There are a number of elements in aircraft fuselages that may go unnoticed by non-experts but which are still extraordinarily important. A good example are the small structures out on the tips of their wings known as ¨winglets¨ and ¨sharklets¨. Designed to boost a plane´s aerodynamic efficiency (LINK) and flight range and reduce its fuel consumption, the most recognisable of these have the shape of a fin folded upwards, but there are some variations.
Mood lighting carefully coordinates the "temperatures" and intensity of colours throughout a flight to contribute to passengers' sense of well being and especially to adapt their circadian rhythms to rapid time-zone changes
There are some misconceptions out there about cargo holds, especially thanks to how they've been portrayed in some movies. But most of what you see on the big screen is inaccurate.
Did you know that the highest cost associated to a line-fit aircraft purchase corresponds to the engines? But whenever we board the aircraft… which is the first thing that...
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