What is Italy’s New National Airline ‘ITA’?

Italy’s new national airline ‘ITA’ recently replaced and ended the operations of Alitalia. What exactly is this new airline; is it just Alitalia under a new name? In this article, we will detail an overview of Italy’s new flagship carrier and why this decision was made. Alitalia’s decline and the birth of ITA Rome-based airlineContinue reading “What is Italy’s New National Airline ‘ITA’?”

The Fastest Airplane in the World

At the old times of war where there was no satellites to spy on the enemy regions, it was so hard to sneak through for short instances of spying. The ideal solution, back then, was the SR-71 Blackbird! Spy Plane A spy plane was the best solution to spying on war enemies. It was designedContinue reading “The Fastest Airplane in the World”

Iconic US Airlines That No Longer Fly

Many airlines roam the skies of America, there used to be a whole lot more, but what happened to these once glorious airlines? Read on to find out! 1. Pan American World Airways This one is an absolute classic, Pan Am, as it’s informally known, was the star of the skies above the USA andContinue reading “Iconic US Airlines That No Longer Fly”

How did Aviation Changed Life?

Before inventing planes, people could only travel by foot, buggy, horses, and train or ship. Travel was taking a very long time, about weeks or months. The same in delivering and receiving goods. The invention of airplanes changed the world from different sides. The movement from one country to another became faster and easier, notContinue reading “How did Aviation Changed Life?”

The history of male flight attendants, where were they?

Digging through the history of aviation industry, you will find that men have monopolized the aviation career as for decades the flight attendant career was permitted for women only to occupy, which wasn’t out of any logical or respectful perspective for neither women nor men. To get to know why men weren’t allowed to beContinue reading “The history of male flight attendants, where were they?”

Onboard the Concorde: Luxury at 60,000 feet

Concorde wasn’t just a jet; it was an exclusive club. Imagine having the ability to get caviar on board an airplane while flying at 60,000 feet in the air. As special as Concorde was, it was limited for the elite to fly in. Concorde still has the distinction of being the only commercial supersonic aircraft,Continue reading “Onboard the Concorde: Luxury at 60,000 feet”

Lufthansa Retiring Last MD-11

Last Friday, Lufthansa announced the flights for its final remaining MD-11 freighter. The aircraft, registered D-ALCC, will perform its last flight with Lufthansa on October 15th. D-ALCC will be Lufthansa’s last MD-11 out of a total fleet of 19 throughout the years to leave the airline. For the MD-11’s last couple of flights, Lufthansa hasContinue reading “Lufthansa Retiring Last MD-11”

The rise and fall of economy airline food

We all know how it was when aviation was relatively new, with full dining service with proper tables and tablecloths, but why has it become like school food? (If you are not from the UK, and it isn’t similar to how it is here wherever you are, UK school food is meant to be awful)Continue reading “The rise and fall of economy airline food”

Which Airlines Are Evacuating People From Afghanistan?

As people in Afghanistan scramble to Kabul Airport in a desperate attempt to escape the government takeover of the Taliban, several countries around the world have come together to form a rescue program for the refugees stranded in the unstable country. Countries around the world have chartered aircraft from an array of different airlines toContinue reading “Which Airlines Are Evacuating People From Afghanistan?”

Male or Female: You Can Be a Pilot

According to several studies, the existence of women in the workplace give positive outcomes. Many people think that only males can work as a pilot. When many women are asked why they want to be pilots, they answered that no one can explain love. Despite different women’s contributions in working as pilots, there is stillContinue reading “Male or Female: You Can Be a Pilot”

Ballistic Aircraft Parachute

Also known as emergency ballistic reserve parachute, a parachute system within the aircraft systems. And here comes the question: Do all the aircraft have a parachute in their systems? Well, the answer is no. Do not confuse it with a drogue parachute designed to decrease the speed of the object or aircraft in the landing stage. WeContinue reading “Ballistic Aircraft Parachute”

Update: Qatar Airways’ A350 Dispute with Airbus

There have been further developments in Qatar’s A350 situation with Airbus, as the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) issued an official directive for 13 of Qatar Airways’ A350s to remain grounded last Thursday. The 13 grounded Qatar A350s are to remain out of service until a cause and solution can be determined for the surfaceContinue reading “Update: Qatar Airways’ A350 Dispute with Airbus”

The Best Airlines of 2021

As air travel demand continues to rebound in 2021, and as airlines have recovered from the pandemic last year, which airlines have been recognized as the best operators of this year? Airlineratings.com, a website that ranks airlines in many different categories, recently published its annual assessment for the best airlines this year, and to reachContinue reading “The Best Airlines of 2021”

