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a four-engine, double-deck, wide-body airliner that is currently (mid-2015) the largest production aircraft in the world
A United States-based multinational corporation that designs, manufactures and sells fixed-wing aircraft, rotorcraft, rockets and satellites.
Companies or organizations that transport passengers and/or cargo by air.
The physics of maintaining a specific state in the dynamic system of aircraft flight.
an aerodynamic condition wherein the angle of attack of a wing increases beyond the "critical angle of attack", causing the wing to cease generating lift.
pressurized so that the air inside remains breathable at high altitudes.
a heavier-than-air aircraft that is designed to be operated in unpowered flight.
Questions about standard words and phrases used by pilots and ATC in radio communications
determining that an aircraft is loaded within the limits of it's weight carrying capability and that the center of gravity is within the operational envelopes of the aircraft.
Surfaces that extend from the wings to increase lift, allowing flight at slower speeds such as for takeoff and landing.
Questions pertaining to the operation of aircraft for commercial purposes.
Questions about different techniques that pilots may use when flying.
the (often measurable) ability to avoid wasting materials, energy, efforts, money, and time in doing something or in producing a desired result. In a more general sense, it is the abilit…
The flow of air with respect to the ground. This will affect the performance and handling of aircraft and can be a limiting factor.
The investigation of aviation accidents or incidents. Questions requesting available factual information are welcome. Questions inviting speculation or opinions are off-topic.
Questions about the process and principles used when designing aircraft engines. Use "jet-engine" and "piston-engine" tags to specify a certain type of engine.
The part of an aircraft providing it with electrical power including Generators, Alternators and Ram Air Turbine.
A set of rotating blades that extracts power from a flow. In aviation this primarily refers to the section of a gas turbine that extracts power from the combusted gases, as part of a turboshaft, turbo…
For questions about identifying a feature or design on an aircraft.
The practice of flying maneuvers involving aircraft attitudes that are not used in normal flight, e.g. a barrel roll.
Four-engine wide-body passenger jet produced between 1969-Present. Different versions typically seat between 266 and 660 passengers.
The intended or actual path through the air that an aircraft follows.
Questions specifically about procedures to be used in emergency situations. Use the "emergency" tag for more general questions.
ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast) is a surveillance technology that works by broadcasting GNSS position, velocity and identity to interested parties. It can be used as a supplement …
Pilots record their flying time in a logbook for personal, professional and certification reasons. Logbooks are also kept for aircraft and engines.
a type of turbine engine which drives an aircraft propeller to produce thrust (as opposed to a jet engine, where the turbine exhaust provides thrust directly).
Physics as they apply to aircraft, including aircraft motion, forces affecting an aircraft, and stability and control.
Questions relating to the costs of owning, renting or flying a plane, etc.
ground-based devices designed to replicates aspects of aircraft flight. They can range from full-motion airline cockpit simulators to relatively simple PC software, and are ofte…
The International Civil Aviation Organization is a UN body that develops international aviation standards.
Security refers to protecting aircraft, passengers and crew from deliberate attacks or sabotage
a ground-based instrument approach system that provides precision guidance to an aircraft approaching and landing on a runway.
Twin-engine wide-body passenger jet produced from 2009-Present. Versions typically carry between 242 and 420 passengers. Notable for being the first passenger jet to utilize composites for a large por…
Global Positioning System consists of a group of satellites that are used in conjunction with special purpose receivers to calculate a precise location. It is often used for aircraft navigation purpo…