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  • What is this "barking" noise we occasionally hear on certain Airbus aircraft?

    When an Airbus of the A320 family has only one engine working on the tarmac, you've probably heard a kind of noise that sounds like a dog barking; so what is this noise? Listen to it on the video and read the article to find out where it comes from.

  • An airplane’s brakes attain a maximum temperature of how much ?

    Braking is one of the vital functions of an aircraft. In an emergency it should be possible to stop an aircraft of several hundred tons in the shortest minimum time and distance. Watch the video and read the article.

  • Safety and security, what’s the difference?

    Safety and security are two very different concepts. Yet both are often confused, as demonstrated in this video we recorded at an airport. We provide you with the answer related to aviation.

  • A website for used aircraft parts

    The French startup Aerobay will launch on 20 December a website dedicated to the sale and purchase of used aircraft parts. As the founders explained, it is a sort of aeronautical Ebay.

  • What is a radome ?

    First of all, Radome is a combination of two words. It is an essential part located at the front of commercial, military aircraft and helicopters. To get the answer, watch the video and read the article.

  • Manolo Chrétien: photographer and "visionary" artist

    Through his photographs, Manolo Chrétien has immortalized the effect of time on airplanes. We met the artist at the Fotofever photography exhibition, which was held at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris.

  • How much CO2 is emitted by air transport?

    Since the Paris Conference ( COP21 ) on climate change will be held from 30 November to 11 December 2015, we thought it would be interesting to look into the impact of aviation on our environment. Watch the video and read the article.

  • What is the thickness of a commercial aircraft window?

    In a previous In Your Opinion we gave you the reason for the small hole in the windows of airplanes. Today we focus on the thickness of the glazing. Watch the video. Read the article.

  • How many commercial airports are there in the world ?

    Commercial airports mean those which receive airliners, cargo and business aircraft. We also provide you with the total number of civilian and military airports throughout. Watch the video to have the answer and read the article.

  • What is the cabin altitude of a commercial aircraft ?

    The cabin altitude is the pressure maintained in the cabin of a commercial airliner at cruising speed corresponding to a certain altitude. But what is this altitude ? Find the answer at the end of the video and read the article.

  • Tour operator FRAM files for bankruptcy

    After an Extraordinary Works Council meeting, FRAM’s management have confirmed that the French tour operator is insolvent. By filing for bankruptcy, its fate is now in the hands of the courts.

  • What's the hole for in an airplane’s windows?

    If you have already taken the window seat in an airplane, you may have noticed a small hole in the glass, and probably wondered what it was for. Answer at the end of the video. Read also the article.

  • What is the Lift-to-Drag ratio of an airplane?

    The Lift-to-Drag ratio of an airplane depends not only on its aerodynamic forms, its wings and its air resistance, but also its weight and speed. Find the answer at the end of the video and read the article.

  • "Spectre": a highflying James Bond

    The producers of the 24th Bond adventure, "Spectre", have not skimped on resources, particularly for its main action scenes in the air. Let’s check it out.

  • In military aviation, what is a target aircraft ?

    Combat, surveillance, transport, military aircrafts have multiple functions. But what is the one of a target aircraft ? Find the answer at the end of the video.

  • What is the ceiling of an aircraft?

    Each type of aircraft has its own certified ceiling. But what is the ceiling of an aircraft ? Find the answer at the end of the video.

  • Skylander’s campsite landing

    The Skylander, a French propeller driven aircraft project, will never really take off, since 2014, the only full size model has been used as unusual accommodation for campers in the Nantes (western France) region. Come take a look on board.

  • Who was the Red Baron?

    He was also called "Little Red" or the "Red Devil" ( in French ) in reference to the colour of his ‘plane. But Who was the Red Baron ? Find out at the end of the video.

  • Private cost sharing flights on trial in France

    Cost sharing flights is the new French ‘plane sharing idea bit some consider the practice illegal in France. The regulations to be applied are those of public transport, which is not the case today.


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