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Decoding the Airport Runway: A Guide to Runway Designators and Threshold Markings

Have you ever wondered about the seemingly cryptic numbers and letters painted on airport runways? These markings, known as runway designators and threshold markings, play a vital role in ensuring the safety and efficiency of air traffic. This article delves into the world of runway markings, explaining what they mean and how they are used […]

Why Can’t Any Pilot Land at Paro International Airport?

Bhutan’s Paro International Airport (PBH) is listed as one of the world’s most dangerous airports, Paro presents a unique set of obstacles that only a select group of highly trained pilots should land manually and only during daylight hours. The approach requires navigating a long, winding valley between very tall mountains (18,000 feet!) and landing […]

Busiest Airports of 2023

Revealed: The Busiest Airports of 2023

In 2023, the landscape of global air travel witnessed notable changes, with certain airports emerging as key players in handling passenger traffic. Drawing on data from OAG.com, this article delves into the busiest airports of 2023 globally. Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) retains its top spot, while other airports like Dubai International and Tokyo Haneda […]

IndiGo Announced an Expansion of its Operations Into Thailand

IndiGo, India’s largest low-cost carrier, has announced significant expansions, including the introduction of a new route from Bengaluru to Phuket in Thailand and an increased frequency of services from Mumbai. Commencing operations on February 28, 2024, the new route from Bengaluru to Phuket will be serviced six times weekly, utilizing Airbus A320 family aircraft for […]

The Hidden Costs and Consequences of Canceled Flights

Have you ever found yourself stranded at the airport due to a canceled flight and wondered, “What’s the cost to the airline?” Dive into this comprehensive guide to learn why airlines cancel flights, the economic implications for carriers, and what steps you should take if you’re caught in such a situation. Why Flights Get Canceled: […]

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 […]

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How Are Airport Runways Numbered?

Airport runways are more than just paved strips; they are the starting and ending points of countless journeys. For aviation enthusiasts and frequent flyers, the runway holds a special place, often being the favorite part of the flight experience. But have you ever wondered how these runways are numbered? The Intricacies of Airport Runway Numbering […]

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 […]

New Airport Technology: The End of 100ML Limit

WHAT HAS (ALREADY) CHANGED AND WILL CHANGE FOR AIR TRAVELLERS IN THE NEAR FUTURE REGARDING AIRPORT SECURITY LIMITS? When and why the 100ML was introduced: In light of the devastating events of September 11, airport security has remained a paramount concern. The aviation industry responded by implementing a range of measures aimed at enhancing security […]

Flight Disruption

5 Wild Flight Disruption Stories That will Leave You Speechless

Air travel is a convenient and efficient way to get from one place to another, but sometimes things don’t go as planned. Flight Disruption and cancellations are common occurrences, but sometimes the reasons for these disruptions are downright wild. Here are five unbelievable stories of flight disruptions that will leave you speechless. 1. First-Class Fiasco […]

Longest Runways

Flying High: Exploring Finland’s Top 5 Airports with the Longest Runways

Finland’s unique geography and position as a strategic hub for air travel make it an important destination for travelers, military personnel, and cargo operators alike. With a growing demand for air travel, it’s vital to have airports with runways capable of handling a range of aircraft. In this article, we’ll explore the top 5 Finnish […]

Atlanta Airport Retains Title for Busiest Airport

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) has once again been named the world’s busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic for the year 2022.  According to data published by The Airports Council International (ACI) this Wednesday, Atlanta leads the list of busiest airports by a large margin, with around 93 million passengers passing through the airport […]

Can a Plane Retract its Landing Gear While Still on the Ground?

