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17 truths and myths about air travel that you should know before you fly.

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17 truths and myths about air travel that you should know before you fly.

1. Pilots dump human waste mid-air: Myth

Waste from aeroplanes is held in a tank until the aircraft lands. The tank can only be emptied using an exterior lever, so it is physically impossible for the pilot to empty the tank while the plane is in the air, according to an FAA fact sheet.

People regularly report having waste fall on them, including ‘blue ice’, which they believe is human waste that has been coloured blue by a chemical added to the toilet water and frozen at high altitudes, before it was dumped from an aeroplane or leaked from the holding tank.

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The FAA says they always investigate reports of human waste that has fallen from the sky and it almost always turns out to be bird droppings.


2. You can get stuck on a plane toilet if you flush while sitting down: Mostly Myth

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It is possible to get stuck on a toilet if your body forms a perfect seal on the toilet seat. However, this is very difficult to do. The boys from Mythbusters tested this theory and though Adam Savage experienced strong suction he was able to break the seal and stand up.

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3. Oxygen masks get you high: Myth

Brad Pitt’s character in Fight Club, Tyler Durden, might be responsible for the continuation of this myth after he claimed they put oxygen masks on planes because it ‘gets you high… Suddenly you become euphoric, docile. You accept your fate.’

Despite the conspiracy theories, oxygen masks allow people to keep breathing if the plane loses cabin pressure at altitudes where the air is oxygen-poor, allowing the pilot to bring the plane down to an altitude where the air is oxygen-rich and people can breathe normally

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4. You should be cautious about drinking the water: Fact

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A US study in 2009 found that the water in one out of every seven planes did not meet safety standards. The water supply of some of the planes was infected by E. coli, which is a leading cause of food poisoning. The water is served to passengers as drinking water. It is also used to brew tea and coffee and when it is used for this, it often does not reach high enough temperatures to kill bacteria.


5. The air on planes is full of germs: Myth

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Many people believe the air on a plane is stagnant and full of germs. In reality, the air in an aeroplane is heavily filtered and carries fewer germs than the air in most crowded spaces.

Passengers on board an aircraft breathe in a mixture of fresh air and recirculated air. The supply of air comes from the compressor sections of the engines, it is cooled and then run through filters and then re-mixed with a fresh supply from the engine, writes pilot Patrick Smith.

Underfloor filters are used to treat the cabin air are described by Boeing as being of ‘hospital quality’ and capturing between 94 and 99.9 percent of airborne microbes.

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6. Your tray table is a veritable petri dish of germs: Fact

You may not get sick from the air you breathe on a plane, but you could get sick from everything else.

A 2007 study, which tested for incidents of the potentially fatal superbug Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) found that 60 percent of all tray tables on three major American airlines had traces of the bug. There was a higher incidence of traces of MHRSA on tray tables of planes than anywhere else that was tested, including the New York subway.

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7. Opening a plane door while the plane is flying could lead to everyone being sucked out: Myth

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Because the cabin is so highly pressurised, if the emergency door were opened, many people would be sucked out of the plane. But because the cabin is so highly pressurised opening the doors when the plane is at cruising altitude is nearly impossible.

Airline pilot Patrick Smith writes: ‘You cannot – repeat, cannot – open the doors or emergency hatches of an aeroplane in flight. You can’t open them for the simple reason that cabin pressure won’t allow it.’

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8. Lightning strikes cause plane crashes: Myth

Lightning strikes a commercial plane approximately once a year, but an aeroplane has not been downed by lightning since 1967. Planes have to pass safety tests that mean if they are struck by lightning the current flows through the exterior of the plane to another extremity point.


9. You get drunk more quickly on a plane: Myth

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This myth has been tried and tested and there is nothing scientific to support the idea that you get drunk faster when you’re at a cruising altitude. Perhaps this myth has more to do with the supply of free booze than cabin pressure.

10. Smoking is banned on toilets but the toilets are fitted with ashtrays anyway: Fact

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Despite the fact that smoking on planes has been banned for over a decade, aircraft are obliged to provide ashtrays so that if if a smoker succumbs to temptation, they can dispose of their cigarette butt safely.

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11. Wearing your seat belt can hurt your chances of surviving a plane crash.

Think of this as similar to wearing a seatbelt in a car. While it’s not crazy to think that your seatbelt can hinder a hasty escape from a crashed plane, it does far more good than harm. We spoke with Keven Hiatt, CEO of the non-profit Flight Safety Foundation, about the crash landing of Asiana Flight 214 in San Francisco.

He told us in a situation like that, “you would potentially be thrown out of your seat,” and could hit another passenger or a bulkhead. So it’s better to be in your seat and have to deal with unbuckling, than to find yourself flying through the air.

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12. Pilots can control airflow to keep passengers sedated and save on fuel.

Again, Patrick Smith has the real data: “The idea that we cut back on oxygen is simply ridiculous. Oxygen levels are determined by pressurization.”

13. Oxygen masks are decoys, meant to keep passengers calm before a crash.

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This one, propagated by the character Tyler Durden in “Fight Club,” isway off the mark, according to Smith. If the cabin loses pressure (which can easily happen without leading to a crash), everyone on board is left breathing the air at 30,000 feet, which is oxygen-poor (the summit of Mt Everest is 29,029 feet high).

