Virtual Tourism vs. Traditional Tourism

How the Covid-19 impacts tourism After the pandemic has spread, the countries all over the world applied quarantine. Airport closures, the suspension of incoming and outgoing flights, and nationwide lockdowns are just some of the measures that countries are implementing in an effort to halt the pandemic. This totally affected international tourism and cancelled allContinue reading “Virtual Tourism vs. Traditional Tourism”

Big animals travel too

When we talk about traveling with animals, the first thing that comes to mind is pets, especially cats and dogs. But have you ever considered any other animals, such as wild animals or birds? Why and how could we transfer these animals? For thousands of years, humans have been transporting animals for a variety ofContinue reading “Big animals travel too”

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”

“Open your window, please”

It’s the flight attendant’s typical request that you’ll hear while landing and taking off. Having to wake up from a hardly-slept nap on a long tiring flight or having to pause what you’re watching on screen or whatever you’re doing to just open your window is undeniably annoying. However, this seemingly useless and annoying commandContinue reading ““Open your window, please””

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?”

“What would you like to drink today, sir?”

“Welcome on board”, “beef or chicken?”, landing and seatbelts are all parts of the flight adventure and the joy of flying that travel-holics can surely relate to. However, flights also have their own cons, but that can be easily avoided. “What would you like to drink today, sir?”. This piece of writing will be yourContinue reading ““What would you like to drink today, sir?””

Qatar Airways’ A350 Having Paint Issues?

A paint issue on an airplane? That is rarely ever heard of. But recently, Qatar Airways is facing a paint issue with their Airbus A350 fleet. A fault with fast deteriorating surface paint that caused the grounding of 16 of Qatar Airways’ Airbus SE A350 jets has also compromised lightning protection on the model’s fuselageContinue reading “Qatar Airways’ A350 Having Paint Issues?”

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 andContinue reading “The return of Lufthansa’s 747s”

“The Magnificence of Daylight”

What could be a more spectacular ceiling than the sky? If you admire the sky or the link between the indoors and the outdoors, then welcome to Singapore airport, which is usually known as Changi Airport, one of Asia’s most important airports. It was officially opened in December 1981. The city center is around 20Continue reading ““The Magnificence of Daylight””

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”

Premium Economy – The Economy Class Alternative

The aviation business is among the myriads of businesses that have been drastically affected by the pandemic. Having lockdowns implemented in almost all countries across the world and having strict travel bans have caused severe financial losses to most airlines amounting to tens of billions. In an attempt to restore the airlines’ revenues and toContinue reading “Premium Economy – The Economy Class Alternative”

What is aviophobia and how to deal with it?

Although it became very well known now that flying is the safest way to travel, yet some people prefer trains over airplanes for safety concerns they have. But if they consider these concerns from a more static and rational view they will find that their car journey to the airport is actually way more dangerousContinue reading “What is aviophobia and how to deal with it?”

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”

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 forContinue reading “Alaskan Start-up Airline ‘Northern Pacific’ Secures 6 Boeing 757s”

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 areContinue reading “The Top 5 Traditional Airlines”

Problems You May Experience During Your Flight

With the wide use of air travel, airports can become very crowded ares, the check-in queues especially, and delayed flights also contribute to this. In this article, we will discuss some of the problems that a traveler may face in the airport or on their flight. To reduce the waiting time at the security checkpoint,Continue reading “Problems You May Experience During Your Flight”

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

The main landing gear wheels sit uncovered after folding into their housing, as seen on the underside of the Boeing 737 shortly after takeoff or in flight. On most other planes, it’s hidden behind closed doors. Since the introduction of the first 737, this has been the case. The most obvious reason, you guessed it,Continue reading “Why Doesn’t The Boeing 737 Have Landing Gear Doors?”

Can UV Rays From Flying Hurt You?

When you are souring miles above the surface of the Earth without any cloud cover or protection, can the beaming sunlight from the windows of a plane hurt your skin? Just like a hot summer day on the ground, the strong sunlight from the windows contains UV rays that can cause damage to your skin.Continue reading “Can UV Rays From Flying Hurt You?”

