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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…
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…
Large cavities that store fuel, typically in the wings and/or belly of the plane.
Aircraft flight control surfaces allow a pilot to adjust and control the aircraft's flight attitude. Development of an effective set of flight controls was a critical advance in the development of …
one of two "black boxes", used to record pilot input and aircraft parameters for the purpose of investigation of accidents and incidents.
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.
Flight testing refers to those activities on an aircraft for the purpose of gathering scientific or engineering data or demonstrating compliance with airworthiness regulations.
a popular twin-engine long-range commercial aircraft produced by the Boeing Company in Seattle, Washington. The aircraft has been produced over 1,200 times.
Anything related to the operation of aircraft around carriers: landing, take-off, taxi, storage, etc.
Usually refers to the angle between the oncoming air and the wing.
For structural engineering questions about airframes and the mechanical structures aboard aircraft
Any question regarding aircraft fuel systems, how they work etc.
Questions about usage of mechanical brakes on the wheels for slowing down.
For questions about becoming, or working as, an aviation professional: pilot, controller, mechanic etc.
A system that redirects the air exiting a jet engine forwards or outwards, helping to slow the plane down (usually during landing).
Radio equipment, including antennas, receivers, two-way radio systems, and more.
The instrument which indicates the aircraft's altitude based on atmospheric pressure.
A directional control surface, usually mounted on an aircraft's vertical stabilizer, which causes an airplane to yaw (and sometime, roll) to the left or right when deflected.
Questions about controlled changes to the flight path or a series thereof.
For questions about experimental aircraft that have not been granted a type certificate by a regulatory agency.
procedures used by pilots to maneuver an aircraft by reference to their instruments during an approach, published by the FAA and other third parties (most not…
All aircraft have specified performance limitations that they cannot (or at least should not) exceed, for altitude, speed, weight etc.
The layout or features of the area where the passengers sit in an airliner.