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What's the optimal taper ratio for a commerical short/medium haul aircraft?

Taper ratio is mainly used to control how lift is distributed spanwise with the goal of having an elliptical distribution in order to reduce induced drag. The following plot represents how lift ...
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Why would a plane be allowed to fly to LAX but not Maui?

In addition to ETOPS-related issues, it could also have to do with flights over water. I am not an expert (if someone is an expert and tells me I'm totally wrong, I'll delete this), but there are ...
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Why would a plane be allowed to fly to LAX but not Maui?

Most likely the plane scheduled for the Phoenix (PHX) to Maui (OGG) flight had a technical issue so they needed to find a replacement. The plane was then "handed over to your route". It may ...
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Has any flight crew ever had to ask "Does anyone on board know how to fly a plane?"

I'm not aware of any examples, and it shouldn't really be needed. The crew should be aware of any company pilots on board, even off duty and out of uniform, and those are the first choice since they'...
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Can commercial aircraft be equipped with ECM and ECCM equipment?

A suitably large patch array antenna could be steered with high enough directional sensitivity to listen to a selected GNSS satellite while rejecting low-altitude interference. This would be ...
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Can commercial aircraft be equipped with ECM and ECCM equipment?

ECM is electronic countermeasures. It is defensive in nature. It is equipment designed to protect the aircraft from weapons. while chaff strips to protect against radar and flares to protect against ...
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Can commercial aircraft be equipped with ECM and ECCM equipment?

a commercial aircraft that was traveling from Madrid to Toronto and could not ascend to a higher altitude due to GPS Jamming Intentional jammers are easily localized and thrown to jail. It's very ...
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Has any flight crew ever had to ask "Does anyone on board know how to fly a plane?"

A PA announcement of that type would simply generate a panic reaction, which is exactly the opposite of what you want in that moment. Instead, in such cases (with both pilot and copilot incapitated) a ...
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