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 are a lot of reasonsContinue reading “Here’s Why Airplane Tires Don’t Explode On Impact”

Can Two Airplanes Collide in Mid-Air?

Accidents involving vehicles of all sizes from bikes to trucks are something that 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?”

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”

Women as Pilots, and what can be done to encourage more girls to become pilots?

Women have soared into the air since 1932, more specifically since Amelia Mary Earhart, the first female aviator to fly over the Atlantic. She first gained fame by being the first female passenger on a flight across the Atlantic. Earhart was displeased that the pilot Wilmer Schultz did all the flying while she just satContinue reading “Women as Pilots, and what can be done to encourage more girls to become pilots?”

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 aContinue reading “Why most of the Planes are painted in White?”

Aircraft Exterior Lighting – Explained

Every component on an aircraft holds vital importance whether it is a small landing light or a vertical stabilizer. Lights are often 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 be difficultContinue reading “Aircraft Exterior Lighting – Explained”

One of the Weirdest Air Crashes to Ever Happen.

Many crashes in the past could’ve been easily avoided but once it’s done it’s done, and the only thing we could do now is to learn from those mistakes. On February 6th, 1996, a Boeing 757-225 crashed into the open sea. Why did it crash and how could it have been avoided? It was FebruaryContinue reading “One of the Weirdest Air Crashes to Ever Happen.”

Airlines of the World: “BA Better World” British airways

Continuing our airline series, we’ll look at British Airways. IATA: BA, ICAO: BAW Part 2; British Airways: British Airways is the national airline of the United Kingdom. It was established on April 1, 1974.Its headquarters are located near Heathrow Airport in London, England, which serves as its primary hub.The airline is the second-largest in the United KingdomContinue reading “Airlines of the World: “BA Better World” British airways”

Which private jet is the best to travel in?

Private jets, the transportation of the super-rich, can be luxurious or a total scam. But which private jets are the best to travel in, based on cost, comfort, and range? Please note, that this list excludes all private jets which are also commercial jets, such as the BBJ or ACJ range. Gulfstream G-650 The GulfstreamContinue reading “Which private jet is the best to travel in?”

Asia’s Oldest Airport: Bangkok’s Don Muang Airport Over The Years

Bangkok’s Don Muang International Airport is Thailand’s longest-standing airport and Asia’s oldest Airport, once a glorious gateway for tourists to enter and exit the country and formerly the 2nd busiest airport in Asia, its former glory seems to have been long forgotten. IATA Code DMK IACO Code VTBD Skytrax rating 3 Stars Number of TerminalsContinue reading “Asia’s Oldest Airport: Bangkok’s Don Muang Airport Over The Years”

In-flight meals over time

Most airlines are working hard to develop and improve their services, International Air Transport Association (IATA) predicted a double of airline travelers by 2035. One of the most important ways is to offer premium in-flight meals. Through this article, we will see some important developments in the in-flight meals over time. The first flight everContinue reading “In-flight meals over time”

A look inside the UK’s royal plane

All eyes are on the Queen at the moment due to her 70th anniversary of being the UK’s monarch, but how have she and the royal family traveled over the years? What is the royal plane? The UK has many aircraft, but the one which is most commonly known is the reconditioned Airbus A330, usedContinue reading “A look inside the UK’s royal plane”

Tara Air Flight Crashes With 22 People On Board

On Sunday 29th May, Tara Air and Nepalese authorities confirmed that a De Havilland Canada Twin Otter flight operated by Tara Air had gone missing. The Nepalese flight was reported missing at around 09:55 AM local time on Sunday, this information was confirmed by an airline spokesperson. The flight was supposed to take only 20Continue reading “Tara Air Flight Crashes With 22 People On Board”

The five generations of fighter jets

The division of fighter jets into generations is used around the world as unofficial and occult because there is no authorized classification concept based on the features and performance of aircraft. This categorization is common due to its facility, it does not depend on features or plane performance. Every category contains technological divisions according toContinue reading “The five generations of fighter jets”

What Happened to American Airlines Flight 587

What’s the story behind the second deadliest aviation accident in the U.S.? The crash that ended the lives of 265 people and 2 dogs. How did it happen? And could it have been prevented?

Airlines of the World; “Say yes to the world” Lufthansa

Continuing our airline series, we’ll look at Lufthansa, one of Europe’s most significant airlines.IATA: LH,  ICAO: DLH Part 2; Lufthansa: Lufthansa, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, is Germany’s flag carrier and the country’s largest airline.After Air France – KLM, Lufthansa, is Europe’s second-largest airline. The corporation was founded in Berlin in 1926, and its name is derived from theContinue reading “Airlines of the World; “Say yes to the world” Lufthansa”

Saudia Airlines – A New Competitor in the Market of the Top 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 of 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 – A New Competitor in the Market of the Top Airlines”

What Are The North Atlantic Tracks?

The North Atlantic Ocean is one of the busiest airspaces in the entire world. On average, about 1,800 flights cross the eerie ocean every day. The ocean connects two major markets, Europe and North America. Flights range from commercial to cargo to military personnel. Considering that there is minimal radar coverage above the ocean, howContinue reading “What Are The North Atlantic Tracks?”

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, whichContinue reading “How Do World Leaders Fly?”

An interview with the aviation YouTuber: Dan from Dj’s Aviation

Dj’s aviation is a youtube channel known for its excellent coverage of aviation events and the everyday goings of the aviation world. Dan has almost 325,000 subscribers on Youtube and has reported on topics such as the up-and-coming Boeing 797. Join me as I put some questions to the man himself. At what point didContinue reading “An interview with the aviation YouTuber: Dan from Dj’s Aviation”

How do airlines deal with the death of a passenger on a flight?

Due to the importance of flying in our modern life, it’s common to witness different accidents and/or incidents during flights. Several emergencies could happen on flights such as strokes, high blood pressure, and other medical incidents. Among all of these accidents is the death of a passenger during the flight. Although, each airline has itsContinue reading “How do airlines deal with the death of a passenger on a flight?”

