anshabhi
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Why are the call signs of some airlines completely different than their name?
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I found this on Wikipedia: Some call signs are less obviously associated with a particular airline than others. This might be for historic reasons (South African Airways uses the callsign "...

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Did any Boeing 787 operator achieve the 20% fuel efficiency improvement over the 767?
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Wikipedia's B787 article states that: According to data from launch customer All Nippon Airways, the 787 surpassed the promised 20% fuel burn reduction compared to that of the Boeing 767. This ...

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Do jet contrails impact weather?
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Penn State researchers, led by Andrew M. Carleton, professor of geography, found that jet contrails can affect ground temperatures. (Source) Bernhardt and Carleton looked at temperature ...

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Why is luggage required to be loaded in containers?
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Well there are several advantages of loading the luggage in unit load devices (ULDs) such as: In ULD, the luggage suffers much less shock than it would, if left alone. Else, the incidence of baggage ...

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Could a SR-71 be shot down today?
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Certainly yes. This Wikipedia page states several missiles: These have a greater speed than the SR-71 and a greater flight ceiling. Aso, if white house decides to turn its own enemy, then it can ...

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How does the aviation industry train and certify English proficiency?
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Proficiency in English is something very much required in aviation. One other major accident I remember is the Charkhi Dadri mid-air collision, which resulted in 349 fatalities, and one of the major ...

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What airport proposal(s) has London seen after WWII?
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There was one more proposal before Thames Estuary Airport. That was the Cublington airport, which was rejected by planner Colin Buchanan,as "an environmental disaster." Later the government rejected ...

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How much did Avgas cost in 1940?
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100 octane fuel was the best possible aviation fuel at that time,introduced in April 1940 .By December 1942, production of 100 octane gasoline had risen to 5.5 million gallons/day; by June 1943, it ...

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How can I see all commercial destinations to a country from a particular airport?
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For seeing all non-stop flights, you may use any travel website. See this example using Cleartrip for non-stop flights between LA and Mexico. And, you can use any flight tracker for all the cities ...

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Why Clyde P. / Boeing B-52H Stratofortress flight from 1962 took the longer route?
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The B-52 Stratofortress is a military jet, and specifically a US military jet, which if flown over USSR was very much in risk of being harmed. Thus, it was an intelligent decision to follow a longer ...

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What is currently the longest commercial flight in terms of distance?
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Air India 173 flies over Pacific some times. It often travells 9500 miles+ in 15 hours. On 21st October 2016, it flew 10,204 miles (16,480 km). Source

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How is it possible for manufacturers to constantly get data from their planes all over the world?
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They are installed with some sensors which keep sending important data to the manufacturer. And, talking about their size, they are merely in just KBs, which is very small compared to storage the ...

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What is the strongest jetstream ever encountered in commercial flight?
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This is an answer to I'd expect the result to be either a very short east-going flight (much shorter than the expected time of travel), or a very long west-going flight. Air India Flight 173 is ...

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Approximately what percentage of aircraft are equipped with RNAV?
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Use of RNAV began in late 1960’s . Some airlines began exploring RNAV systems KLM/SwissAir/SAS/UTA had a cooperative effort Swissair became responsible for the development of a database to support ...

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On average, how many overhauls will thrust reversers have in their lifetime?
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The answer varies from aircraft to aircraft. The newer varities such as the A380 go for a overhaul in about 1200-1500 hours, whereas the B777's go once in 1600-2000 hours of service.When an aircraft ...

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Is my company EASA 147 approved? How to get an EASA licence?
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I am not sure what you should do, but this company is not EASA 147 certified. Source

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What is the meaning of ACAI and ATCI in Air Cadets?
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ACAI could stand for following: Afghanistan Civil Aviation Institute. Some building in Serbia, which is related to aviation. (Source) Air Cadet Administrative Instructions. (Source) ATCI stands for ...

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