Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is estimated that more than 16,000 passenger jets around the world are grounded. The number of passenger jets currently in service is the lowest it’s been in more than 25 years, and some airlines have had to slash their flight schedules by as much as 90%. To give you another example of the drastic drop-off in air travel, on January 22, 2020, there were nearly 114,000 passenger flights. Just three months later, on April 20, there were less than 27,000. This has undoubtedly caused a great deal of financial strain on the industry, but has also presented a second problem: where can these aircraft be stored, and how can they be kept airworthy during their downtime?

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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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