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Boeing 747

The Boeing 747 is a wide-body commercial jet airliner and cargo aircraft, often referred to by its original nickname, Jumbo Jet, or Queen of the Skies. [1]

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Aerial refueling

Aerial refueling, also referred to as air refueling, in-flight refueling (IFR), air-to-air refueling (AAR), and tanking, is the process of transferring aviation fuel from one military aircraft (the tanker) to another (the receiver) during flight.

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Aeroelasticity

Aeroelasticity is the branch of physics and engineering that studies the interactions between the inertial, elastic, and aerodynamic forces that occur when an elastic body is exposed to a fluid flow.

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AGM-86 ALCM

The AGM-86 ALCM is an American subsonic air-launched cruise missile (ALCM) built by Boeing and operated by the United States Air Force.

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Air Force One

Air Force One is the official air traffic control call sign of a United States Air Force aircraft carrying the President of the United States.

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Air Force One (film)

Air Force One is a 1997 American political action thriller film written by Andrew W. Marlowe and directed and co-produced by Wolfgang Petersen.

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Air France

Air France (formally Société Air France, S.A.), stylized as AIRFRANCE, is the French flag carrier headquartered in Tremblay-en-France, (north of Paris).

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Air India

Air India is the flag carrier airline of India owned by Air India Limited (AIL), a Government of India enterprise.

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Airbus A300

The Airbus A300 is a short- to medium-range wide-body twin-engine jet airliner that was developed and manufactured by Airbus.

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Airbus A340

The Airbus A340 is a long-range, four-engine, wide-body commercial passenger jet airliner developed and produced by Airbus.

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Airbus A380

The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine jet airliner manufactured by the European aircraft company Airbus.

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Aircraft hijacking

Aircraft hijacking (also known as air piracy or aircraft piracy, especially within the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States, and informally as skyjacking) is the unlawful seizure of an aircraft by an individual or a group.

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Airport 1975

Airport 1975 is a 1974 disaster film and the first sequel to the successful 1970 film Airport.

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All Nippon Airways

, also known as or ANA, is a Japanese airline.

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Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the capital city and most populous city of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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Antonov An-124 Ruslan

The Antonov An-124 Ruslan (Антонов Ан-124 "Руслан") (NATO reporting name: Condor) is a strategic airlift jet aircraft.

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Antonov An-225 Mriya

The Antonov An-225 Mriya (Антонов Ан-225 Мрія (Dream), NATO reporting name: "Cossack") is a strategic airlift cargo aircraft that was designed by the Soviet Union's Antonov Design Bureau in the 1980s.

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Approach and Landing Tests

The Approach and Landing Tests were a series of taxi and flight trials of the prototype Space Shuttle Enterprise, conducted in 1977 to test the vehicle's flight characteristics both on its own and when mated to the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, prior to the operational debut of the shuttle system.

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Architectural Record

Architectural Record is an American monthly magazine that is dedicated to architecture and interior design.

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Aviation accidents and incidents

An aviation accident is defined by the Convention on International Civil Aviation Annex 13 as an occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft, which takes place between the time any person boards the aircraft with the intention of flight until all such persons have disembarked, where a person is fatally or seriously injured, the aircraft sustains damage or structural failure or the aircraft is missing or is completely inaccessible.

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Aviation Week & Space Technology

Aviation Week & Space Technology, often abbreviated Aviation Week or AW&ST, is the flagship magazine of the Aviation Week Network.

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Aviodrome

The Nationaal Luchtvaart-Themapark Aviodrome (short also Aviodrome) is a large aerospace museum in the Netherlands that has been located on Lelystad Airport since 2003.

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Balanced field takeoff

A balanced field takeoff is a condition where the accelerate-stop distance required (ASDR) is equal to the takeoff distance required (TODR) for the aircraft weight, engine thrust, aircraft configuration and runway condition.

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BBC World News

BBC World News is the BBC's international news and current affairs television channel.

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Boeing

The Boeing Company is an American multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells airplanes, rotorcraft, rockets and satellites.

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Boeing 707

The Boeing 707 is a mid-size, long-range, narrow-body four-engine jet airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes from 1958 to 1979.

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Boeing 737

The Boeing 737 is a short- to medium-range twinjet narrow-body airliner.

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Boeing 747-400

The Boeing 747-400 is a major development and the best-selling model of the Boeing 747 family of jet airliners.

