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”
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?”
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.
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 firstContinue reading “Did you know…? “Facts about aviation“”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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 howeverContinue reading “Aviation’s Controversy With 5G Networks”
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?”
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”
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?”
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”
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”?”
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”
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”
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”
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?”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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?”
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’?”
Many airlines roam the skies of America, there used to be a whole lot more, but what happened to these once glorious airlines? Read on to find out! 1. Pan American World Airways This one is an absolute classic, Pan Am, as it’s informally known, was the star of the skies above the USA andContinue reading “Iconic US Airlines That No Longer Fly”
Digging through the history of aviation industry, you will find that men have monopolized the aviation career as for decades the flight attendant career was permitted for women only to occupy, which wasn’t out of any logical or respectful perspective for neither women nor men. To get to know why men weren’t allowed to beContinue reading “The history of male flight attendants, where were they?”
A paint issue on an airplane? That is rarely ever heard of. But recently, Qatar Airways is facing a paint issue with their Airbus A350 fleet. A fault with fast deteriorating surface paint that caused the grounding of 16 of Qatar Airways’ Airbus SE A350 jets has also compromised lightning protection on the model’s fuselageContinue reading “Qatar Airways’ A350 Having Paint Issues?”
The queen of the skies is returning! Lufthansa recently announced the return of their Boeing 747-400s from dessert storage and they are being used on routes across the world. Let’s find out why, when, and where these beautiful aircraft are returning. They came into play on 1st October 2021 After a really rough year andContinue reading “The return of Lufthansa’s 747s”
Last Friday, Lufthansa announced the flights for its final remaining MD-11 freighter. The aircraft, registered D-ALCC, will perform its last flight with Lufthansa on October 15th. D-ALCC will be Lufthansa’s last MD-11 out of a total fleet of 19 throughout the years to leave the airline. For the MD-11’s last couple of flights, Lufthansa hasContinue reading “Lufthansa Retiring Last MD-11”
The aviation business is among the myriads of businesses that have been drastically affected by the pandemic. Having lockdowns implemented in almost all countries across the world and having strict travel bans have caused severe financial losses to most airlines amounting to tens of billions. In an attempt to restore the airlines’ revenues and toContinue reading “Premium Economy – The Economy Class Alternative”
Alaska-based start-up airline Northern Pacific recently acquired 6 ex-American Airlines Boeing 757s from the aircraft leasing company AerSale. Most of the aircrafts are over 20 years of age and were retired in January of last year from American Airlines. One of these 6 Boeing 757-200s, previously registered N206UW, is currently going through extensive checks forContinue reading “Alaskan Start-up Airline ‘Northern Pacific’ Secures 6 Boeing 757s”
South East Asia, possibly the world’s most accommodating region for tourists of all kinds. It’s cheap and it’s attractive. Want a beach? Thailand and Indonesia. Want to try good food? Singapore and Thailand. Want a bit of history? Vietnam and Cambodia. The friendly people of this region really know what makes a decent flight. ReadContinue reading “Best Airlines in Southeast Asia”
We all know of a traditional airline, no matter where you are, the country you live in will most likely have a traditional airline as it’s flag carrier, but why have they taken off as well as Low-cost airlines, and why do people still fly with them? *DIsclaimer before we start, All these airlines areContinue reading “The Top 5 Traditional Airlines”
When you are souring miles above the surface of the Earth without any cloud cover or protection, can the beaming sunlight from the windows of a plane hurt your skin? Just like a hot summer day on the ground, the strong sunlight from the windows contains UV rays that can cause damage to your skin.Continue reading “Can UV Rays From Flying Hurt You?”
Traveling with kids can be terrifying, but if you follow the main rules and avoid mistakes you may get a happy flight with your little angels. Secrets of traveling with kids Make sure you have extra clothes on the plane in case your kid’s diaper infuses or is vomiting. Try to schedule their potty, byContinue reading “Essential tips for safe flying with kids”
When we think low cost, we think horror, delays and being cramped next to noisy passengers, where you pay for anything and everything. There’s no denying that these airlines do just that, they just do it in a more comforting way! Please note that all these airlines are from my opinion so if you wantContinue reading “The top 5 most underrated low-cost airlines”
According to the George Washington University School of Business, two-third of today’s travelers are women. There are uncountable advantages of woman solo travel, connected to psychological and personal aspects development, rewarding experiences, and self-confidence. Firstly, your solo travel will help you to know yourself intimately, and discover your abilities in a wide and near manner.Continue reading “Solo Female Travel became an essential need”
The jet age which started in the 1950s has marked many transformations in the aviation industry where the aircraft has reached high speeds. This came with challenges in reaching the aerodynamic efficiency.