The world of aviation is full of fascinating questions that capture the imagination of pilots, engineers, and enthusiasts alike. One such intriguing query is whether an aircraft can retract its landing gear while still on the ground. To answer this question, we’ll take you on a journey through the inner workings of an airplane’s landing […]

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 […]

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 […]

Magnitude-7.8 Earthquake in Turkey and Syria Causes Devastation and Closure of Airports

On the early hours of Monday, February 6th, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the Turkish and Syrian region causing millions of residents to feel its impact. The death toll from the earthquake and subsequent aftershocks is estimated to be over 1,300. The earthquake caused widespread damage to the infrastructure across the region with hundreds of […]

Exploring the Benefits and Challenges of Advanced Self-Service Technology in Aviation

Advanced self-service in aviation is an emerging technology that offers a number of benefits to both passengers and airlines. It has the potential to significantly reduce the costs of air travel while delivering an enhanced experience for passengers. In this article, we will explore the potential advantages of advanced self-service technology in aviation, detail the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Emirates' Catering - Airline Meals

What You Don’t Know About Airline Meals

The onboard meal is something that all of us either love or hate. On a long flight, it can either be a necessity or something to look forward to (if you are lucky enough to be flying business class). Depending on the flight’s duration, class of travel, and airline, the offering varies. You can purchase […]

LATAM Airlines' Airbus A320neo crash

LATAM Airlines’ Airbus A320neo Collides With a Truck in Lima While Taking Off

At Peru’s main airport; Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chávez (LIM), an a320neo for LATAM Airlines, yesterday (the 18th of November) collided with a truck on the runway. Videos of the A320neo have been posted online, showing that engine 2 caught fire. There were no casualties on board, according to LATAM Airlines and Lima Airport Partners. Sadly, […]

Why Can't an Aircraft Push Back Using Reverse Thrust?

Why Can’t an Aircraft Push Back Using Reverse Thrust?

The first procedure for an aircraft to begin its journey and depart an airport (of course after pilots’ preparations) is to push back from the terminal building, a procedure that is typically done by a small but strong “tug” truck to reverse it away from the terminal building. But rather than spend more money to […]

What are the Busiest International Air Routes in the World?

There can often be several airlines flying the same route, giving passengers a large variety of airlines to choose to fly with. We all know that Jeju to Seoul in South Korea is the biggest international air route, but which route has the most planes flying it? Join me as I explore the top 3 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is this the revival of the big birds?

Only a bit more than a year ago, in May 2021, the shocking news was all around the portals. It seemed that the A380 was coming to an end of its short life as many airlines seemed unhappy with the performance and the issues caused by the pandemic. In my opinion, looking back, it was […]

Why is Water Not Allowed Through Airport Security?

One of the most common problems that travelers encounter at the airport is the inability to bring water past the security checkpoint. This rule is often puzzling to many people, as it may seem absurd to prevent people from having something as essential as water. Why is something as harmless as water not allowed through […]

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 […]

Highlights of the First Future Aviation Forum

RIYADH – To unite international leaders from both sectors; the public and private, as well as international CEOs and regulators to initialize the evolution of international air travel as well providing new solutions, Saudi Arabia’s first future-aviation forum was held on the ninth and tenth of this month mainly focusing on passenger experience, sustainability, and […]

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 […]

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.

The small light bulb that brought this big jet to ashes

It’s the year 1972, on the 29th of December, Eastern Airlines flight 401 is flying between JFK, new york, and Miami Airport, Florida. Operated by a 4-month-old Lockheed l-1011-1 Tristar registered as N310EA which was just delivered to the airline on August 18, 1979. It is the tenth Tristar delivered to the carrier since fleet […]

How to Recognize the Type of Commercial Airplanes – PART#1

Have you ever been sitting in the airport waiting for your flight whilst watching planes of different sizes taxiing, taking – off, and/or landing in front of you? Did that ever make you wonder what type of planes are these? And how specialists differentiate between them?

The Pathway to Heaven; Passengers Boarding Bridge

A passenger boarding bridge (PBB) is a moveable, enclosed link that connects an airport terminal gate to airplane passengers can board and disembark without having to step outdoors and risk being open to external conditions.  It was created by Frank Der Yuen, an American aeronautical engineer, who envisioned a system for loading and unloading passengers […]

Which airports have the shortest runways?

