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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 will also increase efficiency of the planes.
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 and how feasible they are? Find out inside.
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 and maneuvering capabilities.
The focus of 1920 airplanes was mail delivery, military applications and transportation as well as entertainment and the occasional industrial use such as crop dusting. While airships were dominant as a form of travel, a few nations dominated the construction of 1920 airplanes, advancing aviation.
Since the first flight by the Wright Brothers, airplane safety has been a major concern for pilots, passengers and industry professionals. Safety improvements in aircraft over the past hundred years have mostly been in response to incidents both on the ground and in the air.
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 out more about them in the article inside.
The significance of development of the airplane has had widespread ramifications on the society of the world. Airplanes have changed the way people travel and conduct wars. At times, they have also been centerpieces in popular culture, influencing generations of Americans and people worldwide.
Radio controlled airplanes are a popular hobby for people across the world. The principle of radio controlled airplane engines vary depending on the design and has also changed with time. Different power sources can be used to make the devices function much like their full-size counterparts.
The airline industry is constantly challenged with the prospect of strikes from airborne animals such as birds and bats. In order to combat this eventuality, bird avoidance technology for airplanes has been implemented both in the design of airplanes and on the ground to prevent problems.
Throughout the United States, there are a number of World War 2 airplanes still flying, performing for people every year at air shows and through air museums. All types of World War 2 planes can be seen, paying tribute to the war that changed the world.
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, making it a beneficial asset to flight.
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-art military transport aircraft.
Aeronautical charts are categorized into Visual Flight Rules charts and Instrumental Flight Rules Charts. It is very important for a pilot to understand the symbols, topography and different sectionals of a chart. In short, every airplane pilot should know how to read an aeronautical charts.
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.
Interesting information about the Zeppelin NT Semi-rigid Airship, manufactured by Neue Technologie. Although typically built for commercial purposes, the zeppelin airships also have their own historical importance.
In reality, a considerable fraction of the general public is still ignorant about the seriousness and losses incurred due to bird strikes. A collision between a flying aircraft and a bird (or a flock of birds) can be termed as a bird strike.
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.
This article is for anyone interested in an overview of how you can build your own airplane in the United States. There are two methods used in the United States – this article will go into a little detail about each. Remember this is just an overview!
This article contains information related to the types of gas used in the aviation industry, what it looks and smells like and where its used.
Ever looked up in the sky and wondered what the white streaks coming from aircraft were all about?