According to several studies, the existence of women in the workplace give positive outcomes. Many people think that only males can work as a pilot. When many women are asked why they want to be pilots, they answered that no one can explain love. Despite different women’s contributions in working as pilots, there is stillContinue reading “Male or Female: You Can Be a Pilot”
Traveling with pets can be stressful! Especially when you have to say goodbye to your four-legged friend to be loaded into the aircraft’s cargo hold. Airlines have varying policies on bringing your pets along for the ride (and if you have an unusual emotional support animal, rules have tightened significantly over the past few years).Continue reading “American Airlines and Pet Home Delivery Service”
The job of the flight attendant began a long time ago, with the first flight attendants, Ellen Church and Heinrich Kubis. In the beginning, men were first employed then, later on came the first woman to become a professional flight attendant. Unfortunately, with time, flight attendants became a tool of marketing, relied on the ideaContinue reading “How Is the Flight Attendant Uniform Developed”
While many children glorify pilots much like they do with teachers, firefighters, and police officers, the daily grind of being a pilot can be challenging. While flying a plane is an amazing feeling, doing it as a job comes with spending long hours sitting in a cockpit, spending nights away from your family, living outContinue reading “Personality Traits That Make For An Outstanding Pilot”
Credit: (Twitter.com) Over the years, we have seen many ways of advertising from airlines like EasyJet’s famous billboards campaign in which according to Easyjet’s ex-head of marketing Tony Anderson said there was an unwritten policy “ If it moved, we painted it orange. If it didn’t, we added an extra coat.” But now we areContinue reading “The rise of airlines on social media”
There have been further developments in Qatar’s A350 situation with Airbus, as the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) issued an official directive for 13 of Qatar Airways’ A350s to remain grounded last Thursday. The 13 grounded Qatar A350s are to remain out of service until a cause and solution can be determined for the surfaceContinue reading “Update: Qatar Airways’ A350 Dispute with Airbus”
People who love travel, especially world travelers, need some essential tips and tricks, not only ones related to luggage but also related to phone apps otherwise for Iphone or Android. These apps may help you have an easier trip, such as avoiding difficulties in contacting with others at the destination you may arrive at. SoContinue reading “Apps For Easy Travel”
As air travel demand continues to rebound in 2021, and as airlines have recovered from the pandemic last year, which airlines have been recognized as the best operators of this year? Airlineratings.com, a website that ranks airlines in many different categories, recently published its annual assessment for the best airlines this year, and to reachContinue reading “The Best Airlines of 2021”
When we talk about the “flight attendant” job we will find many other names of it as” Cabin Crew” also known as Aviators, an “air hostess” is a female flight attendant. Also “Stewardess” and “Stewardesses”. Flight attendants’ role isn’t a new job, flight attendants throughout the decades are a source of safety for the passengers. No one can imagineContinue reading “The Unknown Soldiers of Aviation”
If you’re looking for the best app out there to make the most of your flying, we have compiled a list of what we think are the top seven apps out there for pilots. Although most of them are subscription based, many offer trial periods or “lite” versions of the applications so that you canContinue reading “The 7 Best Aviation Apps For Flying”
Iceland is now open to vaccinated travelers, including Americans, with no quarantine. As of April 6, 2021, all travelers (regardless of origin) who can show proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination or prior COVID-19 infection now have permission to enter Iceland. But before you start plotting your trip to see the still-erupting Fagradalsfjall volcano, thereContinue reading “Traveling To Iceland – What You Need To Know About Your Next Nordic Getaway”
Becoming a commercial pilot is an exciting opportunity for many people who find joy in flying. While nearly anyone can get a drivers’ license, a commercial pilot license has some strict stipulations. From health concerns to random drug tests, here is a list of just some things that might prevent you from becoming a commercialContinue reading “What Factors Can Prevent You from Becoming a Pilot?”