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Boeing 747-8

The Boeing 747-8 is a wide-body jet airliner developed by Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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Boeing 747SP

The Boeing 747SP is a modified version of the Boeing 747 jet airliner which was designed for ultra-long-range flights.

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Boeing 767

The Boeing 767 is a mid- to large-size, long-range, wide-body twin-engine jet airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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Boeing 777

The Boeing 777 is a family of long-range wide-body twin-engine jet airliners developed and manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a long-range, mid-size wide-body, twin-engine jet airliner developed by Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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Boeing Business Jet

The Boeing Business Jet series are variants of Boeing jet airliners for the corporate jet market, initially the 737 series airliners.

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Boeing C-17 Globemaster III

The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is a large military transport aircraft.

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Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) designs, assembles, markets and sells jet airliners and business jets (Boeing Business Jets); it also provides product-related maintenance and training to customers worldwide.

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Boeing Dreamlifter

The Boeing 747 Dreamlifter (formerly Large Cargo Freighter or LCF) is a wide-body cargo aircraft.

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Boeing E-4

The Boeing E-4 Advanced Airborne Command Post, with the project name "Nightwatch", is a strategic command and control military aircraft operated by the United States Air Force (USAF).

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Boeing Everett Factory

The Boeing Everett Factory, in Everett, Washington, is an airplane assembly building owned by Boeing.

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Boeing Renton Factory

The Boeing Company's Renton, Washington Factory is a facility where Next-Generation Boeing 737 airliners are built.

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Boeing Sonic Cruiser

The Boeing Sonic Cruiser was a concept airliner with a delta wing-canard configuration.

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Boeing VC-25

The Boeing VC-25 is the designation of a United States Air Force passenger transportation aircraft, a military version of the Boeing 747 airliner.

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Boeing YAL-1

The Boeing YAL-1 Airborne Laser Testbed (formerly Airborne Laser) weapons system was a megawatt-class chemical oxygen iodine laser (COIL) mounted inside a modified Boeing 747-400F.

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Boeing Yellowstone Project

Yellowstone is a Boeing Commercial Airplanes project to replace its entire civil aircraft portfolio with advanced technology aircraft.

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British Airways

British Airways, often shortened to BA, is the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom and the largest airline in the United Kingdom based on fleet size.

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Cargo aircraft

A cargo aircraft (also known as freight aircraft, freighter, airlifter or cargo jet) is a fixed-wing aircraft that is designed or converted for the carriage of air cargo, rather than passengers.

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Cargolux

Cargolux Airlines International S.A., trading as Cargolux, is a cargo airline with its head office at Luxembourg Findel Airport in Sandweiler, Luxembourg.

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Casino Royale (2006 film)

Casino Royale (2006) is the twenty-first film in the Eon Productions ''James Bond'' film series and the first to star Daniel Craig as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond.

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Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific is the largest airline of Hong Kong, with its head office and main hub located at Hong Kong International Airport.

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Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune is a major daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois, United States, owned by the Tribune Publishing Company.

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China Airlines Flight 358

China Airlines Flight 358 was a Boeing 747-2R7F freighter plane that crashed on December 29, 1991 shortly after takeoff from Chiang Kai-shek International Airport in Taipei, Taiwan.

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China Airlines Flight 611

China Airlines Flight 611 (callsign Dynasty 611) was a regularly scheduled passenger flight from Chiang Kai-shek International Airport (now Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport) in Taoyuan County (now Taoyuan City), Taiwan to Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong.

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Civil Reserve Air Fleet

The Civil Reserve Air Fleet is part of the United States's mobility resources.

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CNNMoney

CNNMoney.com is a financial news and information website, operated by the CNN division of Time Warner.

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Containerization

Containerization is a system of intermodal freight transport using intermodal containers (also called shipping containers and ISO containers) made of weathering steel.

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Cruise (aeronautics)

Cruise is the level portion of aircraft travel where flight is most fuel efficient.

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Cruise missile

A cruise missile is a guided missile used against terrestrial targets, so called because the major portion of its flight path is conducted at cruise speed (i.e., approximately constant velocity).

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Cultural icon

A cultural icon is an artifact that is recognised by members of a culture or sub-culture as representing some aspect of cultural identity.

