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The Boeing 757 is a mid-size, narrow-body twin-engine jet airliner that was designed and built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. [1]

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Aerodynamic drag

In aerodynamics, aerodynamic drag is the fluid drag force that acts on any moving solid body in the direction of the fluid freestream flow.

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Aerodynamics, from Greek ἀήρ aer (air) + δυναμική (dynamics), is a branch of Fluid dynamics concerned with studying the motion of air, particularly when it interacts with a solid object, such as an airplane wing.

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Aeroperú Flight 603

Aeroperú Flight 603 was a scheduled flight from Miami International Airport in Miami, Florida to Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport in Santiago, Chile (SCEL), with stopovers in Ecuador and Peru.

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Agrupación Aérea Presidencial

The Agrupación Aérea Presidencial (Presidential Air Group) is the Head of State Air Transport Unit for the President of Argentina.

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An aileron (French for 'little wing') is a hinged flight control surface usually forming part of the trailing edge of each wing of a fixed-wing aircraft.

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Air 2000

Air 2000 was a British charter airline that operated for 17 years between 1987 and 2004.

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Air charter

Air charter is the business of renting an entire aircraft (i.e., chartering) as opposed to individual aircraft seats (i.e., purchasing a ticket through a traditional airline).

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Air Europe

Air Europe was a wholly privately owned, independentindependent from government-owned corporations British airline, established in 1978 under the working title Inter European Airways.

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Air Florida

Air Florida was an American low-cost carrier that operated from 1971 to 1984.

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Air Force Two

Air Force Two is the air traffic control call sign held by any United States Air Force aircraft carrying the U.S. Vice President, but not the President.

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Air Holland

Air Holland was an airline based in the Netherlands.

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Air Lease Corporation

Air Lease Corporation (ALC) is an American aircraft leasing company founded in 2010 and headed by Steven Udvar-Házy.

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Air shuttle

An air shuttle is a scheduled airline service on short routes with a simplified fare and class structure.

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Air traffic control

Air traffic control (ATC) is a service provided by ground-based controllers who direct aircraft on the ground and through controlled airspace, and can provide advisory services to aircraft in non-controlled airspace.

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Air Transport Services Group

Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) is an American aviation holding company which provides air cargo transportation and related services to air carriers and other companies that outsource their air cargo lift requirements.

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Airbus A310

The Airbus A310 is a medium- to long-range twin-engined wide-body jet airliner that was developed and manufactured by Airbus.

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Airbus A320 family

The Airbus A320 family consists of short- to medium-range, narrow-body, commercial passenger twin-engine jet airliners manufactured by Airbus.

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Airbus A330

The Airbus A330 is a medium to long range wide-body twin-engine jet airliner made by Airbus, a division of Airbus Group.

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Aircraft fairing

An aircraft fairing is a structure whose primary function is to produce a smooth outline and reduce drag.

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Aircraft gross weight

The aircraft gross weight (also known as the all-up weight (AUW)) is the total aircraft weight at any moment during the flight or ground operation.

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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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Aircraft upset

Aircraft upset is a dangerous condition in aircraft operations which may result in the loss of control (LOC) of the aircraft, and sometimes the total loss of the aircraft itself.

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An airfoil (in American English) or aerofoil (in British English) is the shape of a wing, blade (of a propeller, rotor, or turbine), or sail (as seen in cross-section).

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The airframe of an aircraft is its mechanical structure.

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Airline Deregulation Act

The Airline Deregulation Act is a 1978 United States federal law intended to remove government control over fares, routes and market entry (of new airlines) from commercial aviation.

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Airline hub

Airline hubs are airports that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination.

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An airstair is a set of steps built into an aircraft so that passengers may board and alight the aircraft.

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Aluminium alloy

Aluminium alloys (or aluminum alloys; see spelling differences) are alloys in which aluminium (Al) is the predominant metal.