Essential tips for safe flying with kids

Traveling with kids can be terrifying, but if you follow the main rules and avoid mistakes you may get a happy flight with your little angels. Secrets of traveling with kids Make sure you have extra clothes on the plane in case your kid’s diaper infuses or is vomiting. Try to schedule their potty, byContinue reading “Essential tips for safe flying with kids”

The top 5 most underrated low-cost airlines

When we think low cost, we think horror, delays and being cramped next to noisy passengers, where you pay for anything and everything. There’s no denying that these airlines do just that, they just do it in a more comforting way! Please note that all these airlines are from my opinion so if you wantContinue reading “The top 5 most underrated low-cost airlines”

The return of the Super Jumbo

In 2020 and 2021, we saw airlines such as Lufthansa and Air France retiring most, if not all, of their Airbus A380s; with many more airlines putting them in storage, some never to be used again. But now as the world begins to slowly emerge from the global pandemic, a new sign of hope hasContinue reading “The return of the Super Jumbo”

Four brilliant films about aviation you have to watch!

Sully (Miracle on the Hdmudson) (2016) Autobiography movie, based on the true story of US Airways flight no 1549, which took off on 15 January 2009 from LaGuardia airport in New York and made a forced landing after 20 minutes. The flight consisted of 150 passengers and a five-cabin crew, including pilot Chesley “Sully” SullenContinue reading “Four brilliant films about aviation you have to watch!”

Solo Female Travel became an essential need

According to the George Washington University School of Business, two-third of today’s travelers are women. There are uncountable advantages of woman solo travel, connected to psychological and personal aspects development, rewarding experiences, and self-confidence. Firstly, your solo travel will help you to know yourself intimately, and discover your abilities in a wide and near manner.Continue reading “Solo Female Travel became an essential need”

Measures of Best Airlines in 2021

An airline is a company that provides air transport services for passengers. The first airline company was a German one called DELAG which is founded in 1909. eDreams is one of the world’s leading online travel brands, it’s based in Barcelona, Spain. A true disruptor in the online travel booking sector since its foundation inContinue reading “Measures of Best Airlines in 2021”

The Story of the World’s Busiest Flight

If you were to go on a fully booked all economy flight for 4 hours straight, you would be dreading the very thought of going on it; but not the passengers of an El Al Boeing 747 on the 24th May, 1991. In fact, most of them were quite happy to be leaving a veryContinue reading “The Story of the World’s Busiest Flight”

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?”

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 aContinue reading “TRANSONIC TRUSS-BRACED WING”

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”

American Airlines and Pet Home Delivery Service

Traveling with pets can be stressful! Especially when you have to say goodbye to your four-legged friend to be loaded into the aircraft’s cargo hold. Airlines have varying policies on bringing your pets along for the ride (and if you have an unusual emotional support animal, rules have tightened significantly over the past few years).Continue reading “American Airlines and Pet Home Delivery Service”

How Is the Flight Attendant Uniform Developed

The job of the flight attendant began a long time ago, with the first flight attendants, Ellen Church and Heinrich Kubis. In the beginning, men were first employed then, later on came the first woman to become a professional flight attendant. Unfortunately, with time, flight attendants became a tool of marketing, relied on the ideaContinue reading “How Is the Flight Attendant Uniform Developed”

Tips For A HASSLE-FREE FLIGHT.

So, you have booked your vacation and guessing what type of flight better suits your plans? let’s dive into the Pros and Cons of, direct, transit, and non-stop flights to help you figure out. First, you need to understand what is the difference between them, starting with the non-stop flights. What Are Non-Stop Flights? OutContinue reading “Tips For A HASSLE-FREE FLIGHT.”

