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Can an Aircraft Fly With Only One Engine?

While the sight of a flaming engine might send shivers down the spine of any passenger, the reality is that modern twin-engine aircraft are designed to handle engine failure and can fly with one engine and with remarkable safety. Extensive pilot training and robust aircraft design ensure that even a single engine failure does not […]

Boeing 757 and Airbus A321…Which is Better?

The Boeing 757 and Airbus A321 are similar aircraft, but which one is the superior choice for airlines and freight operators? Let’s find out in this article. Variants First, let’s start out with the variants. The B757 has two main variants: The 757-200 and the 757-300. There are also cargo variants based on the 757-200, […]

Air India’s Substantial Airbus Order Has Experienced Significant Alterations: More A350-900s and A321 neos

Air India has recently announced significant modifications to its Airbus aircraft order, signaling a strategic shift in its fleet composition. The adjustments showcase a nuanced approach, emphasizing the acquisition of more A350-900s and A321neos to meet the airline’s evolving operational requirements. Balancing Widebody Fleet: In a noteworthy move, Air India has restructured its widebody aircraft […]

The Boeing 2707: America’s Supersonic Dream That Never Took Flight

In the heyday of supersonic aspirations, when the Concorde was capturing imaginations and headlines worldwide, the United States had its own vision for high-speed air travel: the Boeing 2707. This supersonic transport (SST) was intended to not just match, but outperform the European Concorde. Here’s a look at what the Boeing 2707 was, who showed […]

FAA Investigation on the health of 4800 Army Veteran Pilots (Including 600 Airline pilots)

FAA Medical history form. (Washington Post) An exclusive reportage from the Washington Post reveals that about 5000 pilots (including 600 airline pilots) are under investigation from the FAA (Federal Aviation Authority) as they did hide the fact that they were receiving benefits related to mental health issues and other severe medical conditions that might render […]

Are you dreaming of becoming a pilot? Aer Lingus & British Airways Cadet Program Paves the Way to a Flying Career

Embarking on an aviation career has always been a dream for countless individuals who are passionate about flying. The Aer Lingus Cadet and British Airways Cadet Program are remarkable opportunity that transforms these dreams into reality, offering aspiring pilots a structured and comprehensive pathway to becoming esteemed aviation professionals. This article dives into the details […]

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Aviation in Numbers: CAE, Airbus, and Boeing Projections

CAE has published its last report: 1.3 million new employees will be needed by 2032. Boeing and Airbus have done the same. According to the main stakeholders in the aviation industry, in the coming years, many jobs will be created due to the growth and expansion of airline carriers and airports. Pilots (Captains and first […]

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Turkish Airlines Adds Six Boeing 737-8 MAX Aircraft to Fleet

Turkish Airlines, the flag carrier of Turkey, has signed a lease agreement for six additional Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft. The new airplanes will be built with AnadoluJet configuration and operated by the Turkish Airlines subsidiary. Turkish Airlines is Expanding the Fleet The airline already operates 28 of the -8 variant and has signed the lease […]

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Avolon Orders 20 Airbus A330neo Aircraft to Meet Growing Widebody Demand

Avolon, the international leasing company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus to order 20 A330neo aircraft. This move by Avolon reflects its vision to secure the earliest available slots and take advantage of the growing widebody demand around the world. The A330-900 is Airbus’ latest widebody aircraft, featuring the award-winning Airspace cabin, […]

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Boeing’s Outlook: The Future of Commercial Aviation Requires 42,600 New Airplanes Over the Next 20 Years

The aviation industry is on the precipice of significant evolution, forecasting a future shaped by innovation, efficiency, and sustainability. This article, deriving insights from the 2023 Commercial Market Outlook by Boeing, ventures into the future of commercial aviation, providing a glimpse into global air traffic and airplane demand trends. Airline and Network Trends: Steering the […]

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Bulgaria Air’s Airbus A220: Latest-Generation Addition to Fleet

Bulgaria Air now proudly hosts the Airbus A220 in its fleet, marking an important step towards greener aviation. The A220’s attributes of operational flexibility, unrivaled comfort, and reduced emissions make it a sought-after choice for airlines working towards more efficient and sustainable aircraft operations. With the addition of Bulgaria Air’s Airbus A220, passengers can now […]

