Aviation Safety

  • Air Defense and Airspace Management Controls

    What is air defense and airspace management? Why is it in place? What happens if it is crossed?
    By nostolgia June 21, 2010 

  • About the Different Types of Airplane Runways or Taxiways

    Airplane runways and taxiways are an important part of the overall functioning of airplanes. Smooth working of an airport depends substantially on the condition of its runways and taxiways. If in improper condition, they can cause heavy damage to airplanes...
    By Raunekk May 27, 2010 

  • Avoiding Sickness and Staying Healthy on Airline Flights

    Although most passengers do not develop health problems when flying, it is still necessary to take precautionary measures to avoid blood clots and other air travel related health risks.
    By Finn Orfano May 24, 2010 


  • Safety Programs for Aircraft Icing Avoidance

    In an effort to prevent the aerodynamic problems associated with ice buildup on wings and the aircraft in general, aviation engineers utilize a number of safety programs for aircraft icing avoidance. While these technologies were needed during the early...
    By Jason C. Chavis March 19, 2010 

  • Federal Aviation Regulations for Helicopter Landing Zones

    Like traditional runways, helipads and heliports require the maintenance of many regulations for safety and security of the aircraft and ground-based facilities. Federal aviation regulations on helicopter landing zones are not as intricate as their fixed...
    By Jason C. Chavis March 19, 2010 

  • Full Body Scan Image for Airport Screening

    Invented in the 1990s, full body scan image airport screening became a preferred way to provide security measures around the world following the events of 9/11 and other terrorist acts. The technology is met with much criticism, however, since it...
    By Jason C. Chavis March 13, 2010 


  • Selecting the Best Seat While Traveling on an Airplane

    Where is the best place to sit while traveling on board an aircraft? A window seat? A seat nearest to the cockpit? Or the seat beside the emergency exit? Though the choice of the seat depends on the passenger, his or her safety is always...
    By Raunekk March 8, 2010 

  • Airport Security Screening History

    Airport security screening history began with the simple installation of security personnel at airports to help prevent hijackings. Over the years, it evolved as a means to control trafficking of contraband and ultimately became the front line in the...
    By Jason C. Chavis March 8, 2010 

  • Use of Biofuels in Airplanes

    Biofuels are considered as the next best thing that has happened to the airline industry. With the rising fuel costs and their depleting reserves, biofuels might turn out to be a great asset in near future. What are the types of biofuels used on airplanes...
    By Raunekk March 3, 2010 

  • Making Airplanes Greener

    The increase in global warming and rise in fuel prices have forced airlines owners around the world to implement environmentally friendly technologies on their airplanes. These green technologies will not only help in reducing the carbon emission but...
    By Raunekk March 3, 2010 
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