Last Friday, Boeing’s newest and largest variant of the 737 took flight for the first time. The type, named the Boeing 737 MAX 10, is an extended version of the infamous Boeing 737 MAX 8, a plane that had gained a highly critical public impression following its crashes in 2018 and 2019. The 737 MAXContinue reading “New Boeing 737 MAX 10 Completes Its First Flight”
Shoves, shouts, flying fists and mask defiance: Bad behaviour by air travelers is reaching new heights. Just this last week, we have heard many cases of unruly and aggressive passengers getting out of control, including one incident in which the “unruly” passenger was a flight attendant himself. Social media platforms have exploded with raw videosContinue reading “The Rise Of Disruptive Passengers & The “No Fly” List”
Yesterday, Icelandic startup carrier “Play Airlines” revealed several images of their freshly painted Airbus A321neo registered TF-AEW. The images showed the exterior of the aircraft sporting a vibrant red color with the word “play” written in bold white letters across the fuselage, resembling the conceptual images of the plane released back in 2019. Play AirlinesContinue reading “Iceland’s New Low Cost Carrier “Play Airlines” Reveals Their First Plane”
This Thursday, United Airlines announced a purchase of 15 supersonic jets from the Denver-based start-up company Boom Technology. This news comes 18 years after the retirement of the Concorde and when commercial supersonic air travel was last in service. United’s proposal to buy these hyper-fast jets could finally bring supersonic air travel back into theContinue reading “Supersonic Air Travel Returning: United Orders 15 Supersonic Jets”
Japan has many low cost carriers, and Solaseed Air and Air Do are just two of them. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the Japanese Aviation Industry hard, aircraft have been retired and staff have been laid off. The two airlines will set up a joint holding company by Autumn of 2022. Air Do logged aContinue reading “Japan’s Air Do and Solaseed Air to merge by 2022”
United Airlines has announced a firm order of 15 “Overture” jets from Denver-based aerospace company Boom Supersonic, with an option for 35 more, contingent upon the new airliner meeting United’s safety, operating and sustainability requirements. Specifications The new supersonic jet by Boom Supersonic, dubbed Overture, promises the following: Passenger capacity: 65 – 88 Length: 205Continue reading “United Airlines Plans To Bring Back Supersonic Air Travel By 2029”
Millions of travelers are understandably concerned about flying in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. One of the paramount issues is determining if the air on planes hastens the spread of infection. “Travel increases your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19,” says a page for travelers on the CDC’s website. Additionally, the Association of FlightContinue reading “How Clean Is the Air Onboard the Aircraft?”
Airline amenity kits are nonetheless sought- after by Avgeeks and travel-enthusiasts alike. Like a bit of a small spa retreat in the skies, the First Class amenity kit provides travellers with all the essentials they may need in flight and upon landing. Think, an eye mask for better beauty sleep, a perfume for post-arrival hugs,Continue reading “Top 10 Business Class Amenity Kits in the Skies”
This summer of 2021, there has been a dramatic uptick in air travel and passenger demand in the aviation industry. Airports are much busier than they initially were at the beginning of the pandemic, and airlines are receiving increasingly more travelers. Parking lots at the airport are filling up with cars, and lines inside theContinue reading “Travel Demand Skyrockets This Summer”
You may have noticed those spinning white spirals in a jet engine at one point or another. But have you ever stopped to think about why they’re there? As cute and as comical as they look, those spirals on the spinner cones are more than just for aesthetics – they are an important safety measureContinue reading “The Purpose Of Jet Engine Spirals”
The least popular variant of the 747 has been unexpectedly brought back into commercial service after being absent for almost 2 years. A few weeks ago, Iranian based carrier “Mahan Air” reactivated one of their old 747-300s after it had been on the ground since 2015. Only 81 747-300s were ever built, and almost allContinue reading “747-300 Returns to the Skies”
As the Boeing 737 MAX planes have been gradually reinstated into service this past year, another problem has emerged with the infamous aircraft. Just a couple of months after the FAA approved of the aircraft’s re-entry into service, Boeing has discovered a production error in several of its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and has called forContinue reading “Electrical Issues Found on Boeing 737 MAX”
Emirates claims the title of the World’s Best Airline. Fittingly, the First Class cabin on Emirates Airlines is nonetheless a prestigious and luxurious flying experience – even being called the “hotel in the sky”. Emirates continues to surprise us in every way possible. From complete entertainment systems and gourmet meals to spas at 30,000 ft.,Continue reading “The Emirates First Class Experience — A Whole New Level of Luxury”
Almost 50 years ago, the first commercial supersonic jet was introduced into the world, revolutionizing air travel and opening a new chapter in the way people flew. Flying at 2 times the speed of sound and faster than the spin of the Earth, Concorde was a peak of innovation in aviation, and it allowed peopleContinue reading “Why Was the Concorde Retired?”
