In just one year, a Boeing 777, 787, Airbus A330, and A350, burn an extra 265 000 litres of fuel due to the 1% increase in drag. As a result, a full year’s operations of such an aircraft costs US$77 600 more than during the previous year. A dirty aircraft exterior is full of microscopic patches of dust and mud that impact the airliner’s operational efficiency by creating turbulent airflow across the whole fuselage. While the problem of additional drag is not new, there are no solutions to combat it other than performing regular cleaning of the aircraft’s exterior.
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The twin-turbo fan powered KC-390 can be refuelled in flight and can be used for in-flight or on-ground refuelling of other aircraft.
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United Airlines leads the way to the safe rebound of air travel.
Impossible barriers are made to be broken
Few technologies have had such a rapid development and such a powerful impact on mankind as the invention of the airplane.
A Carbon Trading Market Perks Up
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