From Dream to Reality: The History of Aviation

Flying was an ancient dream of a man, the legend of Icarus, Pushpaka and Vimana in the epic Ramayana confirm this. You always have the desire to fly, whether you take a flight or not, but have you ever asked yourself how that miracle plane that takes you by air from one place to anotherContinue reading “From Dream to Reality: The History of Aviation”

The Jet Age and Pan Am

The 1950s saw the world’s first commercial aircraft to be powered by jet engines. This was the start of the Jet Age. It was only until the late 1960s that turbine-powered aircraft became a common sight, this was because Boeing, one of the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers at that time and still today, introduced theContinue reading “The Jet Age and Pan Am”

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 MAXContinue reading “New Boeing 737 MAX 10 Completes Its First Flight”

The only person able to fly

23 May 1848, Anklam Prussia, born and raised with his siblings, worked together on technical, social, and cultural projects. Then they started to study the flight of birds, dreaming with the idea or the fiction of human flight. After years of other studies in other fields and life situations, he got the idea for hisContinue reading “The only person able to fly”

Supersonic Air Travel Returning: United Orders 15 Supersonic Jets

This Thursday, United Airlines announced a purchase of 15 supersonic jets from the Denver-based start-up company Boom Technology. This news comes 18 years after the retirement of the Concorde and when commercial supersonic air travel was last in service. United’s proposal to buy these hyper-fast jets could finally bring supersonic air travel back into theContinue reading “Supersonic Air Travel Returning: United Orders 15 Supersonic Jets”

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 otherContinue reading “The Boeing 747 type that failed”

The Puffin: A Personal Aircraft

It is “personal” because it has a crew capacity of one, only one person who is the pilot of the aircraft. Electric, low noise, capable of reaching a speed of 150 miles per hour, and how it works, it seems to be a fancy vehicle. The inventor, the aerospace engineer Mark Moore idealized the conceptContinue reading “The Puffin: A Personal Aircraft”

Critical Mach Number

When talking about Mach, it is pretty common to relate it with supersonic aircraft, but not always. This number of airflow velocity helps to determine the limits of the aircraft performance in terms of maximum airspeed. The critical Mach number (Mcr) is the lowest Mach number of the plane in which the speed of soundContinue reading “Critical Mach Number”

Stratolaunch Plane Flies For the Second Time Ever

On April 29th of last week, Stratolaunch, the world’s largest plane by wingspan, flew for its second time ever. The Stratolaunch plane took off from Mojave Air and Space Port at 10:28 AM and stayed in the air for 3 hours and 14 minutes before returning. It reached a maximum altitude of 14,000 feet andContinue reading “Stratolaunch Plane Flies For the Second Time Ever”

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 allContinue reading “747-300 Returns to the Skies”

Wing Strakes

It is considered as another way to produce lift, and if this is attached to the wing then it is called a leading-edge extension. But, why put an extension on the wing? What kind of benefits does it bring to the plane? The leading edge extension creates vortices in a controlled way. It improves theContinue reading “Wing Strakes”

Why Was the Concorde Retired?

Almost 50 years ago, the first commercial supersonic jet was introduced into the world, revolutionizing air travel and opening a new chapter in the way people flew. Flying at 2 times the speed of sound and faster than the spin of the Earth, Concorde was a peak of innovation in aviation, and it allowed peopleContinue reading “Why Was the Concorde Retired?”

Baggage Tag and Its Purpose

Whenever you check in a bag, you get a baggage tag. The baggage tag (also known as luggage tag or bag tag) with some barcodes and some more, some less encrypted information. Why do you need them? What information do you find on them? Have they always existed? This article will expand your knowledge aboutContinue reading “Baggage Tag and Its Purpose”

Nemeth Parasol

An unusual prototype with circular wing in parasol configuration, built in 1934 became a successful STOL airplane, making the way to circular wing aircraft such as the Flying Pancake the AvroCar among others. Using a fuselage from an Alliance Argo biplane and powered by a 90 hp Lambert engine. The media at that moment wroteContinue reading “Nemeth Parasol”

What’s behind the Murphy’s Law?

Everyone has ever heard about the Murphy’s Law or probably is familiar to people who has mentioned it. And everyone knows that this law is neither positive nor optimistic. In fact, the law says something that at first glance gives you some pessimism. The Murphy´s Law states “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong”.Continue reading “What’s behind the Murphy’s Law?”