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Air Canada’s Bigger Planes Take Flight: Montreal-Cairo Route Resumes with 787-9 Aircraft

Air Canada has resumed its summer-seasonal service from Montreal to Cairo, one of three African destinations served by the airline from Montreal. This route was launched in 2021, 12 years after EgyptAir ended it, and has been primarily focused on the Egyptian diaspora in Montreal and connections over Montreal, with code-sharing between Air Canada and […]

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Top 5: Unique Aircraft Hotels to Add to Your Travel Bucket List

Are you looking for a unique travel experience that combines aviation and hospitality? Look no further than aircraft hotels, where decommissioned planes have been transformed into one-of-a-kind accommodations. From narrowbodies to jumbo jets, here are five aircraft hotels that should be on your travel bucket list. 1. Jumbo Stay – Stockholm, Sweden Located at Stockholm […]

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Emirates Adds New Aircraft for Flight Training Academy (EFTA)

Emirates Flight Training Academy (EFTA) has announced the addition of a new aircraft type to its fleet. The airline will incorporate the Diamond DA42-VI, a twin-engine trainer airplane, into its flight school’s training program. EFTA has ordered three of these planes and plans to acquire more in the future. The DA42-VI is known for its […]

How Did NASA Capture This Image?

“We never dreamt that it would be this clear, this beautiful.” – said J.T. Heineck of NASA’s Ames Research Center upon taking a first glimpse at the first air-to-air images of the supersonic shockwave interaction in flight. As cool as the images look, capturing them is not easy and took about a decade in the […]

Examining the Risks of Single Pilot Operation and the Use of AI in Aviation

The aviation industry is constantly evolving, with advancements in technology and new regulations influencing how aircraft are operated. Two trends that have emerged in recent years are the use of single-pilot operations and the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) in aviation. While these trends have the potential to enhance safety and efficiency, they also raise […]

Why do Airplanes Leave a White Trail of Smoke?

Is that a rocket or an aircraft? In most instances, it is an aircraft cruising between 28,000 – 45,000 feet in the air, with extremely low temperatures heading towards its scheduled destination. So, what is the white trailing smoke behind an aircraft – and should we be paying them more attention? This white trailing smoke […]

Why are Most Aircraft Painted White?

You may have spent some time at an airport – admiring the view on the tarmac. For sure you have noticed, that most aircraft are painted white – with the logo and branding as the expection. Why is that so? History In the early years, most aircraft were not painted at all. They were left […]

Life-Saving Technology: The F-35B’s Automatic Ejection System

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is arguably the most advanced jet ever. With countless systems to sensors onboard, the F-35 is alone at the top and usually gets lonely at the top. The F-35B variant is the most advanced of the F-35 lineup. The F-35B type, explicitly built for the Marine Corps, could break […]

Rolls-Royce Tests The First Hydrogen Jet Engine

As the industry grows, the rising concern for safer and cleaner travel also rises. With the number of airplanes flying around the globe at the moment, they single-handedly contribute to damaging the ozone layer alone than any other thing. Aviation is an essential element of the world economy. Still, it also contributes significantly to releasing […]

Would You Fly with Only One Pilot in The Cockpit?

“Welcome on board! I am the captain, and with me in the cockpit is my first officer”. We got used to this welcome message, but will it persist? When we watch old aviation movies, we see cockpit crews with more than today’s usual 2 crew members. In addition to the captain and the co-pilot, there […]

Why Does The Airbus A340 Have 4 Smaller Engines?

There is not much difference between the Airbus A330 and the A340 in terms of structure, systems, and wings. The biggest difference is the engines. The A330 is a dual-engine aircraft, while the A340, its longer sibling, is a quad-engine aircraft. But why did Airbus need to launch two identical aircraft, with the longer one […]

What Makes Formula 1 Cars Similar to Aircraft

Formula 1 (F1) seems to be on the rise in terms of audiences around the globe. People love to watch the rivalry, the drivers, the tracks, and the cars. But little do they know is the amount of aerodynamics and physics that go behind an F1 car. To put it simply, an F1 is an […]

PIA – The Golden Era

Once upon a time, Pakistan International Airlines was one of the greatest airlines. They would be everywhere—in the media, around the globe, and in every airport. Starting a list of PIA’s accomplishments would take an eternity. The airline relocated to Pakistan after the 1947 Partition and created a crucial connection between Dhaka and Karachi. Pakistan’s […]

Airlines of the World; “A Great Way To Fly” Singapore Airlines

As we continue our series on airlines, we’ll talk about Singapore Airlines.IATA: SQ, ICAO: SIA Part 8; Singapore Air Lines: The national carrier of Singapore is Singapore Airlines, and Singapore Changi Airport serves as its primary hub.The Singapore Airlines Group comprises more than 20 subsidiaries, many of which are connected to the airline industry. With […]

What is Windshear and How Can It Be Prevented?