Personality Traits That Make For An Outstanding Pilot

While many children glorify pilots much like they do with teachers, firefighters, and police officers, the daily grind of being a pilot can be challenging. While flying a plane is an amazing feeling, doing it as a job comes with spending long hours sitting in a cockpit, spending nights away from your family, living outContinue reading “Personality Traits That Make For An Outstanding Pilot”

The rise of airlines on social media

Credit: (Twitter.com) Over the years, we have seen many ways of advertising from airlines like EasyJet’s famous billboards campaign in which according to Easyjet’s ex-head of marketing Tony Anderson said there was an unwritten policy “ If it moved, we painted it orange. If it didn’t, we added an extra coat.” But now we areContinue reading “The rise of airlines on social media”

All Luxuries of Air Travel in One Airport (HIA)

For most people, an airport is a place they travel to or through, spending waiting period in. The airports in the past weren’t a place for enjoying flights, or having exciting experiences. Hamad International Airport (HIA) is a different one, it isn’t just a place for taking flights off or landing, it’s like a newContinue reading “All Luxuries of Air Travel in One Airport (HIA)”

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”

The other side of being a “Flight Attendant”

The Flight attendant is a vital role, so many people have dreams of being flight attendants to make good money and have the chance to visit many countries. A Flight attendant’s job, also called “air hostess” “steward” or “stewardess”, is full of responsibilities and duties not only during the flight, but also preflight and afterContinue reading “The other side of being a “Flight Attendant””

How to get rid of “aerophobia” and enjoy your flight

We can’t change our destiny, but we can choose how to enjoy and live our life. Travel for some people is the most interesting thing ever, for others it’s the most terrify thing to do. Air travel is the most important and safe mean of transport. People travel for the purpose of study, work, andContinue reading “How to get rid of “aerophobia” and enjoy your flight”

How Do Gliders Fly?

Gliders are planes without an engine. They have four forces acting on them – lift, weight (gravity), drag and thrust. Although gliders do not have their own power to provide thrust, the weight of the glider produces the thrust to keep it moving through the air by flying downwards at a shallow angle of descent.Continue reading “How Do Gliders Fly?”

Avianca Banks Partnering with United Airlines in Bankruptcy Exit Plan

Avianca plans to emerge from the Covid-19 crisis as a smaller but stronger competitor, with partner United Airlines at its side, under a new restructuring plan that has been filed with US bankruptcy court. The Bogotá-based carrier’s plan, which was submitted to the court on Tuesday, lacks any significant additional changes to Avianca. Bogota andContinue reading “Avianca Banks Partnering with United Airlines in Bankruptcy Exit Plan”

What to Expect During Your First Flight

Flying on an airplane for the first time — or the first time in a long while — can be an exciting, life-changing adventure. But it can also be incredibly stressful. Don’t worry, if you are a plane virgin, we will guide you through some tips on how to be prepared and what to expect.Continue reading “What to Expect During Your First Flight”

Apps For Easy Travel

People who love travel, especially world travelers, need some essential tips and tricks, not only ones related to luggage but also related to phone apps otherwise for Iphone or Android. These apps may help you have an easier trip, such as avoiding difficulties in contacting with others at the destination you may arrive at. SoContinue reading “Apps For Easy Travel”

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”

Cirrus Vision Jet: The World’s Most Popular Private Jet

The Cirrus Vision Jet is a one-of-a-kind personal jet that doesn’t fit any of the pre-existing jet categories. It was built with the Cirrus pilot in mind, created to burn about half the fuel of a light jet and be cheaper than the single-engine turboprops that can’t fly as high or fast. The Vision JetContinue reading “Cirrus Vision Jet: The World’s Most Popular Private Jet”

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 Unknown Soldiers of Aviation

When we talk about the “flight attendant” job we will find many other names of it as” Cabin Crew” also known as Aviators, an “air hostess” is a female flight attendant. Also “Stewardess” and “Stewardesses”. Flight attendants’ role isn’t a new job, flight attendants throughout the decades are a source of safety for the passengers. No one can imagineContinue reading “The Unknown Soldiers of Aviation”

After a Bankruptcy Lawsuit Filed against It Garuda Indonesia Reaches Agreement to Return 9 Boeing 737-800s

Indonesia’s national carrier, Garuda Indonesia, has reached an agreement to return 9 Boeing 737-800s aircraft to the leasing company AerCap, the company’s chief executive Irfan Setiaputra told Reuters on 2nd August 2021. According to the agreement, the nine aircraft produced in 2014 and 2015 were leased from Aercap. Garuda had initially leased the planes forContinue reading “After a Bankruptcy Lawsuit Filed against It Garuda Indonesia Reaches Agreement to Return 9 Boeing 737-800s”

Top 10 International Airports in the World 2021

Have you ever wondered what the world’s biggest, busiest and most beautiful airports are? In this comprehensive post, we list ten of the biggest and busiest 2021 airports, based on the actual airport size and annual passenger traffic. Read on to find out.