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American Airlines

American Airlines, Inc. (AA) is a major United States-based airline, operating an extensive international and domestic network, and is the world's largest airline by fleet size and revenue, and the second-most by number of destinations, only after United Airlines.

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American Airlines Flight 77

American Airlines Flight 77 was a scheduled American Airlines domestic transcontinental passenger flight from Washington Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia, to Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California.

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American Airlines Flight 965

American Airlines Flight 965 was a regularly scheduled flight from Miami International Airport in Miami, Florida, to Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport in Cali, Colombia.

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Arkia Israel Airlines

Arkia Israeli Airlines Ltd (ארקיע, I will soar, خطوط أركيا), commonly referred to as Arkia, is an Israeli airline.

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ATA Airlines

ATA Airlines, Inc. – formerly known as American Trans Air – was an American low-cost scheduled service and charter airline based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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In aviation, autoland describes a system that fully automates the landing procedure of an aircraft's flight, with the flight crew supervising the process.

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Auxiliary power unit

An auxiliary power unit (APU) is a device on a vehicle that provides energy for functions other than propulsion.

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Avianca S.A. (acronym in Spanish for "Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.", Airways of the American Continent) is the national airline and flag carrier of Colombia, since 5 December 1919, when it was initially registered under the name SCADTA.

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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 Partners Inc.

Aviation Partners Inc. (API) is a Seattle-based private corporation that specializes in performance enhancing winglet systems.

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Aviation safety

Aviation safety is a term encompassing the theory, investigation, and categorization of flight failures, and the prevention of such failures through regulation, education, and training.

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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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Avionics are the electronic systems used on aircraft, artificial satellites, and spacecraft.

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Überlingen mid-air collision

The Überlingen mid-air collision occurred at 21:35 UTC on 1 July 2002 between Bashkirian Airlines Flight 2937 (a Tupolev Tu-154M passenger jet carrying 60 passengersmostly childrenand 9 crew) and DHL Flight 611 (a Boeing 757-23APF cargo jet manned by two pilots) over the towns of Überlingen and Owingen in southern Germany.

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BAL Bashkirian Airlines

BAL Bashkirian Airlines (Bashkirskie Avialinii, «Башкирские авиалинии») was an airline with its head office on the property of Ufa Airport in Ufa, Russia.

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Barack Obama

Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States, and the first African American to hold the office.

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Billings Logan International Airport

Billings Logan International Airport is two miles northwest of downtown Billings, in Yellowstone County, Montana.

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Bird strike

A bird strike—sometimes called birdstrike, bird ingestion (for an engine), bird hit, or BASH (for Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard)—is a collision between an airborne animal (usually a bird or bat) and a human-made vehicle, especially aircraft.

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Birgenair Flight 301

Birgenair Flight 301 was a flight chartered by Turkish-managed Birgenair partner Alas Nacionales ("National Wings") from Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic to Frankfurt, Germany, via Gander, Canada, and Berlin, Germany.

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Blue Dart Aviation

Blue Dart Aviation is a cargo airline based in Chennai, India.

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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 727

The Boeing 727 is a mid-size narrow-body three-engine jet aircraft built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes from the early 1960s to 1984.

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Boeing 737

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

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Boeing 737 MAX

The Boeing 737 MAX is a family of aircraft being developed by Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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Boeing 737 Next Generation

The Boeing 737 Next Generation, commonly abbreviated as Boeing 737NG, is the name given to the −600/-700/-800/-900 series of the Boeing 737 airliner.

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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.

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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 777X

The Boeing 777X is a new series of the Boeing 777 family under development.

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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 C-137 Stratoliner

The Boeing C-137 Stratoliner was a VIP transport aircraft derived from the Boeing 707 jet airliner used by the United States Air Force.

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Boeing C-32

The Boeing C-32 is a military passenger transportation version of the Boeing 757 for the United States Air Force.

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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 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 Yellowstone Project

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

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Braniff International Airways

Braniff Airways, Inc., doing business as Braniff International Airways, was an American airline that operated from 1928 until 1982.

