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A Boeing 747 Once Flew With 5 Engines

A Boeing 747 Once Flew With 5 Engines

In 2016, Qantas needed to quickly transport a new replacement engine to Johannesburg, South Africa. Despite the fact that cargo planes are frequently used to transport aircraft parts, the Australian carrier chose a different way. In this instance, the quickest way to get the engine there was for it to catch a lift beneath the…

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What Do You Know About The Historical Boeing 377 Stratocruiser?

What Do You Know About The Historical Boeing 377 Stratocruiser?

Boeing returned to the commercial aviation industry following World War II with the Stratocruiser, a new long-range airliner (Model 377). Like its military counterpart, the C-97, it was based on the B-29 bomber and was the first Boeing commercial transport since the Stratoliner. It had every speed and technological advancement a bomber could have at…

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Boeing expects the Middle Eastern Region fleet to surpass 3,000+ aircraft by 2041

Boeing, the US aerospace giant, forecasted the Middle East market for the next 20 years, anticipating hundreds of planes to join the sector to fulfill passenger demand, requiring 202,000 new aviation personnel, including 53,000 pilots, 50,000 technicians, and 99,000 cabin crew members, in the next 20 years. The plane manufacturer also expects Middle Eastern carriers…

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10 Aviation facts that most people don’t know (Part 1)

As an avgeek, have you ever been annoyed when one of your friends tries to show off their aviation knowledge but simply gets it wrong, I know I definitely have. Here are 10 facts about aviation that a lot of people won’t know, and some of them you can even show off when you are…

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Flying Low Cost For 12 Hours: Scoot 787-8 London Gatwick to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi

Route London Gatwick- Bangkok Survarnabhumi Flight Number TR 753 Seat Number 37C- Aisle Seat, left side of aircraft Flight Time 12 Hours 5 Minutes Baggage Allowance 30KG (1 bag checked luggage) + 10KG (1 cabin bag) Price £773.00 GBP/ $914.99 USD (One way) Honest Rating 2/5 Introduction On Tuesday the 2nd of August, I took…

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Delta Orders 100 Boeing 737 Max 10 Planes

US-based carrier Delta airlines announced a massive order for one-hundred Boeing 737 Max 10 aircraft yesterday on the opening day of the 2022 Farnborough Airshow. The news was rumored to happen after Delta CEO Ed Bastian hinted at a possible agreement with Boeing in a recent interview. This order will be beneficial to both Delta’s…

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Why most of the Planes are painted in White?

White is the color that most planes are painted with. When looking at a ramp at an airport, the fact is clearly evident. The reason airlines choose this is because of several factors ranging from the cost to operational conditions. Starting with the cost is an important factor especially if an airline operates with a…

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How Do World Leaders Fly?

Air Force One, the plane that carries the US President is one of the most secure aircraft in the world, equipped with heat-seeking missile decoys and extensive sets of defenses, and according to several sources, Air Force One is so durable that the plane’s body can withstand a nuclear explosion. Other than the USA, which…

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Highlights of the First Future Aviation Forum

RIYADH – To unite international leaders from both sectors; the public and private, as well as international CEOs and regulators to initialize the evolution of international air travel as well providing new solutions, Saudi Arabia’s first future-aviation forum was held on the ninth and tenth of this month mainly focusing on passenger experience, sustainability, and…

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Narrow-body vs Wide-body: Which is better for transatlantic flights?

In recent years, we have seen many airlines such as TAP Air Portugal and JetBlue using narrowbody aircraft for their flights across the pond, but which option provides more comfort and ease when traveling? Why are Narrowbodies used? Narrowbodies are used on transatlantic flights to provide flights that may not have the same amount of…

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How to Recognize the Type of Commercial Airplanes – PART#3

Today I’ll be giving some simple and easy ways to differentiate between planes, with different angles of view. In part#1: we’ve talked about Airbus and Boeing’s narrow-body airplanes, then in part#2: we’ve talked about Airbus’s wide-body airplanes, and finally today in part#3 it will be all about Boeing’s wide-body airplanes. Let’s dig in!!

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How to Recognize the Type of Commercial Airplanes – PART#1

Have you ever been sitting in the airport waiting for your flight whilst watching planes of different sizes taxiing, taking – off, and/or landing in front of you? Did that ever make you wonder what type of planes are these? And how specialists differentiate between them?

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What can we expect from the Boeing 777X?

The Boeing 777 X or 777-9 has been highly awaited and its service entry date delayed, but with its time of arrival looming closer, what can we expect from the aircraft? In the Dubai airshow 2021, the aircraft made a trip to Doha to showcase the aircraft to Qatar Airways, this could also be likely…

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DHL Plane Splits In Half During Emergency Landing

On the 7th of April 2022, a DHL Boeing 757-200SF, registered as HP-2010DAE, performed an emergency landing at Juan Santa Maria International Airport in Costa Rica. The cargo aircraft had taken off from the same airport in the morning and after 25 minutes in the air, it requested to turn back. It is reported that…

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China Eastern 737 Crashes Into Mountain – 132 Confirmed Dead

On Monday 21st March 2022, a China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-800 crashed into a mountain range in southern China. The flight, MU5735 originated from Kunming and was flying domestically for 2 hours with an intended destination of Guangzhou Baiyun Intl Airport and had been in operation with China Eastern for 6 years. Contact with the…

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What will be the new Air Force One?

