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ETOPS – Enhancing Safety On Long Flights

Posted October 7, 2015 by Ken Hoke

As a passenger, you might see the word “ETOPS” stenciled on airplanes. What does ETOPS mean and why is it important?

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Four Engines vs. Two: The Surprising Mathematical Guarantee of Safety

Posted June 25, 2015 by David J. Williams

One would think that an aircraft with additional engines would provide even better performance on normal takeoffs, but the extra engines actually reduces it.

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The Evolution of Engine Starting: From Hand-Propping to Button Pushing

Posted March 6, 2015 by David J. Williams

For many of us, our first understanding on how to start an airplane was when Bugs Bunny started the engines of the “World’s Largest Airplane” in Hare Lift (FF to 2:04). With a simple push of a button, all of the radial engines were up and running. And as ridiculous as that was, in the […]

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The speed ring is highly visible on this 1932 Waco biplane, used by Texaco. (Photo by RuthAS)
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the History of Engine Cowlings

Posted October 9, 2014 by David J. Williams

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.

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Video: Passenger Captures Engine Cover Shattering During Takeoff

Posted May 23, 2012 by NYCA Admin

TAM Airlines Flight 3317 was departing for Sao Paulo when the cowling doors gave way on its left-hand CFM56 engine. At least one of the doors proceeded to fly into the side of the fuselage.

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Video: Boeing Powers Up First GEnx-Engined 787

Posted May 13, 2010 by Mark Lawrence

Boeing has completed the first power-up and engine testing of a General Electric GEnx powered 787 Dreamliner.

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