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What is that little black thing tied to the vertical stabilizer? [duplicate]

I have seen this on all Boeing test planes, does this provide information on the planes performance?
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Why doesn't Boeing use supercritical airfoils?

It's my first question & I really want to know the answer from professionals to decide if my new design of airfoil is worth it because the initial test by CFD software (Fluent-ANSYS) indicate that ...
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Does Boeing use a similar display to Airbus ECAM to view a particular system?

Airbus has a dedicated ECAM panel forward of the throttles which is used to select a system for display on the LCD. Is there a similar panel used to select a particular system for display on Boeing's ...
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Is it possible to continue flying without electric power? [duplicate]

To be specific with the question, I would like to know if if it is possible to continue flying in the event of total loss of electrical power. Obviously, I know this entails the shutting down of ...
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How heavy are the folding wingtips of 777x?

To understand the mass penalty that is induced by a folding wingtips, as a first order approximation we can start with just the wingtip's mass without the actuating mechanism. I could not find the ...
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Why does Boeing 247D have reverse slope windows when they were removed from the D models?

Have a look at this article on a famed example of the 247D, DZ203, the first aircraft to make a completely blind landing. The first image is the aircraft during its flights with the RAF, which places ...
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Does Airbus buy Boeings and vice versa?

I read somewhere that Airbus developed the A350 in response to the B787. In general, how much do Boeing and Airbus know about each other's aircraft? And how do they learn about the detailed designs of ...
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Why did Boeing use customer codes? [duplicate]

Up until 2016, Boeing used customer codes that were part of the aircraft type (ie. Boeing 737-8SA where 'SA' is the customer code). What was the purpose of this and why were they not used on the 787 ...
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Why did Boeing not create a new 737 instead of just upgrading the old model?

This documentary claims that James McNerney - Boeing's first CEO without a background in aviation, made the decision to upgrade the 737 series to 737 MAX instead of developing a new model. Is this ...
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Is there any difference between Airbus and Boeing on yaw damper technology?

Modern aircraft have yaw damper systems installed. Is there any difference between the two big manufacturers on yaw damper systems, such as the location, etc.? I have to do some research on this topic ...
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How does one resume a VNAV climb in a B737 NG after being instructed to level off at an altitude below the Cruise altitude?

I am referring to a Boeing 737NG. Assuming I am on a VNAV climb but I am instructed by ATC to climb only to an altitude lower than my FMC Cruise altitude. After leveling off, how do I resume my VNAV ...
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How does the B777 Side brace locking mechanism work?

The B767 has jury strut actuators and their working is pretty straight forward. They oppose the collapsible geometry of jury strut and lock them in the over centre locking position. But for B777 this ...
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Why is the ISOLATION VAVLE switched to OPEN during ENGINE START on Boeing 737?

As the SOP says in Preflight Procedure – First Officer: "ISOLATION VALVE switch – OPEN" In this way, when engine starts, the ISOLATION VALVE is OPEN not AUTO. The PACK valve is switched to ...
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What does "running torque" mean?

I would like to know the meaning of the phrase and especially the meaning of "running torque": Torque the inner plug to between 75 and 85lbf.in. Loosen half a turn and RETORQUE to between 15 and ...
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How do Airbus and Boeing aircraft handle Dutch roll?

I have some homework about Dutch roll filters. Dutch roll is something that is corrected by yaw damper systems, but I would like to know the different ways Boeing and Airbus deal with the issue of ...
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Why aren't 757 scimitar winglets flush with the ailerons?

Over my many past flights aboard 757s, I have seen changes being implemented with their design. One of which was notably their refit of scimitar winglets. Although one of their most notable ...
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What is this long Bar/Rod on the Boeing MH-47G? [duplicate]

This MH-47G has a thick, long rod at the bottom left front. What's the purpose of this thing?
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Why did the 747-8's freighter version make its first flight before the passenger version?

I have read that the 747-8F entered service in October 2011, almost eight months ahead of the passenger version (747-8I). Anyone know why this is? Thanks
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Can a company be both an airplane manufacturer and an airline?

It may be advantageous for a company that manufactures its own aircraft to also be an airline. For example, the airline business would likely have reduced maintenance and parts costs relative to other ...
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Is the 777X actually the newest Boeing plane?

I don't think the 777X is actually the newest Boeing plane (in april 2020), since it's only a new variant of a previous Boeing plane. So the actual newest plane would belong to the 787, since it's the ...
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What does "Boeing" mean?

We know about the existence of Boeing planes like the 737, 747, and other planes. But where did the name "Boeing" come from?
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Why didn’t Boeing ramp 737NG production back up in response to the 737 MAX groundings?

The predecessor of the currently-grounded 737 MAX is the 737 Next Generation (737NG), produced from 1997 through 2019. The NG family (comprising the 737-600, -700, -800, and -900) is extremely ...
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Is it easy for a Boeing 747 pilot to get a second typerating on the 777? [duplicate]

Is this easy and responsible? Since the 747 and 777 have a glass cockpit, you would think this would be easy.
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What changes were made to the 777 as a result of British Airways 38?

Regarding the crash of British Airways Flight 38, a 777 inbound to Heathrow, the AAIB final report, section 2.8 states that frozen fuel deprived the engines of fuel pressure resulting in the crash. ...
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Did Boeing really use ferrets to run wires through aircraft during construction?