A brief history of the Star Alliance

The Star Alliance celebrated its 25th Birthday on May 14th, But why was it started and which airlines formed it? Join me as I take a brief look into the history of the alliance. When was it formed? Star Alliance is the world’s largest alliance, being formed by 5 airlines in 1997. The 5 foundingContinue reading “A brief history of the Star Alliance”

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, andContinue reading “Highlights of the First Future Aviation Forum”

Airlines of the World; in honor of EgyptAir’s 90th anniversary

ICAO codes are assigned to over 5,000 airlines. We’ll go through a few of them in this series.To learn more about their history, fleet number, and so on. Part 1; Egyptair: Egypt air is the national airline of Egypt. It was established on June 7, 1932.It is the largest airline in Africa, and it becameContinue reading “Airlines of the World; in honor of EgyptAir’s 90th anniversary”

A glance over business aviation

Business aviation is essential for many companies of all sizes and types. This article we will discuss some of the benefits of business aviation and its customers, and the most distinctive air jet. What is business aviation? Business aviation is a part of general aviation that relies on using airplanes and helicopters, piston-powered propeller-driven airplanes,Continue reading “A glance over business aviation”

What’s special about A320?

The Airbus 320 family is a line of narrow-body aircraft designed and manufactured by Airbus.In March 1984, the A320 was introduced, followed by the longer A321 in January 1994, the shorter A319 in April 1996, and the much shorter A318 in July 2003. The A320 The A320-100 and A320-200 are two variations of the A320Continue reading “What’s special about A320?”

Concorde: the Supersonic Airliner, and Why did it Stop 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 was able to fly about 5,600 km (3,500 miles) in only 3 hours?! In thisContinue reading “Concorde: the Supersonic Airliner, and Why did it Stop Flying?”

The Deadliest Crashes in History

Air transportation is the safest way to travel, however, our world has witnessed some terrific unforgettable air crashes. In this article, we are to list the Top 10 deadliest air disasters of all time listed in an article written by Patrick Smith.

Why are the seat belts on airplanes different than the ones on cars?

Airplane seat belts are an important safety factor that must be in consideration on every single flight, as well as on cars during car rides, simply because, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); seat belts reduce the risks of injuries and death by half, Although seat belts’ designs on airplanes areContinue reading “Why are the seat belts on airplanes different than the ones on cars?”

The Checks Required To Perform Aircraft Maintenance

Airplanes are one of the most complicated machines ever built by humans. People often overlook the sheer level of engineering that goes into manufacturing a metal machine that can sustain flight for several hours, cross oceans, land countless times and repeat the same procedures the next day. When boarding a modern jet airplane, it’s easyContinue reading “The Checks Required To Perform Aircraft Maintenance”

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!!

How to Recognize the Type of Commercial Airplanes – PART#2

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, and today it will be all about Airbus’s wide-body airplanes. Let’s dig in!!

The small light bulb that brought this big jet to ashes

It’s the year 1972, on the 29th of December, Eastern Airlines flight 401 is flying between JFK, new york, and Miami Airport, Florida. Operated by a 4-month-old Lockheed l-1011-1 Tristar registered as N310EA which was just delivered to the airline on August 18, 1979. It is the tenth Tristar delivered to the carrier since fleetContinue reading “The small light bulb that brought this big jet to ashes”

Thai Airways 787’s Tyre Bursts After Landing In Bengaluru

On Tuesday 26th of April 2022, a Thai Airways International 787-8 which was operating flight TG325, touched down at Kempegowda International Airport via runway 09L, at around 11PM local time. Shortly after landing, while taxiing down the runway towards its parking stand, it was spotted by ground staff that one of the aircraft’s 12 tiresContinue reading “Thai Airways 787’s Tyre Bursts After Landing In Bengaluru”

Do You Think You Can Be a Pilot?

Let’s just say it like it is, not everyone can be a pilot. It’s not easy, there are certain requirements not everyone possess. It’s nothing personal, for example, I can’t be a pharmacist or a lawyer? It makes sense, it’s too late, I’ve already made my “life” choice. Wait, why can’t I be a pharmacist?Continue reading “Do You Think You Can Be a Pilot?”

A Horrible crash just because of ignoring 28 seconds: Santa Barbara Flight 518

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 “A Horrible crash just because of ignoring 28 seconds: Santa Barbara Flight 518”

The Ultimate Aviation Quiz

Want a quiz that can challenge all your fellow aviation enthusiasts? If you’re stuck, some of these answers appear in AFA’s other articles so look there for help! Take a look at these 20 questions and show your friends just how much you know about aviation… Questions What is deployed from the engine when aContinue reading “The Ultimate Aviation Quiz”

Reports: Pilot Smoking Cigarette Caused EgyptAir’s A320 Jet to Crash!

Investigations were released and reported that the cause of EgyptAir‘s flight #MS804 crash was the lit of a cigarette by one of the pilots in the cockpit that was ignited due to oxygen leaking from an emergency mask in the cockpit. How did the crash occur? 19th of May 2016, a regular inbound EgyptAir flightContinue reading “Reports: Pilot Smoking Cigarette Caused EgyptAir’s A320 Jet to Crash!”

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?

Will Electric planes ever work?

In recent articles, I have talked about how the real plane of the future will be the Boeing 797, a mid to long-range, narrow-body plane that is capable of flying transatlantic, but could electric planes overtake the 797 in the running for the best plane that is to come? Join me as I take aContinue reading “Will Electric planes ever work?”

Condor’s New Livery Sparks Debate

Recently, German airline Condor revealed a new livery design that caused quite an uproar on social media. The new livery, featuring colorful stripes covering the aircraft, is part of Condor’s effort to rebrand themselves after the collapse of Thomas Cook airlines in 2019.  Why They Rebranded? Condor’s decision to suddenly change their brand might comeContinue reading “Condor’s New Livery Sparks Debate”

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 likelyContinue reading “What can we expect from the Boeing 777X?”

