Aircraft

Airbus A320 vs. A321

Airbus A320 vs. A321: How Do They Compare?

If you’re flying short or mid-haul these days, there’s a good chance you’ll be on an A320 family aircraft; one of the world’s most successful commercial aircraft types. The A320 first started flying in airline fleets in 1988, and the stretched A321 followed in 1994. Both variants have been revamped with more efficient new engine …

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What Engines Are on the Boeing 777?

What Engines Are on the Boeing 777?

Boeing is ultimately the 777’s manufacturer, but many of its individual parts and pieces are provided by external suppliers that collaborate with the airframe manufacturer to produce the finished aircraft. This extends to the aircraft’s engines; although Boeing collaborates closely with its propulsion manufacturers, the engines that power all of the company’s aircraft are engineered …

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Airbus A350 vs. A380

Airbus A350 vs. A380: How Do They Compare?

The A350 and A380 widebodies are very different aircraft physically. The A350 is relatively new on the scene, first entering commercial service in 2015, and remains in full production. The A380, on the other hand, has been around for 15 years and its production run has ended with the last A380 rolling off the production …

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Boeing 737 MAX

Is Boeing 737-800 the Same as 737 MAX?

Launched in 1967, the Boeing 737 became the most widely operated aircraft in commercial aviation history by 1987. Now spanning more than half a century of production, the 737 has undergone several major updates and includes many variants, several of which are currently in use today – most notably the 787-800 and 787 MAX. Is …

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Boeing 777 Wheels

How Many Wheels Does an Airplane Have? (737, 747, A380 & Other Types)

Aircraft wheels, part of an aircraft’s landing gear assembly, are an incredible feat of engineering. An aircraft’s landing gear has to be strong enough to support the aircraft’s maximum weight. They also need to be able to withstand high take-off and landing speeds, with sudden acceleration at take-off, and rapid deceleration when the aircraft touches …

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Airbus A320 vs. A220: How Do They Compare?

Airbus A320 vs. A220: How Do They Compare?

If you’re flying short-haul these days, or in the near future, there’s a good chance you’ll be on an Airbus A320 or A220 aircraft. The more established A320 has proved to be extremely popular with airlines, but the younger A220 – originally the Bombardier CSeries – is also showing great commercial potential. Airlines are attracted …

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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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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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