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Curtiss-Wright

The Curtiss-Wright Corporation is an American-based, global diversified product manufacturer and service provider for the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets.

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Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines, Inc. ("Delta") is a major American airline, with its headquarters and largest hub at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Depleted uranium

Depleted uranium (DU; also referred to in the past as Q-metal, depletalloy or D-38) is uranium with a lower content of the fissile isotope U-235 than natural uranium.

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Double-deck aircraft

A double-deck aircraft has two decks for passengers; the second deck may be only a partial deck, and may be above or below the main deck.

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Douglas Aircraft Company

The Douglas Aircraft Company was an American aerospace manufacturer based in Southern California.

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Douglas DC-8

The Douglas DC-8 (also known as the McDonnell Douglas DC-8) is a four-engine long-range narrow-body jet airliner built from 1958 to 1972 by the Douglas Aircraft Company.

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Dutch roll

Dutch roll is a type of aircraft motion, consisting of an out-of-phase combination of "tail-wagging" and rocking from side to side.

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El Al Flight 1862

On 4 October 1992, El Al Flight 1862, a Boeing 747 cargo aircraft of the state-owned Israeli airline El Al, crashed into the Groeneveen and Klein-Kruitberg flats in the Bijlmermeer (colloquially "Bijlmer") neighbourhood (part of Amsterdam-Zuidoost) of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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Empennage

The empennage,Crane, Dale: Dictionary of Aeronautical Terms, third edition, page 194.

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Engine Alliance GP7000

The Engine Alliance GP7000 is a turbofan jet engine manufactured by Engine Alliance.

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European Aviation Safety Agency

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is an agency of the European Union (EU) with regulatory and executive tasks in the field of civilian aviation safety.

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Everett, Washington

Everett is the county seat of and the largest city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States.

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Evergreen 747 Supertanker

The 747 Supertanker is an aerial firefighting aircraft based on a Boeing 747 widebody aircraft.

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Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is an aviation museum which displays a number of military and civilian aircraft and spacecraft, most notably, the Hughes H-4 Hercules "Spruce Goose".

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Evergreen Group

The Evergreen Group is the organizational designation used by a Taiwan-based conglomerate of shipping, transportation, and associated service companies.

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Executive Decision

Executive Decision is a 1996 American disaster action film directed by Stuart Baird in his directorial debut.

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Farnborough Airshow

The Farnborough International Airshow is a week-long event that combines a major trade exhibition for the aerospace and defence industries with a public airshow.

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Fault tree analysis

Fault tree analysis (FTA) is a top down, deductive failure analysis in which an undesired state of a system is analyzed using Boolean logic to combine a series of lower-level events.

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Federal Aviation Administration

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the national aviation authority of the United States.

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First Lady of the United States

The First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS) is an unofficial title and position traditionally held by the wife of the president, concurrent with his term of office.

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Flap (aeronautics)

Flaps are devices used to alter the lift characteristics of a wing and are mounted on the trailing edges of the wings of a fixed-wing aircraft to reduce the speed at which the aircraft can be safely flown and to increase the angle of descent for landing.

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Flight International

Flight International (or Flight) is a global aerospace weekly publication produced in the UK.

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Flight test

Flight testing is a branch of aeronautical engineering that develops and gathers data during flight of an aircraft, or atmospheric testing of launch vehicles and reusable spacecraft, and then analyzes the data to evaluate the aerodynamic flight characteristics of the vehicle in order to validate the design, including safety aspects.

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Fortune (magazine)

Fortune is an American business magazine, published globally by Time Inc. and founded by Henry Luce in 1929.

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Fuselage

The fuselage (from the French fuselé "spindle-shaped") is an aircraft's main body section that holds crew and passengers or cargo.

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G-BDXJ

G-BDXJ is the registration of a Boeing 747-236B aircraft purchased by British Airways in 1980.

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GE Aviation

GE Aviation, a subsidiary of General Electric, is headquartered in Evendale, Ohio, outside Cincinnati.

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General Dynamics

General Dynamics Corporation is an American aerospace and defense company formed by mergers and divestitures.

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General Electric CF6

The General Electric CF6 is a family of high-bypass turbofan engines produced by GE Aviation.

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General Electric GEnx

The General Electric GEnx (General Electric Next-generation) is an advanced dual rotor, axial flow, high-bypass turbofan jet engine in production by GE Aviation for the Boeing 787 and 747-8.