Ever been scared because you thought that your plane was going to overrun the runway? In this article, you will discover the shortest runways in commercial airports. 1. Westray airport Westray airport is situated in the northern islands of Scotland, in the UK. It is home to the world’s shortest flight, which has a run-time […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

What is the duty of ATC? A job of responsibility for the safe and organized movement of air traffic in the global air traffic control system. The workplace of ATC’s is usually stationed in air traffic control centers and control towers on the ground. ATC observes the position, speed, directions of aircraft and gives directions to pilots via radar. […]

Mayday and emergency calls during flights

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

What do you know about “ghost flight”?

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

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 […]

The difference between TSA Precheck and Global Entry

TSA Precheck It allows travelers who want to accelerate TSA procedures and use more expedited security lines at airports. It was launched in 2013. Travelers who have a membership at TSA Precheck can leave their laptops and liquids in certain containers in their bags without the need to take off their shoes and belts while […]

How Covid-19 affected procedures at airports

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

What are runway names?

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

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. […]

Reasons to love Heathrow Airport in London

With the New Year’s vibes, Heathrow Airport is one of the most friendly and inviting airports. It has a unique ambiance and sensations. Nonetheless, their Christmas campaign, which featured teddy bears Edward and Doris, was quite heartwarming and captivating. Heathrow Airport, formerly known as London Airport until 1966, is a major international airport in London, […]

Jewar Airport: The largest airport in India

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

The World’s Weirdest Frequently Used Airports

Around the world, there are more than 40,000 airports (as of 2020). This article will show you three of the most unique airports that are frequently used, some by the beach and some nestled in the mountains. These airports are not listed in any particular order. Madeira Cristiano Ronaldo Airport Madeira’s Cristiano Ronaldo Airport is […]

Early morning or Red-Eye Flight

Some people prefer early morning flights while air traveling, others prefer red-eye flight, and this differs from one traveler to another and everyone’s conditions. A red-eye flight is scheduled to take off at night and arrive at its destination in the morning the next day. This name is derived from the red-eye symptoms which are […]

Save the birds!

Many people, including me, consider flying as a part of a life adventure! Heading through the sky, the clouds, the peace you feel to take a break off the world and to isolate yourself in a separate world in the sky many feet above the ground, are just a few among the dozens of the […]

“The Magnificence of Daylight”

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

Lufthansa Retiring Last MD-11

Last Friday, Lufthansa announced the flights for its final remaining MD-11 freighter. The aircraft, registered D-ALCC, will perform its last flight with Lufthansa on October 15th. D-ALCC will be Lufthansa’s last MD-11 out of a total fleet of 19 throughout the years to leave the airline. For the MD-11’s last couple of flights, Lufthansa has […]

Tips For A HASSLE-FREE FLIGHT.

So, you have booked your vacation and guessing what type of flight better suits your plans? let’s dive into the Pros and Cons of, direct, transit, and non-stop flights to help you figure out. First, you need to understand what is the difference between them, starting with the non-stop flights. What Are Non-Stop Flights? Out […]

All Luxuries of Air Travel in One Airport (HIA)

For most people, an airport is a place they travel to or through, spending waiting period in. The airports in the past weren’t a place for enjoying flights, or having exciting experiences. Hamad International Airport (HIA) is a different one, it isn’t just a place for taking flights off or landing, it’s like a new […]

What to Expect During Your First Flight

Flying on an airplane for the first time — or the first time in a long while — can be an exciting, life-changing adventure. But it can also be incredibly stressful. Don’t worry, if you are a plane virgin, we will guide you through some tips on how to be prepared and what to expect. […]

Apps For Easy Travel

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What do you know about airports?