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Britannia Airways Flight 226A

Britannia Airways Flight BY226A was an international charter flight from Cardiff, Wales, UK, which crashed on landing at Girona Airport, Spain, on 14 September 1999 and broke apart.

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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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Bruce Dickinson

Paul Bruce Dickinson (born 7 August 1958), known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster.

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Bulk cargo

Bulk cargo is commodity cargo that is transported unpackaged in large quantities.

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Canard (aeronautics)

In aeronautics, canard refers to an arrangement in which a small forewing or foreplane is placed ahead of the main wing of a fixed-wing aircraft.

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Carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer

Carbon fiber–reinforced polymer, carbon fiber–reinforced plastic or carbon fiber–reinforced thermoplastic (CFRP, CRP, CFRTP or often simply carbon fiber, or even carbon), is an extremely strong and light fiber-reinforced plastic which contains carbon fibers.

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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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Cathode ray tube

The cathode ray tube (CRT) is a vacuum tube containing one or more electron guns, and a phosphorescent screen used to view images.

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Cessna Citation family

The Cessna Citation is a marketing name used by United States aircraft manufacturer Cessna for its line of business jets.

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China Southern Airlines

China Southern Airlines Company Limited is an airline headquartered in Baiyun District, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, People's Republic of China.

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China Southwest Airlines

China Southwest Airlines (CSWA) was an airline with its head office on the property of Shuangliu Airport in Shuangliu County, Chengdu, Sichuan, People's Republic of China.

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China Xinjiang Airlines

China Xinjiang Airlines (S: 中国新疆航空公司, T: 中國新疆航空公司, P: Zhōngguó Xīnjiāng Hángkōnggōngsī) was an airline based in the People's Republic of China owned by CAAC.

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Civil Aviation Administration of China

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), formerly the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China, is the aviation authority under the Ministry of Transport of the People's Republic of China.

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Civil Aviation Authority (United Kingdom)

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is the statutory corporation which oversees and regulates all aspects of civil aviation in the United Kingdom.

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Cologne Bonn Airport

Cologne Bonn Airport (German: Flughafen Köln/Bonn, also known as Flughafen Köln-Wahn) is the international airport of Germany's fourth largest city, Cologne and also serves the former German capital, Bonn.

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Combi aircraft

Combi aircraft in commercial aviation is an aircraft that can be used to carry either passengers, as an airliner, or cargo as a freighter, and may have a partition in the aircraft cabin to allow both uses at the same time in a mixed passenger/freight combination.

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Competition between Airbus and Boeing

The competition between Airbus and Boeing has been characterised as a duopoly in the large jet airliner market since the 1990s.

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Computer-aided design

Computer-aided design (CAD) is the use of computer systems to assist in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimization of a design.

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Condor Flugdienst

Condor Flugdienst GmbH, usually shortened to Condor, is a German leisure airline based in Frankfurt.

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Continental Airlines

Continental Airlines was a major U.S. airline, founded in 1934 and eventually headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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Dallas Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks (often referred to as the Mavs) are a professional basketball team based in Dallas, Texas.

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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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Delta Flight Museum

The Delta Flight Museum is an aviation and corporate museum located in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, near the airline's main hub at the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

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DHL Air UK, incorporated as DHL Air Ltd., is a cargo airline based in Orbital Park, Hounslow, London Borough of Hounslow.

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DHL Aviation

DHL Aviation is a division of DHL Express (owned by Deutsche Post DHL) responsible for providing air transport capacity.

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Domestic flight

A domestic flight is a form of commercial flight within civil aviation where the departure and the arrival take place in the same country.

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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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Dunlop Rubber

Dunlop Rubber was a British multinational involved in the manufacture of various rubber goods.

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Eastern Air Lines

Eastern Air Lines was a major American airline from 1926 to 1991.

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In engineering, electromechanics combines electrical and mechanical processes and procedures drawn from electrical engineering and mechanical engineering.