Until the pilots can bring the plane down to about 10,000 feet, where the air is safely oxygen-rich, those masks keep everyone breathing normally. That’s fairly important.


14. A small hole in a plane will lead to everyone being sucked right out.

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Patrick Smith notes that while bombs and large-scale structural failures can cause disastrous, rapid decompression, a small hole in a plane’s fuselage is a different matter.

After a foot-long breach in an Alaska Airlines MD-80 plane led to an emergency descent in 2006, Smith wrote in his Salon column: “The breach was a small one, and once the cabin pressure had escaped, it could be reasonably assumed that the plane was going to stay in one solid piece and fly just fine. Which it did.”


15. When the planes flies without an engine. 

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According to the Aerospace science a plane can glide 6 nautical miles for every 5000 feet. So at 35,000 feet, a plane can glide about 42 miles without power. Its why most accidents happen landing or taking off.”

16. Feeding the staff 

  • 2 pilots are served different meals and cannot share, this is done in case of food poisoning.
  • Stealing food, even if they are going to throw it out can get you fired instantly. You can ask your supervisor, but you cannot take food. They don’t want people messing with it”.

17. The oxygen mask myth

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“That if the oxygen masks drop down, you only have about 15 minutes of oxygen from the point of pulling them down. However, that is more than enough time for the pilot to take us to a lower altitude where you can breathe normally.

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More important – at altitude, you have 15-20 seconds before you pass out. Put yours on first, then do your kids. Passing out for a few seconds won’t harm the kids”

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Total sales of Boeing, Airbus, and Embraer at Farnborough Airshow 2022

Farnborough Airshow has emerged as the key event for the aerospace industry. A significant occurrence has demonstrated the future demand for aircraft. We have provided some sales information for Airbus, Boeing, and Embraer.

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Total sales of Boeing, Airbus, and Embraer at Farnborough Airshow 2022

As of yesterday’s Farnborough airshow closing ceremony for 2022. It experienced the high demand aviation expansion expected by Boeing and Airbus in the following years. The same has been reported by OAG. As the airshow has become a game changer for several manufacturers and a new challenger in modifying the strategy to attract customers.

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Boeing would suspend max 10 project if certification is delayed.

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Let us begin with Boeing. The Boeing company performed exceptionally well at the airshow, receiving the greatest number of orders and commitments to purchase the aircraft despite the fact that the aircraft manufacturer had previously faced criticism for the Boeing 737 Max, but after the aircraft returned to commercial service, few airlines still consider the Boeing 737 Max for their airlines.

The Boeing corporation has three significant airlines in the pipeline with production halts owing to clarification and certifications: the Boeing 737-10 max and the Boeing 787, as well as the Boeing 777x, which is in the experimentation phase.

With all of the challenges and successes, Boeing is poised to challenge the market with great confidence. The long wait has finally come to an end. Since the Farnborough airshow, the company’s reputation has improved and demand has returned to pre-show levels.

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Orders. 

On Boeing last day at Farnborough, the company maintained high order rates, and airlines are placing new orders. Surprisingly, the Boeing 737 Max is in high demand, with orders for more than 253 aircraft, including purchase commitments for purchasing aircraft. As Boeing demonstrated, the majority of commercial and defense products are attracting attention.

  • Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA recommitment to purchase 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.
  • Aviation Capital Group Announce Order for 12 737-8 Jets
  • 777 Partners announced a new order and commitment for up to 66 737 MAX jets
  • Qatar Airways Finalize Order for 25 737 MAX Airplanes
  • Saltchuk Aviation Orders Up to Four Additional 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighters.
  • Azerbaijan Airlines to Expand its Boeing 787 Dreamliner Fleet, Signs Memorandum of Understanding to Purchase Four More Airplanes
  • BBAM Orders 9 More 737-800 BCF, Takes First Position at New Conversion Line
  • AerCap, World’s Largest 787 Customer, Adds Five Boeing 787 Dreamliner’s to Its Fleet
  • Air company Armenia and Georgian Airlines Add Capacity with Order for three 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters.
  • All Nippon Airways (ANA), held a signing ceremony today at the Farnborough International Airshow to formalize an order for 20 737-8 airplanes, with 10 options in addition to the airline’s selection of the new 777-8 Freighter.
  • Delta Carrier selects largest 737 MAX model, ordering 100 737-10s with options for 30 more jets

Boeing received the following total orders as of the last day of the Farnborough airshow 2022.

  • 253 –  Boeing 737 max
  • 12 – B737-800 BCF
  • 4 – Boeing 767-300 F
  • 9 – Boeing 787
  • 2 – Boeing 777x

Airbus Aircraft

Airbus in talks to sell more A220 jets to Delta.

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Airbus has also competed fiercely with Boeing, launching a number of technologies at airshows. Airbus displays its best-selling aircraft, the A320 Neo and the A350, as well as other products. Airbus‘ recent legal dispute with Qatar Airways has had a negative influence on the aircraft market here. Qatar Airlines has picked the Boeing 737 Max aircraft after cancelling an order for Airbus A320 aircraft. Aside from that, Airbus has received a good number of orders for A320 aircraft from regular clients.