There are several ways that weather might endanger an aircraft. One of the toughest situations is windshear, in which highly concentrated winds occur close to the ground. What is windshear, how can it affect an aircraft and how can it be prevented are all questions to be answered in this article, let’s dig in! What is Windshear? When the wind […]

Weightless route flight

The earth is always pulling us to its center with its gravity, a force to which all bodies on the planet are subjected. At the beginning of the space program of the United States, reduced gravity was an important matter in the general body behavior, making this study a key to space exploration and transportation, […]

What is this Aircraft?

It’s known as the “Sky Whale,” and I can see why: it’s massive. Before we even get into it, the plane’s design is impressive, and more importantly, it prioritizes safety.

How does Wi-Fi Work Onboard Airplanes?

Have you ever wondered how can you get connected to a Wi-Fi network during your flight that is already cruising at a high flight altitude far from the ground and at a very high speed? In this article, we will discuss how can you be connected to your friends and family during your flight, let’s […]

The Tragic Crash of Flight 182

“This is it, baby!” the last phrase said by the Captain of the Boeing 727 to Lindbergh tower just seconds before the catastrophe that claimed the lives of 144 people. What happened? How did it happen? And could it have been prevented? It was September 25, 1978, Pacific Southwest Airlines flight 182 left Sacramento for […]

Reverse Thrust in Airplanes and how it Functions

Used to decelerate an aircraft after landing, in the event of a rejected take-off, and/or, in some limited cases, during push-back from the gate; it is the reverse thrust. An essential deceleration mechanism in aircraft. In this article, we will discuss the mechanism of the reverse thrust, its function, variations, deployment & control, and how […]

Why most of the Planes are painted in White?

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

Types of Aircraft Wings

We all know that an aircraft’s wings are one of the most significant, if not the most crucial, components of the plane. Aircraft wings provide lift, which allows the plane to leave the ground and take off, as well as hold the fuel. As a result, wings feature streamlined cross-sections that operate as airfoils and […]

What Happened to American Airlines Flight 587

What’s the story behind the American Airlines Flight 587, the second deadliest aviation accident in the U.S.? The crash ended the lives of 265 people and 2 dogs. How did it happen? And could it have been prevented? Shortly after the tragedy of 9/11 another one occurred, it was American Airlines Flight 587, the flight […]

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 the […]

Tips to learn how to fly on budget

Lots of people would love to learn to fly, but the fact that it is expensive prevents lots from doing it. This article will provide you with some suggestions for less expensive ways to learn to fly.     1. Don’t attended a fancy flight school Many of us are drawn to the large, professional flight […]

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 became […]

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 A320 […]

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.

Did you know…? “Facts about aviation“

There are several basic flying facts that some of us may overlook.If you’re even somewhat interested in aviation, these facts must tickle your interest! First Commercial flight: Did you know that the first commercial flight was in 1914 The first scheduled passenger airline flew for the first time on New Year’s Day, 1914. The first […]

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). […]

Aviation’s Controversy With 5G Networks

Early this year, the aviation industry and data companies captivated national attention when they encountered obstacles with the deployment of long-awaited 5G networks in areas in proximity to airports. 5G is the 5th and fastest generation of mobile networks, and the rollout of the network had been anticipated for several years. The process was however […]

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 money […]

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 rest […]

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 from […]

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, the […]

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 will […]

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, whether […]

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 in […]

Why Do We Board Planes From The Left-Hand Side?

