No Item Too Small: How Airports Deal with FOD

Foreign objects on airport paved surfaces can pose serious risks, from damaging tires or engines to causing a major catastrophe. See what airports do to ensure that objects and debris don't interfere with air safety.
by Gabe Andino
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the History of Engine Cowlings

Rarely is much attention paid to one of the most important design aspects of modern jet engines: The cowlings. Aviation safety expert David J. Williams explores the history and development of the modern engine enclosure.
by David J. Williams
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Losing an Engine on Takeoff: Abort It or Floor It?

Engine failure on takeoff. Yikes! David Williams teaches us how pilots deal with the frightening prospect and the training that goes into making sure everyone comes out alive.
by David J. Williams
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A Day in AvGeek Heaven With a Fairey Gannett

Manufactured 1954 by the Fairey Corporation and named after one of the world’s fastest sea birds known for its dive-bombing skills on unsuspecting fish, XT752 herself is a wonder to behold.
by Eric Auxier
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Comair – South Africa’s Alternative

South African Airways is the best known airline in South Africa, but there are two other longstanding airlines providing service in the region. Mark Lawrence was on location for an in-depth profile of the Comair Group airlines,...
by Mark Lawrence
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