Aircraft

  • What are the White Streaks in the Sky?

    Ever looked up in the sky and wondered what the white streaks coming from aircraft were all about?
    By pauldb28 May 24, 2010 

  • Facts on the Ramjet

    The facts on ramjet technology show its importance and limitations to aviation science. They are able to reach speeds of roughly Mach 5, but cannot operate below half the speed of sound. Generally, ramjets are used for airplanes, but they can also be...
    By Jason C. Chavis May 22, 2010 

  • So Fast, Yet Couldn’t Make It – The Sonic Cruiser

    We all love to fly in jetliners and reach our destination in the quickest possible time. Of course there are some like me who want the flight to be as long as possible so as to enjoy the fun of flying. It was perhaps due to such people that the Boeing...
    By Ricky May 16, 2010 


  • How is Aircraft Tracking Done?

    As the number of airplanes increases in the sky, the chances of accidents and crashes also increases. However, airplanes are considered the safest means for traveling. So what is it that makes airplanes so safe? Who controls the traffic up there?
    By Raunekk March 10, 2010 

  • Different Types of Aircraft Hangar Designs

    An aircraft hangar accommodates airplanes when they are not in use or when they require maintenance and repair. The design and construction of an aircraft hangar depends on the types of aircraft it will accommodate. The article describes the basic aircraft...
    By Raunekk March 10, 2010 

  • How the Seaplane Has Impacted Society

    The seaplane is a vehicle designed like a fix-wing aircraft, but also has the ability to land and take off from water. This makes the impacts of the seaplane an asset to those in need of transportation to areas that do not have established landing strips...
    By Jason C. Chavis February 28, 2010 


  • What is a Pusher Airplane?

    Pusher airplane is a name given to any aircraft which follows a typical kind of engine-propeller arrangement known as the "pusher configuration". Manufactured extensively during the First World War, the pusher aircraft was famous for its efficiency...
    By Raunekk February 24, 2010 

  • What is a Twin Rudder Aircraft?

    Twin rudder aircraft or twin tail aircraft is an airplane with two rudders at its tail. A peculiar rudder arrangement which not only increases the aircraft's control but also its efficiency, twin tails were mainly made during the world war time. Find...
    By Raunekk February 15, 2010 

  • The Function, Design and Future of a Black Box in Airplanes

    Flight data recorders are essential to the safe functioning of the aviation industry. Often called a black box in airplanes, these devices record important information that can be retrieved in the event of a crash. A black box is nearly indestructible...
    By Jason C. Chavis February 6, 2010 

  • KC-390 Cargo Plane Characteristics and Development History

    The twin-engine, robust and pilot-friendly KC-390 cargo plane is seen as a potential replacement for military transport aircrafts such the Lockheed C-130J Super Hercules. The KC-390 jet plane has all the features to qualify for a rugged and state-of-the...
    By Anurag Ghosh January 31, 2010 
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