Air Force One is a plane designed for comfort, security and diplomacy. The current air force one plane has been in service for 32 years after the government used a Boeing 707. As the aircraft gets older, what will replace it? Join me as I take a look into a brief history of the presidential…

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B747 vs a380-How Much Are They Worth in 2022?

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 the…

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What is the plane of the future?

As Boeing’s 777X brings high hopes to those working at airlines, and the A350 continues to dominate the market, when will new medium-haul aircraft come into play? Join me as I find out what could be the plane of the future. The good plane we have now It may come as a surprise to you…

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The return of Lufthansa’s 747s

The queen of the skies is returning! Lufthansa recently announced the return of their Boeing 747-400s from dessert storage and they are being used on routes across the world. Let’s find out why, when, and where these beautiful aircraft are returning. They came into play on 1st October 2021 After a really rough year and…

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Alaskan Start-up Airline ‘Northern Pacific’ Secures 6 Boeing 757s

Alaska-based start-up airline Northern Pacific recently acquired 6 ex-American Airlines Boeing 757s from the aircraft leasing company AerSale. Most of the aircrafts are over 20 years of age and were retired in January of last year from American Airlines. One of these 6 Boeing 757-200s, previously registered N206UW, is currently going through extensive checks for…

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The Top 5 Traditional Airlines

We all know of a traditional airline, no matter where you are, the country you live in will most likely have a traditional airline as it’s flag carrier, but why have they taken off as well as Low-cost airlines, and why do people still fly with them? *DIsclaimer before we start, All these airlines are…

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Why Doesn’t The Boeing 737 Have Landing Gear Doors?

The main landing gear wheels in the Boeing 737s sit uncovered after folding into their housing. On most other planes, it’s hidden behind closed doors. Since the introduction of the first 737, this has been the case. In this article, we will discuss why doesn’t the Boeing 737 have landing gear doors like other aircraft.…

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TRANSONIC TRUSS-BRACED WING

Based on aerodynamics and fuel efficiency design. Nasa and Boeing are studying a concept design named Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW), belonging to the Subsonic Ultra Green Aircraft Research program. Boeing has a configuration with an outstanding aerodynamic flying within Mach 0.70 – 0.80 (Transonic), a competitive speed similar to airliners. The wing plane comprises a…

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First Signs of Recovery for the Aviation Industry

With the current headlines in the news where COVID19 cases are still high and new variants keep expanding, you might think this headline is unbelievable. However, society has a growing travel demand, the aviation sector itself of course wants this too. What signs do we see at the moment? Demand for air travel, especially for…

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New Boeing 737 MAX 10 Completes Its First Flight

Last Friday, Boeing’s newest and largest variant of the 737 took flight for the first time. The type, named the Boeing 737 MAX 10, is an extended version of the infamous Boeing 737 MAX 8, a plane that had gained a highly critical public impression following its crashes in 2018 and 2019. The 737 MAX…

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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 Europe…

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What Does Airworthiness Mean?

A word that gathers a lot of conditions that an aircraft must meet. An official definition does not exist. However, the aviation and aeronautical regulations states the minimum requirements for which the aircraft is deemed to be airworthy and this is also showed under a Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA). You may think of the minimum…

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The Boeing 747 Type That Failed

The majestic four-engine Boeing 747 is known as the “Queen of the Skies” by many all around the world. But did you ever know there was a tri-jet version of the 747? Yes, a trijet! Just like a DC-10, Boeing 727, or an MD-11. It’s strange to conceive of the Boeing 747 as anything other…

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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 a…

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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 its…

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Convertiplane

As the name stands for a plane that converts, but exactly in what? First of all, the plane needs to take off vertically and landing as well, so it is VTOL (Vertical take-off and landing), specifically using a rotor, and in a normal regime fly like a fixed-wing aircraft. This is a definition from the…

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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 way…

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About the Largest Aircraft Carrier; the “Stratolaunch”

It is undoubtedly the largest aircraft in the world, working as a multi-tasking platform for research and commercial activities in aerospace. This plane allows the customers to launch their aerial projects in the hypersonic field. The design of the stratolaunch comprises a dual-fuselage and high-wing configuration in such a way releasing the payload from the…

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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 ”Super Transporter” early on, however, Beluga – a whale it resembles gained popularity, and has been adopted ever since. The Airbus A300-600ST shares many design…

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747-300 Returns to the Skies

The least popular variant of the 747 has been unexpectedly brought back into commercial service after being absent for almost 2 years. A few weeks ago, Iranian based carrier “Mahan Air” reactivated one of their old 747-300s after it had been on the ground since 2015. Only 81 747-300s were ever built, and almost all…

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The Different Rotors (Helicopter)

