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Buying aircraft, from the tiniest glider, through GA tourers, to airliners
A unique registration number (or "tail-number") for an aircraft - similar to a car's license plate.
For structural engineering questions about airframes and the mechanical structures aboard aircraft
Aircraft subsystem is a sub domain of the whole aircraft. Any system of the aircraft which helps the aircraft to be airborne (and fly safely) is called an Aircraft subsystem.
The essential systems found on most aircraft, including power plants, fuel systems, electrical systems, and flight instruments.
Use for ADC; combine with [inertial-nav-system] when referring to ADIRU or as applicable
The 2D shape of a section of aircraft wing.
Air Force One is the call sign of any aircraft operated by the US Air Force while the president of the United States is onboard. It often, but not necessarily, refers to one of two Boeing VC-25 aircra…
The structure of an aircraft, including the fuselage, wings, and landing gear, but excluding the propulsion system.
Commonly called A&P, a license granted by the FAA certifying a person is qualified to perform maintenance on an aircraft.
An airframe parachute is a large parachute that can be deployed in an emergency to lower the entire aircraft to the ground safely. They are available for various light aircraft but are not considered …
Use for the three-letter (ICAO) and two-character (IATA) codes; combine with [icao] and/or [iata] as applicable
Refers to questions asking about airline practices, procedures, and processes both in the employment arena and in flight.
For questions about pilots who fly for airlines.
An airliner is a large, commercial aircraft operated by an airline for transporting people and/or cargo.
Companies or organizations that transport passengers and/or cargo by air.
A heavier-than-air fixed-wing aircraft propelled by one or more engines.
Questions about the aviation aspects of airports. Questions focused on the passenger aspects should be asked at Travel.SE.
The amount of traffic that a particular airport, or a portion thereof, is capable of handling at any one time.
Questions about the planning and design of airports: both the manoeuvring area itself, and the services and passenger facilities.
For questions seeking to identify an airport, such as from maps or photographs.
Use on questions about how airport lighting is used, installed or operated. Airport lighting includes runway and taxiway lights, approach lighting, airport beacons, etc.
Airside markings and signage found on or near airport runways, taxiways, and ramps.
Questions about how airports handle the transport of aircraft and passengers through and around them, and how this might be impacted by things external or internal to the airport itself.
Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a term which refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. IAQ can be affe…
Air racing is a sport in which airplanes complete a course in the shortest amount of time.
An airship, or dirigible, is a lighter-than-air powered craft typically using helium, or historically hydrogen, as the lifting gas.
Event where pilots in mostly sports planes come to show off their skills.
Airspace means the air above a specific country (e.g. US airspace) but for aviation purposes it is usually divided into different types, each of which may have different regulations.
Questions about how airspace is divided into classes with differing levels of control over the aircraft therein, how these classes differ from each other, and how they are used.
The speed of an aircraft relative to the air. Among the common conventions for qualifying airspeed are: indicated airspeed ("IAS"), calibrated airspeed ("CAS"), true airspeed ("TAS"), equivalent airsp…
Air Traffic Control (ATC) is a service of ground-based controllers that directs and coordinates aircraft to improve safety and efficiency.