There are no people who would deny how the aviation is so important in our today’s fast moving world..,
The real question is how much do we really know about aviation?
Have you ever asked of how many parts the aircraft that you are traveling with is made of?
Or what do the pilots eat?
Undoubtedly, there are many interesting and surprising facts about aviation which may astonish you.
1- Pilots eat a different meal…
There are various rules which are imposed by different airlines. However, there is one rule which is common to most of them. It is that the pilots have to be fed the same multi-course meal given to those in the first and business class. Whilst the co-pilots are encouraged to eat different entrees to guard against cases of food poisoning.
2- The famous plane Boeing 747 is made up of more than six million parts
Boeing 747 is the most well-known wide-body commercial airliner and cargo transportation aircraft. Also it is known as the Queen of the Skies or the Jumbo Jet in the aviation world. This airplane is famed because it was the first huge body aircraft ever produced. A Boeing 747 is made up of more than six million parts which are made together to be all controlled by a few pilots sitting up front with switches and buttons under their fingertips.
3-More than 80% of the population is afraid of flying (Aviation)
Acrophobia is defined as a fear of the heights. Unlike a specific phobia like the aerophobia which is the fear of flying and other specific phobias. Acrophobia can cause a person to fear a variety of things related to being far from the ground. Depending on the big number of the phobia, an acrophobic is to fear being on a high floor of a building or simply climbing a ladder.
4-Each engine on a Boeing 747 weighs about 9,500 pounds
One of the most interesting facts about a Boeing 747 concerns its engine weight. This aircraft is one of the most popular and beautiful airliners in the sky. A Boeing 747 is made up of six million parts and one of them is its engine which weighs more than 9,500 pounds (4,300 kg) and costs about 8 million United States Dollars.
5-The busiest commercial airport in the World
The busiest commercial airport in the world is the Hartsfield- Jackson Airport (ATL) in Atlanta, with more than 970.000 airplane movements in the year. According to the passenger traffic, this airport has been the busiest from 1998. And by the number of landings and take-offs – since 2005. The Hartsfield–Jackson has held its ranking as the world’s busiest airport in 2012, too, both in terms of the number of passengers and the number of flights. In the year alone it was visited by 95 million passengers (more than 260,000 passengers daily).
6-The speed of a Boeing 747
Boeing 747 is not the only one of the world’s most recognizable aircraft, and the first wide one ever made. Another fascinating fact about this aircraft is that the maximum speed of the Boeing 747 is 955 km/h.
7-Only 5% of the population in the world have ever been on an airplane
Though the aviation sector is growing so fast, according to the statistics only 5% of the world’s population has ever flown on an airplane. Many people, especially the people from the underdeveloped sites, hasn’t the experience of fly ever in an aircraft and it is not likely that they will have an opportunity to fly in all of their lives. However, On the other side, a small minority of the world’s population fly very regularly.