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German Aerospace Center

The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.), abbreviated DLR, is the national center for aerospace, energy and transportation research of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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Glass cockpit

A glass cockpit is an aircraft cockpit that features electronic (digital) flight instrument displays, typically large LCD screens, rather than the traditional style of analog dials and gauges.

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Global Positioning System

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather conditions, anywhere on or near the Earth where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites.

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Gyeonggi Province

Gyeonggi-do (Hangul: 경기도) is the most populous province in South Korea.

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Hangar

A hangar is a closed building structure to hold aircraft, spacecraft or military tanks in protective storage.

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High-lift device

In aircraft design, a high-lift device is a component or mechanism which increases lift beyond that obtainable from the main aircraft components.

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Hughes H-4 Hercules

The Hughes H-4 Hercules (also known as the "Spruce Goose"; registration NX37602) is a prototype heavy strategic airlift military transport aircraft designed and built by the Hughes Aircraft Company.

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Hydraulic machinery

Hydraulic machines are machinery and tools that use liquid fluid power to do simple work.

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Imperial units

The system of imperial units or the imperial system (also known as British Imperial) is the system of units first defined in the British Weights and Measures Act of 1824, which was later refined and reduced.

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Inerting system

An inerting system decreases the probability of combustion of flammable materials stored in a confined space, especially a fuel tank, by maintaining a chemically non-reactive or "inert" gas, such as nitrogen, in such a space.

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Infrared astronomy

Infrared astronomy is the branch of astronomy and astrophysics that studies astronomical objects visible in infrared (IR) radiation.

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Intercontinental ballistic missile

An intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is a guided ballistic missile with a minimum range of more than primarily designed for nuclear weapons delivery (delivering one or more thermonuclear warheads).

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International Civil Aviation Organization

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO, pronounced; Organisation de l'aviation civile internationale, OACI), is a specialized agency of the United Nations.

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Iran Air

Iran Air - The Airline of the Islamic Republic of Iran (هواپیمايی جمهوری اسلامی ایران Havapeyma'i-ye Jomhuri-ye Eslāmi-ye Irān) is the flag carrier airline of Iran, operating services to 80 destinations.

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James Bond in film

The James Bond film series is a British series of spy films based on the fictional character of MI6 agent James Bond, "007", who originally appeared in a series of books by Ian Fleming.

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Japan Airlines

, is the flag carrier of Japan and the second largest airline in Japan after All Nippon Airways.

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Japan Airlines Flight 123

was a scheduled domestic Japan Airlines passenger flight from Tokyo's Haneda Airport to Osaka International Airport, Japan.

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Jejudo

Jejudo is the largest island on the Korean Peninsula, and the main island of Jeju Province.

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Jet airliner

A jet airliner (or jetliner, or jet) is an airliner that uses jet engine (passenger jet aircraft).

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Joe Sutter

Joseph F. "Joe" Sutter (born March 21, 1921 in Seattle, Washington) is a former engineer for the Boeing Airplane Company and manager of the design team for the Boeing 747 under Malcolm T. Stamper, the head of the 747 project.

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Johannesburg

Johannesburg (also known as Jozi, Jo'burg, eGoli, and Joeys, and abbreviated as JHB) is the largest city in South Africa.

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Juan Trippe

Juan Terry Trippe (June 27, 1899 – April 3, 1981) was an American airline entrepreneur and pioneer, and the founder of Pan American World Airways, one of the world's most prominent airlines of the twentieth century.

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Jumbohostel

The Jumbo Hostel at Arlanda Airport near Stockholm, Sweden, is a hostel located inside a decommissioned 747-200 jetliner.

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KABC-TV

KABC-TV, channel 7, is an ABC owned-and-operated television station located in Los Angeles, California, United States.

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KLM

KLM is the flag carrier airline of the Netherlands headquartered in Amstelveen with its hub at nearby Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

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Knot (unit)

The knot is a unit of speed equal to one nautical mile (1.852 km) per hour, approximately 1.151 mph.

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Korean Air Lines Flight 007

Korean Air Lines Flight 007 (also known as KAL007 and KE007KAL 007 was used by air traffic control, while the public flight booking system used KE 007) was a scheduled Korean Air Lines flight from New York City to Seoul via Anchorage.