From its base at Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR), Avelo plans to start service on April 28 to underserved or secondary airports in the West using leased Boeing 737-800s. Tickets are now on sale at aveloair.com. Purpose & Aim Avelo has a simple purpose — to inspire travel. “People are ready to reconnect with family andContinue reading “Avelo Airlines: The New U.S. Carrier To Enter The Market”
If you’ve ever been in an airplane, you might’ve noticed that there’s a small hole in the bottom of your window. If you haven’t noticed it before, look for it next time; it’s on every plane. If you have noticed it before, you might have wondered whether it should be there and whether it wasContinue reading “What Are Those Small Holes On Airplane Windows?”
The airlines of most of the Gulf Countries are well known and reputable with their excellent services and high luxury travel experience. As an example for this, we have Qatar Airways & Emirates Airlines and much more! Geographically, the Gulf Countries are well located, and are considered to be in the middle of the world,Continue reading “Saudia Airlines – The New Strong Competitor in the Market of Airlines”
If you ask most people who have flown, they would probably say they have seen these “pod-like” structures under the wings of an aircraft. Some people assume that they hold fuel. This is not correct, but in fact, they house the workings of the inboard and outboard flaps. Within these structures, the jackscrew, carriages, gearboxes,Continue reading “Flap Track Fairings: What Are They?”
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?”
Function: Reverse thrust is thrust projected in the opposite direction to provide an opposing, decelerating force on the plane’s direction of travel. It is used to decelerate an aircraft after landing, in the event of a rejected take off or, in some limited cases, during push-back from the gate. This system can be either hydraulicallyContinue reading “Reverse Thrust: An Essential Deceleration Mechanism”
The cost for fuel is one of an airline’s biggest cost driver. If fuel prices are getting out of control, the overall cost will be heavily affected, too. However, there are ways that an airline can protect itself against it – by hedging fuel. There are several kinds of fuel hedging. Futures Contract This isContinue reading “Fuel Hedging”
The term “codeshare” has been used over the past decades by many people, even persons not travelling too frequently. But is it known what it stands for? And what is it all about? As per definition, a codeshare agreement is a business arrangement in which at least two airlines publish and market the same flightContinue reading “What are Codeshare Agreements?”
Overview Last Friday, a group of nine climate change activists from the organization Greenpeace broke into Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and painted an Air France 777-200ER green. The activists scaled the airport fence with ladders early in the morning and were able to gain access to the airport tarmac and vandalize the plane. TheContinue reading “Why Environmental Activists Broke Into Paris Airport and Painted a Plane Green”
A lot of you might think that airports are just buildings that you go through before you board your plane that operates your flight to your destination. Actually, airports are more complicated than this, in fact airports might be considered to be recognized as full industries! In today’s article we will be briefing some interestingContinue reading “What do you know about airports?”
At night, you might notice many lights on the tarmac of an airport. All of them have a specific function to help guide traffic on ground and/or in the air. The PAPI lights are one of these lights. What are PAPI lights? No, PAPI is not only a term in parenting; it is also aContinue reading “The Functioning of PAPI Lights”
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 featuresContinue reading “Uncertain Future For The 777x”
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 toContinue reading “Will You Feel Safer Knowing That the Crew on Your Flight Are All Vaccinated?”