Airbus also showcased the Airbus A350 ITA airlines exceptional cabin interiors, which were the show’s highlight. We had the aircraft interior tour. Airbus is continuing to develop the Airbus A350 to the next level; as of today, it is the best and most successful aircraft, providing good competition to Boeing aircraft.

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  • LATAM Airlines reinforces fleet with additional order for 17 A321neo, endorses A321XLR
  • easyJet confirms order for a further 56 A320neo Family aircraft
  • Delta Air Lines has firmed up orders for 12 A220-300 aircraft

Airbus received the following total orders as of the last day of the Farnborough airshow.

  • 17 – A321 neo
  • 56 – A320 neo
  • 12 – 220-300

Embraer Aircraft. 

How Embraer E195 will be the best fit for Air India.

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Embraer has also performed admirably in the airshow. It displays the important aircraft. In the airshow, an Embraer E192-E2 aircraft with two liveries presents a stunning key display. Embraer anticipated with the eVTOL projects, which have also experienced significant progress. Embraer also got orders for the passenger and freighter versions of the aircraft. In comparison to other airshows, Embraer fared exceptionally well.

  • Alaska Air Group Orders Eight New E175 Aircraft for Operation with Horizon Air
  • Porter Airlines Orders a Further 20 Embraer E195-E2s to Support Major Expansion Plan
  • NAC Places Two Embraer E190F With Astral Aviation

Embraer received the following total orders as of the last day of the Farnborough airshow.

  • 8 – 175
  • 20 – E195-E2
  • 2- E190F

Airbus, Boeing’s sustainable and Hydrogen technology overviews

Boeing and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd (MHI) announced they will build on their decades-long partnership and collaborate on achieving the world’s ambitious climate targets. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) is focused on jointly studying enabling sustainable technologies – including hydrogen, electrification, sustainable materials, zero climate impact propulsion technologies, and new aircraft design concepts as well as commercializing sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). Boeing and MHI will together study new feed stocks and technologies for SAF production, including in the area of green hydrogen and carbon capture.

Airbus has joined Hy24, the world’s largest clean hydrogen infrastructure investment fund managed by Ardian, a global private investment firm, and FiveTHydrogen, an investment manager specialising in clean hydrogen initiatives.

The Hy24 investment fund will give financial backing for genuine, large-scale green hydrogen infrastructure projects around the world. Airbus’ participation demonstrates its commitment to the expansion of a worldwide hydrogen economy, which is required for the successful entry-into-service of its zero-emission commercial aircraft by 2035.

Embraer projects with Widerøe such as ‘Project Zero’ – a collaboration with Rolls-Royce to study a truly zero emission aircraft (zero NOx and other greenhouse gases) of around 50 seats. This complementary work looks at all aspects of developing and operating the 19-50 seat Energia concepts.

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The above statistics are based on the company’s press release; if you have any more corrections or updates, please contact us at [email protected]

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Alaska Airlines plans streaming-fast satellite Wi-Fi upgrades to E175 regional jets

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Alaska Airlines plans streaming-fast satellite Wi-Fi upgrades to E175 regional jets

Alaska Airlines elevates its regional flying experience with an all-jet fleet, and become the first major airline to announce plans to offer streaming-fast satellite Wi-Fi on a regional jet aircraft. It have selected Intelsat’s newest satellite Wi-Fi technology to make that happen.

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Intelsat’s new system closely aligns with Alaska’s needs for regional fleet. The new, faster service will utilize an electronically steered array (ESA) which is a small, lighter weight antenna with no moving parts – making it easier to maintain in the unique regional environment. In an industry first, Intelsat’s new system will communicate with both traditional geostationary (GEO) satellites and new low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites. With an additional $25 million investment, this upgrade represents a major step forward in the travel experience for guests, enabling higher speeds and more coverage in the air, particularly across areas in the state of Alaska.

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The new system will debut on Horizon Air, and sister airline, in early 2024 and roll out across regional jet fleet, including on partner SkyWest, over a two-year period. With nearly all mainline fleet set to feature satellite Wi-Fi by this April – also installed by Intelsat, on track to provide consistent streaming-fast Wi-Fi across entire fleet by 2026.

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With satellite Wi-Fi, you can stream, browse and chat on board using the internet much like you’re used to when you’re on the ground. You can enjoy content on your personal devices from your favorite services such as Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and TikTok. Or jump online if you need connectivity to get some work done. Another bonus: On aircraft enabled with satellite Wi-Fi, you can connect from the moment you board instead of waiting for the connection to kick in after the boarding door closes – it’s seamless connectivity from gate to gate.

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How to get admission in Emirates Aviation university ? Fees, Courses and durations.

How to get admission to Emirates Aviation university? Fees, Courses, and durations.

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The aviation industry is an extremely specialised industry and one of the most dynamic and competitive global industries. It is currently the most important means of transportation in the travel sector. however, a lot of people wish to work in airport management. Due to the limitation on the quality of education, it is in demand everywhere.

The most well-known airline in the world and among the top 10 finest airlines in the world when it comes to the Middle East is undoubtedly Emirates. Of course, its personnel deserve all the credit for consistently performing their jobs to a high quality. Companies’ policies and educational advice to employees are heavily prioritized in order to obtain such quality work. So, Dubai, Emirates has established its own university.