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Leading-edge slats

Slats are aerodynamic surfaces on the leading edge of the wings of fixed-wing aircraft which, when deployed, allow the wing to operate at a higher angle of attack.

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Lelystad

Lelystad is a municipality and a city in the centre of the Netherlands, and it is the capital of the province of Flevoland.

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List of aircraft

This list of aircraft is sorted alphabetically, beginning with the name of the manufacturer (or, in certain cases, designer).

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List of Boeing 747 operators

This is a list of current and former Boeing 747 operators at July 2015.

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List of jet airliners

The following is the list of purpose-built passenger jet airliners.

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List of megaprojects

This is a list of megaprojects, i.e., extremely large-scale investment projects.

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Litre

The litre (International spelling) or liter (American spelling) (SI symbols L or l, commonly abbreviated as ltr) is an SI accepted metric system unit of volume equal to 1 cubic decimetre (dm3), 1,000 cubic centimetres (cm3) or 1/1,000 cubic metre.

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Lockheed C-141 Starlifter

The Lockheed C-141 Starlifter was a military strategic airlifter in service with the Military Air Transport Service (MATS), its successor organization the Military Airlift Command (MAC), and finally the Air Mobility Command (AMC) of the United States Air Force (USAF).

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Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

The Lockheed C-5 Galaxy is a large military transport aircraft originally designed and built by Lockheed, and now maintained and upgraded by its successor, Lockheed Martin.

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Lockheed Corporation

The Lockheed Corporation (originally the Loughead Aircraft Manufacturing Company) was an American aerospace company.

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Lockheed L-1011 TriStar

The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, commonly referred to as the L-1011 (pronounced "L-ten-eleven") or TriStar, is a medium-to-long-range, wide-body trijet airliner.

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Longreach, Queensland

Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately from the coast, west of Rockhampton.

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Lufthansa

Deutsche Lufthansa AG, commonly known as Lufthansa (sometimes also as Lufthansa German Airlines), is a German airline and also the largest airline in Europe, both in terms of overall passengers carried and fleet size when combined with its subsidiaries.

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Mach number

In fluid dynamics, the Mach number (M or Ma) is a dimensionless quantity representing the ratio of flow velocity past a boundary to the local speed of sound.

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Maiden flight

The maiden flight of an aircraft is the first occasion on which an aircraft leaves the ground under its own power.

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Malibu, California

Malibu is an affluent beach city in Los Angeles County, California.

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Martin Marietta

The Martin Marietta Corporation was an American company founded in 1961 through the merger of Glenn L. Martin Company and American-Marietta Corporation.

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Maximum takeoff weight

The maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) or maximum gross takeoff weight (MGTOW) or maximum takeoff mass (MTOM) of an aircraft is the maximum weight at which the pilot is allowed to attempt to take off, due to structural or other limits.

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McDonnell Douglas DC-10

The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 is a three-engine wide-body jet airliner manufactured by McDonnell Douglas.

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McDonnell Douglas MD-11

The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 is a three-engine medium- to long-range wide-body jet airliner, manufactured by McDonnell Douglas and, later, by Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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McDonnell Douglas MD-12

The McDonnell Douglas MD-12 was an aircraft design study undertaken by the McDonnell Douglas company in the 1990s for a "superjumbo" aircraft, first conceived as a larger trijet, then stretched to a 4-engine airliner.

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McMinnville, Oregon

McMinnville is the county seat and largest city of Yamhill County, Oregon, United States.

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Mega-

Mega is a unit prefix in the metric system denoting a factor of one million (106 or 000).

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Mockup

In manufacturing and design, a mockup, or mock-up, is a scale or full-size model of a design or device, used for teaching, demonstration, design evaluation, promotion, and other purposes.

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Musée de l'Air

The Musée de l'air et de l'espace, (English: Air and Space Museum), is a French aerospace museum, located at the south-eastern edge of Le Bourget Airport, north of Paris, and in the commune of Le Bourget.

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Museum of Flight

The Museum of Flight is a private non-profit air and space museum in the northwest United States.

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Nacelle

The nacelle is a housing, separate from the fuselage, that holds engines, fuel, or equipment on an aircraft.

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Najeeb Halaby

Najeeb Elias Halaby, Jr. (نجيب إلياس حلبي; November 19, 1915 – July 2, 2003) was an American businessman, government official, celebrated aviator, and the father of Queen Noor of Jordan.