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 thermalContinue reading “FAA Grounds Multiple Boeing 777 Aircraft”

The Origins of Aviation & Airlines

For anything in this life, there is a beginning. For aviation the beginning is considered to be a little different and unique, simply because, who in the ancient times ever thought that humans can fly?! Since humans first observed the flight of birds, birds became the idol of those humans who have been dreaming toContinue reading “The Origins of Aviation & Airlines”

NACA

Have you ever wondered about the beginning of one of the most important aeronautical research institution? NACA, stands for: “National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics”, it’s an agency founded on March 3, 1915 in the United States to prioritize aeronautics during World War I. As we may know Wilbur and Orville Wright have studied aviation inContinue reading “NACA”

Worst Airport Disaster Ever

Car accidents happen everyday, thus are quite common. But what about the most reliable means of transport – airplanes? They could crash as well, but those accidents don‘t happen as often. Let me tell you about the worst disaster in aviation history. 27th of March, 1977 – a day to remember. The day started offContinue reading “Worst Airport Disaster Ever”

The Pandemic is Diminishing Pilots’ Flying Abilities

Last year, thousands of airline pilots were furloughed and suspended from their jobs due to the novel coronavirus. Many of these employees went through hard times and struggled to make a living during the pandemic last year. With improvements in this new year, numerous airline pilots are finally returning to the skies after a dramaticContinue reading “The Pandemic is Diminishing Pilots’ Flying Abilities”

The Experimental Aircraft Association

Founded by a dozen of aircraft homebuilders in 1953, the Experimental Aircraft Association became one of the most important forces in general aviation. It’s based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States. Since it’s foundation, EAA has become increasingly internationally known with over 200,000 members and nearly 1,000 chapters worldwide, and it’s been established that the EAA hostsContinue reading “The Experimental Aircraft Association”

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 andContinue reading “Lion Air: The Low Cost Airline that Operated the 747”

Airborne Observatory

It seems 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 observe,Continue reading “Airborne Observatory”

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 16Continue reading “The Revival of Ultralongrange Flights!”

Convair Sea Dart (The only supersonic seaplane)

Navy Strategy, the need of a supersonic interceptor plane in time when Jet engines were not as advanced as now. The need of an aircraft that could take off from the sea or a floating deck. There were many options and ideas that came up, planes powered with propellers were still being used in aircraftContinue reading “Convair Sea Dart (The only supersonic seaplane)”

Will Aviation Make a Return in 2021?

With the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine and a possible end to this pandemic in 2021, is the aviation industry finally making a comeback in this new year? The answers are uncertain right now, but in this article, we will try to analyze and predict the future of the aviation industry. Last year, the aviationContinue reading “Will Aviation Make a Return in 2021?”

V bombers

The United kingdom´s strategic nuclear strike force, officially known as the V-force or Bomber Command Main Force was formed by the Royal Air Force, during the 1950s and 1960s. They used the three aircraft that represented the V`s. The Vickers Valiant, Avro Vulcan and Handley Page Victor, one aircraft with a striking shape. These aircraftContinue reading “V bombers”

Saudi Arabia Reopens Borders And Airspace With Qatar

This Monday evening, the nation of Saudi Arabia announced the reopening of its maritime borders and airspace with Qatar, normalizing the tensions between the two countries following a 3-year conflict. This is a major breakthrough and a huge step forward for the two countries. It is a significant event for the aviation industry in bothContinue reading “Saudi Arabia Reopens Borders And Airspace With Qatar”

How Does WIFI Work on a Plane?

Have you ever wondered how WIFI works on a plane? How does a plane have an internet connection thousands of feet up in the sky when even a phone doesn’t have cellular data or any type of service? Furthermore, how is this connection strong enough to accommodate the hundreds of passengers onboard? Internet connection onContinue reading “How Does WIFI Work on a Plane?”

ValuJet Flight 592: The Crash That Changed Aviation

In 1996, a Douglas DC-9 aircraft operated by ValuJet Airlines took off from Miami International Airport bound for Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport in Georgia. Only eight minutes later, a fire that had started during take-off, started to spread throughout the cargo hold, eventually engulfing the cabin and cockpit, which caused the electrical systems to fail.Continue reading “ValuJet Flight 592: The Crash That Changed Aviation”

Flying Saucer “Avrocar”

A flying saucer made for the U.S. military, devised in the Cold War (period 1958-1959) by Canadian Scientists, was a completely top secret project. Avro Canada, a Canadian aircraft manufacturing company, designed and built two prototypes of this aircraft, under the funding of the U.S. military that believed on an “alien” looking plane. At thoseContinue reading “Flying Saucer “Avrocar””

The first woman to Fly the U-2 spy plane

Colonel Merryl Tengesdal, born in the Bronx, New York, in 1971 was the first and only African American woman to fly the United States Air Force’s U-2 spy plane, the unique and famous aircraft used to spy and reconnaissance flown in the Cold War over the Soviet Union, China, Vietnam, and Cuba. Merryl overcame andContinue reading “The first woman to Fly the U-2 spy plane”

Weightless route flight

The earth is always pulling us to its centre with its gravity, a force to which all bodies on the planet are subjected to. In the beginning of the space program of United States, reduced gravity was an important matter on the general body behavior, making this study as a key on space exploration andContinue reading “Weightless route flight”

The first high speed frontier.