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 thatContinue reading “DHL Plane Splits In Half During Emergency Landing”

How is the War in Ukraine affecting commercial aviation?

The war in Ukraine has been going on for nearly 2 months now, but how is it affecting the commercial aviation industry and what does the future look like for the skies above Ukraine? How it started There are many reasons why the war in Ukraine started, one of the most prominent reasons being Russia’sContinue reading “How is the War in Ukraine affecting commercial aviation?”

The Pathway to Heaven; Passengers Boarding Bridge

A passenger boarding bridge (PBB) is a moveable, enclosed link that connects an airport terminal gate to airplane passengers can board and disembark without having to step outdoors and risk being open to external conditions.  It was created by Frank Der Yuen, an American aeronautical engineer, who envisioned a system for loading and unloading passengersContinue reading “The Pathway to Heaven; Passengers Boarding Bridge”

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 theContinue reading “China Eastern 737 Crashes Into Mountain – 132 Confirmed Dead”

How are F1 cars transported by plane?

F1 is one of the most viewed sports events across the world, with a fanbase of over 70 million people watching every Grand Prix in the 2021 season. But how do these large cars and their drivers and teams get transported across the world in the space of just a few days? Whilst air transportContinue reading “How are F1 cars transported by plane?”

Thailand Plans To Host Airshow In 2025

On Tuesday 8th of February, it was announced by the TCEB (Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau) that it had intentions to stage Thailand’s first international airshow at U-Tapao Airport (UTP) in Pattaya in 2025. The airshow will allow the growth of not only the hosting airport but also the Eastern Economic Corridor Office (EECO) whoseContinue reading “Thailand Plans To Host Airshow In 2025”

What are Spoilers and what do the Aerodynamics of the plane do?

Ever wondered what those large flaps on the wing are which often are open when the plane lands? These are spoilers and they work using aerodynamics. Join me as I take a look at what Aerodynamics actually does, and how spoilers help with it. What are Aerodynamics? Aerodynamics means the airflow surrounding the plane whenContinue reading “What are Spoilers and what do the Aerodynamics of the plane do?”

London Southend Airport – A History Of London’s Smallest Airport

Introduction Small, local, speedy service. A few words to describe London Southend Airport, passengers often remark that London Southend London Airport has a speedy process from check in to your gate because of its small size. Southend Airport is a small regional airport located on the very far outskirts of London (so far that it’sContinue reading “London Southend Airport – A History Of London’s Smallest Airport”

Thailand’s Quirky Low Cost Carrier- Nok Air

Thailand; a country is known for its stunning tropical beaches, elegant Buddhist temples, delectable street food, and exotic nightlife. When you think of Thailand in terms of budget airlines, you probably think about Thai AirAsia, but a much smaller, lesser-known airline also fills the market. That airline is Nok Air. In Southeast Asia, Nok AirContinue reading “Thailand’s Quirky Low Cost Carrier- Nok Air”

What about delivering new planes?

Most planes are delivered to their destination by flying them directly to their destination, which requires providing them with extra fuel tanks. Also, sometimes their components are sent partially via cargo plane or boat and assembled at their final destination. How are small planes delivered? This depends on the range of the airplane, if thereContinue reading “What about delivering new planes?”

Why is flying so expensive?

In my previous articles, I have talked about how Low-cost airlines make their money off of cheap, quick, non-stop flights. That all leads to the question, why do traditional airlines like British Airways and KLM need to make flying so expensive? If you were to fly from LAX to JFK in New York, the moneyContinue reading “Why is flying so expensive?”

Aviation for Aviators is on Instagram again!

We regret to announce that we couldn’t retrieve access to our old and original Instagram page that Instagram has deactivated for a non-clear clarification. But this won’t stop us from proceeding with our journey to keep promoting the aviation and air travel industry! Therefore we are glad to announce that we are relaunching our InstagramContinue reading “Aviation for Aviators is on Instagram again!”

Transition, recurrent training, and checks

Being a pilot isn’t a skill to learn or forget. Pilots have to keep themselves and the passengers safe. Before being a pilot, the person has to get through a lot of training in several stages, which may take two years of intensive learning. Getting the license and certificates doesn‘t mean there aren’t more trainingContinue reading “Transition, recurrent training, and checks”

How many hours do pilots work and rest?

The topic of flying hours is particularly important in terms of ensuring the safety of passengers.The FAA or other national authorities set limits on how many hours a pilot can fly in a row and within specific time intervals to ensure the safety of the trip.To secure the safety of the passengers and the restContinue reading “How many hours do pilots work and rest?”

Ukraine confirms destruction of the World’s biggest aircraft

After the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, The Ukrainian minister for foreign affairs confirmed the destruction of the Antanov AN-225 Mriya, otherwise known as the world’s biggest aircraft. Days of fighting in Ukraine have led to untouched airspace of the country and evacuation from airlines as the Russians move in towards the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv.Continue reading “Ukraine confirms destruction of the World’s biggest aircraft”

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”

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 presidentialContinue reading “What will be the new Air Force One?”

Qatar Airways Reveals New Retro Livery 777

To celebrate its 25th Anniversary, Qatar Airways has painted one of its Boeing 777 aircraft in its retro livery. The newly painted aircraft was rolled out last Tuesday and made its first flight with the livery on February 16th. The Boeing 777-300ER repainted with this retro livery is registered as A7-BAC and has been withContinue reading “Qatar Airways Reveals New Retro Livery 777”

What is “ground effect” and its causes?

What is ground effect? Technically, it is the change in the airflow around the wings when the aeroplane is near the ground. It is a phenomenon when the lift increases and the drag decrease due to wings being close to the ground. While landing, the aeroplane gets near to the ground because the air pressureContinue reading “What is “ground effect” and its causes?”