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Due to the standards and efforts, the corporate foundation upholds the Emirates name throughout the world. Emirates University was founded in early 1991, but it only began to gain notoriety in 2016 and importance when Emirates Airlines implemented flying training education as the first-course requirement. Gradually, they began to create short-term courses, graduate and post-graduate degrees, and diplomas.

Due to the demand, they take into consideration both the merit-based and regular admissions policies for the numerous students from various nations who are enrolled in this university. In this article, we’ll go over how to get accepted to Emirates University.

We’ll start the process by going step by step.

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  • Apply online

You must only apply on the Emirates University website to be considered for admission here. Once the institution receives the documents, the procedure is channelled, and once it has been checked, you will be notified within four weeks or longer of the application.

  • Admission Guidelines

You want to apply to the study programmes offered by EAU. Which programme, though, is ideal for you? according to where you are now at in your academic or professional career.

If you’re just getting started, have a look at the Foundation and Diploma programmes. These will provide you with a solid foundation in the area of specialisation you have selected and get you ready for future academic study or entry-level work in the industry. Prospective overseas students will have the option of enrolling completely online, partially on-campus, or through blended learning as of January 2023.

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Do you think you need a graduate degree or a postgraduate degree? If so, you can apply in that section, and the following courses will accept you if you meet the minimum requirements.

  • Postgraduate Programmes: Internationally-recognised MBA, MSc and MA degrees
  • Engineering Programme: Specialised technical and aviation-focused engineering courses
  • Business Programmes: Choose a programme in aviation, logistics, or general management
  • Professional Training Courses: Licensed Flight Operations Management courses
  • Entry Requirement’s
  • Entrance prerequisites

Generally speaking, you must demonstrate a specific level of English proficiency (precise requirements vary depending on the course) and give proof of your prior academic achievement. Additionally, additional qualifications or licences may be required for some advanced and professional-level courses.

After choosing a programme, confirming that you meet the entry requirements, and gathering your supporting papers, you can submit an online application.

Give the online application form your complete details. Your application form’s mistakes or omissions will be enough to cause it to be rejected or terminated.

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The Admissions Office will send you a conditional letter of acceptance if the credentials mentioned in your online application fulfil the entry requirements of the chosen programme.

The offer letter of acceptance only covers the semester for which it was asked (Full-Time Programmes) Modular, part-time, and postgraduate programmes, unless otherwise specified, are valid for six months after the date of issuance.

  • Fees & payments

The starting price for a postgraduate programme ranges from 26,390 to 35,000 USD. And the price range for an undergraduate programme is between 21,350 and 23,280 USD. While the starting price for a degree programme in the UK will range from 25,540 to 17,027 USD. Whereas for online interactive programme and Diploma foundation programme it will cost 13,513 USD.

  • Registration and Tuition fees

Once admitted to a programme at EAU, a non-refundable registration fee in addition to the tuition fee. The programmes where these fees will be charged are listed under “Fees Overview.”

The tuition fee for undergraduate programme students covers the cost of registering for a minimum of five courses, or 15 credit hours. Students who plan to register for more than 15 credit hours must pay an additional tuition fee per credit hour. The cost of tuition for summer courses is also determined by the number of credit hours.

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Several scholarships, study packages, and discounts are available to students at Emirates Aviation University.

  • Visa Formalities

All full-time students must have a current UAE residence visa on them at all times while they are enrolled at Emirates Aviation University. If all registration requirements are satisfied and the course fee is paid, we can help our students obtain a UAE residence visa through our university’s sponsorship programme.

To get more information you can visit Emirates Aviation University’s website: Click here.

 

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Emirates Flight Training Academy

Emirates also provides a flight school where you may learn how to fly an aircraft for specific fees and if you meet the requirements, you can join.

One of the most coveted flight training schools in the world is EFTA. For new admissions, there are just a few spaces available, so please think about the following criteria before you apply.

  • You must be healthy, at least 160 cm tall, and between the ages of 17 and 26.
  • You must have successfully completed high school and have earned passing grades in English, Math, and Physics.
  • Your level of English language competence must be at least TOEFL 510, 5.5 for IELTS, or 65 for the iBT.

Only cadets at the Emirates Flight Training Academy engage in flight training, which is a regular aspect of life at the Academy. This implies that you will have the chance to acquire a full operating experience in a single integrated environment.

There are 22 Cirrus SR22 G6 aircraft in the fleet of the Emirates Flight Training Academy. five Phenom 100EV Embraer aircraft. You will complete all of your in-flight training on the Academy’s 1,800-meter runway, which is one of its distinctive features. The Academy’s main building houses more than 100 instructor workstations. The location of the instructors, who each have a desk designated to them, is here. There are separate lounge and pantry spaces for each station.

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The Flying Academy can accommodate up to 600 trainees at a time. With a fleet of 27 aircraft, an ATC tower, and 300+ hours of flight time, it is specifically designed to teach cadets for the Emirates.
Emirates Flight Training Academy provides a complete integration of flight training, ground school, accommodation and recreation under one roof, combining cutting-edge learning technologies and a modern fleet of training aircraft to train cadets with the goal of qualifying pilots for the future requirement of the airline industry.

Furthermore, there is a 99% possibility that you will be hired by certain airlines and find work there as well. Emirates offers numerous opportunities for aspiring pilots to receive training at its state-of-the-art facilities with all the amenities. You can apply at the following link if you believe you are prepared to be a pilot. Share this article with others if you find it to be helpful.

