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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Edelweiss, The Sound of Music, Grossglockner And Snow, Lots And Lots Of Snow
Austria is a wonderland of mountains, green pastures, lakes and . . . mountains
Zimbabwe Air Rally 2021 Part two
The following day we were up early to watch the departure air show once again, it is a large amount of razzle-dazzle to be honest.
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Taking Flight On Another World
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Thales Completes Successful First Flight Of New UAS With Range Capabilities Of Over 100 Km
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The Royal Netherlands Air Force 322 squadron based at Leeuwarden air force base terminated its operations on the F-16 “Fighting Falcon” early July (2021). With the gradual ongoing new deliveries of its successor, the Lockheed Boeing F-35A “Lightning II”, it was time for the squadron to focus only on the embedding of the new jet in the unit.
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Dyke Delta Lookalike Fighter Kit Plane
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Pratt & Whitney Canada Advances Sustainable Hybrid-Electric Propulsion Technology, Contributing to Canada's Green Recovery Plan
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19-year-old Woman Sets Record For Solo Global Flight
Home! And no longer alone.
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The Temple of Speed
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Back to the Skies
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HIgh Value Proposition
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