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Namyangju

Namyangju is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.

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NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the United States government agency responsible for the civilian space program as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.

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National Air and Space Museum

The National Air and Space Museum (NASM) of the Smithsonian Institution holds the largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft in the world in of exhibition floor space.

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National Transportation Safety Board

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent U.S. government investigative agency responsible for civil transportation accident investigation.

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Nautical mile

A nautical mile (symbol M, NM or nmi) is a unit of distance that is approximately the length that spans one minute of arc on the surface of the Earth, measured along any meridian.

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Non-stop flight

A non-stop flight is a flight by an aircraft with no intermediate stops.

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Northwest Airlines

Northwest Airlines Corp. (often abbreviated NWA) was a major United States airline founded in 1926 and absorbed into Delta Air Lines Inc. by a merger.

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Operating empty weight

Operating empty weight (OEW) is the basic weight of an aircraft including the crew, all fluids necessary for operation such as engine oil, engine coolant, water, unusable fuel and all operator items and equipment required for flight but excluding usable fuel and the payload.

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Operation Solomon

Operation Solomon (Hebrew: מִבְצָע שלמה, Mivtza Shlomo) was a covert Israeli military operation to airlift Ethiopian Jews to Israel in 1991.

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Pacific Ocean

The Pacific Ocean is the largest of the Earth's oceanic divisions.

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Paine Field

Paine Field, also known as Snohomish County Airport is a public airport located in unincorporated Snohomish County, between Mukilteo and Everett, Washington.

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Pakistan International Airlines

Pakistan International Airlines (پاکستان انٹرنیشنل ایئر لائنز) commonly known as PIA or Pakistan International is the national flag carrier airline of Pakistan.

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Pan Am Flight 845

Pan Am Flight 845 was a Boeing 747-121, registration N747PA, operating as a scheduled international passenger flight between Los Angeles, CA and Tokyo, with an intermediate stop at San Francisco International Airport (ICAO: KSFO).

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Pan American World Airways

Pan American World Airways, known from its founding until 1950 as Pan American Airways and commonly known as Pan Am, was the principal and largest international air carrier in the United States from 1927 until its collapse on December 4, 1991.

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Parasite aircraft

A parasite aircraft is a component of a composite aircraft which is carried aloft and air launched by a carrier aircraft or mother ship to help or protect the carrier.

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Parasitic drag

Parasitic drag is drag that results when an object is moved through a fluid medium (in the case of aerodynamic drag, a gaseous medium, more specifically, the atmosphere).

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Paris Air Show

The Paris Air Show (Salon international de l'aéronautique et de l'espace, Paris-Le Bourget) is the world's calendar-oldest air show.

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Pat Nixon

Thelma Catherine "Pat" Ryan Nixon (March 16, 1912 – June 22, 1993) was the wife of Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States, and First Lady of the United States from 1969 to 1974.

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Pearson Education

Pearson Education is a British-owned education publishing and assessment service to schools and corporations, as well as directly to students.

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People's Daily

The People's Daily is a daily newspaper in China.

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Pound (force)

The pound or pound-force (symbol: lb, lbf, or lbf) is a unit of force used in some systems of measurement including English Engineering units and the British Gravitational System.

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Pound (mass)

The pound or pound-mass (abbreviations: lb, lbm, lbm, ℔) is a unit of mass used in the imperial, United States customary and other systems of measurement.

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Pratt & Whitney

Pratt & Whitney is an American aerospace manufacturer with global service operations.

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Pratt & Whitney JT9D

The Pratt & Whitney JT9D engine was the first high bypass ratio jet engine to power a wide-body airliner.

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Pratt & Whitney PW4000

The Pratt & Whitney PW4000 is a family of high-bypass turbofan aircraft engines with certified thrust ranging from 52,000 to 99,040 lbf (230 to 441 kN).

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President of the United States

The President of the United States of America (POTUS) is the elected head of state and head of government of the United States.

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Prototype

A prototype is an early sample, model, or release of a product built to test a concept or process or to act as a thing to be replicated or learned from.

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Qantas

Qantas Airways Limited is the flag carrier airline of Australia and its largest airline by fleet size, international flights and international destinations.

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Qantas Founders Outback Museum

The Qantas Founders Outback Museum is a transport museum located in Longreach, Queensland, Australia.

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Rand Airport

Rand Airport is an airport in Germiston, South Africa.