To apply for Flying training you should check this link: Click here

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The Super Guppy 

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The Aero Spacelines Super Guppy is a large, wide-bodied cargo aircraft that is used for hauling outsize cargo components. It was the successor to the Pregnant Guppy, the first of the Guppy aircraft produced by Aero Spacelines. Five were built in two variants, both of which were colloquially referred to as the “Super Guppy”

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The first, the Super Guppy, or “SG”, was built directly from the fuselage of a C-97J Turbo Stratocruiser, the military version of the 1950s Boeing 377 “Stratocruiser” passenger plane. The fuselage was lengthened to 141 feet (43 m), and ballooned out to a maximum inside diameter of 25 ft (7.6 m), the length of the cargo compartment being 94 ft 6 in (28.8 m). The floor of the cargo compartment was still only 8 ft 9 in (2.7 m) wide, as necessitated by the use of the Stratocruiser fuselage.

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In addition to the fuselage modifications, the Super Guppy used Pratt & Whitney T-34-P-7 turboprop engines for increased power and range, and modified wing and tail surfaces. It could carry a load of 54,000 pounds (24,494 kg) and cruise at 300 mph (480 km/h).

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The de Havilland DH.106 Comet was the world’s first commercial jet airliner. Early Comet models suffered from metal fatigue, causing a string of accidents. The redesigned Comet 4 series enjoyed a long and productive career of over 30 years.Was operated by Royal Aircraft Establishment Bedford on Nimrod AEW radar trials. The aircraft was later scrapped at Bedford.

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  McDonnell XF-85

McDonnell XF-85 Goblin

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The McDonnell XF-85 Goblin was an American prototype fighter aircraft conceived during World War II by McDonnell Aircraft. It was intended to be deployed from the bomb bay of the giant Convair B-36 bomber as a parasite fighter. The XF-85’s intended role was to defend bombers from hostile interceptors, a need demonstrated during World War II. Two prototypes were constructed before the program was terminated.

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Transavia PL-12 Airtruk

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The Transavia PL-12 Airtruk is a single-engine agricultural aircraft designed and built by the Transavia Corporation inAustralia. The Airtruk is a shoulder-wing strut braced sesquiplane of all-metal construction, with the cockpit mounted above a tractor engine and short pod fuselage with rear door. The engine cowling, rear fuselage and top decking are of fibreglass. It has a tricycle undercarriage, the main units of which are carried on stub wings. It has twin tail booms with two unconnected tails. Its first flight was in 22 April 1965, and was certified on 10 February 1966The Airtruk is also sometimes known as the Airtruck. Because the name “Airtruck” was registered by the New Zealand companies Bennett Aviation Ltd and Waitomo Aircraft Ltd, for their PL-11, Transavia found another name for their PL-12 (“Airtruk”)

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The PL-11 Airtruck

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The PL-11 Airtruck was in fact a successful crop-duster, appreciated by the pilots who flew it for a living. Only two were built, in New Zealand, but some of the 118 examples of its successor, the Australian Transavia PL-12 Airtruk, are still at work all over the world. The Airtruck and Airtruk were designed for a specific job—aerial application—rather than adapting a conventional airplane to the task. The pilot was placed high above both the engine and the chemicals hopper, rather than sitting between them waiting to be crushed in a crash, and the perch gave him a superb view for low-level maneuvering.

The Deux-Ponts

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If the Lockheed Constellation was a dolphin, the Deux-Ponts was a manatee. Yet it was an excellent airplane, flying for Air France, the French Armée de l’Air and a few smaller operators from 1952 through 1971. With two full passenger decks, it could seat 135 in a pinch, substantially more than its only double-deck competition, the Boeing 377 Stratocruiser—which in fact had only a partial lower deck configured as a cocktail lounge. But it was unpressurized and had a capacity far beyond what any airline of the time needed.

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Short Sturgeon SB3

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The Short Sturgeon was a planned British carrier-borne reconnaissance bomber whose development began during Second World War with the S.6/43 requirement for a high-performance torpedo bomber, which was later refined into the S.11/43 requirement which was won by the Sturgeon. With the end of the war in the Pacific production of the aircraft carriers from which the Sturgeon was intended to operate was suspended and the original reconnaissance bomber specification was cancelled

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Boeing – Phalcon 707

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The EL/M-2075 is a solid-state L-band conformal array radar system for use on a Boeing 707 and other aircraft. Phalcon, as the complete AEW mission suite is referred to, is intended for airborne early warning, tactical surveillance of airborne and surface targets and intelligence gathering. It also integrates the command and control capabilities needed to employ this information

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The system can be fitted to a number of aircraft, including the Boeing 707, Boeing 767, Boeing 747 series aircraft. Under a contract signed with Chile in 1989, the first Phalcon system to be installed was fitted to a former LanChile Boeing 707, and was first flown in 1993. In May 1994 the aircraft was delivered to the Chilean Air Force, where it is known as the Condor.

Avro Shackleton

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The Avro Shackleton was a British long-range maritime patrol aircraft for use by the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the South African Air Force (SAAF). It was developed by Avro from the Avro Lincoln bomber, itself being a development of the famous wartime Avro Lancaster bomber. The type is named after the polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.