After the article about A-CDM (Airport Collaborative Decision Making), focussing on improving the overall airport performance at one specific airport, the next step is to focus on the bigger picture, away from just one single airport to the point of what happens at and in between two or even more airpots. This is where TBO,Continue reading “TBO: Trajectory-Based Operations”
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.
Last year, thousands of airline pilots were furloughed and suspended from their jobs due to the novel coronavirus. Many of these employees went through hard times and struggled to make a living during the pandemic last year. With improvements in this new year, numerous airline pilots are finally returning to the skies after a dramaticContinue reading “The Pandemic is Diminishing Pilots’ Flying Abilities”
A-CDM stands for Airport Collaborative Decision Making and is, in contrast to most other projects or initiatives, about more than just one airport company (airport operator, air traffic control, airline, ground handler, any other stakeholder in the turnaround process) improving its own performance. It is all about creating a culture for all stakeholders working togetherContinue reading “A-CDM: Airport Collaborative Decision Making”
Have you ever wondered where pets go when you bring them on an airplane? If passengers are not allowed to have pets in the main cabin, where do they go? People are usually concerned about several different things, such as the engine noise, temperature, and other factors, when they bring their furry little friends ontoContinue reading “How Do Pets Travel In Airplanes?”
Imagine your dinner is ready and a you cannot wait any longer to taste the delicious and spicy propeller of a Cessna. Mmmmh!
Have you ever wondered how WIFI works on a plane? How does a plane have an internet connection thousands of feet up in the sky when even a phone doesn’t have cellular data or any type of service? Furthermore, how is this connection strong enough to accommodate the hundreds of passengers onboard? Internet connection onContinue reading “How Does WIFI Work on a Plane?”
‘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 areContinue reading “The B-2 Spirit: A spaceship made on earth.”
In 1996, a Douglas DC-9 aircraft operated by ValuJet Airlines took off from Miami International Airport bound for Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport in Georgia. Only eight minutes later, a fire that had started during take-off, started to spread throughout the cargo hold, eventually engulfing the cabin and cockpit, which caused the electrical systems to fail.Continue reading “ValuJet Flight 592: The Crash That Changed Aviation”
Ever since the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine, the aviation industry has been playing a critical role in the transportation of this valuable asset. Countries all around the world are in urgent need of this vaccine, and the world is counting on it to put an end to the global pandemic. However, the transportation ofContinue reading “Transportation of the COVID-19 Vaccine”
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 snowstormContinue reading “Spirit Airlines Flight Skids Off Runway in Icy Conditions”
Two brothers oriville wright and Wilbur wright famously known as The Wright Brothers, were American aviation pioneers who were involved in inventing, building, and flying the world’s first successful motor-operated airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained aircraft flight on December 17th 1903 South of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. On the morning of December 17th,Continue reading “Wright Brothers | The First Flight 17th December 1903”
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.
Emirates has recently welcomed their first of the three Airbus A380’s which will be joining up with the carrier’s operations this month. One of them will be featuring the premium economy product. Carriers within the Gulf region have been famous for not being fans of having premium economy seats on their aircraft, instead, they preferContinue reading “Emirates A380 updates”
A normal day like today, 14 december, 1986, the Voyager aircraft departed from Edwards Air Force Base in the Southern California using approximately 4.3 km of runway and a huge amount of fuel to fulfill the world record endurance without re-fueling and go around the world. Setting a world record that remains today it isContinue reading “The anniversary of the dream of world flight”
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 thisContinue reading “How Airline Food Has Been Impacted By COVID-19”
We’ve all heard various myths, misconceptions, and conspiracy theories regarding the Devil’s Triangle. Do you believe in any of them? Personally I’ve always thought that there must be a rational reason for everything. But what makes the thought of travelling over the Bermuda Triangle so terrifying?
In November 2003, Baghdad airport was the home to American troops in Iraq. The US Air force flew in daily to supply the troops and help at its best to help rebuild the country. Around and outside the airport are terrorists therefore Apache helicopters are deployed full time to check and eliminate any kind ofContinue reading “Missile hit at Baghdad”
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 willContinue reading “787 updates and more”
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 restContinue reading “Why Flying is Safer Than Grocery Shopping During the COVID-19 Pandemic”
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,Continue reading “Can You Request a SVFR?”