A lot of you might think that airports are just buildings that you go through before you board your plane that operates your flight to your destination. Actually, airports are more complicated than this, in fact airports might be considered to be recognized as full industries! In today’s article we will be briefing some interesting […]

Unusual Activities to Do at Airports

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

Predictive Analytics in Airport Operations

Like in many aspects of life, looking ahead brings you further than looking back. Depending on someone’s personality, a person may belong more to the “keeper” kind of persons while others are more open for change. Some like to improve the existing in small steps (or not at all), others love to make big steps […]

Worst Airport Disaster Ever

Car accidents happen everyday, thus are quite common. But what about the most reliable means of transport – airplanes? They could crash as well, but those accidents don‘t happen as often. Let me tell you about the worst disaster in aviation history. 27th of March, 1977 – a day to remember. The day started off […]

TBO: Trajectory-Based Operations

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, […]

A-CDM: Airport Collaborative Decision Making

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 together […]

Airborne Observatory

It seems like an airplane to observe, that is the name and the meaning. But all the aircraft seem to work under the same? Recognizance, spy or aerial surveying aircraft for mapping, they work in different scenarios and have different instruments to carry out the required task. An observatory as known is a location to […]

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 […]

ValuJet Flight 592: The Crash That Changed Aviation

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. […]

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, […]

Wright Brothers | The First Flight 17th December 1903

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, […]

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.

Emirates A380 updates

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 prefer […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Floating planes

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.

Remembering ALOHA Airlines

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 a […]

The secret behind ICAO Airport Codes

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) striving for a sustainable growth of the global civil aviation since 1944.

Australia’s close call: Emirates flight 407

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 cockpit […]

The longest flight on a plane

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 Cessna […]

The airport that reached Everest

Mount Everest, that mountain almost all of us know. One of the most difficult and dangerous to climb, but it is not a normal job for airplanes to carry climbers there as airport facilities are necessary. The idea of building an airport came from the Sir Edmund Hillary one of the first to reach the […]

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?

Airbus Foundation for Humanitarian Aid

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.

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 […]

What did COVID-19 pandemic do to Airbus. ( Financially )

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 Financial analysis slumps this year

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.

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 […]

KUWAIT AIRWAYS’ DOUBLE DELIVERY

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 the […]

Boeing Will cut the half 737 MAX Deliveries Targeted For 2021

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: New delivery schedule

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.

Boeing invented an ultraviolet wand to test surface cleaning

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.

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.

Airbus is planning to expand the A320 production next year

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.

Configuration: Tail design (V-Tail)

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 on its way to produce a new aircraft, but it’s not the NMA

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).

The relaunch of Flybe

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 and […]

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 […]

BOEING 777X- WHO HAS ORDERED BOEING’S NEWEST AIRCRAFT?

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 ordered […]

New plans form Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG)

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 Penang […]

Principles: Part of Aircraft propulsion systems

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 in […]

FAA Reporting on Boeing 737 Max pilot Training

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.

Early-stage: How aircraft is designed

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. […]

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.”

A sight on Aircraft Stability

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’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 […]

Boeing Airpower Teaming System

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 satisfied after testing the 737 Max

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.

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.

Green energy powers Malaysian Airlines

In corporation with Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), a multinational electricity company, Malaysian airlines Chief Financial Officer, Boo Hui Yee signed an agreement to install solar panels on four MAB’s buildings at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). This agreement is between the retail solar company GSPARX Sdn Bhd owned by Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) and Malaysian airlines. 

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 […]

The Boeing 777X Engine ( GE9X ) took the certification from the FAA.

The GE9X one of the biggest and most powerful engine for any aircraft has been manufactured as well as developed by GE Aviation ( General Electric ) specially designed for the 777X, this engine type is now certified from the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA). The test went through 5000 hours of examination and tests to […]

ICAO Council encourages rebuilding sustainably at ATAG

The tragic incidences that occurred in the history of aviation such as the great depression in 2008, the SARS and the MERS pandemics did not affect air transport as COVID-19  did. As many airlines landed their fleet for a long time and are trying to stay still in the business.

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 […]

Airport interior layout: Boarding Procedures.