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Entering service with the RAF in 1951, the Shackleton was used primarily in the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) roles; it also became used as a search and rescue (SAR) platform and for performing several other secondary roles such as being a troop-transport. In later life, a small number of the RAF’s Shackletons were subsequently adapted for airborne early warning (AEW) duties, performing in this capacity until the type’s retirement in 1991. The Shackleton was also procured by South Africa, and would be operated by the SAAF between 1957 and 1984.

RAF victor

The Handley Page Victor was a Britishjet-power edstrategic bomber, developed and produced by the Handley Page Aircraft Company, which served during the Cold War. It was the third and final of the V-bombers operated by the Royal Air Force(RAF), the other two V-bombers being the Avro Vulcan and the Vickers Valiant. The Victor had been developed to perform as part of the United Kingdom’s airborne nuclear deterrent. In 1968, the type was retired from the nuclear mission following the discovery of fatigue cracks, which had been exacerbated by the RAF’s adoption of a low-altitude flight profile to avoidinterception.

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The Gee Bee Model R Super Sportster was a special purpose racing aircraft made by Granville Brothers Aircraft of Springfield, Massachusetts at the now-abandoned Springfield Airport (Massachusetts). Gee Bee stands for Granville Brothers. The 1932 R-1 and its sister plane, the R-2, were the successors of the previous year’s Thompson Trophy-winning Model Z.

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hughes XH-17 , helicopter

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The XH-17 “Flying Crane” was the first helicopter project for the helicopter division of Hughes Aircraft. The XH-17, which had a two-bladed main rotor system with a diameter of 134 feet (41 m), was capable of flying at a gross weight of more than 50,000 pounds (23,000 kg).

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Kamov Ka-226

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The Kamov Ka-226 “Sergei” is a small, twin-engined Russian utility helicopter. The Ka-226 features an interchangeable mission pod, rather than a conventional cabin, allowing the use of various accommodation or equipment configurations. The Ka-226 entered service in 2002.

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‘No need to revamp the cockpit crew alerting system in B737 max 10’ – Boeing

Boeing Dream Lifter

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The Boeing 747 Dreamlifter (formerly Large Cargo Freighter or LCF) is a wide-body cargo aircraft. Cargo is placed in the aircraft by the world’s longest cargo loader. It is an extensively modified Boeing 747-400 and is used exclusively for transporting 787 aircraft parts to Boeing’s assembly plants from suppliers around the world.

The Beluga

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The Airbus A300-600ST (Super Transporter) or Beluga, is a version of the standard A300-600 wide-body airliner modified to carry aircraft parts and oversized cargo. It was officially called the Super Transporter at first, but the name Beluga became popular and has now been officially adopted.

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In 1991 Aérospatiale and DASA, two of the major Airbus partners, formed a company to develop a replacement. The starting point was the design for the wide-body twin-enginedAirbus A300: the wings, engines, landing gear, and the lower part of the fuselage are the same as the A300 while the upper part of the fuselage is an enormous horseshoe-shaped structure 7.7 m (25 ft) in diameter

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They are ugly but their work contribution towards Aviation industries is Tremendous and Unique , We love this aircraft all time.

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Aerospace

Top 5 selling Narrow Body aircraft

In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the most widely used and best-selling narrow-body aircraft.

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Top 5 selling Narrow Body aircraft

We will look at some of the popular narrow-body aircraft in this article. which are taken into account based on the rankings and orders. The newest generation of these aircraft recently made its market debut. Let’s explore these planes.

1. Airbus A320neo family

Due to its advanced technology and effectiveness, the Airbus A320 neo is one of the most popular airplanes worldwide. It is one of the most commonly purchased airplanes ever produced by the Airbus company.

By 2019, the market share of the A320neo over the rival Boeing 737 MAX was 60%. More than 130 customers have placed orders for 8,502 A320neo family aircraft as of July 2022, and 2,341 of those aircraft had already been delivered.

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China’s top 3 airlines will purchase nearly 300 Airbus A320neo aircraft. (Opens in a new browser tab)

 

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The Airbus A320 neo family of aircraft represents a technological advancement over the Airbus A320. It was put into orbit on December 1st, 2010, and took off for the first time in September 2014. compared to existing A320 engines, maintenance costs are 20% cheaper. and emits fewer carbon emissions and noise.

It can be equipped with two different types of engines: the Pratt & Whitney PW1000 and the CFM Leap 1A. Customers can select either one of them. As of July 2022, there have been no accidents involving hull loss or fatalities in the A320neo series.

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2. Boeing B737 MAX aircraft.

The Boeing 737 MAX is the fourth generation of the Boeing 737, a narrow-body airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes, a division of the American company Boeing. It replaces the Boeing 737 Next Generation and competes with the Airbus A320neo series (NG).

Initiated in August 2011, the program made its first flight in January 2016 and was certified by the FAA in 2017. Malindo Air was the first user of this aircraft.

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More than 863 airplanes have already been produced by Boeing. The FAA authorized the production of the aircraft after it was halted for two years. Boeing would complete some of the backlog delivery obligations by 2023. As demand rises, Boeing is increasing manufacturing to produce more aircraft.

