aircraft maintenance


Aircraft fuel systems 982

An aircraft fuel system is designed to make fuel available to the engine at all times. The fuel tanks and reserve tanks are located at the wings of the aircraft and one in the belly of the aircraft inside next to the wings below the seats called center tank. vent […]


types of Jet Engines 751

In order for a plane to fly it needs thrust, this is attained by the heart of the aircraft that is the gas turbine jet engine. a small plane can be powered by a normal gasoline or diesel 4 stroke engine as described in my engine article but a large […]


emergency equipment & systems in an aircraft 785

This are the equipment and systems employed in-case of emergency i.e like when a plane gets lost or crashes in order to track it, the passengers, flight crew, the pilot & co-pilot. They include :- flight data recorder (FDR) – keeps history of recent history of flight in a plane […]


Spoilers, thrust reversers & Air brakes 1160

There are many ways to increase drag and reduce speed in an aircraft either when on the ground or on air, these includes spoilers, thrust reversers and air brakes. other methods of braking include wheel brakes, drogue parachutes and dive brakes. We will cover all these below :- spoilers – […]


Aeronautical structures & forces 640

stringer – this is a tie that surrounds the airplane. it takes tensile stresses or forces given by the fuselage structure by pressurization.The formers too resist this stresses. the two are shown below :- landing gear – has oleo pneumatic struts that resist compressive stresses when landing. Adhesive bonding processes […]


Classification of aerospace vehicles 681

There are many types of aerospace vehicles. They include :- Aerostatic balloon – used as an aerospace vehicle for the most opulent and creme de la creme. This was first engineered by french and is also known as hot air balloon.   Airship (zeppelin) – This is a power driven […]


fire detection in airplanes 776

  An airplane just like any other man made object can be prone to fire. It is therefore deemed necessary to fire proof or eliminate causes of fire in the airplane. Designated fire zones – engines, auxiliary power unit, wheel wells, cargo compartments, lavatories, bleed air ducts & electronic bays. […]


what makes an aeroplane fly?

Have you ever come to wonder what makes an aeroplane fly, how it goes up and defies the laws of gravity. In order to find out why we must find out the forces acting on an aeroplane :- LIFT – force generated by the aerofoil that tends to push an […]


Parts of an Aeroplane 572

In order to understand aeronautical engineering we first need to understand the basic aeroplane and its parts : –    The parts of an aircraft come together like a jigsaw puzzle as a work of art an a masterpiece that is aeronautical engineering. To understand better aeronautical engineering will have […]