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  • Flight MH370 : What happened?

    Two years ago, Malaysia Airlines’ flight MH370, Boeing 777, mysteriously vanished. What has happened since ? We went to ask you your opinion.

  • What happened to row 13?

    Have you ever got on a plane and noticed that a row of seats was missing ? For some airlines, row 13 does not exist ; an oversight perhaps ? No. Was it on purpose ? Yes, and here’s why.

  • What is the weight of a fighter jet ejection seat?

    Fighter aircraft ejection seats first appeared in the 40’s, and since then have saved many lives. Their weight is an important factor, both during the ejection, and for the airplane’s performance.

  • What are the "Remove before flight" ribbons for?

    "Remove before flight" ribbons are used as safety warnings for quick and easy visual location, seen on removable aircraft components, typically in the form of a reb ribbon and installed when the aircraft is on the ground.

  • Are you interested in planepooling ?

    The cost sharing flight websites based on the principle of car sharing are becoming the subject of debate in some countries. We went to find out what you thought of this growing phenomenon. Watch the video and read the article.

  • What are the static dischargers on airplanes for?

    You may have noticed these tiny sticks on the back of the airplane's wings which look like small antennae. Their number varies according to the size of the plane, and are made in general from carbon. Watch the video. Read the article

  • In aviation, what is called a Demoiselle ?

    The name is rather charming for an airplane: the Demoiselle (Damselfly). This aircraft of yesteryear was built between 1909 and 1910 by Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873-1932). Watch the video and read the article.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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