Runway Orientation & The Science Behind it !

Runway Orientation & The Science Behind it !

You must have noticed runways at airports have two digit numbers of approximate length 9m marked at the beginning and end of the runway and at a defined distance from each runway threshold as shown in the image below. These numbers are called the runway designators of the runway and they have a defined science […]

Types of Aircrafts you mostly see at Indian Airports: Part 2

Types of Aircrafts you mostly see at Indian Airports: Part 2

In the previous part of this article we went through the wide body aircrafts (if you have not read the part please have a look it will make your understanding better). Since COVID has curbed the passenger movement it become really tough for the airline operators to use wide body aircrafts ( since they have […]

Types of Aircrafts you mostly see at Indian Airports: Part 1

Types of Aircrafts you mostly see at Indian Airports: Part 1

If you are an aviation enthusiast and you ever wondered “which aircraft is this or something like I have seen it at many airports but am a little confused as to which aircraft this is” then we have a solution for you. With this article we will try to know about the popular aircrafts spotted […]

Speeds Of An Aircraft

Speeds Of An Aircraft

This article consists of the following sections : Phases of a Flight Some Important Speeds Conclusion As we all know that air travel is the fastest yet the safest mode of transportation but the word fastest and safest have an inverse relation in real life, meaning we have a peculiar mind set that something being […]

Global Reporting Format

Global Reporting Format

This document is divided into the following sections: 1.0 What is Global Reporting Format? 2.0 Why was GRF introduced? 3.0 Agencies involved 4.0 Elements of GRF 5.0 Initiation of reporting 6.0 Runway Condition Assessment Matrix 7.0 Runway Condition Report 8.0 Conclusion 1.0 What is Global Reporting Format (GRF)? GRF is a standardized reporting format establishing […]

What Are Airline Alliances ?

What Are Airline Alliances ?

If you are a moderately frequent flyer, then you must have heard the onboard announcement as: Thank you for flying Air X, a member of the Y Alliance.(Thank you for flying Air India, a member of the Star Alliance). If we try to describe airline alliances in just one line it will be “Airline alliances in […]

Runway Friction Measurement

Runway Friction Measurement

This article has the following parts: 1.0 What is Runway Friction? 2.0 Regulatory Requirements of Runway Friction Testing 3.0 The Principles of Surface Friction 4.0 Sources of runway contamination 5.0 Surface Friction Measurement 6.0 Conclusion 1.0 What is Runway Friction? Runway surface friction characteristics defines the roughness of the runway surface that will provide for […]

Turn Around Time (TAT)

Turn Around Time (TAT)

How airlines get their flight ready for the next sector so soon after each landing? The entire process being the turnaround process of an aircraft. Lets see what it means and how airlines manage everything in just 30-40 minutes and what are some tricks that help airlines cut minutes off the turnaround time. Click on […]

The Patna Aircraft Crash – Interview with Dr. Ganesh Krishna Chaukiyal

The Patna Aircraft Crash – Interview with Dr. Ganesh Krishna Chaukiyal

Alliance Air Flight 7412 was a scheduled domestic passenger flight operated by Alliance Air, from Kolkata’s Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport to Indira Gandhi International Airport. On the day of 17 July 2000, while on approach to its first stopover in Patna, the Boeing 737 operating the route nose-dived and crashed into a residential […]