It is not necessary to look like a mighty fighter to be an aviation gymnast and reach incredibly high speeds. This is a light bullet that can be manned by daredevils due to the high acrobatic performance only awarded by fighter jets. Just seeing how this plane flies is shocking because of its small size.Continue reading “The smallest acrobatic microjet”
After the Wright brothers finally took off . The engineers of that time went in a hurry to try to make a plane capable of taking off and landing on water without sinking.
White, the colour of most planes are painted. 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.
Inspired by the desire to create an airline where all Hawaiians felt welcome, Aloha Airlines served the islands for nearly 62 years before ceasing operations in 2008. Aloha was the first successful airline in Hawaii and had a long rich history of operating several different aircraft and international flights. The carrier began life as aContinue reading “Remembering ALOHA Airlines”
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?
In the past few days, Qatari flag carrier; Qatar Airways has unveiled a new livery for the FIFA world cup which is due to be held in Doha, Qatar in 2 years time.
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?
During the night of 20th of March of 2009, An Airbus A340 was to fly out of Melbourne to Dubai with 275 people on board. The flight was to depart Melbourne at 10:25 local time and the flight time was 14hrs 8mins. As the crew prepared for departure, the pilots were busy in the cockpitContinue reading “Australia’s close call: Emirates flight 407”
It is already hard for people to be in a confined space for a few hours, imagine now being for many days and within one-meter-wide and about three meter in length of cabin interior. This is the space where it a plane was piloted to get a world record of flight endurance, specifically a CessnaContinue reading “The longest flight on a plane”
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 usingContinue reading “Signal to an aircraft”
US safety regulators have cleared the Boeing 737 max to fly again, lifting grounding orders which were placed in March 2019.
After the first manned flight of the Wright brothers, it did not take more than 20 years to consider space flight, with the concepts and dreams of two men interested in reaching outer space. Herman Oberth, one of the founding fathers of rocketry and astronautics, and Wernher von Braun, his student, later known for helping Germany’s RocketContinue reading “How planes became spaceplanes”
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?
Seriously though, what is this?! The concept is stunning, and looks too good to be true. It’s called the “Sky Whale” and I can see why, it is gigantic. Honestly, before even getting into it, the plane’s design is impressive, and more importantly, it highly focuses on safety. What is so special about this aircraft?Continue reading “What is this Aircraft?”
Many of us have heard about the oldest airline or the first plane that was invented, but what about the first airline in the world, that first had a successful project. The recognition goes to DELAG, acronym for Deutsche Luftschifffahrts-Aktiengesellschaft, that means German Airship Travel Corporation, founded on 16 November 1909. This was the world’sContinue reading “The birth of the first airline”
Airbus Foundation has a world connection of airlines and other organizations to help and support youth and humanitarian Aids. Through out this Program, the Foundation services to Its customers to use the delivery of their new aircraft and contribute to humanitarian aid.
Today (08/11/20) the last commercial flight will leave Berlin’s Tegel Airport (TXL) as Berlin’s new airport, Berlin Brandenburg (BER), is taking over as the Berlin’s sole hub.
“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?
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 backContinue reading “The History of Flying Cars”
The Airbus 321P2F (passenger to Freighter), lets talk first about the A321 before conversion project.
Airbus has today released its third-quarter financial results. Like all companies across the aviation industry, the European plane manufacturer has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in addition to the sudden lack of demand for new commercial aircraft. The company said that it had incurred €1 billion of COVID-19 pandemic.
Boeing announced its third quarter result. The result shows a slump for the company and has made a loss of $3.502 billion in the first nine months of the year. However, the majority of this is made up of the results of previous quarters.