The Rise and Fall of Pan Am

-Introduction- Pan American World Airways was seen as the United State’s unofficial flag carrier, as of its well earned reputation and fame. It was a luxury airline that celebrities flew, it had a modern fleet with highly trained flight attendants. Pan Am, in one year alone carried 11 million passengers worldwide across more than 85Continue reading “The Rise and Fall of Pan Am”

How to Prepare for an Airplane Emergency Landing

Being a pilot, especially for private flights or even small charter companies, you’re responsible for the lives of your passengers. Keeping these things in mind, you should always be prepared for an emergency landing and should practice with your simulator or real airplane. If you’re new to aviation, this blog gives some tips on whatContinue reading “How to Prepare for an Airplane Emergency Landing”

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”

The 7 Best Aviation Apps For Flying

If you’re looking for the best app out there to make the most of your flying, we have compiled a list of what we think are the top seven apps out there for pilots. Although most of them are subscription based, many offer trial periods or “lite” versions of the applications so that you canContinue reading “The 7 Best Aviation Apps For Flying”

Traveling To Iceland – What You Need To Know About Your Next Nordic Getaway

Iceland is now open to vaccinated travelers, including Americans, with no quarantine. As of April 6, 2021, all travelers (regardless of origin) who can show proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination or prior COVID-19 infection now have permission to enter Iceland. But before you start plotting your trip to see the still-erupting Fagradalsfjall volcano, thereContinue reading “Traveling To Iceland – What You Need To Know About Your Next Nordic Getaway”

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 forContinue reading “First Signs of Recovery for the Aviation Industry”

What Factors Can Prevent You from Becoming a Pilot?

Becoming a commercial pilot is an exciting opportunity for many people who find joy in flying. While nearly anyone can get a drivers’ license, a commercial pilot license has some strict stipulations. From health concerns to random drug tests, here is a list of just some things that might prevent you from becoming a commercialContinue reading “What Factors Can Prevent You from Becoming a Pilot?”

United Places Largest Aircraft Order in a Decade

On Tuesday, United Airlines announced the purchase of 270 aircraft from Boeing and Airbus – 200 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 10 aircraft and 70 A321neo aircraft. The MAX 10 and A321 are expected to arrive in 2023, but the MAX 8 planes will start flying this summer. The order will be the largest inContinue reading “United Places Largest Aircraft Order in a Decade”

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?”

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”

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”

British Airways 787 Nose Gear Collapses

On Friday 18th June, a British Airways converted freighter 787-8’s nose gear collapsed while being loaded at Heathrow Airport’s stand 583. The aircraft, registered as G-ZBJB suffered a collapsed nose gear while being prepared for a flight to Frankfurt. The reason for the incident is being investigated by British Airways and the AAIB (The equivalentContinue reading “British Airways 787 Nose Gear Collapses”

The Rise Of Disruptive Passengers & The “No Fly” List

Shoves, shouts, flying fists and mask defiance: Bad behaviour by air travelers is reaching new heights. Just this last week, we have heard many cases of unruly and aggressive passengers getting out of control, including one incident in which the “unruly” passenger was a flight attendant himself. Social media platforms have exploded with raw videosContinue reading “The Rise Of Disruptive Passengers & The “No Fly” List”

Iceland’s New Low Cost Carrier “Play Airlines” Reveals Their First Plane

Yesterday, Icelandic startup carrier “Play Airlines” revealed several images of their freshly painted Airbus A321neo registered TF-AEW. The images showed the exterior of the aircraft sporting a vibrant red color with the word “play” written in bold white letters across the fuselage, resembling the conceptual images of the plane released back in 2019. Play AirlinesContinue reading “Iceland’s New Low Cost Carrier “Play Airlines” Reveals Their First Plane”

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”

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?”

