strategy, in Derby, UK. TESTBED 80 is touted to be the world’s largest and the smartest indoor aerospace testing facility. The projectContinue reading “World’s Largest and Smartest Indoor Aerospace Facility”

The Future of Sustainable Air Travel May Be Closer Than We Think

To invent an airplane is nothing. To build one is something. But to fly is everything OTTO LILIENTHAL The future depends on the sustainable work we do today. Growing awareness of the global climatic crisis means people around the world are looking for more cleaner,cheaper and energy-efficient ways of moving from point A to point B.Though aviationContinue reading “The Future of Sustainable Air Travel May Be Closer Than We Think”

Boeing B797 in the Making?

In 2015, Boeing determined the market was large enough to launch a new design. In 2017, multiple airlines expressed interest in a composite, seven-abreast twin-aisle with an elliptical cross-section. The new aircraft, which would likely have been named the Boeing 797, would be available in two versions: a 225-seater with a 5,000 mi (9,300 km) range and a 275-seater with aContinue reading “Boeing B797 in the Making?”

AIRBUS A321XLR – Gamechanger in the World of Narrow Bodies

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit a severe blow to the economy worldwide and none has been hit as bad as the aviation industry. Not one to be put down, aircraft manufacturers have been looking for ways to beat around it and one such aerospace giant,Airbus, is already looking towards a new plane to help drive itsContinue reading “AIRBUS A321XLR – Gamechanger in the World of Narrow Bodies”

Winglets-Just a Design Feature? What’s More?

Ever look out the window and wonder why some airplanes have pointy/upward-pointing bits at the end of wings? What you see are essentially known as “winglets” and they are standard applications on most aircraft today, if not all. So why are they there and what do they do? In simple terms, winglets help reduce theContinue reading “Winglets-Just a Design Feature? What’s More?”

COFFIN CORNER- When the aircraft’s stall speed meets the critical Mach number

In aviation, coffin corner (or Q corner) refers to the point at which the Flight Boundary is defined by when a high incidence stall intersects with that defined by the critical Mach number. Before we dig further, what is stall and what exactly causes it? STALL Stall is defined as a sudden reduction in the lift generatedContinue reading “COFFIN CORNER- When the aircraft’s stall speed meets the critical Mach number”

Hydrogen Fuel Vs SAF(Sustainable Aviation Fuel)

What is hydrogen aircraft? A hydrogen aircraft is an airplane that uses hydrogen as a power source. Hydrogen can either be burned in a jet engine, or any other kind of internal combustion engine. It can also be used to power a fuel cell to generate electricity to power a propellor. Unlike most aircrafts that use wings for storing fuel,Continue reading “Hydrogen Fuel Vs SAF(Sustainable Aviation Fuel)”

How Do Planes Stop on Landing?

” 50..40..30….10…RETAAAAAARD” !!! Sounds familiar? Not unless you’re a pilot/ have been in the cockpit right before the tires hit the runway and BOOM!. A few seconds later, the aircraft comes to a screeching halt, and off comes the seatbelts! Ever wondered how or what it takes to bring a gigantic machine to 0 KMPHContinue reading “How Do Planes Stop on Landing?”

Birds Fly in Formation. Soon Would Airliners! Read on to Know Why

WHY DO BIRDS FLY IN FORMATION? First, it conserves their energy. Each bird flies slightly above the bird in front of him, resulting in a reduction of wind resistance. The birds take turns being in the front, falling back when they get tired. In this way, the birds can fly for a long time beforeContinue reading “Birds Fly in Formation. Soon Would Airliners! Read on to Know Why”

VTOL – The Concept Behind It and Why It Is the FutureVtol – The Concept Behind It and Why It Is the Future

A Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft is one that can hover, take-off and land vertically. This classification includes a variety of aircrafts including fixed-wing aircrafts as well as choppers and other aircrafts with powered rotors. Some VTOL aircraft can operate in other modes as well, such as CTOL (Conventional Take-Off and Landing), STOL (short take-off and landing), or STOVL (Short take-off and Vertical Landing). Others,Continue reading “VTOL – The Concept Behind It and Why It Is the FutureVtol – The Concept Behind It and Why It Is the Future”

What are ETOPS and why do they matter?

Flying over the atlantic and suddenly you go, ”What would happen if one of the engines fails?”. Just me?! Perhaps. Maybe not! Well, the civil aviation authorities have long thought about this too.And that’s exactly why we have the ETOPS rules. Initially developed as a standard in the 1980s, they have come a long wayContinue reading “What are ETOPS and why do they matter?”

AIRCRAFT LOAD AND TRIM-WHY IS IT CRUCIAL TO A SAFE FLIGHT?

Why is it important? It is a legal requirement and crucial to the safety and structural integrity of an aircraft that it is loaded in such a way that the specified maximum allowable weights are not exceeded and that the center of gravity as loaded will be within the permitted flight envelope and remain so for the rest ofContinue reading “AIRCRAFT LOAD AND TRIM-WHY IS IT CRUCIAL TO A SAFE FLIGHT?”

Communication over oceanic routes – how are they accomplished?

Ever wondered how pilots communicate with air traffic controllers on the ground when flying over the oceans? Air traffic controllers typically pick up aircrafts using radar technology which is only effective about 200 miles off the coast. BUT, what after that? After flying further than 200 miles over the ocean, aircrafts typically go off theContinue reading “Communication over oceanic routes – how are they accomplished?”

Airbus Beluga vs Boeing Dreamlifter

Airbus Beluga The Airbus A300-600ST (Super Transporter), or Beluga, is a modified version of the standard A300-600 widebody airliner to carry aircraft parts and outsize cargo. It received the name of ”Super Transporter” early on, however, Beluga – a whale it resembles gained popularity, and has been adopted ever since. The Airbus A300-600ST shares manyContinue reading “Airbus Beluga vs Boeing Dreamlifter”

Airspace and its types of classification

Airspace Airspace is a portion of the atmosphere controlled by a country above its territory, including its territorial waters or, more generally, any specific three-dimensional portion of the atmosphere. This is not to be confused with the term ”Aerospace”, which is the general term for Earth’s atmosphere and the outer space in its vicinity. ATS airspace is classifiedContinue reading “Airspace and its types of classification”

Are Airbus and Boeing the Only Household Names in the Aviation Industry?

Airbus and Boeing prevail possessing a vast noteworthiness under competitive airline manufacturing industry around the globe. The duopoly owns the sky by composing 99% of global massive plane orders and those vast plane orders make up more than 90% of the total plane demand according to the Teal Group, an aerospace market analysis company. regionalContinue reading “Are Airbus and Boeing the Only Household Names in the Aviation Industry?”

What Is a “Squawk” Code and Why Do We Need Them?

The use of the word “SQUAWK” comes from the system’s origin in WORLD WAR II- IDENTIFICATION FRIEND OR FOE (IFF) system, which was named with the code “PARROT”. The PARROT check is generally done after the aircraft is airborne or while on the runway. The primary goal of a squawk is to provide effective communicationContinue reading “What Is a “Squawk” Code and Why Do We Need Them?”