As airports all around the globe become nearly as dense as a seaport, the layout of them has been evolved and changed to create the momentum for the passengers to travel easily and have a better experience. The layout of the airport starting from the main entrance and ending with entering the airplane. The designs […]

FAA administrator set to fly the Boeing 737 Max next week.

On September 30th, FAA administrator Steve Dickson is expected to pilot the 737 Max next week. Previously the FAA stated that Dickson personally will fly the plane before the type is recertified, and is now getting ready to act on that statement.

What is BWB or HWB in aviation means?

In the design of aircraft, the configurations of the wings have been the main goal and focus for the aircraft designers to achieve the maximum aerodynamic efficiency and power reduction needed for the aircraft.

New FIRST CLASS with doors launched by British Airways Boeing 777-300ER

British Airways’ new Boeing 777-300ER jets will include upgraded first-class suites with sliding doors, The move follows the launch of the carrier’s Club Suite business class product last year, which also features a sliding privacy door and which has been well received by customers.

What is the Boeing 777X current status?

There has been lot of excitement towards the 777X program since it was announced in 2013. Many airlines were looking forward to getting their hands on the 777-8 and 777-9 jets. However, there has been a twist in the industry this year, which has impacted the introduction of the widebodies.

What do you know about the best AIRPORT in the Globe?

Singapore Changi International Airport, commonly known as Changi Airport is a significant civilian airport in addition its one of the largest transportation centres in Asia. It’s rated the world’s best airport by Skytrax, the airport has won the eighth in a row since 2013.

Why flight delays and how to avoid

Most of us have faced flight delays at least once. And these delays could be one of the two situations. The first is a controllable situation which could be the performance of the maintenance team, passenger punctuality, or terminal changing. The second is not under the control of the airline such as weather conditions, malfunction […]

What do you know about Emirates First class?

Only 5% of the world population has ever been on a plane, so you can consider yourself lucky if you have ever taken a flight before. However, some privileged passengers take their air travel to a whole different level.

De-icing : why and how

Why de-icing is important? A question that can come up to one of us. So, let us know first of all what is this process and why it is necessary.

LUFTHANSA TO RETIRE A380 FLEET

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted airlines greatly with many airlines reporting astonishing losses, with a vaccine still undergoing trials and Europe facing a second wave it seems that airlines will start to reshuffle their fleets and lay-off more staff. The Airbus A380 has been an aircraft that has been a casualty of the pandemic, we […]

World’s Enormous aircraft

The Antonov AN -255 Mirya (Cossak) is an strategic cargo aircraft designed by Energia rocket’s boosters and the Buran-Class orbiters for the Soviet Space program in the Ukrainian within the soviet in 1980s.

Inside: Commercial airliner interior

For the past decade airlines are competing on how to get the most from the space inside the airplane. As long as the space inside the airplane is limited and confined, airlines try to increase the seating density in each cabin starting from the first class ending with economy class.  Since airlines are using the […]

EL AL to begin cargo flights from Israel to Dubai

On August 13th 2020,The UAE and Israel announced that they would be normalising relations between the two countries. The news stated that the first commercial flight between Israel and the UAE would take place on the 31st of August, Following the return flight from the UAE. It is understood that El Al (The Israeli National […]

The next generation of Aircraft (V-shaped)

KLM ( Royal Dutch Airlines) CEO Pieter Elbers and Dean Of the faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Delta University of Technology (TU Delft) professor Henri Werij had signed a cooperative contract by manufacturing a flight concept known as V-Shaped and has the potential Shaped aircraft, which has totally different design, structure and Long distance flight.

Is it safe to fly an airplane nowadays?

Nowadays, the globe is undergoing extraordinary conditions-ones that were never experienced before! These conditions are especially tough on the aviation and airlines industry; but with travel demand increasing day by day and as countries loosen restrictions, airlines and airplane manufacturers are mounting a major push to build confidence among travellers.

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