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40 votes
5 answers
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Why are commercial airplanes painted at all?

10 votes
2 answers
6k views

Are non-military aircraft allowed to fly with no registration numbers (tail numbers)?

13 votes
2 answers
1k views

Is "secondary radar" a misnomer?

12 votes
3 answers
7k views

Why aren't larger airliners such as the A380 more efficient than smaller ones?

67 votes
9 answers
36k views

Why does the US President fly in an obsolete 747-200?

18 votes
1 answer
10k views

Was the 727 the last airliner whose doors could be opened in flight?

22 votes
2 answers
28k views

Do helicopter rotor tips regularly go supersonic?

20 votes
2 answers
3k views

What are the advantages of the NASA LEAPTech propeller on wing technology?

22 votes
4 answers
37k views

What are the advantages of twin-fuselage aircraft?

3 votes
5 answers
3k views

Would it be feasible to develop a dirigible-based refueling station for fighter aircraft?

71 votes
3 answers
18k views

Are we at peak speed efficiency for jet airliners at Mach 0.85?

16 votes
6 answers
11k views

Can the APU provide emergency thrust?

95 votes
11 answers
61k views

Why do fighter jets still have guns/cannons?

13 votes
2 answers
3k views

Can ekranoplans (GEV) be more efficient than traditional airliners?

33 votes
2 answers
7k views

Why did the Swiss International Air LX40 (a 777-300ER) emergency land at Iqaluit airport?

22 votes
3 answers
6k views

Why aren't modern helicopters quieter?

13 votes
2 answers
8k views

Why did my business class seat have a three point shoulder harness?

2 votes
1 answer
6k views

Can pilots smoke in the cockpit of an airliner?

5 votes
3 answers
847 views

USA: Why don't airports raise landing fees to make up for low passenger fees?

17 votes
1 answer
12k views

Why is JetBlue's IATA code B6?

17 votes
4 answers
24k views

Which airliners could survive an EMP pulse?

10 votes
2 answers
3k views

Does the wifi uplink antenna affect aerodynamics or efficiency?

19 votes
3 answers
2k views

Was smoking banned because of passenger safety or occupational safety?

2 votes
1 answer
3k views

Who is the third pilot in this Qantas Airbus 380 long haul flight?

5 votes
3 answers
582 views

Could older airplanes be retrofitted with engines with chevrons?

5 votes
2 answers
2k views

Controlling jet engine thrust on airliners [duplicate]

7 votes
1 answer
1k views

Is "lower pressurization" the correct term for the 787 Dreamliner?

9 votes
2 answers
1k views

Are there any contemporary advantages in favor of wing warping?

20 votes
1 answer
1k views

How can the Perlan II glider climb to 90,000 feet?

9 votes
2 answers
1k views

Does the ARCA hoverboard violate known limits on small-diameter electric fans?