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Recession of 1969–70

The Recession of 1969–1970 was a relatively mild recession in the United States.

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Recycling

Recycling is a process to convert waste materials into new products to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce energy usage, reduce air pollution (from incineration) and water pollution (from landfilling) by reducing the need for "conventional" waste disposal and lower greenhouse gas emissions as compared to plastic production.

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Renton Municipal Airport

Renton Municipal Airport is a public use airport located in Renton, a city in King County, Washington, United States.

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Rockwell B-1 Lancer

The Rockwell (now part of Boeing) B-1 LancerThe name "Lancer" is only applied to the B-1B version, after the program was revived.

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Rolls-Royce RB211

The Rolls-Royce RB211 is a family of high-bypass turbofan engines made by Rolls-Royce plc and capable of generating 37,400 to 60,600 pounds-force (166 to 270 kilonewtons) thrust.

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Ruhollah Khomeini

Ruhollah Moosavi Khomeini (روح‌الله خمینی,, 24 September 1902 – 3 June 1989) was an Iranian Ayatollah, revolutionary, politician, the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution which saw the overthrow of the Pahlavi monarchy and Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran.

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Runway

According to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a runway is a "defined rectangular area on a land aerodrome prepared for the landing and takeoff of aircraft".

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S-duct

An S-duct (or serpentine inlet) is a type of jet engine intake duct, used in several types of trijet aircraft.

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Sabena

The Societé Anonyme Belge d'Exploitation de la Navigation Aérienne, (French; "Belgian Corporation for Air Navigation Services"), better known internationally by the acronym Sabena or SABENA, was the national airline of Belgium from 1923 to 2001, with its base at Brussels National Airport.

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Saudia

Saudi Arabian Airlines (الخطوط الجوية العربية السعودية) operating as Saudia (السعودية) is the flag carrier airline of Saudi Arabia, based in Jeddah.

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Seating capacity

Seating capacity is the number of people who can be seated in a specific space, in terms of both the physical space available, and limitations set by law.

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Seattle

Seattle is a coastal seaport city and the seat of King County.

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September 11 attacks

The September 11 attacks (also referred to as September 11, September 11th, or 9/11)9/11 is pronounced "nine eleven".

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Shuttle Carrier Aircraft

The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) were two extensively modified Boeing 747 airliners that NASA used to transport Space Shuttle orbiters.

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Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines Limited (SIA) is the flag carrier of Singapore which operates from its hub at Changi Airport and has a strong presence in Southeast Asia, East Asia, South Asia, and Oceania.

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Space Shuttle Enterprise

The Space Shuttle Enterprise (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-101) was the first Space Shuttle.

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Space Shuttle orbiter

The Space Shuttle orbiter was the reusable spaceplane component of the Space Shuttle program.

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Speed

In everyday use and in kinematics, the speed of an object is the magnitude of its velocity (the rate of change of its position); it is thus a scalar quantity.

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Speyer

Speyer (formerly known as Spires in English) is a town in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, with approximately 50,000 inhabitants.

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Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Stockholm Arlanda Airport, is an international airport located in the Sigtuna Municipality of Sweden, near the town of Märsta, 37 km (23 miles) north of Stockholm and nearly 40 km (25 mi) south-east of Uppsala.

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Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy

The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is a joint project of NASA and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) to construct and maintain an airborne observatory.

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Sukhoi KR-860

The Sukhoi KR-860 (Kryl'ya Rossii or Wings of Russia), earlier named the SKD-717, was a double decker wide-body superjumbo jet aircraft proposed by Russian aerospace company Sukhoi.

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Supersonic transport

A supersonic transport (SST) is a civilian supersonic aircraft designed to transport passengers at speeds greater than the speed of sound.

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Surrey

Surrey is a county in the south east of England, one of the home counties bordering Greater London.

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Swept wing

A swept wing is a wing which angles either backward or, occasionally, forward, from its root rather than in a straight sideways direction.

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Tailplane

A tailplane, also known as horizontal stabiliser (and horizontal stabilizer in the US), is a small lifting surface located on the tail (empennage) behind the main lifting surfaces of a fixed-wing aircraft as well as other non-fixed-wing aircraft such as helicopters and gyroplanes.

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Taiwan

Taiwan (see below), officially the Republic of China (ROC) is a sovereign state in East Asia.