How does GPS work in aircraft? And how does WAAS improve GPS work?

What is a GPS? It’s Global Positioning System in the cockpit of every plane, the receivers provide the pilot with a huge amount of information. Receivers of GPS supply the pilot with two important advantages; the first thing is that it enables the users from knowing their location. The second is that it directs usersContinue reading “How does GPS work in aircraft? And how does WAAS improve GPS work?”

A brief history of the AirAsia Group

The Beginning AirAsia is Asia’s 5th largest airline, it was founded in Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital, in 1993 and on the 18th of November 1996 it made its first flight. At this time, AirAsia operated an entire fleet of 32 737-300 aircraft. The airline was owned by a company which was working with theContinue reading “A brief history of the AirAsia Group”

Hangars – where an aircraft rests

What is a hangar? A hangar is a closed facility that houses planes or spacecraft. Metal, wood, fibers, and concrete are used to construct hangars. The word hangar is derived from Middle French hanghart (“enclosure near a house”), which is derived from Frankish *haimgard (“home-enclosure”, “fence around a group of dwellings”), which is derived fromContinue reading “Hangars – where an aircraft rests”

Why are low-cost airlines such big money makers? | Part 2

As I mentioned in my previous article, low-cost airlines are such massive money makers, but why? Join me as I take a look into the big names including Southwest, Ryanair and EasyJet. Always flying One of the biggest things you have to understand about low-cost airlines is that they’re all different. Ryanair is noticeably theContinue reading “Why are low-cost airlines such big money makers? | Part 2”

Runway lights explained

When it comes to runway lighting, like with most aspects of airport design, safety comes first. Every airport that conducts aircraft operations must have a lighting system in place. Pilots can land and take off safely at night or in bad visibility situations thanks to the airport lighting system. The runway lights are an importantContinue reading “Runway lights explained”

What does it mean to work as an air traffic controller?

What is the duty of ATC? A job of responsibility for the safe and organized movement of air traffic in the global air traffic control system. The workplace of ATC’s is usually stationed in air traffic control centers and control towers on the ground. ATC observes the position, speed, directions of aircraft and gives directions to pilots via radar.Continue reading “What does it mean to work as an air traffic controller?”

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 theContinue reading “B747 vs a380-How Much Are They Worth in 2022?”

Mayday and emergency calls during flights

What does Mayday mean? It’s a word used around the world to make an emergency call via radio communications in both a ship or a plane. The call has to be said three times in a row loudly- Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! – to confirm it as not a mistake during the noisy conditions in theContinue reading “Mayday and emergency calls during flights”

Is Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Haunted?

An Introduction to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok is the capital city of the Kingdom of Thailand. It was the most visited city for tourists for five consecutive years from 2015 to 2020. And such a popular city needs an airport to serve it. In fact, like London, it has more than one main airport. BangkokContinue reading “Is Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Haunted?”

African Safari Flights

Tourism in Africa gives about $39 Billion industry, safari travels present over $12 Million annual revenue for many countries such as Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania, Ruanda, Kenia, and South Africa. The safari industry relies hugely on air travel as a result of drawing foreign tourists. Due to the Covid-19 crisis, 93% of tour operators reported aContinue reading “African Safari Flights”

Why are low cost airlines such big money makers?

EasyJet, Air Asia, and of course, Ryanair are examples of the world’s biggest low-cost airlines, with Ryanair often selling flights for less than $15, but if their flights are so cheap, how do they make their money? The first thing you have to know about ultra low-cost airlines is that everything is about cost-cutting. NoContinue reading “Why are low cost airlines such big money makers?”

What do you know about “ghost flight”?

What is the ghost flight? When we see a plane flying, we imagine it full of passengers or at least partially full. A lot of flights around the world are known as “ghost flights”. This was the result of pre-pandemic regulations which required carriers to make a minimum number of scheduled flights to avoid losingContinue reading “What do you know about “ghost flight”?”

Important points to to consider during your flight

Be ready while waiting in the security line When you wait in the security line, you can accelerate the procedures by taking off your shoes, your watch and taking out your laptop. Help your fellows After putting your bag in the above bin, help others. Not just for kindness, but also for organizing and acceleratingContinue reading “Important points to to consider during your flight”

Flight Review: Qatar Airways A350-900 – Doha to Bangkok – Economy Class

Flight Details Route: Doha – Bangkok Flight Number: QR838 Seat Number: 23K Flight Time: 5 hours and 50 minutes Baggage Allowance: 30kg per person (economy) Price (London – Bangkok return): £1109 Honest Rating: 3/5 I arrived in Doha on board a Boeing 777-300ER from London Heathrow Airport on the 18th of December. Doha was aContinue reading “Flight Review: Qatar Airways A350-900 – Doha to Bangkok – Economy Class”

Rules you may wonder about their importance during your flight

During flights, many rules have to be applied and we as passengers might don’t understand the reasons behind these rules. in addition to that, many of us may feel that these rules aren’t very important, so we may think that ignoring them might not be a big deal during flights. In this article, we willContinue reading “Rules you may wonder about their importance during your flight”

Why are the windows of planes round or curved?

Did you ever ask yourself why the plane windows are round? Whether you prefer to sit beside a window or not in your flight, after reaching your seat and putting your belongings in the overhead bin, you look around and notice the rounded edges of the window and wonder why this shape? Over years, theContinue reading “Why are the windows of planes round or curved?”

