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by on May 5, 2012
New Delhi: India's civil aviation history would have taken a different trajectory had the Tata group and Singapore Airlines been allowed to float a private airline 15 years ago, says former bureaucrat M K Kaw in his tell-all book.                                                                                                                             "The Tatas had mooted a proposal for a private airline with 40 per cent equity contribution from Singapore Airlines. As this woul...
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by on April 29, 2012
Hydraulic Leak in Aircraft System Aircraft hydraulic is a very complicated system with a lengthy plumbings, joints, connections, valves, pumps and so on. As the aircraft aging, especially on component where the seals start to deteriorate, leaks can occur. This is most common findings during routine inspection on aircraft especially in the wheel well area. Any leakage found should be treated promptly however it is not economical to keep changing any component that have started to leaks....
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by on April 29, 2012
Aerodymaics(Discuss the basics of aerodynamics, and what makes an airplane fly)Contents:1) What is Aerodynamics2) What is Lift2.1) Bernoulli's Theory of Lift (incorrect theory)2.2) Real Theories on Lift (correct theory)3) What is Drag4) What is Thrust5) What are high Angles of Attack (AOA)6) What is a Spin & StallSection 1 :: What is Aerodynamics?Aerodynamics is a branch of dynamics concerned with studying the motion of air, particularly when it interacts with a moving object. Aerodynamics is o...
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by on April 21, 2012
SAFETY IS PRIORITY Worker killed during maintenance check in El PasoThe Associated PressEL PASO — An airplane mechanic was killed Monday morning after he was sucked into a jet's engine while passengers were boarding from the tarmac, officials said. "A mechanic walked in front of the engine and was pulled into the engine," National Transportation Safety Board spokeswoman Lauren Peduzzi said. She said she didn't know if any passengers saw the accident as they boarded Continental Airlines fl...
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by on April 12, 2012
We all know that a RADAR is used to detect the position of aircraft using radio waves. The term RADAR was first coined in 1941 and stands for RAdio Detection And Ranging. Before the invention of RADAR there was obviously a need to detect enemy aircraft. So what do you think they did? See pictures below… So basically they just used these contraptions to make their ears bigger to pick up the sound waves in the air. Makes you wonder if they had any false alarms when a bumble bee flew close by. Gi...
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