New Boeing 797 Big Aircraft 1000 Seat

Boeing is preparing a 1000 passenger jet that could reshape the Air travel industry for the next 100 years.The radical Blended Wing design has been developed by Boeing in cooperation with the NASA Langley Research Centre. The mammoth plane will

Aircraft Landing gear extension and retraction system.

(a)General. For airplanes with retractable landing gear, the following apply: (1) Each landing gear retracting mechanism and its supporting structure must be designed for maximum flight load factors with the gear retracted and must be designed for the combination of friction, inertia, brake

How does a Aircraft brake in Air

In aeronautics, air brakes or speedbrakes are a type of flight control surfaces used on an aircraft to increase drag or increase the angle of approach during landing. Air brakes differ from spoilers in that air brakes are designed to increase drag while making little change to lift, whereas spoilers reduce

Aircraft Emergency oxygen system

Aircraft emergency oxygen systems are emergency equipment fitted to pressurized commercial aircraft, intended for use when the cabin pressurisation system has failed and the cabin altitude has climbed above a safe level. It consists of a number of individual yellow oxygen masks stored in compartments

So THAT’S Why Airplane Engines Are So Big Now

At first glance, a commercial jet engine may look like an engineering outlier. Nearly everything else we see on planes has gotten smaller and more streamlined over the years. So why have engines continued to grow? SCROLL

Can planes take off in a hail storm?

Airplanes that fly through hail are usually damaged; therefore pilots avoid areas of hail. As an extreme example, in 1977, a Southern Airway DC-9 had both engines destroyed by hail, causing a forced landing. Flying through a

Why don’t planes fly over Tibet?

The Tibetan Plateau is the roof of the world. While most people define it by the epic ranges to the north and south (Kunlun Mountains and Himalayas), it’s not immediately obvious that the “low” areas average above 12,000′. There’s an issue

aircraft engine starter

Spring starter A Spring Starter uses potential energy stored in a spring wound up with a crank to start an engine without a battery or alternator. Turning the crank moves the pinion into mesh with the engine’s

Why don’t airplanes fly much higher than 35-38k ft?

There are many reasons why this band of altitudes are optimal for commercial flight. One reason, though, governs and it’s due to not aircraft design, but human physiology. By 10,000 feet, most people, including pilots, are feeling

How Does Aircraft Brake in air

In aeronautics, air brakes or speedbrakes are a type of flight control surfaces used on an aircraft to increase drag or increase the angle of approach during landing. Air brakes differ from spoilers in that air brakes