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 minimumContinue reading “What Does Airworthiness Mean?”

Why Don’t Airplanes Fly Over Tibet?

Aeronautics has progressed to the point where we can now fly at double the speed of sound and scientists want to fly to Mars, but there are a few areas on Earth where planes aren’t allowed to go. Such a place is Tibet. But why Tibet? When it comes to planes flying over this portionContinue reading “Why Don’t Airplanes Fly Over Tibet?”

Bangkok Airways: A Silent Success Story

Bangkok Airways is a Thai short-haul carrier, has had a very rewarding fifty years of the past. Winning several awards and ranking highly among Skytrax ratings. The COVID-19 pandemic has left the aviation industry crippled but some airlines have been more affected than others. The Thai Aviation Industry was hit hard, with many airlines appealingContinue reading “Bangkok Airways: A Silent Success Story”

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”

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”

Japan’s Air Do and Solaseed Air to merge by 2022

Japan has many low cost carriers, and Solaseed Air and Air Do are just two of them. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the Japanese Aviation Industry hard, aircraft have been retired and staff have been laid off. The two airlines will set up a joint holding company by Autumn of 2022. Air Do logged aContinue reading “Japan’s Air Do and Solaseed Air to merge by 2022”

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”

United Airlines Plans To Bring Back Supersonic Air Travel By 2029

United Airlines has announced a firm order of 15 “Overture” jets from Denver-based aerospace company Boom Supersonic, with an option for 35 more, contingent upon the new airliner meeting United’s safety, operating and sustainability requirements. Specifications The new supersonic jet by Boom Supersonic, dubbed Overture, promises the following: Passenger capacity: 65 – 88 Length: 205Continue reading “United Airlines Plans To Bring Back Supersonic Air Travel By 2029”

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”

Aerospace Medicine

Have you ever wondered about the possibility of suffering trauma or a pathology while flying? Almost everyone has experienced emotional sensations and behavior not very normal when flying by plane at some point whether on take-off or landing. You probably have felt or faced this. Imagine the sensations while flying in helicopters, racing aircraft orContinue reading “Aerospace Medicine”

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”

How Clean Is the Air Onboard the Aircraft?

Millions of travelers are understandably concerned about flying in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. One of the paramount issues is determining if the air on planes hastens the spread of infection. “Travel increases your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19,” says a page for travelers on the CDC’s website. Additionally, the Association of FlightContinue reading “How Clean Is the Air Onboard the Aircraft?”

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?”

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”

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”

Aircraft Exterior Lighting

Every component on an aircraft holds vital importance whether it is a small landing light or a vertical stabilizer. Lights are often under shadowed by the sheer brilliance of other parts of an aircraft but do not be mistaken. Without lights, an aircraft would barely be recognizable. Recognizable in the sense that it would beContinue reading “Aircraft Exterior Lighting”

The 6 Most Dangerous Airports in the World

A regular flight is scary enough for some people. While planes are still one of the safest means of travel, some airports are just more challenging than others. Here are five of the most dangerous airports in the world: 1. Lukla Airport, Nepal It is said that passengers applaud upon landing at Lukla Airport. TheContinue reading “The 6 Most Dangerous Airports in the World”

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”

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 theContinue reading “Convertiplane”

A Battle Of Stealth: F-22 vs F-35

On one hand, you’ve got the world’s premier aircraft in air dominance, and on the other hand, you’ve got the most expensive weapons procurement program in world history. Even though the two jets have many things in common, both are still very different. The sole reason for the F-35 was to fill the void leftContinue reading “A Battle Of Stealth: F-22 vs F-35”

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?”

