The world’s highest-earning airline routes

The world’s highest-earning airline routes

AIRLINE tickets don’t come cheap but have you ever wondered exactly how much airlines make from your travels? According to new data from air travel intelligence company OGA, some airlines are making billion-dollar profits on specific routes. British Airways’ flight...
Most luxurious private jet in the world 

Most luxurious private jet in the world 

Inside the world’s luxurious private jet: $72MILLION aircraft with four living areas and an ensuite master bedroom can fly 19 passengers in total luxury If you thought a private jet was the ultimate accessory to aspire to, get ready to raise your aspirations...
ABOARD VICTOR, THE UBER OF PRIVATE JETS

ABOARD VICTOR, THE UBER OF PRIVATE JETS

Flying back to London from Nice we encounter some turbulence that sends champagne into the air. Instinctively, automatically by this point, everyone lifts their flutes accordingly, catching it and bringing it back to safety in what resembles a financially hazardous...
From Stewardess to Flight Attendant

From Stewardess to Flight Attendant

Although flight attendant nowadays are predominantly female, the world’s first flight attendant was actually a German man, Heinrich Kubis, who is credited with assisting passengers on the DELAG Zeppelin LZ 10 Schwaben. (Kubis was also aboard the LZ 129...
HOW TO BECOME AN AIRCRAFT MECHANIC

HOW TO BECOME AN AIRCRAFT MECHANIC

Major aircraft manufacturers are predicting a need for thousands of aircraft mechanic s every year over the next several years as more and more airplanes are produced. So the career as an aircraft mechanic is still up-and-coming. There is the answer of how to become...
Aviation Safety: Evolution of Airplane Interiors

Aviation Safety: Evolution of Airplane Interiors

Accidents involving the current generation of commercial airplanes are rare but offer important insights into advancements in the safety and crashworthiness of airplane design. These advancements reflect decades of innovation and targeted efforts to improve...
Airborne Collision Avoidance System (ACAS)

Airborne Collision Avoidance System (ACAS)

Guide to ACAS Description Airborne Collision Avoidance SystemAirborne Collision Avoidance System ACAS II is an aircraft system based on Secondary Surveillance Radar (SSR) transponder signals. ACAS II interrogates the Mode C and Mode S transponders of nearby aircraft...
Aircraft Bird Strikes: A Growing Hazard

Aircraft Bird Strikes: A Growing Hazard

Issue As Old As Aviation Itself Bird strikes are a growing hazard for aircraft operators and pilots. According to the FAA, there have been 142,000 wildlife strikes (97 percent of which were the result of birds) with aircraft in the United States between 1990 and 2013,...
Jet fuel from sugarcane? It’s not a flight of fancy

Jet fuel from sugarcane? It’s not a flight of fancy

The aviation industry produces 2 percent of global human-induced carbon dioxide emissions. This share may seem relatively small – for perspective, electricity generation and home heating account for more than 40 percent – but aviation is one of the...