Monthly Archives: December 2020

Do Plane Contrails Have an Effect on Global Warming?

The feathery, white trail that you often see airplanes leave as they fly across the sky is a sight to see, especially on a clear, sunny day. However, what people don't know about is that these pretty trails of ice have a dark side. What do these contrails do to the environment? They accelerate global warming.

What are contrails?

Contrails, short for condensation trails, are line-shaped clouds produced by aircraft engine exhaust. They are primarily composed of water in the form of ice crystals. Contrails result from the reaction water vapor in aircraft engine exhaust, soot, and the low ambient temperatures in...

What Do I Need to Consider When Buying My Own Plane?

You’ve probably thought about buying your own airplane at some point in your life. Owning a plane is a great luxury to have since you’ll be able to go anywhere you want, whenever you want without the hassle of traffic or the limits of highways. It’s also quite the status symbol since planes don’t really come cheap. If you’re considering purchasing your own plane, you need to be ready to pay not just for the initial costs but also for the running costs post-purchase. Buying a plane is a major financial decision. Before you go all out into completing a purchase,...

How Has COVID-19 Pushed Aircraft Manufacturers to Develop Better Clean-Cabin Tech?

The coronavirus pandemic dealt a massive blow to the aviation industry. With various lockdown restrictions in effect, travel has been much harder. We have seen a steep drop in the number of passengers since the onset of the virus, and the industry has yet to recover. The reason for the lack of passengers and flights, however, is not because air travel itself is unsafe. Research conducted by Boeing revealed that the cabin environment significantly reduces and removes cough particles in the air. According to Dan Freeman, Chief Director of Boeing Confident Travel Initiative, “We found people...

What’s Do I Need To Know About the Beechcraft King Air 260?

If you are a fan of turboprop engines, you’re in for a treat. Textron Aviation recently announced that they have made adjustments to the most popular business turboprop in the world, the King Air 360, to create an engine that significantly lessens pilot workload by using digital pressurization, among other advanced features. The resulting turboprop is called the King Air 260, and the company has already started production this year with target deliveries and certification expected by early 2021. (Photo of the Beechcraft King Air 260 from Textron Aviation.) The Beechcraft King Air 260 is currently being listed...

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