High temperatures have always been one of the major challenges in the manufacture of jet engines. But what is the temperature inside an engine such as the M88 ?
In aviation, the altitude and the cabin altitude of a ‘plane are two different things. We asked Liebherr Aerospace, aerospace equipment supplier, to explain.
The pitot tube was invented to measure the flow of rivers. Today it can be seen on both sides of an aircraft’s fuselage. What is a pitot probe on a plane for ?
After three contested programmes, France retains its title of world champion in all categories. Russia is second.
The rivets are used on an aircraft to hold the various elements together. But how many are there on a Boeing 747-8 ? The answer is at the end of the video.
The FAI World Aerobatic Championships 2015 are underway until 29 August in France. A competition that includes four programmes leading to a total of three different titles. Watch the video.
All aircraft are equipped with navigation lights that are mandated internationally, but what do they signify? Watch the video.
Following a sudden loss of cabin pressure, oxygen masks allow passengers to breathe normally. But that does not tell us what the autonomy of oxygen masks in aircraft is.
An aircraft engine fan rotates at such a speed that it can suck in anything that approaches it. To find out how fast a fan turns on take-off, we asked the engine manufacturer Snecma (Safran Group).
At the airport, many passengers are looking for a taxi. But none of them goes to the taxiway. But what is the taxiway in an airport ?
The world aerobatic championship will take place in France this year. Do you know what means buffeting in aerobatics ? Find the answer at the end of the video.
At an airport, you can see airliners on the runway, taxiway and tarmac. But what is precisely the tarmac at an airport? Watch the video, and you'll know.
The white streaks that are sometimes seen in the wake of a airplane are beautiful to the eye, but what are these white streaks made from ? Find the answer at the end of the video.
Sometimes, the weight of fuel is almost the third of the entire airplane's weight. But where is all that fuel stored ?
The captain holds the highest rank on an airplane. But haw many stripes are there on his uniform ? Find the answer at the end of the video.
On an aircraft, the chord measures a distance between two points at a specific location on the aircraft. But what exactly does the chord on an airplane measure? Look for the answer at the end of the video
A fenestron is present at the tail end of some helicopters and specifically those of Airbus Helicopters But what is a fenestron on a helicopter? Find the answer at the end of the video.
Shimmy is the name of a dance but for an airplane, the shimmy effect can be dangerous. But what is the shimmy effect ?
"White Tail" is a phrase used by aircraft manufacturers. The less they have, the happier they are. But what is it in aviation really?
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