You might wonder about the reason for using the left side only of the plane to board and deplane passengers from the aircraft. There are many points of view about this case, some say that it is because of safety sides, and following old designs or other means of transport. So let’s understand the case. […]

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 plane […]

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 the […]

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 eliminates […]

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 , plane […]

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 in […]

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 the […]

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 Boeing […]

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 is […]

Qatar Airways Having Paint Issues With Airbus

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 fuselage […]

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, […]

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 to […]

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 out […]

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. We […]

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. […]

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 reach […]

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 Jet […]

New Boeing 737 MAX 10 Completes Its First Flight

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

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 videos […]

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 Airlines […]

What Does Airworthiness Mean?

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

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 the […]

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: 205 […]

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 Flight […]

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 concept […]

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. The […]

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, […]

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 the […]

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 measure […]

747-300 Returns to the Skies

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

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, […]

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 are […]

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 for […]

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., […]

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 people […]

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 performed […]

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 and […]

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 was […]

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 is […]

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, so […]

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 object […]

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”. […]

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. The […]

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 pilot […]

FAA Grounds Multiple Boeing 777 Aircraft

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

Static Discharge |VS| St. Elmo’s Fire

Pilots see static discharges dancing on their windscreens fairly often. As a passenger, you might be surprised or even concerned at the display. It can be very impressive, but it’s completely harmless. Let’s take a closer look at one of the coolest light shows that pilots experience on the flight deck! As an aircraft flies […]

The Origins of Aviation & Airlines

For anything in this life, there is a beginning. For aviation the beginning is considered to be a little different and unique, simply because, who in the ancient times ever thought that humans can fly?! Since humans first observed the flight of birds, birds became the idol of those humans who have been dreaming to […]

The APU: The Hidden Engine

How many turbine engines are on an Airbus A320? Two, right? Would you believe three? How about a Boeing 747? Four engines? Wrong again. A 747 has Five turbine engines! Hiding inside the tail of almost every airliner is an extra engine called an Auxiliary Power Unit or APU. It is a turbine engine that […]

Uncertain Future For The 777x

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

Will You Feel Safer Knowing That the Crew on Your Flight Are All Vaccinated?

Since the first vaccine against COVID19 appeared, all countries around the world were managing to compete to vaccinate their citizens. Airlines too, some airlines thought about vaccinating all of their work force and specially those who interacts with the passengers directly. Etihad’s operational crew are now vaccinated against COVID-19. It is the first airline to […]

What Happens When You Flush the Toilet

Answering this question is not that challenging, actually it is very simple. However, some people are interested to know. So, what happens? Where does it go? Does it fall down on earth or what? Well, let’s keep reading.

Future of A380

Airbus company wanted to respond to the B747 – queen of sky, so it tried to make a better one. On 27th of April, 2005, do you know what happened? A380 made its first flight. This new plane turned out to be a revolution for the aviation industry, especially since it has unique qualities – […]

How Do Evacuation Slides Work?

You’ve all been familiar with the Evacuation Slides if you’ve flown before – either presented to you by the Flight Attendant’s safety briefing or the airline’s inflight safety video. But have you ever wondered about how they work and how they can save your life? Let’s take a look into the engineering behind this essential […]

ATA 100 (Aeronautical Maintenance Documentation)

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

The First Airplane

On the fateful day of December 17, 1903, the first airplane flew for a distance of 120 feet over the sands Kill Devil Hill, North Carolina. The airplane was built by Orville and Wilbur Wright in a shop not far from the place of the momentous flight. Many have tried to accomplish flight before the […]

Convair Sea Dart (The only supersonic seaplane)

Navy Strategy, the need of a supersonic interceptor plane in time when Jet engines were not as advanced as now. The need of an aircraft that could take off from the sea or a floating deck. There were many options and ideas that came up, planes powered with propellers were still being used in aircraft […]

What Do You Know About the Black Box?

Did you know that it’s not even black? Or a box? What? But after you learn the reasons why it’s not, it’ll make sense. Here are some interesting facts about the so-called “Black Box”. It’s not Black Why not? Because it’s already difficult to find it, so it needs to be painted a brighter color […]

Eating a Cessna 150 for dinner?!

Imagine your dinner is ready and a you cannot wait any longer to taste the delicious and spicy propeller of a Cessna. Mmmmh!

How Does WIFI Work on a Plane?

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

The B-2 Spirit: A spaceship made on earth.

