Aircraft

Airbus will introduce larger winglets for the A350

Airbus will introduce larger winglets for the A350 as part of several aerodynamic improvements that will become available for the twinjet later this year. A350 marketing director Francois Obe said during a briefing at the Singapore air show that the manufacturer had planned to introduce a package of “incremental developments” in 2020. He adds, however: “With the aircraft being better …


Aircraft

The Mistake Most People Make During an Airplane Evacuation

In an emergency, U.S. regulators require that aircraft be evacuated in 90 seconds. Earlier this week, an Emirates plane crash-landed in Dubai before bursting into flames that engulfed much of the Boeing 777. Miraculously, all 300 crew and passengers on board survived, primarily because they were able to deplane in less than 90 seconds. Yet in the wake of the …


Dramatic footage of terrifying airplane landing goes viral

Amateur videographer and airplane aficionado Radko Našinec recently captured incredible footage of a Boeing 737-430 going up against some very strong cross winds — and nearly losing. Filmed at Václav Havel Airport in Prague, Czech Republic, the terrifying video shows the large airplane getting violently thrown about like a small toy just as the wheels graze the runway. As the …

Behold, the largest plane in the US Air Force

At 222 feet across, almost 300 feet long, and 65 feet tall at its tail, Lockheed Martin’s C-5 Galaxy is the largest transport aircraft in the US Air Force. With a cargo hull 121 feet long and 19 feet across, the C-5 is a flying warehouse that can carry a combat-ready military unit or deliver necessary supplies anywhere in the world. …

Airplanes Are More Disgusting Than You Ever Imagined, According To Flight Attendants

Flight attendants might seem like they’re only on board to hand out packets of peanuts and top off your Bloody Mary mix, but they actually know a whole lot more than we give them credit for — after all, they’re trained in everything from emergency passenger evacuation management to CPR and defibrillation. With all that time spent in the aircraft, …

Plane secrets: 10 things on an aircraft you never knew about

Aircraft carry all kinds of apparatus and tools that passengers rarely get to see, or even suspect might be on board. Most are there to deal with situations that rarely arise and they’ll only ever be deployed in an emergency. Here are 10, and in case you were wondering, parachutes are not among them. Handcuffs “Passenger restraint” is the polite …

The most ridiculous requests made by travellers on private jets

By Hazel Plush –It’s the dream, isn’t it? Hiring a private jet to travel in peace and luxury, far removed from the seat-kickers and screaming babies of airline travel. But for some private jet travellers, serenity and solitude simply aren’t enough: they won’t travel without specifying a bunch of weird and wonderful requirements. Cashmere blankets, organic coconuts, a whole plane just for …