But have you ever wondered why do you get curious to know more about aeroplanes? Actually, it is not only about the curiosity to know more but more of a fear that we carry within when we sit in an aeroplane. Yes, we take off from the ground and are thousands of feet up in the air, where every person on that plane is stuck with a possible fear that the flight may not land safely. Leaving the fear aside, we have some interesting facts about the aeroplanes I am sure you weren’t aware of and might help you to overcome your uneasiness while flying.
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50 Interesting Facts About Airplane And Airlines That Must Not Be Missed.
1. Qantas was introduced in the year 1920.
Talk about any profession, experience matters and when KLM is still working under its original name, it means that they’ve really got some good pilots working for them. It is headquartered in Amstelveen and has almost 130 destinations on its schedule. So, have a sans-worry flight if you happen to fly in one of those.
2. Airports Council International’s year-to-date figures prove this.
The world’s busiest airports are measured by total passengers defined as passengers enplaned plus passengers deplaned plus direct transit passengers.
Beijing Capital International Airport stands next being the second busiest.
3. Wow! How many KW will it comprise?
4. The nickname of Boeing 747 is Jumbo Jet.
It is also referred as the ‘Queen of the Skies.’
5. The distance measured between the two is about 13,804 kilometers.
Such a long distance!
6. Reason being to avert the chances of food poisoning to both individuals who are in command of the aircraft.
The practice of which should be followed by every Airline.
7. That is why food tastes different while you are traveling in an airplane.
Because at 35,000 feet, the first thing that goes away are the taste senses.
8. Approximately, there are 13,513 airports in the U.S.
A total number of airports in the world are around 43,983.
9. The Alaska Airlines was founded in 1932.
Online check-in option provides you with a facility by checking in for your flight prior to your arrival at the airport via the website so as to save your time.
10. Making it to be around millions of people traveling each day.
Where about 2000 flights make movement in an hour.
11. So many people in the air at any given moment!
12. In childhood, they used to play with the toy helicopter, breaking it and repairing it.
The practice of which acted as the spark of their interest in flying.
13. It was the Tenerife airport disaster.
The collision took place at the Los Rodeos Airport which is now known as the Tenerife North Airport.
14. You can find these trophies at the National Museum of the U.S. Airforce.
The silly mistakes involved that those of taking off without enough fuel or taxiing into the parked airplane.
15. The least thickness is of 10 inches.
There are three types of runway construction:
Concrete is for the rigid pavement and can be as much as six feet thick.
Asphaltic concrete is for the semi-rigid pavement and can this can also be as much as six feet thick.
Asphalt is known for its flexible pavement. It is laid over a bed of crushed stone and at the airline airports, it is generally more than four feet thick.
17. It was designed in the 1980s.
Being the largest, it is powered by six turbofan engines. And, not only the largest, it is the even the heaviest and longest plane ever built. It also has the largest wingspan and has a maximum takeoff weight of 640 tons.
17. Where it announced 2015 net profits of a little over six billion U.S. dollars.
But certainly the U.S. airlines are not planning to grow in the year 2017 because of the following reasons:
1. US airlines need to get back the unit revenue to positive growth.
2. Labor costs are rising.
3. The US airline executives think that since the fuel prices bottomed out earlier this year, so now the prices will only be rising.
18. Cathay Pacific airways limited being the most expensive airlines in the world.
Since it is the most expensive airline in the world, its charge for travelling from Los Angeles to Hong Kong is $31,300.
19. Even if it is not their first flight!
And the reasons do not directly relate to flying always, rather they could be a Claustrophobia or Panic Disorder.
Fairly a nice practice!
And contrary to our opinion, they do not make much money.
21. The autopilot function helps to achieve the best fuel efficiency.
Autopilots do not replace the human operator, rather assist them in controlling the vehicle, monitoring the weather and trajectory.
23. However, the dumped fuel, evaporates and does not reach the ground.
Also, the jet fuel isn’t corrosive in nature.
