The importance of aircraft wheels and tires cannot be overstated. They are critical in ensuring safety and are consistently subject to the punishment of takeoff and landing. Additionally, aircraft tires must endure extreme temperatures. While airborne, they experience temperatures below -40 degrees celsius, and at touchdown, tires briefly withstand temperatures in excess of 200 degrees celsius. This blog will provide a look into the details of aircraft wheels and how they are able to withstand the forces resulting from their operation...

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An RF connector is an electrical connector intended to work at radio frequencies in the multi-megahertz range. RF connectors are ordinarily utilized with coaxial links and are intended to keep up the protection that the coaxial plan offers. In this article, we provide a more detailed look at RF connectors and their functions. To get right to it, RF connectors are the most usually utilized and incorporate sort. While they appear to be unique from one another, these fittings are a similar principal connector. A male sort N will fit into a female BNC and TNC with no trouble, and work effectively.

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When an aircraft lands in an airport and passengers disembark, there are many operations that are quickly completed to ensure that the aircraft is ready for its next passengers and flight. This turnaround time (TAT) of aircraft includes the time between the landing of an aircraft to the moment it takes off once again. From cleanliness to establishing security, multiple operations are quickly completed by teams of personnel. In this blog, we will discuss the various tasks that are done during the turnaround time of an aircraft....

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Any piece of machinery will feature moving parts that facilitate relative sliding or rolling motion. For instance, machine tools exhibit linear sliding motion, and automobile wheels provide an example of rotational motion. In most cases, the moving parts used to help these motions occur are either bearings or bushings. This blog will explain the basics of bearings and bushings, what they do, and how they differ...

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A turn coordinator in aviation (known as also the TC) is an additional add-on to the turn and slip indicator (also known as T/S) with a major difference being the axis and the display whereupon the gimbal is to be placed. Basically it can be used alongside with or as an alternative to the turn and slip indicator. The only difference between the turn coordinator and the turn and slip is that the gimbal is ranked up at least 30 degrees higher, which causes the instrument to yaw, as well as to roll. Overall this causes the turn coordinator instrument to display a change more quickly and react to the change in roll before the aircraft has even begun to yaw. Although this instrument reacts to changes in the aircraft's roll, it does not display the roll attitude...

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Within a standard aircraft cockpit, there is a plethora of flight pertinent information that is readily available for the pilot. An aircraft cockpit features various types of aircraft instruments to provide accurate flight situations and information to conduct safe and proper flight. Each aircraft instrument provides various important details, and these instruments include the airspeed indicator, attitude indicator, altimeter, vertical speed indicator, heading indicator, and turn coordinator. In this blog, we will provide a short overview on each of the basic six types of aircraft instruments, and how they benefit the pilot during flight.

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At the birth of commercial aviation, there were very few differences between aircraft cabins, other than designs in the patterned fabrics, catering, and signage. The opportunity to climb and passenger aboard an aircraft was a luxury experience in itself, so there had never been much of a distinction between different cabins. Now that travel has become more accessible to the general public, the distinction separating cabins has become more and more clear, with some aircraft being advertised as an exclusive luxury aircraft ....

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When manufacturing parts for aircraft, die casting proves to be a highly beneficial and reliable process to create precise metal parts that do not need any tooling or polishing after creation. Parts are produced through machine mounted, shaped molds that clamp together as molten metal is delivered into the cavity to cool. Die casting is the current quickest method for manufacturing accurate metal parts. Components for aircraft that can be manufactured through die casting include motor housings, fuel system components, connectors, engine piston heads, and more....

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When flying in commercial plane or while at an airport, you may notice that a starking majority of aircraft are painted white. There may be a few colorful variants scattered around, but most will be pure white with some small decals. While this may seem like airlines are not very creative or daring in their design, there are actually a variety of major reasons why airliners choose to keep mostly white aircraft. In this blog, we will discuss a few justifications of why white paint is most beneficial....

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The success of any business operation, regardless of size, relies on several factors but delivering quality products and services is a huge factor for success. The same applies to supply chain companies in the aviation industries. However, unlike with most profit driven companies, said supply chain companies have more at stake than simply profits. The lack of quality in the products and services delivered can trigger so much more than a returns reduction, it can cause some serious casualties. The aviation supply chain industry is subject to so many rules and audits precisely because there is a huge risk in doing otherwise.....

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Weighing an aircraft seems like a mammoth, nearly impossible task. Despite its inconvenience, accurately weighing an aircraft is the only surefire method of finding its empty weight (the weight of the aircraft minus passengers, luggage, and fuel) and the location of the center of gravity. The two tools used to weigh aircraft are platform and load cell scales.....

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Working in the aviation or aeronautical sector means you have to be familiar with certain terminology. Some common items that you’re likely to encounter are the terms UAV and UAS. The former stands for Unmanned Aerial or Vehicle while the latter refers to an Unmanned Aerial System. Both have very distinct and separate definitions despite the fact that they are often quoted interchangeably. Read on below to learn more about the difference between the two....

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You may or may not know it, but bearings are the small components that drastically increase your level of comfort on an aircraft. Small, but mighty, bearings are used in many mechanisms throughout an aircraft including engine components, braking systems and cabin fixtures.....

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Among the various instruments on an aircraft, the airspeed indicator is one of the most basic and most important. Without a functioning airspeed indicator, a pilot can only guess how fast their aircraft is going, making navigation or charting a flight-plan nearly impossible. The indicator measures the aircraft’s speed in knots or miles per hour and represents this speed with a basic needle and dial instrument. Each plane has its own specified airspeeds that a pilot needs to be aware of for things like takeoff, landing, stalling, and cruising.....

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In March 2019, British Airways passengers found their seats and settled into their flight from London City Airport to Dusseldorf. Imagine their surprise when — during the descent into landing — the craggy hilltops of Edinburgh, Scotland appeared below. Using a selection of devices inside the cockpit, the pilots dutifully followed their flightpath and navigational instruments. It just so happened that they were given the wrong flight plan.....

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