‘Is that a UFO?’ or ‘That surely is not a plane!’ are the words coming out of almost everyone when the B-2 flew past them. Although the B-2 was not a UFO, it could disappear like one in a blink of an eye. A plane, so unmatched and different that people still do date is […]

Spirit Airlines Flight Skids Off Runway in Icy Conditions

Last Thursday on December 17th, 2020, a Spirit Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Baltimore skid off the runway due to icy weather conditions. The flight, NK696, was operating a daily service between Las Vegas, Nevada to Baltimore, Maryland with an Airbus A320.The incident occurred just hours after the region was hit by a snowstorm […]

Do You Know the Story of “the Ghost Blimp”?

The story of the two US Navy pilots, Lt. Cody and Ensign Adams, who disappeared into thin air. After 78 years, what happened to these men remains a mystery. There were various theories and suggestions about how the scene was played in the blimp, but nonetheless, remained theories and suggestions since nothing was confirmed. Thus, […]

Flying in an Uncontrolled Airspace

Do you know what’s it like to fly without the assistance of Air Traffic Control (ATC)? If yes, then you must’ve flown in class G airspace, if the answer is no, this article will let you know what to expact.

Flight on another planet (MARS)

Flights within the earth are possible taking into account our atmosphere composed of air. But when talking about flying through outer space or even an almost non-existent atmosphere or one that is composed of other gases like the planets in our solar system, propulsion methods and flight dynamics of the vehicles will be significantly affected.

The beginning of the helicopter era

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

The anniversary of the dream of world flight

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

How Airline Food Has Been Impacted By COVID-19

This year, the airline industry has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s been a tough year in aviation and many things have changed. One particularly interesting change that has occurred this year is the change in the food service of airlines. Food has been a key part of the flying experience, and this […]

What Is the Sky Divided Into?

The sky is more complicated than you’ve ever thought. To a normal person, when they look up, all they see is the clear blue sky. But pilots, on the other hand, manage a complex ‘invisible infrastructure’ that allows them to operate safely in the sky. What are they?

One engine rule (ETOPS)

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

Missile hit at Baghdad

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

787 updates and more

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

Different condensation scenarios

Many of us have seen smoke, gases or fumes in the sky and it is pretty common to see large trail intersections like clouds. While flying, each aircraft can experience condensation in different ways, but each is produced by conditions ranging from altitude to temperature.

Why Flying is Safer Than Grocery Shopping During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Yes, that title is correct. Flying is safer than grocery shopping during this global pandemic. How could flying on a plane, the main cause for the spread of COVID-19, be safer than grocery shopping? It may seem unbelievable, but it’s true. Even the thought of flying during the pandemic may terrify many people, but rest […]

When fighter pilots need to use the bathroom

As we all usually know that fighter pilots work in a cramped cockpit and modern fighters do not have more person space. The developers of modern fighter jets such as the F-16 and the F-35 made the cockpit extremely small and the average height of design is around 5’10 to 6’2 and 210 pounds .

Can You Request a SVFR?

We already know what VFR stands for, visual flight rules, but what is Special VFR? First, let’s recap, visual flight rules (VFR) is a set of rules under which a pilot operates an aircraft in generally fair weather where the pilot can clearly see where the plane is going. Generally, the basic VFR minimums are, […]

The new prototype Irkut MC-21-310

By the beginning of November this year the first prototype of the MC-21-310 was completed and equipped with Russian engines PD-14. The introduction to the first flight will come true soon, relying on the multiple tests carried out, and the aircraft is in the final line of the assembly waiting for the flight tests that […]

The smallest acrobatic microjet

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

EASA Establishes its conditions for return the 737 Max

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

It Is Not Just A Duct Tape

A duct tape strip, nothing aesthetic or of the quality image on a plane. Some people have noticed these tapes on their flights, causing astonishment, and at first glance, it seems that the tape is joining paper parts, not giving confidence. People wondered if this is a good practice, especially if we talk about something […]

Flying Over a Restricted Area

As much as we hate to admit there are certain airspaces we can’t fly over. Some are considered restricted while there are others even prohibited.What’s the difference? And what happens if a pilot decides to fly over a restricted area?

