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Efficiency is 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…
Based in France, and with significant activity across Europe, the company produces approximately half of the world's jet airliners.
A passenger is someone carried on an aircraft who is not part of the crew and has no responsibility for carrying out the flight.
Servicing an aircraft on the ground before or after flight
Questions about different techniques that pilots may use when flying.
Surfaces that extend from the wings to increase lift, allowing flight at slower speeds (such as for takeoff and landing).
A United States-based multinational corporation that designs, manufactures and sells fixed-wing aircraft, rotorcraft, rockets and satellites.
An engine failure occurs when one or more engines on an aircraft stop functioning normally. This is often assumed to mean a complete loss of power from the engine, but partial power loss and excess po…
Use for control surfaces; for the cockpit controls, use [flight-controls] instead.
Use only when final reports are released or for the process of investigating accidents. Questions inviting speculation or opinions are off-topic.
A medium- to long-range four-engine wide-body jetliner (the original "Jumbo Jet") introduced into commercial service in 1970, easily recognizable by its distinctive hump forward of the wings. Differe…
Radar is a surveillance technology that uses radio waves to determine the range (and azimuth) of an aircraft. It works by measuring the time difference between a radio transmission and the echo or rep…
Weight-and-balance is 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.
The flow of air with respect to the ground. This will affect the performance and handling of aircraft and can be a limiting factor.
Usually refers to the angle between the oncoming air and the wing.
Flight dynamics is the study of the physics driving the performance, stability, and control of aircraft. It is concerned with how forces acting on the aircraft influence its speed, altitude and attitu…
The process of driving an aircraft on the ground, e.g. from the gate to the runway.
Questions regarding very lightweight powered aircraft.
Questions pertaining to the operation of aircraft for commercial purposes.
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 …
The Airbus A380 is a four-engine, double-deck, wide-body airliner that is currently (mid-2015) the largest production aircraft in the world
Airplane cabins are pressurized so that the air inside remains breathable at high altitudes.
The parts of an aircraft that produce electrical power (such as generators/alternators, batteries, and ram air turbines) and distribute it to the aircraft's systems.
A turboprop engine is 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).
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…
Questions about standard words and phrases used by pilots and ATC in radio communications
Companies or organizations that transport passengers and/or cargo by air.
Questions about the planning and design of airports: both the manoeuvring area itself, and the services and passenger facilities.
An instrument landing system (ILS) is a ground-based instrument approach system that provides precision guidance to an aircraft approaching and landing on a runway.
A Private Pilot's License (PPL) allows individuals to fly aircraft for pleasure or personal travel, but not for pay. It is often the first pilot's license that someone earns and is usually required fo…
Use for logbooks and logging hours
Use for flight sims as they relate to real-world aviation; software support, resource location, and shopping are off-topic
The International Civil Aviation Organization is a UN body that develops international aviation standards.
Questions about calculating the various measures of performance of an aircraft.
for questions regarding the certification of aircraft. If your question is regarding regulations or a specific country, please add the relevant tag and state so in your question.
A heavier-than-air fixed-wing aircraft propelled by one or more engines.