Top 10 Business Class Amenity Kits in the Skies

Airline amenity kits are nonetheless sought- after by Avgeeks and travel-enthusiasts alike. Like a bit of a small spa retreat in the skies, the First Class amenity kit provides travellers with all the essentials they may need in flight and upon landing. Think, an eye mask for better beauty sleep, a perfume for post-arrival hugs,Continue reading “Top 10 Business Class Amenity Kits in the Skies”

Travel Demand Skyrockets This Summer

This summer of 2021, there has been a dramatic uptick in air travel and passenger demand in the aviation industry. Airports are much busier than they initially were at the beginning of the pandemic, and airlines are receiving increasingly more travelers. Parking lots at the airport are filling up with cars, and lines inside theContinue reading “Travel Demand Skyrockets This Summer”

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”

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”

The Saturn V: A Rocket 15 Times Faster Than A Rifle Bullet

Rockets are arguably the greatest engineering feat accomplished by man. The capabilities of these machines are unmatched and nothing like any other machine. Such a machine is the Saturn V (5), the most powerful rocket ever flown. The Saturn V rocket is the most complicated piece of engineering ever created. It was used by NASAContinue reading “The Saturn V: A Rocket 15 Times Faster Than A Rifle Bullet”

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?”

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 theContinue reading “About the Largest Aircraft Carrier; the “Stratolaunch””

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”

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?”

The Purpose Of Jet Engine Spirals

You may have noticed those spinning white spirals in a jet engine at one point or another. But have you ever stopped to think about why they’re there? As cute and as comical as they look, those spirals on the spinner cones are more than just for aesthetics – they are an important safety measureContinue reading “The Purpose Of Jet Engine Spirals”

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”

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,Continue reading “The Different Rotors (Helicopter)”

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?”

Oxygen Supplies Aboard Modern Aircraft

If a sudden decompression were to happen inflight, each passenger and crew member would have their own oxygen supply. We will take a look at the systems installed for both the passengers and flight crew! Passenger’s Oxygen Supply & Canister The passenger’s oxygen supply is delivered via the overhead compartment where the oxygen-producing canisters areContinue reading “Oxygen Supplies Aboard Modern Aircraft”

Electrical Issues Found on Boeing 737 MAX

As the Boeing 737 MAX planes have been gradually reinstated into service this past year, another problem has emerged with the infamous aircraft. Just a couple of months after the FAA approved of the aircraft’s re-entry into service, Boeing has discovered a production error in several of its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and has called forContinue reading “Electrical Issues Found on Boeing 737 MAX”

Antonov An-225 Mriya : The Plane With 32 Wheels

The Antonov 225 “Mriya” is the world’s biggest cargo plane that weighs around 285 tons when empty and is even bigger than the Airbus A380 airliner, the An-124, and the Boeing 747 Freighter. The sole purpose of the Myria is to carry cargo for large distances. It is powered by six Ivchenko Progress Lotarev D-18TContinue reading “Antonov An-225 Mriya : The Plane With 32 Wheels”

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”

The Emirates First Class Experience — A Whole New Level of Luxury

Emirates claims the title of the World’s Best Airline. Fittingly, the First Class cabin on Emirates Airlines is nonetheless a prestigious and luxurious flying experience – even being called the “hotel in the sky”. Emirates continues to surprise us in every way possible. From complete entertainment systems and gourmet meals to spas at 30,000 ft.,Continue reading “The Emirates First Class Experience — A Whole New Level of Luxury”

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?”

SR-71 Blackbird: The jet that could outfly a bullet and a missile

The Lockheed SR-71 “Blackbird” is a long-range, high-altitude, Mach 3+ strategic reconnaissance aircraft developed and manufactured by Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works, which has a hard-earned reputation for making the impossible happen. The SR-71 operates at extremely high speeds of about Mach 3.2 and altitudes of up to 85,000 ft (25,900 m) to allow it toContinue reading “SR-71 Blackbird: The jet that could outfly a bullet and a missile”

Fuel Servicing of Aircraft

Many of us have seen tanker trucks around when the aircraft is on the ground and think about the type of supply they are loading on the plane. Fueling servicing is only one part of Aircraft ground handling when the plane is at the terminal gate of the airport. The fuel servicing may be performedContinue reading “Fuel Servicing of Aircraft”

Avelo Airlines: The New U.S. Carrier To Enter The Market

From its base at Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR), Avelo plans to start service on April 28 to underserved or secondary airports in the West using leased Boeing 737-800s. Tickets are now on sale at aveloair.com. Purpose & Aim Avelo has a simple purpose — to inspire travel. “People are ready to reconnect with family andContinue reading “Avelo Airlines: The New U.S. Carrier To Enter The Market”

IATA Travel Pass – a way out of the pandemic?