History of planespotting

When we’re young, we just look at a plane in the sky, and our parents tell us to wave goodbye to it. If you see a plane in the sky, you will look at it right away. Some will simply gaze, while others may find something appealing and wish to travel, while still others willContinue reading “History of planespotting”

The difference between TSA Precheck and Global Entry

TSA Precheck It allows travelers who want to accelerate TSA procedures and use more expedited security lines at airports. It was launched in 2013. Travelers who have a membership at TSA Precheck can leave their laptops and liquids in certain containers in their bags without the need to take off their shoes and belts whileContinue reading “The difference between TSA Precheck and Global Entry”

Let’s buy an airplane

Have you ever wondered about having your own private plane?In fact, a lot of people would be interested in something like this. Because, after all, it is this type of luxury that we all aspire to, in which we can travel whenever and wherever we want without having to consider whether it is possible, whetherContinue reading “Let’s buy an airplane”

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 youContinue reading “What is the plane of the future?”

Retired Delta 777 Converted Into Sports Team Plane

A retired Delta 777-200ER has found a new life after being picked up by a new owner recently. Delta’s 777s were retired back in October of 2020 due to low usage during the COVID-19 pandemic, and many of them were less than 20 years of age at the time. Many considered these 777s too earlyContinue reading “Retired Delta 777 Converted Into Sports Team Plane”

Have you ever heard of the fifth-freedom-flight?

What does fifth-freedom-flight mean? Fifth-freedom-flight means guaranteeing the right to fly between two foreign countries, this is when the plane starts or terminates its flight from its home country. This means that the plane can fly over two foreign countries as long as its home country is part of this long route, either in landingContinue reading “Have you ever heard of the fifth-freedom-flight?”

An interview with legendary aviation YouTuber Kelsey Hughes (74 gear)

Kelsey Hughes, known best as the man behind 74 gear, is an aviation YouTuber with nearly 800,000 subscribers worldwide (as of January 2022) and a commercial and cargo Boeing 747 pilot. Viewers can expect humorous and interesting videos based on a variety of topics ranging from debunking the vast amounts of fake aviation news onContinue reading “An interview with legendary aviation YouTuber Kelsey Hughes (74 gear)”

What is the Jeppesen?

Jeppesen, which is also known as Jeppesen Sanderson, is navigational information, operations planning tools, flight planning products, and software corporation based in the United States. Pilots refer to Jeppesen’s aeronautical navigation charts as “Jepp charts” or simply “Jepps” because of their popularity. Elrey Borge Jeppesen, a pilot for Varney Air Lines, created the company inContinue reading “What is the Jeppesen?”

How Covid-19 affected procedures at airports

Covid-19 made a huge and strong change in all our lives, not only during its spread but also after vaccination procedures. While the aviation is gradually returned to work which all travelers are waiting for after the pandemic. Many experts expect that many things will not return to their old manner. Several things changed toContinue reading “How Covid-19 affected procedures at airports”

Why flying empty makes sense at the moment

With the current spreading Omicron variant, many airlines have announced a reduced network for the upcoming weeks. Instead of slow growth, we see yet another fallback and the recovery of the industry seems still far away. In these times it seems logical to avoid any unnecessary costs, yet still Lufthansa (despite cancelling 33’000 flights inContinue reading “Why flying empty makes sense at the moment”

What are runway names?

Runway names determine where a plane lands at an airport, especially if there is more than one runway. But, why are they named after numbers and what do these numbers mean? To work out a runway name, Maths is the main tool. This is easy for pilots as they taught simple maths like this problemContinue reading “What are runway names?”

Do you wonder why we board and deplane from the left-hand side of the plane?

Many of us wonder about the cause of using the left side of the plane in boarding or deplaning the aircraft. There are many points of view about this order, some say that it is because of safety sides, and following old designs or other means of transport. In this article, we will handle someContinue reading “Do you wonder why we board and deplane from the left-hand side of the plane?”

An interview with the astonishing artist Juan Calderon

Juan Calderon paints incredible artwork as a part-time job whilst living in Costa Rica. I sent him some questions to give the viewers a great insight into the artwork that he produces. What makes you decide on what to paint next? “Honestly, there is nothing in particular that makes me think what painting will beContinue reading “An interview with the astonishing artist Juan Calderon”

Where do some strange sounds come from during flight?

While traveling in planes, passengers may feel some strange actions and sounds during take-off, flight, and landing. Somebody may think that these sounds of rumbling, banging, and thumping mean that something is not fine, but actually, this is normal in aircraft. Knocking before takeoff It’s a usual order to hear knocks while boarding a planeContinue reading “Where do some strange sounds come from during flight?”

How do vibrations in the aircraft occur?

It is not uncommon for aircraft to vibrate sometimes during flight. Landing gear extension and retraction, an extension of speed brakes, free play in moveable surfaces, and system failures are all causes of aircraft vibration. Definition of the vibration types Vibration is any periodic motion of a rigid or elastic body driven from a position orContinue reading “How do vibrations in the aircraft occur?”

More flexible travel with Etihad worldpass

Etihad Airways is the second flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates, its main office is in Abu Dhabi near the Abu Dhabi International airport. Etihad Airways started operations in November 2003, it is also the second largest airline in UAE after Emirates. Etihad Airways operates over 1000 flights per week for more than 120Continue reading “More flexible travel with Etihad worldpass”

A new partnership between Amadeus and DPO Group

While the world is looking forward to expanding the use of modern technology in every life field, this technology became an essential part of the airline industry. Most airlines showed their ability to improve services by allowing freedom and more options in payment other than PayPal, credit card, or mobile money. African digital payments company,Continue reading “A new partnership between Amadeus and DPO Group”

Rules of the sky above us explained

Is there a set of rules for flying? Just like anything else. So, yeah, of course. It began when Boeing manufactured the first spacecraft sent to the moon by NASA in the mid-1960s. After decades of aeronautical progress, this is a remarkable achievement. These early pioneers were essential in influencing visual flight rules. So theContinue reading “Rules of the sky above us explained”

Official statement from Aviation for Aviators; Regarding our Instagram Page

On Wednesday, the 15th of December, 2021; we received a shocking email from Instagram informing us of the deactivation of our Instagram account for “violating someone else’s rights”. Which we totally denounce and deny. As we at Aviation for Aviators are always keen and aware of the content we do upload on all our platformsContinue reading “Official statement from Aviation for Aviators; Regarding our Instagram Page”

British Airways announces plans to restart London Gatwick Short haul flights

Earlier this week, British national flag carrier British Airways announced that it plans to return short-haul flying from London’s second-biggest airport, London Gatwick. Gatwick has lost a lot of travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but they should be pleased to know that BA is scheduled to start short-haul flights again in March of theContinue reading “British Airways announces plans to restart London Gatwick Short haul flights”

Why does it feel so cold on flights?