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COMAC C919 Successfully Completes Flight Tests(Opens in a new browser tab)

It has four versions and seats anywhere between 138 and 204 people. It has a single engine configuration that may be equipped with the CFM leap 1B engine, one of the best engines and the same engine used in the Airbus A320 aircraft. Its range is 7,130 kilometers.
Additionally, the Boeing 737 Max 10 is expected to enter the market the following year. It has 4174 unfilled orders compared to 863 deliveries.

3. Airbus A220 family

Another game-changing aircraft from Airbus is the A220. The fewer passengers and shorter routes network are best suited for this aircraft. Airbus Canada Limited Partnership is the manufacturer of the five-abreast Airbus A220 family of narrow-body aircraft. It served as the Bombardier CSeries for two years after its initial design by Bombardier.

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The program was introduced on July 13, 2008, and the A220-100, formerly known as the CS100, flew for the first time on September 16, 2013. After Airbus purchased a 50.01% part in the project through a joint venture set up in 2016, the plane was relaunched as the A220 in July 2018.

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It has fly-by-wire flight controls, highly efficient engines, and substantial use of composite materials, similar to the wide-body Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A350 XWB, and is propelled by Pratt & Whitney PW1500G geared turbofan engines.

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The aircraft family has a range of 6,670 kilometers and can lift a maximum of 70.9 tonnes off the ground. Both launch companies reported better-than-expected fuel burn and dispatch dependability in addition to receiving praise from the crew and passengers.

The geared turbofan engine with improved aerodynamics can reduce fuel consumption by up to 25% per passenger, maintenance expenses by up to 25%, and noise emissions by up to 50%.  it has major operators like Delta Air Lines, airBaltic, Air Canada, Swiss International Air Lines, and JetBlue Airways.
It received 774 orders as of 2022 and delivered 228 aircraft to its customers.

4. COMAC Family

Unreleased on the market yet, a new Chinese aircraft has already reached a significant number of orders, which inspires trust in the firm making it.

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The Chinese aviation authorities have awarded the C919 its all-flying certification, and this year’s market release is anticipated.

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Chinese aircraft company Comac created the narrow-body airliner known as the Comac C919 for commercial use. In 2008, the development program was introduced. The first prototype went into production in December 2011, and it was finished on 2 November 2015 and had its first flight on 5 May 2017.

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It is powered by Chinese ACAE CJ 1000A turbofan engines or CFM Leap engines. be able to travel 5,555 kilometers with 156–168 passengers in its typical operating configuration (3000 nmi). Comac had 1008 pledges as of the end of August 2018, including 305 firm orders, many of which came from Chinese leasing companies or airlines. Up to 77.3 tonnes, maximum take-off weight and 20,400 kg payload are permitted.

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The majority of Chinese consumers have already committed to purchasing C919 aircraft, and Comac is already working on the next iteration. A long-range, 250–320-seat wide-body twinjet aircraft family called the Comac C929 is being developed by CRAIC, a joint venture between the Chinese Comac and the Russian United Aircraft Corporation.

5. Embraer E190-E2 family.

Another aircraft that fits inside a 5,000-kilometre travel segment is the Embraer. Regional airlines would benefit most from using this aircraft.

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A medium-range jet is the Embraer E195. The E190-E2 was the first type, and it made its first flight on May 23, 2016, was certified on February 28, 2018, and went into service with Widere on April 24, 2018.

The two sizes of Pratt & Whitney PW1000G turbofans, fly-by-wire controls with new avionics, and upgraded cabins are shared by the three twinjet variants. They also have the same four-abreast narrow-body fuselage with varying lengths and three different new wings.

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The E195-E2 will be 9.4 feet long and have three seat rows than the E195, and it can hold 146 people.

Two GE engines, and two Pratt & Whitney PW1919G engines, can power this aircraft. Embraer aims to reduce fuel consumption by 16 to 24% and maintenance costs by 15 to 25 percent per seat.

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It has 146 seats and can hold up to 88 passengers. Additionally, it has a maximum take-off weight capacity of 61 tonnes and a payload capacity of 16 tonnes. Its range is 4,917 kilometers. It has currently gotten orders for almost 241 aircraft.

 

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Aircraft comparisons between the Chinese-built comac C919 and the Boeing 737 max 8 

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In this post, we’ll compare two narrow-body aircraft, one from the United States (the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft) and one from China (the Comac C919 aircraft), which was just domestically manufactured.

China is seeking a larger market to supply its aircraft to domestic and foreign customers. Eastern China Airlines has recently received delivery of its first aircraft. With regard to its Boeing 737 segment of aircraft, Boeing already holds the largest market share. Undoubtedly, if the Comac aircraft becomes widely used, Boeing may lose market share in China.

Let’s analyze the specifications of both aircraft.

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Boeing B737-8. 

The Boeing 737 MAX is the fourth generation of the Boeing 737, a narrow-body airliner manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA), a division of the American company Boeing. The first MAX 8 was delivered in May 2017 to Malindo Air, which began using it on May 22, 2017. A MAX 8 carrying 162 passengers on a 3,000 nautical mile (5,600 km) flight is anticipated to burn 1.8 percent less fuel than an airplane with blended winglets.