24. It was also the most successful commercial supersonic airplane.
There was an arrangement which was a part of an international treaty between the two countries- England and France. And if any country would have backed out, it would have to face heavy penalties.
25. The rule came out in the year 2008.
Since it is believed that hundreds of lives were lost in crashes due to the communication problems, this rule was launched in a bid to improve safety standards
26. Also, is the largest by market capitalization and assets value.
It operates 5,400 flights daily and includes 319 destinations.
27. It is 5.5 kilometers in length.
This is a necessary feature because of the reduction in engine and lift performance which the aircrafts are subject to at a particular altitude. This is required for normal lift-off speeds and longer take-off runs.
28. Concerned about your safety? Then choose the Qantas Airlines.
29. Also, it employs more than 200,000 individuals to deliver the best services.
Handley Page Transport was the first airline to serve meals aboard. The airline company was founded in 1919. It offered a selection of fruits and sandwiches at that time.
30. The middle seats in the rear of an aircraft have the highest survival rates.
The middle seats have the lowest fatality rate at 28%, compared to the window seat which is 32%.
31. Do oilves cost that much?
31. The aircraft was designed for 140,000 flying hours.
The aircraft is huge holding 81,890 gallons of fuel, meaning that more than one-third of what the plane weighs when it takes off.
32. Apparently, unlike our expectations, it wasn’t crashed but stolen.
The incident took place at the Quatro de Fevereiro Airport, Luanda, Angola on 25 May 2003. The disappearance of which prompted a worldwide search by the FBI and the CIA.
33. Or say, 6.7 times the speed of the sound.
The world’s record for the highest speed as recorded by powered aircraft, manned flew at 4520 miles per hour has remained unchanged as of 2016.
34. Since mercury can tear apart aluminum at the point of its contact with metal.
There have been two incidents so far in which aircraft exposed to mercury have been written off by their insurers.
35. With a height of 434ft.
The airport has an east runway that is 4,000 m long with a width of 60m and west runway which is 3,700 in length and 60m wide. It handles about 76 flights in an hour.
36. Some airports can be bigger in size than that of an entire country.
However, the official website says that the actual utilized airport area is of 3,675 hectares (9,080 acres) or 36.75 square kilometers.
37. It retired on November 26, 2003.
It is a Supersonic transport and is a national origin of the United Kingdom and France.
38. At this height, air turbulence was less of a problem and therefore it flew faster.
Whereas the other jets used to fly at a height of 30,000 ft.
39. And that is a major WOW factor of Concorde.
You might not be knowing that Concorde traveled faster than the speed of sound.
40. With Height: 24.1 meters, Width: 80 meters, Length: 72.7 meters.
Its wings are of 2,775 square feet in size, which are bigger than ever.
41. The plane is so giant that it can also carry approximately 3000 suitcases.
There are 20 airports as mentioned earlier, that can handle the A380 service. Not only they have huge runways but also the airport spreads over a wide area to handle the luggage of 500-800 passengers.
42. And it is interesting to know that the fleet of Emirates consists entirely of wide-bodied aircraft.
It operates about 3,600 flights per week.
43. That’s one hell of a price.
44. And technically, this difference is known as “lift”.
It is because when the airplane moves through the air, its wings cause changes in the speed and pressure.
45. Also, one-third of these pilots found their co-pilot sleeping when they woke up.
The reason behind this is fatigue and improper rest.
46. Whereas it burns 17% less fuel than other large airplanes.
A 380 consumes 4 litres of fuel in 100km per passenger.
47. The largest airliners are wide-body jets.
These air crafts are usually called twin-aisle aircraft since they generally have two separate aisles running from the front to the back.
48. Well, U.S. is winning the game in every perspective of airplanes.
49. The highest flying aircraft was SR-71.
50. The wings of A380 are 54% larger than the wings of a Boeing 747 aircraft.
One more interesting fact about A380- The exterior of the aircraft consumes more than 3600 liters of paint.
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