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  • What is non-destructive testing?

    Increasingly complex industrial parts combined with stricter legislation on aircraft safety and quality have favoured a rise in the use of non-destructive testing (NDT) in aeronautics over recent years. But what does this mean? We asked the general public in the streets of Paris (see our video). Read the answer in this article.
     

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  • What defines an international airport?

    The size of airport facilities, types of aircraft in operation or the number of runways are not the defining criteria for an international airport. There is only one. So what is it? That’s the question we asked you in the streets of Paris (watch the video). Read the article to find out.
     

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  • Best of 2016: In Your Opinion Top 5 aeronautical videos

    aeronewstv offers you the best of 2016’s aeronautical videos. Sit back and take off for your Christmas holidays by seeing the five most watched “In Your Opinion” clips.
     

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  • What is the so-called "third man" in a cockpit?

    In the cockpit of a plane you have the captain, the co-pilot and a third person whose nickname is ‘George’. Who is this? We asked you that question in the streets of Paris (see the video) and the answer is supplied in the article.
     

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  • What is the thickness of a commercial aircraft windshield?

    Cockpit windows have to be able to resist cabin pressure and bird strikes. So how thick to they have to be? We interviewed passersby in the streets of Paris. (See the video). The answer is in the article.
     

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  • What is the temperature of a civil aircraft engine at take-off?

    We spoke to Safran Aircraft Engines, the aircraft engine manufacturer, who kindly gave us information for the CFM56 engine, the world's best-seller which notably equips the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 families.
     

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  • How much paint is needed to paint an airplane?

    Before being delivered to the customer, the airline’s livery has to be applied to the aircraft; but do you know how much paint is required? We put the question to you (video), the answer to which you will find in the article.
     

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  • What is the rotation speed of an airplane?

    At take-off, the pilots concentrate on the speed, or rather the successive speeds of their aircraft, and notably the rotation speed. But do you know what it is exactly? We put the question to you (video), the answer to which you will find in the article.
     

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  • What is the minimum commercial aircraft pilot age?

    To become a commercial aircraft pilot, is there a minimum age? The answer is yes, but it's not the same everywhere. We put the question to you (video), the answer to which you will find in the article.
     

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  • What is the turnaround time of a plane?

    To increase productivity, it is in an airline's interest to minimize the turnaround time of its aircraft. But do you know what turnaround time is? We put the question to you (video), the answer to which you can find in the article.
     

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  • What is a Boeing 787’s cabin floor area?

    When we discuss the cabin of an aircraft, such as the Boeing 787, its capacity is generally evoked in terms of seating capacity, but have you any idea of its floor area We asked you the question (video), the answer to which is in the article.
     

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  • What is Nose Art?

    Nose Art appeared during the First World War, and peaked during Second World War, but do you know what it is ? We asked you the question (video), the answer to which you will find in the article.
     

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  • What is a run-up in aviation ?

    When a plane rolls off the assembly line, and before delivery to the customer, aircraft manufacturers carry out an obligatory Run-up. We asked you the question (video), the answer to which is in the article.
     

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  • What is the minimum required airplane engine ground clearance?

    Do you know what the minimum regulatory airplane engine ground clearance is? We put the question to you the public (video), and give you the answer in the article.
     

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  • Why retract landing gear just after take-off?

    When a commercial airplane takes off, the pilot immediately retracts the undercarriage ; but do you know why? We asked you the question (video), the answer to which you will find in the article.
     

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  • What bird flies higher than airplanes?

    Whilst most birds fly below 4,900 feet above sea level, somespecies can fly much higher, at up to 33,000 feet; but do you know which? We put the question to you and give the answer in the article.
     

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  • What is the flight envelope of a plane?

    Whilst the term ‘‘flight envelope’’ of aircraft holds no secrets for pilots, this term does remain enigmatic for many. We put the question to you, and here is the answer. Watch the video, and read the article to find the answer.
     

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  • What is the pedestal on a plane?

    Located between the two pilots, the central part of a plane’s cockpit comprises a portion of the instrumentation common to both pilots; but what exactly? We asked you the question. Watch the video, and read the article.
     

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  • Psychological monitoring of pilots : should it be reinforced?

    One year after the crash of the Germanwings A320 in the south of France, is the reinforcement of medical and psychological monitoring of airline pilots essential ? We asked you the question.
     

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