You might have booked your flight during the sun-kissed and very hot summer season. Yet, during the flight, it starts getting so cold. Ever wondered why? Did you know that airlines actually maintain cold temperatures on flights on purpose and it is purely for a medical reason? Fainting! Did you know that people are moreContinue reading “Why does it feel so cold on flights?”

Airbus delivers last A380

On December 16th Airbus delivered its last ever A380 (MSN 272), to its largest A380 customer: Dubai-based carrier Emirates. 251 A380’s have been delivered between 2007 and 2021, with the aircraft flying across the globe and gracing the skies of numerous countries. However with the largest operator being the airline that has arguably done theContinue reading “Airbus delivers last A380”

The Head-up Display (HUD), What Is it?

A head-up display (HUD) is a transparent display that displays information without requiring users to shift their eyes away from their normal viewing positions. The name comes from a pilot’s ability to examine the information with his head “up” and facing forward, rather than tilted down and staring at lower instruments. A HUD also eliminatesContinue reading “The Head-up Display (HUD), What Is it?”

Thousands of pilots were forced into quarantine in Hong Kong

Over the past 2 months, hundreds of pilots have been forced into three-week long quarantine periods in Hong Kong’s Penny’s Bay facility. The rooms consisted of converted shipping containers and people staying there were allowed no outdoor time. Pilots in the quarantine have come from a variety of airlines, like British Airways and Cathay Pacific.Continue reading “Thousands of pilots were forced into quarantine in Hong Kong”

What makes planes always take the hard way?

We all have experienced getting bored on our flights, trying to pass the time on board, playing with your stuff, you might think of looking up at the inflight map, and see that the determined route for the plane seems to be always chosen curved and long – apparently on purpose! In this article weContinue reading “What makes planes always take the hard way?”

Interesting aviation games to play right now

Due to the awesome feel while flying which everyone hopes to try. New technology makes the experiment easier and sooner, especially those games on PlayStation and Xbox. Also, the experiment of being a pilot observing fuel, taking off and landing, and observing the level of fuel. Jane’s Advance Strike Fighters Central Asia and the MiddleContinue reading “Interesting aviation games to play right now”

Kite – the origin of our current airplane

The first powered, “heavier than air”, controllable plane took place back in 1903 whilst kites have been used for centuries and centuries, and it’s said that the first kite was launched 200 B.C in China. Kites used to have diverse uses in the human history as a children’s toy for generations as we all knowContinue reading “Kite – the origin of our current airplane”

Aviation museums

Millions of people of all ages visit institutions such as museums and science centers each year. Many museums specialize in a particular field, such as art or natural history. The aviation industry is no exception….. An aviation museum, air museum, or air and space museum is a place that displays history of aviation photos , maps , planeContinue reading “Aviation museums”

Honk! Honk! Can planes hoot at each other up in the air?

Do planes have horns? If they have one, why haven‘t we ever heard it? Can planes hoot at each other? In this article, we will answer every question about the plane’s horns and the cases it might get used in. So first of all, do planes have horns? Well, pilots would never use horns inContinue reading “Honk! Honk! Can planes hoot at each other up in the air?”

A340 Lands in Antarctica for the First Time

Last week, Portuguese charter airline Hi-Fly made aviation history when they landed an Airbus A340 in Antarctica for the first time. The flight was a unique and partially dangerous journey since crew members had to land an aircraft on an ice runway, as opposed to normal paved runways. This first flight to Antarctica will setContinue reading “A340 Lands in Antarctica for the First Time”

Countries re-introduce travel bans in response to Omicron variant

Over the past few days, governments have begun closing their borders to flights originating in southern Africa due to the emergence of a potentially vaccine-evading variant of Covid-19 – the Omicron variant. With international travel just beginning to return to levels that make flying profitable, the new variant may be another hurdle for airlines asContinue reading “Countries re-introduce travel bans in response to Omicron variant”

Jewar Airport: The largest airport in India

The Delhi National Capital Region (NCR) is ready to receive its second international airport. Jewar international airport is currently three years away from being complete, it will work with 70 million travelers in a whole capacity. On Thursday, there will be the ceremonial beginning of Jewar airport, which is officially called Noida International Airport. PrimeContinue reading “Jewar Airport: The largest airport in India”

Rolls-Royce release its “spirit of innovation”

Rolls-Royce is a British company established in 1904 in Manchester, United Kingdom, with the partnership of Henry Royce and Charles Rolls. It started with manufacturing cars and later aero-engines. In 1907 Charles Rolls who was interested in flying tried to convince Henry Royce to design an aero engine. The company presents an intensive line ofContinue reading “Rolls-Royce release its “spirit of innovation””

The importance of pre-flight checks

Following the 1935 crash of the prototype Boeing B-17 (then known as the Model 299) at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio, which killed both pilots, the concept of a pre-flight checklist was first introduced by management and engineers at Boeing Corporation, according to researcher and writer Atul Gawande. The pilots had forgotten to disconnect theContinue reading “The importance of pre-flight checks”

Glances about the future of aviation

The aerospace industry became one of the important initiative sectors in the world and witnessed incredible growth especially after commercial flying became familiar from the second half of the 20th century. According to all of these events and initiatives like CORSIA (The Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation), the International Civil Aviation Organization’sContinue reading “Glances about the future of aviation”

Are robots about to take over aviation anytime soon?

