Aircraft

A319 and A321 NEO

Airbus A319 vs. A321: How Do They Compare?

Two airliner manufacturers are synonymous with the term “air travel.” You can ask just about anyone what kind of airplanes airlines fly and you will get the response of either Boeing or Airbus. While Boeing’s most popular aircraft family is the 737, Airbus’s is the A320. This time, we will focus on the A320 family. …

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Boeing 767-200

Airbus A330 vs. Boeing 767: How Do They Compare?

Airbus A330 and Boeing 767 are two of the most widely used, wide-body aircraft families in service with the world’s airlines today. Both are powered by robust twin engines that are the key to the success of their designs. The Boeing 767 preceded the A330 and was a pioneering aircraft in its early days. Taking …

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Royal Jordanian E175

Embraer E170 vs. E175: A Side-by-Side Comparison

Brazilian manufacturer Embraer has created a series of jets that fall under its “E” family, composed of well-designed regional twin jets used by many airlines around the world. Both the Embraer 170 and the Embraer 175 belong to this family and are the smaller two of its four variants. Yet they still maintain popularity with …

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ATR 42 vs. ATR 72

ATR 42 vs. ATR 72: A Side-by-Side Comparison

With turboprops taking the world by storm with their economical fuel consumption and long-range capabilities, many passengers and pilots alike share an appreciative opinion of the well-known ATR aircraft. The ATR 42 and the ATR 72 are two twin-engine turboprop aircraft that carry high reputations thanks to their excellent performance. While one is noticeably larger …

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ATR 72 vs. Dash 8 Q400

ATR 72 vs. Dash 8 Q400: A Side-by-Side Comparison

While jets dominate the air when it comes to international flying, regional operations tend to prefer using smaller aircraft, often, turboprops. When traveling within the country or at least to closer destinations, the two types you might find yourself sitting in a lot can include ATR 72 and Bombardier Dash 8 Q400. So what’s the …

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How Do Planes Steer on the Ground?

How Do Planes Steer on the Ground?

As much as the cockpit looks like a car with that familiar steering wheel, the yoke isn’t actually how the pilot steers on the ground. Controlling an aircraft is no easy task, and movement on the ground is no exception. If the control column isn’t what’s deciding whether you go left or right, then what …

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Airbus A330 vs. Boeing 777: How Do They Compare?

Airbus A330 vs. Boeing 777: How Do They Compare?

Airbus A330 and Boeing 777 are two of the most popular wide-body aircraft families in service today. They are both twins, airlines use them on flights of all durations – although primarily on medium- and long-haul flights, and they have been produced in similar numbers. In this article, I look at them side by side …

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Turboprops vs. Jets: A Guide to Their Differences and Similarities

Turboprops vs. Jets: A Guide to Their Differences and Similarities

While there are not as many turboprop types in production as there used to be in the past, aircraft like ATRs and Dash 8s are still quite popular among some airlines. In other cases, like for flights to short, unpaved runways, they are indispensable. In spite of that, many passengers try to avoid flying on …

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McDonnell Douglas DC-10

McDonnell Douglas DC-10: A Trijet That Remains Relevant Decades On

The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 is still flying in 2019. While this statement may not come as a surprise for aviation enthusiasts well-aware of the DC-10’s prowess as a cargo aircraft, back in 1979, few would have expected the DC-10 to fly for another four decades. Arguably redeemed by decades of reliable service, the DC-10 was, …

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