Mark Morris

Airbus A380 vs. Boeing 777:

Airbus A380 vs. Boeing 777: How Do They Compare?

The Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 are both twin-aisle widebodies, but differ in one significant respect – the A380 has two passenger decks, whereas the 777 has a more traditional single-deck design. Both aircraft tend to serve long-haul markets. The 777 has been around for more than 25 years and has continually evolved through a …

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Is AirAsia Safe? (Yes, It Is.)

Is AirAsia Safe? (Yes, It Is.)

AirAsia is headquartered in Malaysia and began operations in 1996. It is made up of AirAsia plus a number of subsidiary/affiliate airlines including Thai AirAsia, Indonesia AirAsia, Philippines AirAsia, and AirAsia India. AirAsia and some of its subsidiary/affiliate airlines are consistently ranked highly in the annual Skytrax best low-cost airline awards and the airline is …

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Boeing 777 vs. 787

Boeing 777 vs. 787: How Do They Compare?

If you’re flying long-haul these days, there’s a good chance you’ll be flying on a Boeing 777 or 787. The 777 was first launched in 1995 and so far has received around 2,350 orders, whilst the 787 was first launched in 2011 and so far has received over 1,900 orders. In this article, I’ll compare …

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Airbus A350 vs. Boeing 777

Airbus A350 vs. Boeing 777: How Do They Compare?

The A350 and 777 widebodies are, to an extent, similar aircraft, both in terms of their physical sizes and hence their seating capacities, and in terms of the main markets that they serve. What is very different about these aircraft is that the A350 is relatively new on the scene, first entering commercial service in …

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Is KLM Safe? (Yes, It Is.)

Is KLM Safe? (Yes, It Is.)

KLM is consistently rated as a safe airline to fly with. Among others, it was ranked number two in the Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre’s (JADEC) 2022 audit. Additionally, fatal accidents involving KLM aircraft are very rare. The last one occurred 45 years ago and since then KLM has suffered only a small number …

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Boeing 757 vs. Airbus A321

Boeing 757 vs. Airbus A321: How Do They Compare?

The Boeing 757 and the newer Airbus A321 are both narrowbody twinjet aircraft that have benefited immensely from ETOPS (Extended Range Twin Operations) approvals which allowed them to operate on long-distance over-water routes traditionally operated by 4-engined widebody aircraft. Commercially, the A321 is a more successful aircraft than the 757, with 6 times the orders …

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Embraer E175 vs. Bombardier CRJ-900

Embraer E175 vs. Bombardier CRJ-900: How Do They Compare?

The E175 and CRJ-900 are arch-rivals – both aimed to dominate the sub-100 seats short- to medium-haul market. Each of these narrowbodies has its distinct advantages over the other, and we will explore these later in this article. The history of the E175 is relatively straightforward, although there’s a twist in the tale for the …

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Is Singapore Airlines Safe? (Yes, It Is.)

Is Singapore Airlines Safe? (Yes, It Is.)

Singapore Airlines has a relatively good, but not perfect safety record. During its operational history, it has suffered one fatal crash. This accident happened in 2000 and was Singapore Airlines’ only crash resulting in a total loss of aircraft. Since this accident, Singapore Airlines has not had any accidents which have resulted in injuries to …

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How Do Airports Keep Birds Away?

How Do Airports Keep Birds Away?

When a bird collides with an aircraft it is called a bird strike. Bird strikes can result in devastating accidents and can lead to significant aircraft damage. Globally, wildlife (birds, mammals, etc.) strikes killed more than 301 people and destroyed over 298 aircraft during the period between 1988 and 2021. Probably the most famous bird …

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