The helicopter as an aircraft is not as simple as it seems, the unique flight features make the helicopter a feat of flight science. It is not just making it fly, it is making it controllable and safe. Well, this machine has a rotor system that was practically an engineering miracle. When rotating the blades,…

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FAA Grounds Multiple Boeing 777 Aircraft

Following the engine failure of United’s 777 last week, the FAA has requested an immediate grounding of all Boeing 777 aircraft equipped with the Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines. The particular engine comes with hollow fan blades, which are believed to be the cause for the incident last week. The FAA will be conducting thermal…

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Wings: Until They Break

The wings are the most relevant parts of an airplane. They maintain the flight by the reaction forces against the air. Now, talking about the wing as a structural part of a plane, this is taken to the limit. Civil structures are tested, the aerospace structures are subject to dynamic and static forces, sometimes, until…

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Uncertain Future For The 777x

Background Information Boeing’s latest aircraft, the 777-9x, is part of the new generation of twin-engine widebody jets and was first announced in 2013 in response to the Airbus A350. The flagship aircraft is marketed as the world’s largest and most efficient twin-engine aircraft, combining features of the Boeing 787 and iconic Boeing 777. It features…

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ATA 100 (Aeronautical Maintenance Documentation)

As known, ATA stands for “Air Transport Association”, an American organization. But when talking about it now, ATA 100 refers to a methodology of reference for numbering the aircraft documentation. Allowing the ease of understanding the procedures and topics of a specific item or part of the aircraft. Within the aviation field, this numbering system…

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Lion Air: The Low Cost Airline that Operated the 747

Lion Air, an Indonesian low cost airline used to operate the Boeing 747-400 until they were retired and sold in 2017. The jumbo jet was a regular sight at many airports across Indonesia and in Saudi Arabia. The airline operated only two of the double decker aircraft, which were under the registration of PK-LHG and…

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Airborne Observatory

It seems like an airplane to observe, that is the name and the meaning. But all the aircraft seem to work under the same? Recognizance, spy or aerial surveying aircraft for mapping, they work in different scenarios and have different instruments to carry out the required task. An observatory as known is a location to…

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The Revival of Ultralongrange Flights!

Introduction & History Since the starting days of aviation, the technology has improved and new records were often achieved; aircraft could reach higher altitudes, became faster, and could fly longer distances. When it comes to longer distances, there is no single definition. According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a flight of more than 16…

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The Boeing 737 MAX 8 finally returns.

The 737 variant everybody feared, finally makes its return to the skies. Will it win the trust of airlines and the people back? Or will it still leave a trail of uncertainty? Let’s go through what happened and why things turned out the way they did. The Boeing 737 MAX 8 made its debut in…

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Rotate! What are V-Speeds?

In today’s article, we will talk about one of the most wonderful moments in aviation. Lean back, fasten your seatbelts, taxi to the runway, and enjoy your view while we take off! Have you ever asked yourself, how does a pilot know when to pull the yoke? Or how does he know whether to continue…

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One engine rule (ETOPS)

We all wonder how a plane could fly if an engine fails, but it is more worrying if it is in the middle of miles and miles of ocean before finding a place to land safely. These same concerns were expressed by aircraft manufacturers and operators when they wanted their aircraft to cross the oceans…

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787 updates and more

For the past 24 months, the manufacturer Boeing has been consistently reducing its monthly production tally. While the reductions make sense, there is still a disappointment at the manufacturers announced later last week that in 2021 their current plan of production of six 787’s a month would be reduced once again. By 2021,the company will…

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EASA Establishes its conditions for return the 737 Max

Today on November 24, 2020 the European Aviation Safety Agency has issued a Proposed Airworthiness Directive (PAD) related to the return of the 737 Max to Europe Sky. As known by many the aircraft has been grounded for 20 months. So, the experts of the European agency have been working and closely following the case…

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Have you ever heard of the Airbus A321LR?

The A321 is a member of the A320 family of narrow-bodied, commercial passenger jet airliner with two engines. This specific type of aircraft was launched in 1994 after the A320 and carries 185-265 passengers. It has a common rating with all other A320’s made…..let us know how this plane is winning.

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How planes became spaceplanes

After the first manned flight of the Wright brothers, it did not take more than 20 years to consider space flight, with the concepts and dreams of two men interested in reaching outer space. Herman Oberth, one of the founding fathers of rocketry and astronautics, and Wernher von Braun, his student, later known for helping Germany’s Rocket…

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Emirates Boeing 777X

At the Dubai Airshow in 2013, Emirates placed the largest order in the 777 order books for 150 Boeing 777-8 and -9’s. However, we don’t know too much about the aircraft so in this article we’ll be taking a look at what we do know and what Emirates management have said regarding the aircraft.

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The biggest jet engine in the world.

Have you ever wondered how big the engines are while boarding an aircraft? Ever imagined yourself standing inside the engine as if it was a miniature room or car? Well, jet engines are quite the hefty big beasts as they should be able to generate enough thrust in order to lift up those huge aircraft…

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