I've seen many articles on the internet (here, here & here) claiming that Boeing used a team of ferrets to run cables through hard to reach areas when building aeroplanes, but I've never seen any ...
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Do winglets really improve efficiency and reduce drag? [duplicate]

Below are some pictures of various fixed wing aircraft with winglets. It is widely accepted that these winglets will improve an airplane's performance by reducing drag and therefore improving fuel ...
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Why do Boeing planes have more flap settings than Airbus planes? [duplicate]

The Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 are similar in size and performance. They are direct competitors. Boeing seems to have eight flap settings (1, 2, 5, 10, 15, 25, 30, 40) whereas Airbus seems to have ...
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Does the pilot still have final control authority on modern Boeing airplanes?

In this answer it is said that Boeing (contrary to Airbus) gives final authority to pilots, but the example is about a 747-100(SP). This answer states, that modern Boeings have have a lot of fly-by-...
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Which commercial aircraft can fly Micro-SLOP procedures?

"Strategic Lateral Offset Procedures (SLOP) are approved procedures that allow aircraft to fly on a parallel track to the right of the centre line relative to the direction of flight to mitigate ...
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What is the aircraft type in the movie 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'

The new movie Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood has a few scenes in a Pan American Airways aircraft. The movie is set in the late 60s, looking at their fleet from that time, it looks like it was either ...
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Why was this commercial jet accompanied by small plane near Seattle?

From the South Beach Campground on the western shore of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State we observed this unusual formation: I only had a Sony RX100 at hand but perhaps the image quality is ...
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Which aircraft are 76A, 76B, 77E, 77F?

I have a list of of aircraft types like so: ...
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Object on the flaps? [duplicate]

I was on a intercontinental flight to the US and noticed this object shaking with the wind and moving as the flaps change position. Is this normal? I have never seen this before. Is it safe to travel ...
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Why did Boeing keep using yokes while Airbus moved on to sidestick?

The first Airbus had yokes but they changed to the sidesticks after a while But Boeing is still stuck with yokes even with 777-300ER decades later. The sole purpose of the yokes are seemingly for the ...
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Is there an easy way to determine where a part goes on an airplane?

In order to classify parts for export I need to determine where our parts go on the plane. (Engine or structural/body) Specifically looking at the canister, heat shield assy and lock support for the ...
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Where do I get the latest 737NG FCOM?

So, I went online to search for the 737 FCOM, but I can only get the FCOM from 2005. Is there a 2019 version? An updated version?
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B767 antenna identification

Can anyone identify which comms/nav system the circled antenna belongs to? Thanks.
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Are there surveillance cameras in aircraft cargo bays?

I've heard that there are cameras on the fuselage and wings of some passenger aircraft. Is there a similar surveillance system in-built at the cargo bay/compartment of a passenger aircraft? During ...
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How to become pilot in India with lack of money

Hello I am from India currently I am in class 12 pursuing PCM and want to become a commercial pilot but belong to a middle class family how can I pursue my dream. I can't afford course of 60 - 80lacs.
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What can I do if my aircraft type changes last minute? [closed]

I have a flight scheduled for June with a popular, European commercial budget-operator on a 737. I'm sure everyone knows about the groundings of the MAX. However, I'm concerned that the MAX may be ...
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How to disable GPWS in a 737NG just like how the Airbus can?

The Airbus planes have a feature where the GPWS can be disabled. But I cannot find any switch in the 737NG cockpit to disable the GPWS.
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Why didn't Boeing make the Sky Interior for the Boeing 777?

Generally, Boeing has attempted to make the interiors of their aircraft as similar as possible, with one "unified" interior across different aircraft (i.e. based on a single "look and ...
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Why didn't Boeing produce its own regional jet?

Boeing, although it produced many larger narrowbodies, never designed its own regional jet; the only regional jet it ever produced was the DC-9 (from 1997 through 2006, in the DC-9-80 and DC-9-90 ...
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What's the difference between setting auto brakes to MAX vs. RTO in Boeing Aircraft?

On Airbus aircraft, before taxiing and before take off, pilots turn auto brakes to MAX. But on Boeing aircraft, they will set auto brakes to RTO. Why does Boeing not use auto brakes MAX instead of ...
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What is the difference between flap load relief protection and overspeed protection?

What is the difference between flap load relief protection and overspeed protection?
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Which was the last Boeing crash that didn't send its black boxes back to the US?

I couldn't find an answer online, so I am asking the community. The real question is how frequent it is for a Boeing crash not to send the black boxes back to the USA, and a reply to title's question ...
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Is the 737-800 a different plane from the 737 MAX 8?

I am flying on March 16 from Barbados to Toronto on a Westjet Boeing 737-800 also referred to as an aircraft type 73H on my ticket. Is this a different plane from the Boeing 737 MAX 8, grounded by ...
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Is Saudia's 777-368ER The Longest Passenger Aircraft?

I watched a video about passenger aircraft length (video was removed from YouTube) It says the longest passenger aircraft is Saudia's 777-368ER. Saudia web site says their 777-368ER is 78.86m. But ...
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Airplane generations - how does it work?

I was reading about Atlas B763 that was involved in an accident on Feb 23rd, 2019. Based on what I read plane was 25 years or so old. As a person who has no relationship about aviation industry ...
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No available data on the 727-200C [closed]

For a group project in college, it was required to find the data of some randomly asigned aircraft. My group received the Boeing 727-200C, of which only one was produced. Due to this, no one in my ...