Technology is taking over many industries in our life these days and the aviation industry is known for its marvelous inventions and its ability to develop constantly which might get people to think that aviation is ready for robots to take over, but could that really happen? Should kids quit dreaming of becoming pilots whenContinue reading “Are robots about to take over aviation anytime soon?”

DUBAI AIRSHOW 2021-THE MOST NOTABLE M0MENTS

The 2021 Dubai airshow has been the first airshow the aviation industry has witnessed since the beginning of the pandemic and, without doubt, the airshow has truly been a success with it being the largest Dubai airshow since its inception in 1989. Having been the first airshow since 2019, it has provided manufacturers and airlinesContinue reading “DUBAI AIRSHOW 2021-THE MOST NOTABLE M0MENTS”

Recap of Dubai Airshow Day 4

Hello and welcome to today’s Dubai Airshow recap. Today we saw many things such as Emirates SkyCargo signing a memorandum of agreement with Emirates Post Group. As like the other days, we continue to see many airlines and the airshow itself posting on social media to be viewed across the world with what they haveContinue reading “Recap of Dubai Airshow Day 4”

Recap of Dubai Airshow 2021 Day3

On the third day of the great Dubai Air Show 2021, there are many agreements between many very well-known air manufacture and airline companies. Also, new deals are made to widen the aviation world in many ways and make different cooperation between worldwide airline carriers companies. On the third day of the great Air ShowContinue reading “Recap of Dubai Airshow 2021 Day3”

Recap of Dubai Airshow 2021 Day 2

Going through the second day at Dubai Air show; three conferences were held there: Global Air Traffic Management, Aviation Sustainability & Cyber Security.As we can all see discussing ways to establish a better, greener aerospace industry as aviation sustainability becomes a more serious issue in today’s world. Day 2 news Air Lease Corporation (ALC) &Continue reading “Recap of Dubai Airshow 2021 Day 2”

“One olive off and thinner lime slices” – Subtle techniques airlines implement to save more money

Aviation is an expensive industry, many airlines struggle to come up with more efficient ways to cut their costs without annoying travelers or lowering their quality. The aviation industry always pays the most attention possible to details. You won’t believe the ideas airlines come up with to cut their costs, as many of these techniquesContinue reading ““One olive off and thinner lime slices” – Subtle techniques airlines implement to save more money”

Recap of Dubai Airshow 2021 Day 1

The Dubai Airshow, which last took place in November of 2019, has returned this year and is taking place right now from Sunday, November 14th to Thursday, November 18th. The Dubai Airshow is one of the largest aviation events in the world and is held every two years. The event is an opportunity for numerousContinue reading “Recap of Dubai Airshow 2021 Day 1”

Do pilots have fears like passengers?

What are the orders pilots may worry about? Many people could feel nervous while flying, but not only passengers do so, also pilots may have fears which differ in causes. Most pilots have fears about uncontrollable accidents as birds strikes, engine failures, catastrophic mechanical malfunction, weather turbulence flight control failure as loss of rudder, aileronContinue reading “Do pilots have fears like passengers?”

How many pilots have to be at the cockpit?

The importance of two pilots’ existence at the cockpit Technically, the captain can fly the plane himself, but the existence of another pilot is vital. At the last years, suggestions appeared about having a single pilot on the flight deck in the target of saving money or to cover staff shortage. The work is sharedContinue reading “How many pilots have to be at the cockpit?”

The “flight shame” movement and how aviation contributes to climate change

The aviation industry is growing rapidly, so does the number of aircraft in the world, and so the earth temperature is getting higher as well. We affect the climate in every visible and unnoticed way existed that we don’t even know we are causing any harm to the environment, but when it comes to aviation,Continue reading “The “flight shame” movement and how aviation contributes to climate change”

The world of football and aviation

The football world is a very wide one, it has connections with everything and every place, one of these connections is with aviation directly and indirectly. T-shirts sponsorship is one of the biggest businesses in the world of football these days. World’s largest multinationals are working hard to get rights of putting their names onContinue reading “The world of football and aviation”

Transair 737 Crash Recovered From Ocean

The wreckage from Transair Flight 810, which crashed in July of 2021, was recently recovered from the Pacific Ocean after a month-long process. The salvaged parts will later be used as important parts for a further investigation into the crash. Crash Recap On July 2nd of 2021, Transair Flight 810, operated by a 45-year-old BoeingContinue reading “Transair 737 Crash Recovered From Ocean”

A look at the incredible art of Juan Calderon

Juan Calderon is an Aviation enthusiast who has been interested in art since the age of 11. He paints incredible oil paintings of different scenes in aviation and goes into extreme detail on all his work. Join me as I take a dive into this exceptionally talented artist’s work, and hearing some words from theContinue reading “A look at the incredible art of Juan Calderon”

Emergency communication between cabin crew and flight crew

There are different vague emergency communications between the cabin crew and flight crew. Cases of evacuation and rapid deplaning in commercial air transport operations, some of misuse of terminologies from the side of crew members, cabin crew members and passengers’ poor understanding of the pilots commands causes difficult situations. In January 2021, the International AirContinue reading “Emergency communication between cabin crew and flight crew”

The World’s Weirdest Frequently Used Airports

Around the world, there are more than 40,000 airports (as of 2020). This article will show you three of the most unique airports that are frequently used, some by the beach and some nestled in the mountains. These airports are not listed in any particular order. Madeira Cristiano Ronaldo Airport Madeira’s Cristiano Ronaldo Airport isContinue reading “The World’s Weirdest Frequently Used Airports”

Tips to read aeronautical charts

I’ve always been fascinated by how pilots navigate the skies; isn’t that puzzling? Drivers use road maps, and signs along the way guide them in the right direction. But what about pilots in the air? They don’t have any indications telling them where to go or what obstacles they should avoid, and getting lost isContinue reading “Tips to read aeronautical charts”

The connections between aviation and tourism

Air transportation and tourism complete each other in many ways. The main way is that tourists use air transportation to arrive at their destinations, so the growth of tourism reflects on air transportation. The number of international tourists has been increased to more than doubled during the last 25 years. The tourism industry expanding hasContinue reading “The connections between aviation and tourism”

Haven’t cried over “Titanic” on the ground? Try to watch it in the skies.