260 years of unsolved and unknown regime of high speed dynamics of gases were broken with the significant flight of the Bell X-1 research vehicle installed under the B-29 bomber of World War II vintage, on October 14, 1947 in the Mojave Desert in California.

The beginning of the helicopter era

The desire of vertical flight was always present, and it grew after the first successful flight of the wright flyer, but the technical limitations for reaching this did not give the needed result. Leonardo da Vinci illustrated a sophisticated “rotary-wing” similar to a helicopter, the main sketch that remain for years without any success.

The anniversary of the dream of world flight

A normal day like today, 14 december, 1986, the Voyager aircraft departed from Edwards Air Force Base in the Southern California using approximately 4.3 km of runway and a huge amount of fuel to fulfill the world record endurance without re-fueling and go around the world. Setting a world record that remains today it isContinue reading “The anniversary of the dream of world flight”

Disaster after ignoring 28 seconds

February 21st 2008, Santa Barbara Airlines flight 518 is preparing for a flight to Carcass from Alberto Carnevalli Airport Merida, Venezuela. Aldino Garatina Gomez is today’s Captain (age 36). He is a flight instructor and a senior pilot in the airline with 5000 hours of experience. The First Officer is Denis Ferreira Quintal (age 28).Continue reading “Disaster after ignoring 28 seconds”

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 oceansContinue reading “One engine rule (ETOPS)”

Missile hit at Baghdad

In November 2003, Baghdad airport was the home to American troops in Iraq. The US Air force flew in daily to supply the troops and help at its best to help rebuild the country. Around and outside the airport are terrorists therefore Apache helicopters are deployed full time to check and eliminate any kind ofContinue reading “Missile hit at Baghdad”

The smallest acrobatic microjet

It is not necessary to look like a mighty fighter to be an aviation gymnast and reach incredibly high speeds. This is a light bullet that can be manned by daredevils due to the high acrobatic performance only awarded by fighter jets. Just seeing how this plane flies is shocking because of its small size.Continue reading “The smallest acrobatic microjet”

Australia’s close call: Emirates flight 407

During the night of 20th of March of 2009, An Airbus A340 was to fly out of Melbourne to Dubai with 275 people on board. The flight was to depart Melbourne at 10:25 local time and the flight time was 14hrs 8mins. As the crew prepared for departure, the pilots were busy in the cockpitContinue reading “Australia’s close call: Emirates flight 407”

The longest flight on a plane

It is already hard for people to be in a confined space for a few hours, imagine now being for many days and within one-meter-wide and about three meter in length of cabin interior. This is the space where it a plane was piloted to get a world record of flight endurance, specifically a CessnaContinue reading “The longest flight on a plane”

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.

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 RocketContinue reading “How planes became spaceplanes”

The birth of the first airline

Many of us have heard about the oldest airline or the first plane that was invented, but what about the first airline in the world, that first had a successful project. The recognition goes to DELAG, acronym for Deutsche Luftschifffahrts-Aktiengesellschaft, that means German Airship Travel Corporation, founded on 16 November 1909. This was the world’sContinue reading “The birth of the first airline”

The Military version of an Antonov Airliner (The An-12)

Some airliners turn into military aircraft as well. This is the An-12 “Cub”, a military aircraft that had a version of a passenger airplane in the Soviet Union. Constructed simultaneously with the An-10 “the airliner” but with structural differences to allow military operations, one of them is a defensive tail gun. This airplane was DesignedContinue reading “The Military version of an Antonov Airliner (The An-12)”

The Queen of the Skies’ Success Story

There is perhaps no other commercial airliner as iconic as the Boeing 747. A presence in our skies for over fifty years, it has transported millions of passengers across the world. Since its introduction with Pan American Airlines in 1970, it has persevered as one of the forerunners of commercial flight. Often labeled as theContinue reading “The Queen of the Skies’ Success Story”

A HOPE FROM MIDDLE EAST: ETIHAD PLANE LANDS IN MEXICO WITH STUCK COMPATRIOTS AND MEDICAL SUPPLIES

The morning of July 15th, an airplane of Etihad Airways coming from the United Arab Emirates landed at Mexico City’s International Airport. The aircraft was carrying medical equipment and supplies intended to the medical authorities to attend the COVID-19 patients and mexican citizens previously stranded in the arab country.

Concorde, The Subersonic Airliner, and why it Stopped Flying

Believe it or not, the world witnessed a flight between London and New York that took about three hours only! (Nowadays it takes about 8 hours to fly this flight) So how was that possible and what kind of airplane that was able to fly about 5,600 km (3,500 miles) in only 3 hours?! ItContinue reading “Concorde, The Subersonic Airliner, and why it Stopped Flying”