Aviation Archive

What are the biggest non-fatal errors made by airline pilots?

This one was in the news recently. Air Canada Flight 759′s Pilots nearly caused the biggest disaster in aviation history. The pilots of the a320 aircraft were coming in to land at San Francisco International Airport when

Difference between Airbus and Boeing

Key Difference: Airbus is a popular aircraft manufacturing that is a subsidiary of EADS, a European aerospace company. The company is based in Blagnac, France. The Boeing Company is multinational Aerospace Company and Defense Corporation that has its

Why is fuel stored in the wings of aircraft?

Fuel is stored in 3 tanks, however, contrary to popular belief, the 737–800 has 5 tanks. They are – The surge tanks are not counted to the fuel capacity of the aircraft but act as a precaution,

Why Airplanes Cannot Fly Over The Bermuda Triangle?

The human imagination tends to go into overdrive when confronted with clear evidence of consistent forces at play and no solid comprehension of what those forces really are – few places reveal this trait more than the

Top 10: the longest non-stop flights in the world

If you think that flights between Europe and America, or Asia and Africa, are too long, then think twice. Because they pale in comparison to the world’s ten longest non-stop flights, all with a minimum flying time of

The most heroic airline pilots of all time

A China Eastern Airlines pilot has been labelled a hero, and presented with a cash reward, after his quick thinking avoided a runway collision that could have killed up to 439 people. According to Chinese media, the

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