Signal to an aircraft

It is not only about piloting the aircraft but also driving to the boarding gates, that means taxiing the plane with a safe coordination to engine shutdown. How it is performed? A tool used as a standard in many air operations, the commonly known Marshalling Signals. These are intended for use by the signalman using […]

How planes live

An airplane comes into life after a phase of high technology production which includes research and engineering designs able to respond to commercial and environmental needs. Normally, it takes a long time and production can last even up to a decade!Once the parts are designed and built, they are assembled and, usually, the main manufacturers […]

How planes became spaceplanes

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

Learn about VFR and IFR Flying

When flying you’ve got two rules and it’s up to you to choose depending on your training and rating. You have VFR and IFR. What’s difference? Why is this relevant? What are your restrictions?

Emergency landing of AN-124 in Novosibirsk

Friday, the 13th of November 2020 was not the best day in history of the Volga-Dnepr Company. The 30 years old AN-124 with the registration RA-82042 has been prepared for a flight from Seoul to Vienna with a planned stop in Novosibirsk. After lining up on runway 25 and taking off from the airport Novosibirsk-Tolmachevo […]

The History of Flying Cars

I know what you’re thinking: Flying cars have a history? Do they even exist? At least that’s what I also thought, and it turns out it’s a long one. It starts in 1917 with Glenn Curtiss, who built the Curtiss autoplane, a combination between an automobile and an airplane, it was something unheard of back […]

Never Do These Things on a Plane

People are weird, some of the things that they’ve done are just downright crazy. Who even thinks to do things like this? In this article I will write about the craziest things people have actually done on a plane and I highly suggest that the reader do not do them, no matter how tempted you […]

The Man Who Believed He Can Fly

Since the beginning of time, people have only dreamed about the idea of flying, thinking to themselves, will we ever know that feeling? Impossible. But it always goes down to one human being with a vision, with the idea that, yes, we can fly, let’s just start with a pair of wings, and he did.

Learn about the Amazing Supermarine Spitfire

Even the name sounds awesome, Supermarine Spitfire, no offence Boeing, you’re still my favorite aircraft, love you. Anyway, the amazing Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft, it was used by the Royal Air Force and the other Allied countries before, during, and after WWII. It’s extremely famous, I would be really surprised if […]

What Will I Fly?

For anyone interested in flying, this article will help you gain broader understanding of the categories, class and type of aircraft to fly. Maybe you want to fly an Airbus? Maybe you want to fly a balloon? If that’s your dream, who am I to judge? So allow me to list the aircrafts according to […]

The New Airbus A220-100 private Business Jet

Airbus has revealed a A220 business jet, Called the ACJ TwoTwenty or 220 business jet, it is like the Gulf Stream or Bombardier. The purpose of this design was that some owners of private Jets may need a larger private jet, hence the manufacturer’s new designation: “the xtra large biz jet.”

What’s an Important Risk Management Tool for a Pilot?

What is risk management? it is the vital process of making constructive and effective decisions. It includes two frequently-used tools: PAVE and the 5Ps. I chose to write, in detail, about the 5Ps checklist because I simply prefer it and feel it pays attention to the smallest detail. This checklist is crucial for the flight […]

How tandem-rotor helicopters started

In the history of aviation, the goal to fly vertically was not far away from application. The world’s first practical vertical flight other than hot air balloons was accomplished by Igor Sikorsky who was the designer and the pilot for VS-300 helicopter. The design was using a single main rotor and single tail rotor.

Pilots Can Suffer From Airsickness

Motion sickness, or airsickness, is actually very common at the beginning of flight training. What is airsickness? It occurs because of the opposition between the information we receive from our eyes and the information we receive from our vestibular from our inner ear, so between what we see and what we feel.

British Airways’ double delivery

Today, the 2nd of October 2020, UK flag carrier;British Airways took delivery of 2 aircraft.The carrier took delivery of its first Boeing 777-300ER in 6 years and its seventh Airbus A350-1000.

Questions Pilots Ask Themselves Before their Flights

Pilots need to have great self-awareness; they need to understand what they’re capable of. Each flight is different, so while pilots do a thorough check of their aircraft, they must also evaluate their fitness for the flight. They must create a checklist to help them understand if whether or not they are prepared for that […]

How the aviation industry influenced motorsport.

It has been obvious that motorsport, especially Formula racing cars has been technologically advanced in term of every aspect even in simplest components of the car. Then for the car enthusiasts, the modern supercars are close to a replica of the F1 cars, however these are mainly only for road use and daily driving, which can […]

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