Aircraft

Concorde vs. Boeing 747

Concorde vs. Boeing 747: Comparing World’s Two Most Iconic Airliners

When you look at the Boeing 747 and Concorde you’ll see that physically they don’t have much in common. However, what they do share is that they are both among the most recognizable and iconic commercial aircraft that have ever graced our skies. Both are also extremely well-loved and held with much affection by those …

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Airbus A319 vs. A320

Airbus A319 vs. A320: How Do They Differ?

The A319 and the A320 are members of the Airbus A320 family which comprises the A318, A319, A320, and A321. The A320 family has become one of the world’s most successful commercial aircraft series. The size of each aircraft in this family increases in line with the aircraft version name, so the A318 is the …

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Boeing 787 Wing Parts

Where Are Boeing Aircraft Made?

Modern manufacturing often relies on the global supply chain, and building aircraft is no exception. While most of Boeing’s aircraft assembly takes place in the USA, the numerous parts that constitute a modern aircraft are sourced from suppliers worldwide. In this article, I take a look at where and how Boeing assembles its aircraft, and …

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Boeing 737-900

Types of Boeing 737: 10+ Variants Across Four Generations of the World’s Most Successful Jet

With almost 15,000 aircraft ordered, and with continued production over more than five decades, the Boeing 737 family is, together with the Airbus A320 family, one of the two most successful airliners in the history of commercial aviation. Since the very first 737-100 flew for the first time in 1967, Boeing has introduced over ten …

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Airbus A320-200

Airbus A320ceo vs. A320neo: Evolution Not Revolution

The A320 family is one of the world’s most successful commercial aircraft types. The main type within the family, the A320 first started flying in airline fleets in 1988 and has been revamped with more efficient engines (new engine option – neo), available since 2016. There aren’t too many very noticeable differences between the original …

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Boeing 747 vs. 777

Boeing 747 vs. 777: How Do They Compare?

The iconic Boeing 747 and its younger widebody counterpart the Boeing 777 are both trailblazers. The 747 was the first widebody commercial jet to be developed, and the 777 is the world’s largest twinjet aircraft. These aircraft first flew commercially in 1970 and 1995 respectively.  Both of these aircraft have been highly popular with airlines …

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Boeing 757 vs. 767

Boeing 757 vs. 767: How Do They Compare?

The Boeing 767 and Boeing 757 were developed concurrently and embarked on their first commercial flights in 1982 and 1983 respectively. Both the 757 and commercial aircraft versions of the 767 are no longer in production, having been succeeded by new aircraft such as the Boeing 787. While both still feature in significant numbers in …

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Boeing 757 vs. 787: How Do They Compare?

Boeing 757 vs. 787: How Do They Compare?

If you’re flying mid- or long-haul these days, there’s a chance you might be flying on a Boeing 787. There’s less chance you’ll be on a Boeing 757; this aircraft family was first operated back in 1983, is no longer available for airlines to buy, and many B757 aircraft have now been retired. The newer …

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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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