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Compared to the A320neo, the MAX 8 is heavier at takeoff and has a lower empty weight. During a test flight for Aviation Week, the aircraft was flying at a less-than-ideal height while cruising at a real airspeed of 449 knots (832 km/h) and weighing 140,500 pounds (63,700 kg). The Boeing 737 MAX 8 completed its first flight test in La Paz, Bolivia. The 13,300-foot altitude at El Alto International Airport tested the MAX’s capability to take off and land at high altitudes.

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In early 2017, a new B737-8 was valued at $52.85 million, rising to below $54.5 million by mid-2018, and the latest version is having a 200 Seater variant under construction for Ryanair. With a 160-passenger capacity, the 737-8 has so far been the most popular model.

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Comac C919

A narrow-body airliner called the Comac C919 was created by the Chinese company Comac, and it had its inaugural flight on May 5, 2017. Not early than 2022 or 2023 is anticipated for the first commercial deliveries of the aircraft to China Eastern Airlines. Comac had 1008 pledges as of the end of August 2018, including 305 firm orders, many of which came from Chinese leasing companies or airlines.

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At Shanghai Pudong International Airport, the C919 successfully completed its first pre-delivery flight test. According to Comac, the aircraft successfully finished a three-hour test session on May 14, 2022. This year will see the delivery of the aircraft in the livery of the Chinese company OTT Airlines, a division of China Eastern. The aircraft was listed in May 2022 for 653 million yuan (US$95 million), nearly matching the prices of the Airbus A320neo and Boeing 737 Max rivals and more than double the earlier estimate of US$50 million.

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The C919 has a lower maximum fuel capacity than the A320 and 737-800, As a result, the normal variant’s range is only 2,200 nm and the extended range variants is 3,000 nm, respectively. Because the C919 was built to accommodate more passengers than the Boeing 737-800 in a standard all-economy configuration, COMAC was able to expand the fuel capacity and, consequently, the range of the aircraft.

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Here are some of the differences between the Boeing 737-8 and the Comac C919:

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  1. Manufacturing: The Boeing 737-8 is manufactured by Boeing, a US-based aerospace corporation, while the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC), a Chinese state-owned aircraft manufacturer, the Comac C919.
  2. History: The Boeing 737 is a well-known aircraft model that has been in service for almost 50 years, whereas the Comac C919 is a newer aircraft that is currently in development.
  3. Size: The Comac C919 is slightly smaller than the Boeing 737-8, with a seating capacity of up to 210 people compared to the 737-8’s 174 seats.
  4. Range: The Boeing 737-8 has a range of about 6,570 km (3,550 nmi), whereas the Comac C919 has a range of about 5,576 km (3,011 nmi)
  5. Engines: The Boeing 737-8 is powered by CFM International LEAP engines, while the Comac C919 is powered by CFM International LEAP-1C engines.
  6. Cost: The Comac C919 is generally considered to be less expensive than the Boeing 737-8, with a list price of approximately $95 million compared to the $99.7 million list price of the 737-8.
  7. Orders: The Boeing 737-8 has over 5,800 orders from airlines all over the world, while the Comac C919 has over 800 orders.
  8. Customers: The Boeing 737-8 is used by various airlines, including several major worldwide carriers, but the Comac C919 is mostly used by Chinese airlines.
  9. Certification: The Boeing 737-8 has been certified by aviation authorities worldwide, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the United States and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), while the Comac C919 is still in the certification process.
  10. Performance: The Boeing 737-8 has a proven track record of reliability and performance, but the Comac C919 is still in the midst of demonstrating its potential.

 

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10 best airlines in the world for on-time performance 2022.

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Airlines assist us in getting to most destinations on time, however, some outside variables like air and ground traffic cause delays. However, several airlines continue to have the finest on-time Performance record. According to Cirium here is a ranking of the top airlines that honor their promises to travelers. Begins with the list of the Brazilian low-cost airline Azul Top.

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The pioneer in global aviation analytics, Cirium, has crowned Azul Airlines the top airline in the world for on-time performance (88.93%) and nearly (279,722)flights for 2022. The Cirium 2022 On-Time Performance Review, the industry benchmark for airline and airport performance, will be released later this week. It includes statistics for all airline categories as well as additional information and analysis.

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An operationally difficult environment was present over the past year, especially in Europe and North America, where numerous airlines and airports saw delays, interruptions, and resource issues. Others keep breaking through Covid restrictions, particularly in the Asia Pacific region. Despite this environment, several airports and airlines globally achieved success.

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The Cirium Platinum Award for worldwide operational excellence went to Delta Air Lines for the second year in a row. This award takes into account a variety of elements, such as on-time performance, operational complexity, and an airline’s capacity to minimize the effects of flight disruption on its passengers.

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Global airline leaders were:

Airline On time ranking On time arrival Total flights
(AD) Azul 1 88.93% 279,722
(NH) ANA 2 88.61% 162,370
(JL) JAL 3 88.00% 165,981
(LA) LATAM Airlines 4 86.31% 451,651
(DL) Delta Air Lines 5 83.63% 1,004,684
(AV) SA AVIANCA 6 83.48% 144,525
(EK) Emirates 7 81.30% 137,589
(UA) United Airlines 8 80.46% 789,200
(QR) Qatar Airways 9 78.32% 152,377
(AA) American Airlines 10 78.29% 1,076,100
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