Instead of the normal-looking planes we have today, did you know that a forward-swept wing aircraft existed? The Grumman X-29 is an aircraft that is surprisingly easy to fly due to its extraordinary design. According to Peter Suciu, this concept wasn’t new, as the United States and Nazi Germany previously experimented with forward-swept wings duringContinue reading “The First Forward-Swept Wing Plane to Fly at a Supersonic Speed in Level flight in the World”
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 youContinue reading “Never Do These Things on a Plane”
Yesterday (29/10/20) Kuwait’s flag carrier; Kuwait Airways took delivery of both its first and second A330-800 NEO as part of their order for eight of the aircraft.with the pandemic still ongoing ad airlines still trying to cut costs we will be looking at the advantages of taking the new fuel efficient aircraft and where theContinue reading “KUWAIT AIRWAYS’ DOUBLE DELIVERY”
Boeing has decreased its ambitious plans among the 737 Max deliveries, the plan was that they were able to deliver 450 aircraft. The airline now only expects to deliver about half of that, or around 225 aircraft by the end of 2021, with the remaining being delivered in 2022.
Turkish Airlines agrees on the reschedule of Airbus’ number of deliveries. The airline says that it adapted to the new plans according to the financial situation just to ensure “solid basis” for the future of the airline.
In cooperation with the University of Arizona, Boeing has tested out its cleaning methodologies using a live virus and a real aircraft. The manufacture tested cleaning with chemical disinfectant and Boeing ultraviolet wand therefore it was proven to destroy the virus.
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.
Airbus has issued over the planned production ramp-up of its single-aisle aircraft to 47 or more units a month, Airbus has told its supply-chain partners to be ready by July 2021 as it anticipates a strong recovery for the industry.
In the history of aircraft designs, the tail has served a main function other than the various configurations known now which is the stability. The horizontal tail provides longitudinal stability and pitch control and the vertical tail provides a directional stability and yaw control.
Boeing announced in an early discussion about working on a new commercial aircraft. The United States-based manufacturer has spoken with the likes of plane leasing firms and suppliers about the prospects. This plane is not the previously anticipated NMA (New Midsize Jet).
Flybe is one of the airlines that suffered during the current crisis the collapse of flybe made loss of more than 2,000 jobs, this was because of the current spread of Covid-19 early this year in Europe. Flybe is one of Europe’s largest independent regional airline operating 80% or more flights from Southampton, Exeter andContinue reading “The relaunch of Flybe”
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 ifContinue reading “Learn about the Amazing Supermarine Spitfire”
The Boeing 777X is slated to be the future of air travel. The new aircraft is a more fuel-efficient variant of the traditional 777 while also carrying more passengers thus making it the ideal replacement for not only older 777’s but also the Boeing 747. So today we will be looking at who has orderedContinue reading “BOEING 777X- WHO HAS ORDERED BOEING’S NEWEST AIRCRAFT?”
Firefly, Malaysian ATR turboprop operator, airlines will be operating 10 narrow body jets in three phases. Because the Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) is struggling in supplementing the international flights as the Malaysian Airlines satisfy domestic demand from the north of the country. Firefly will start the jet operation using Malaysian airlines Boeing 737-800s from PenangContinue reading “New plans form Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG)”
As we know, the 1st industrial revolution was mainly started because of the steam engine which started at 1760s. From this point the innovation in the steam engine made it to the ICE or the internal combustion engine. The ICE has revolutionized the world transportation until now. This type of engine is first type inContinue reading “Principles: Part of Aircraft propulsion systems”
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced a report on the proposing pilot training procedures for the Boeing 737 MAX. The report could be a significant step forward for the recertification of the aircraft, which has been grounded for over 18 months after two fatal crashes.
The basis of designing anything comes from the goal of this product. Such as the goal of an aircraft is to transport people from point A to point B in an easy and efficient way while flying in the air. Then looking on any previous or existing designs which will aid the upcoming new one.Continue reading “Early-stage: How aircraft is designed”
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 toContinue reading “What Will I Fly?”
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.”
Let us breakdown this title into stability and aircraft stability. We will have a glimpse on what the meaning of stability is and apply it to the aircraft. Stability is the ability to return into equilibrium state after an excitation is applied to an object.
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 flightContinue reading “What’s an Important Risk Management Tool for a Pilot?”
The Boeing Airpower Teaming System (ATS), also known as the Boeing Loyal Wingman project, is an unnamed stealth aerial vehicle in development by Boeing Australia to perform autonomous missions using artificial intelligence.
FAA chief, Steve Dickson flew alone in the 737 Max to test the aircraft and he indicated that he is very satisfied with the 737 Max but recertification is not released yet. The agency is still working with other regulators to get the MAX in the air.