aircraft parts

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 […]

Pre-flight inspection & checks 472

Any aircraft is pre-flight inspected & checked before its on air to avoid mishaps and ensure its safe to commute on. each aeroplane has it own pre-flight checklist therefore we cant say for certain but basically most air craft pass almost through the following steps. Pilots follow a certain procedure […]

Parts of a helicopter & how it flies 464

A helicopter is an aircraft that derives both lift and propulsion from one or more sets of horizontally revolving overhead rotors rendering it capable of moving vertically and horizontally. below are its major parts and how they function.  Engine and transmission – The engine is of turbo-shaft jet engine type […]

Aeroplane environmental systems 729

Air supply and cooling, thermal control and pressurization of the cabin i.e HVAC (heating, ventilation & air conditioning) are considered to be part and parcel of the aeroplane environmental systems. Air in the aircraft is retrieved from the gas turbine jet engine at a point right before combustion. COOLING SYSTEMS […]

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 […]

Flaps found in an airplane 700

There are many types of airplane flaps but they all fall under two categories :- leading edge flaps Trailing edge flaps in the leading edge include Plain, slotted and Fowler flaps while in the trailing edge include Krueger flaps, slats, and slots. TYPES OF FLAP This combines both leading edge […]

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 […]