While the COVID19 pandemic is still slowing down aviation and the globe in general, it is obvious (hopefully) that the travel movements will increase again. Besides the direct health status, the documentation will play a crucial role in the recovery process. Why? To ensure people will travel again, the airlines have to offer the flightsContinue reading “IATA Travel Pass – a way out of the pandemic?”

How Airplanes Refuel in the Air?

When your car runs out of fuel, the first thought that comes to your mind is to rush to the nearest gas station. But if you’re an F-22 Raptor, who’s running low on fuel at 40,000ft, what do you do? Obviously, you would not nose dive the jet 90 degrees and try to glide itContinue reading “How Airplanes Refuel in the Air?”

What Are Those Small Holes On Airplane Windows?

If you’ve ever been in an airplane, you might’ve noticed that there’s a small hole in the bottom of your window. If you haven’t noticed it before, look for it next time; it’s on every plane. If you have noticed it before, you might have wondered whether it should be there and whether it wasContinue reading “What Are Those Small Holes On Airplane Windows?”

What Is an ILS Approach?

Decades ago, airplanes started to get more and more automated than ever. The result is a rise in safety on and off the ground. Autopilot was a system that was already installed on several large airplanes over the years but the introduction of ILS has changed how many see airports and landings. What exactly isContinue reading “What Is an ILS Approach?”

Saudia Airlines – The New Strong Competitor in the Market of Airlines

The airlines of most of the Gulf Countries are well known and reputable with their excellent services and high luxury travel experience. As an example for this, we have Qatar Airways & Emirates Airlines and much more! Geographically, the Gulf Countries are well located, and are considered to be in the middle of the world,Continue reading “Saudia Airlines – The New Strong Competitor in the Market of Airlines”

Flap Track Fairings: What Are They?

If you ask most people who have flown, they would probably say they have seen these “pod-like” structures under the wings of an aircraft. Some people assume that they hold fuel. This is not correct, but in fact, they house the workings of the inboard and outboard flaps. Within these structures, the jackscrew, carriages, gearboxes,Continue reading “Flap Track Fairings: What Are They?”

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”

Which Planes Are Used for Short, Medium, and Long Haul Flights?

Have you ever wondered which type of aircraft you were going to be flying on when travelling? Were you going to fly on a relatively large plane or a small one? The answer depends on the type of route you were travelling on. Aircraft are specifically designed to operate routes of a certain distance, soContinue reading “Which Planes Are Used for Short, Medium, and Long Haul Flights?”

Can Two Airplanes Collide in Mid-Air?

Accidents involving vehicles of all sizes from bikes to trucks is something which we’ve all heard and seen. Whether it is two bikes crashing into one another or two trucks, the chances of such accidents on the road are extremely high. But when talking about airplanes, can two airplanes collide in mid-air? Well, simply considerContinue reading “Can Two Airplanes Collide in Mid-Air?”

Reverse Thrust: An Essential Deceleration Mechanism

Function: Reverse thrust is thrust projected in the opposite direction to provide an opposing, decelerating force on the plane’s direction of travel. It is used to decelerate an aircraft after landing, in the event of a rejected take off or, in some limited cases, during push-back from the gate. This system can be either hydraulicallyContinue reading “Reverse Thrust: An Essential Deceleration Mechanism”

The Job of the Aviation Manager

“Aviation Manager”? What’s that? You might not have heard about the job of an “Aviation Manager”. So what is that job and what does he/she does? Basically an Aviation Manager is an airport employee who supervises the compliance of the rules and regulations provided by the local, state, and federal organizations. The airport manager setsContinue reading “The Job of the Aviation Manager”

Fuel Hedging

The cost for fuel is one of an airline’s biggest cost driver. If fuel prices are getting out of control, the overall cost will be heavily affected, too. However, there are ways that an airline can protect itself against it – by hedging fuel. There are several kinds of fuel hedging. Futures Contract This isContinue reading “Fuel Hedging”

