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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