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Takeoff

Takeoff is the phase of flight in which an aerospace vehicle goes from the ground to flying in the air.

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Technik Museum Speyer

The Technik Museum Speyer is a technology museum in Speyer (Rhineland-Palatinate), Germany.

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Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is a major airport in the U.S. state of Alaska, located 4 nautical miles (7 km) southwest of downtown Anchorage.

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Tehran

Tehran (also Romanized as Tehrān) is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province.

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Tenerife airport disaster

The Tenerife airport disaster was a fatal runway collision between two Boeing 747s on Sunday, March 27, 1977, at Los Rodeos Airport (now Tenerife North Airport) on the Spanish island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands.

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The Age

The Age is a daily newspaper which has been published in Melbourne, Australia, since 1854.

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The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) is a daily compact newspaper published by Fairfax Media in Sydney and is also an Australian national brand.

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Tonne

The tonne (British and SI; or metric ton (in the United States) is a non-SI metric unit of mass equal to.

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Travel class

A travel class is a quality of accommodation on public transport.

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Trijet

A trijet is a jet aircraft powered by three jet engines.

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Turbojet

The turbojet is an airbreathing jet engine, usually used in aircraft.

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TWA Flight 800

Trans World Airlines Flight 800 (TWA 800), was a Boeing 747-100 which exploded and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near East Moriches, New York, on July 17, 1996, at about 8:31 p.m. EDT, 12 minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport on a scheduled international passenger flight to Rome, with a stopover in Paris.

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Twinjet

A twinjet or twin jet is a jet aircraft powered by two engines.

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Type certificate

A type certificate is issued to signify the airworthiness of an aircraft manufacturing design.

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Uncontrolled decompression

Uncontrolled decompression is an unplanned drop in the pressure of a sealed system, such as an aircraft cabin, and typically results from human error, material fatigue, engineering failure, or impact, causing a pressure vessel to vent into its lower-pressure surroundings or fail to pressurize at all.

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Union de Transports Aériens

Union de Transports Aériens (UTA) was the largest wholly privately owned, independentindependent from government-owned corporations airline in France.

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United Airlines

United Airlines, Inc., commonly referred to as "United", is a major American airline carrier headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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United Airlines Flight 811

United Airlines Flight 811 was an airline flight that experienced a cargo door failure in flight on February 24, 1989, after its stopover at Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.

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United States Air Force

The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven American uniformed services.

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United States national missile defense

National missile defense (NMD) is a generic term for a type of missile defense intended to shield an entire country against incoming missiles, such as intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBMs) or other ballistic missiles.

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Very Important Person

A very important person (VIP) is a person who is accorded special privileges due to his or her status or importance.

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Wanli District, New Taipei

Wanli District, known in Basay as Masu, is a rural district on the rocky seacoast in northeastern New Taipei City in northern Taiwan.

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Washington (state)

Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States located north of Oregon, west of Idaho, and south of the Canadian province of British Columbia on the coast of the Pacific Ocean.

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Washington Dulles International Airport

Washington Dulles International Airport is an international airport in Loudoun and Fairfax counties in Virginia, United States, 26 miles (42 km) west of downtown Washington, D.C. The airport serves the Baltimore–Washington Metropolitan Area, centered on the District of Columbia.

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Wichita, Kansas

Wichita is the largest city in the State of Kansas and the 49th-largest city in the United States.

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Wide-body aircraft

A wide-body aircraft is a jet airliner having a fuselage wide enough to accommodate two passenger aisles, also known as twin-aisle aircraft, with seven or more seats abreast.

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William McPherson Allen

William McPherson "Bill" Allen (September 1, 1900 – October 28, 1985) was a U.S. aircraft businessman.

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Wingspan

The wingspan (or just span) of an airplane or a bird, is the distance from one wingtip to the other wingtip.

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Wingtip device

Wingtip devices are usually intended to improve the efficiency of fixed-wing aircraft.

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Yahoo! News

Yahoo News originated as a pure Internet-based news aggregator by Yahoo.

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1973 oil crisis

The 1973 oil crisis began in October 1973 when the members of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC, consisting of the Arab members of the OPEC plus Egypt and Syria) proclaimed an oil embargo.

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747 Wing House

The 747 Wing House is a unique residential structure designed from the wings of a decommissioned Boeing 747-100 airplane.

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