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Why do planes need de-icing and how is it done?

In winter, ice formation can have negative effects on aircraft operation, and is a risk factor that is taken very seriously. And since we're at the start of winter, let's take a look at the subject so that you...

What happens when an aircraft is struck by lightning?

Aircraft are struck by lightning far more often than you might think. Fortunately, while one might expect a fatal outcome, they are designed so that this poses no risk. Every day, several aircraft are struck by lightning. If most of...

Olympics 2024 in Paris: what to expect as a tourist?

The venues for the 2024 Paris Olympics are partly located in the city's historic center. A unique setting that will give television channels the opportunity to produce exceptional images, but will also impose heavy constraints on the city's inhabitants...and...

What does SSSS mean on your boarding pass?

If you see SSSS on your boarding pass, it means that you will be subject to a thorough security inspection. Passengers flying in or to the USA sometimes notice the words "SSSS" on their boarding pass. Those who know its...

How airplanes avoid mid-air collisions ?

Airliners are equipped with a device called TCAS to help them avoid mid-air collisions. But as is often the case, even when the technology works, human failure can still occur. Following on from our article on aircraft tracking and air...

How are planes tracked in flight?

Air traffic control has various means of tracking aircraft in flight, so as to be able to deal with any eventuality, even if it can still happen that an aircraft accidentally disappears from radar. Long gone are the days when...

Will you experience turbulence on your next flight? A website tells you.

Many people are afraid of turbulence and worry about getting on a plane. But one website, Turbli, tells them what the flight conditions are for their next trip. Our recent article on turbulence was quite successful and confirmed to...

Turbulences: what causes them and are they dangerous?

Turbulence, also known as "air pockets", is the dread of air passengers not only because it makes their flight uncomfortable but also, and above all, because it is seen as potentially very dangerous. But what exactly is the situation? In...

End of the $13 billion war between Airbus and Qatar Airways: a good solution for both?

Airbus and Qatar Airways have ended the battle that has been going on since the summer of 2021 over the quality of the paint on the A350s delivered to the Qatari airline. But is this exit from the crisis...