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”

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?”

Wings: Until They Break

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