How to Find the Cheapest Airfares

Searching for the cheapest airfares online can be a long and difficult process for many flyers. Finding a cheap price and a good deal for your airfares could take hours of searching and it could impede your travel plans. Whether it’s the cheapest ticket or the most worth-it, almost everyone wishes to find the bestContinue reading “How to Find the Cheapest Airfares”

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”

Here’s Why Airplane Tires Don’t Explode On Impact

The chances of a baby landing an airplane is higher than tires exploding on impact. It does make sense in expecting the tires to explode when an airplane touches the runway with the sheer amount of speed and momentum, but why don’t the tires burst like a balloon? Well, there’s a lot of reasons why.Continue reading “Here’s Why Airplane Tires Don’t Explode On Impact”

Ireland: The Underrated Emerald Isle Yet To Be Explored

Even though COVID-19 may have halted our travel plans to get away from home. Nonetheless, people are exploring new destinations to escape to once travel opportunities start to recommence. This week we will be exploring Ireland! Ireland is a hidden gem (literally an Emerald!) when it comes to tourism. It’s luscious green landscape stays vibrantContinue reading “Ireland: The Underrated Emerald Isle Yet To Be Explored”

Science behind shockwaves and a sonic boom

Ever seen a fighter jet rush past you so fast that you hear a loud bang? Well, that loud bang is called a sonic boom. Now, what exactly is a sonic boom? A sonic boom is a thunder-like noise a person on the ground hears that is associated with shock waves created when an objectContinue reading “Science behind shockwaves and a sonic boom”

Emergency calls

“Mayday mayday mayday Thomson 253H, engine failure, continuing northwesterly, inbound towards Wallasey” Flight crew of Thomson 253H This radio message was sent from Thomson253H on 29.04.2007. The aircraft had 233 persons on board. You might imagine the situation this aircraft was in and the level of distress they were facing. Luckily, not all radio messagesContinue reading “Emergency calls”

What are Codeshare Agreements?

The term “codeshare” has been used over the past decades by many people, even persons not travelling too frequently. But is it known what it stands for? And what is it all about? As per definition, a codeshare agreement is a business arrangement in which at least two airlines publish and market the same flightContinue reading “What are Codeshare Agreements?”

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?”

Why Environmental Activists Broke Into Paris Airport and Painted a Plane Green

Overview Last Friday, a group of nine climate change activists from the organization Greenpeace broke into Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and painted an Air France 777-200ER green. The activists scaled the airport fence with ladders early in the morning and were able to gain access to the airport tarmac and vandalize the plane. TheContinue reading “Why Environmental Activists Broke Into Paris Airport and Painted a Plane Green”

Gliding flight in a helicopter?

Many of us know about the gliding capacity of airplanes, the fixed-wing aircraft can glide without the engine power until landing safely with appropriate conditions and well aerodynamic airplane performance. However, how do the helicopters overcome the lack of engine power in mid-flight? That is somewhat disturbing to know that there is an engine failure.Continue reading “Gliding flight in a helicopter?”

Ground Operations: Aircraft Marshalling & VDGS System

You’ve probably noticed on your last flight the ground personnel walking and holding their two, red safety batons directing the movement of the plane as it pulls into the gate. This is the job of the Aircraft Marshaller. When an aircraft lands and approaches the gate, a ground handling staff gives signs to the pilotContinue reading “Ground Operations: Aircraft Marshalling & VDGS System”

What do you know about airports?

A lot of you might think that airports are just buildings that you go through before you board your plane that operates your flight to your destination. Actually, airports are more complicated than this, in fact airports might be considered to be recognized as full industries! In today’s article we will be briefing some interestingContinue reading “What do you know about airports?”

Unusual Activities to Do at Airports

Many of you have already visited an airport, at least once. Passengers are usually there early, some even five hours before departure. Staff and managers of the airport try to make your stay as comfortable as possible, so companies come up with certain ideas and projects on how to make your time spent enjoyable. Hence,Continue reading “Unusual Activities to Do at Airports”