Are you someone that barely gets touched by a movie? Do your friends think you are an impassive person for not weeping over romantic movies with them? Well, then you should let them see you on a plane watching inflight entertainment movies and notice the waterworks starting.  In this article we will discuss more aboutContinue reading “Haven’t cried over “Titanic” on the ground? Try to watch it in the skies.”

Early morning or Red-Eye Flight

Some people prefer early morning flights while air traveling, others prefer red-eye flight, and this differs from one traveler to another and everyone’s conditions. A red-eye flight is scheduled to take off at night and arrive at its destination in the morning the next day. This name is derived from the red-eye symptoms which areContinue reading “Early morning or Red-Eye Flight”

Cleared for takeoff | The take off procedure explained

This word will never be heard outside of the cockpit; instead, the cabin crew will tell you to stay in your seats, secure your seat belts, and turn off all electronic devices as the plane takes off. Takeoff is the phase of flight in which an aircraft transitions from moving along the ground to flyingContinue reading “Cleared for takeoff | The take off procedure explained”

The story of America’s only ever unsolved hijacking

On the afternoon of November 24th, 1971, a man under the name of Dan Cooper hijacked a Northwest Airlines Boeing 727 flying between Portland and Seattle. The Hijacking today remains the only unsolved hijacking in American history, hundreds if not thousands of people came forward claiming to know the real Dan Cooper, but was oneContinue reading “The story of America’s only ever unsolved hijacking”

One year on | Why was Berlin Brandenburg Airport such a failure?

On the 31st October 2020, Berlin Brandenburg airport (Commonly known as BER) opened to the german public and international flights. This airport was internationally renowned to be a failure for years, but what caused it to get its reputation? During the Cold war, Berlin was divided into 2 parts, West and East Berlin. After theContinue reading “One year on | Why was Berlin Brandenburg Airport such a failure?”

Baltia Airlines – Aviation’s Most Promising „Fake“

Over the many decades of aviation, there have been some pretty ambitious airlines, some were considered revolutionary and some have become bankrupt. Today, we look at a different aspect of aviation, Baltia Airlines, now known as USGlobal Airways. This airline has a different way of running things, as its been in business for more thanContinue reading “Baltia Airlines – Aviation’s Most Promising „Fake“”

Max crew duty and captain’s discretion

The flight crew members have to get 10-hours of rest time every 24 hours. The maximum duty day is 14 hours and has to be followed by 10-hours of rest in their hotels. While scheduling flights, the operators may arrange 12-hours of rest instead of 10-hours. These extra 2-hours allow the crew to arrive atContinue reading “Max crew duty and captain’s discretion”

Where Does The Crew Sleep on Flights?

On flights lasting several hours, the workers on the plane, just like the passengers, also need to sleep. Flight attendants and other workers take turns resting, but they are no where to be seen. In this article, we will reveal where exactly these airline crew members disappear to during a flight. The location where airlineContinue reading “Where Does The Crew Sleep on Flights?”

ITA shut down Alitalia

Alitalia airlines were founded in September 1946 after the end of World War II operating with 4 airplanes of the model G-12 that were rented from the Italian air forces. Alitalia airline suffered from bankruptcy and made its last flight on Thursday 14th October after 74 years of service. The last flight was flown fromContinue reading “ITA shut down Alitalia”

Microsoft and Amadeus in strategic partnership for new future of travel

Amadeus Company Amadeus is a Global Distribution System owned by Amadeus IT group which has many headquarters around the world. Amadeus has central sites in Madrid, Spain (corporate headquarters and marketing), France (product development), London, UK (product development), Breda, Netherlands (development), Erding, Germany (data center), and Bangalore, India (product development) as well as regional officesContinue reading “Microsoft and Amadeus in strategic partnership for new future of travel”

When a plane dies, where does it go? The fate of graveyard planes

Just like everything in life, airplanes also have their own ages. They retire and they move to their graveyard, the aircraft graveyard, where planes sit still and silent in a solemn scene. Why and when would an airplane move there? 1. To get maintained What we actually mean when we say an airplane dies isContinue reading “When a plane dies, where does it go? The fate of graveyard planes”

Dark Tourism

What is dark tourism? Dark tourism, also known as black tourism, morbid tourism, thana tourism, and grief tourism, is the tourism that includes visiting historical places related to death and grief. One of the reasons for the attraction of this kind of tourism is the value history of these places rather than its relation toContinue reading “Dark Tourism”

Unlimited first class flights? The story of American Airlines’ “AAirpass”

If you asked me if I wanted unlimited first class flights with one of the world’s biggest airlines, my response would only be two words: Hell Yeah! That’s what 66 people thought when they bought American Airlines’ “AAirpass”, a card enabling its users to travel anywhere, for free, in first class, for the rest ofContinue reading “Unlimited first class flights? The story of American Airlines’ “AAirpass””

The Pilot’s Office

“Best office view“, isn’t it? What would you feel when your office view is the ultimate sky? That place where all the magic happens. Most aircraft consist of 5 main components: 1) Fuselage: This is the body of the plane which holds the cockpit, passengers and cargo. In addition, it connects the parts of theContinue reading “The Pilot’s Office”

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’?”

Why Were The SR-71 Engines’ So Far Apart From Each Other?

The SR-71 was a marvel, a super plane that marked an era. The technology it had on it is still unmatched. One of the most impressive things about the jet was its engines. Not only the sheer power of them but their placement of them. Two Pratt & Whitney J58 axial-flow turbojet engines powered theContinue reading “Why Were The SR-71 Engines’ So Far Apart From Each Other?”