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Electronic flight instrument system

An electronic flight instrument system (EFIS) is a flight deck instrument display system in which the display technology used is electronic rather than electromechanical.

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Electronic warfare

Electronic warfare (EW) is any action involving the use of the electromagnetic spectrum or directed energy to control the spectrum, attack an enemy, or impede enemy assaults via the spectrum.

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

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ETOPS is an aviation acronym for Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards, reduced as "Extended Operation" by the FAA.

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European Air Transport Leipzig

European Air Transport Leipzig GmbH, usually shortened to EAT Leipzig or EAT-LEJ, is a German cargo airline with its head office and main hub on the grounds of Leipzig/Halle Airport in Schkeuditz.

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Evacuation slide

An evacuation slide is an inflatable slide used to evacuate an aircraft quickly.

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Express mail

Express mail is an accelerated mail delivery service for which the customer pays a surcharge and receives faster delivery.

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Fairchild Aircraft

Fairchild was an aircraft and aerospace manufacturing company based at various times in Farmingdale, New York; Hagerstown, Maryland; and San Antonio, Texas.

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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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Fatigue (material)

In materials science, fatigue is the weakening of a material caused by repeatedly applied loads.

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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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FedEx Express

FedEx Express, formerly Federal Express, is a cargo airline based in Memphis, Tennessee, United States.

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Fiberglass (or fibreglass) is a type of fiber reinforced plastic where the reinforcement fiber is specifically glass fiber.

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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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Fleet commonality

Aviation commonality describes the economic and logistic benefits of operating a standardized fleet of aircraft that share common parts, training requirements, or other characteristics.

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Flight engineer

A flight engineer (FE), also sometimes called an air engineer, is a member of an aircraft's flight crew and is the person who monitors and operates its complex aircraft systems.

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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 length

In aviation, the flight length is defined as the time airborne during a flight.

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Flight management system

A flight management system (FMS) is a fundamental component of a modern airliner's avionics.

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Flightglobal is an online news and information website related to the aviation and aerospace industries.

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Fly-by-wire (FBW) is a system that replaces the conventional manual flight controls of an aircraft with an electronic interface.

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Fuel efficiency

Fuel efficiency is a form of thermal efficiency, meaning the efficiency of a process that converts chemical potential energy contained in a carrier fuel into kinetic energy or work.

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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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Galley (kitchen)

The galley is the compartment of a ship, train, or aircraft where food is cooked and prepared.

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The gallon is a measure of liquid capacity in both the US customary units and the British imperial systems of measurement.

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Garment bag

A garment bag or suit bag is a container of flexible material, usually used to ease transporting suits, jackets or clothings in general, and also to protect clothes from dust by hanging them inside with their hangers and then in the closet bar.

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GE Aviation

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

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Girona–Costa Brava Airport

Girona–Costa Brava Airport (Catalan: Aeroport de Girona-Costa Brava, Spanish: Aeropuerto de Girona-Costa Brava) is an airport located southwest of the city of Girona, next to the small village of Vilobí d'Onyar, in the north-east of Catalonia, Spain.

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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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Government of Kazakhstan

The Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Қазақстан Республикасының Үкіметі) oversees a presidential republic.

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The Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation, later Grumman Aerospace Corporation, was a leading 20th century U.S. producer of military and civilian aircraft.

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Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is the main airport of Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province, China.

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Hawker Siddeley Trident

The Hawker Siddeley HS 121 Trident (originally the de Havilland D.H.121 and the Airco DH 121) was a British short and medium-range airliner.

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Heavy metal music

Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Honeycomb structure

Honeycomb structures are natural or man-made structures that have the geometry of a honeycomb to allow the minimization of the amount of used material to reach minimal weight and minimal material cost.

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Honeywell International, Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate company that produces a variety of commercial and consumer products, engineering services, and aerospace systems for a wide variety of customers, from private consumers to major corporations and governments.

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Hot and high

In aviation, hot and high is a condition of low air density due to high ambient temperature and high airport elevation.

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House of Saud

The House of Saud (آل سعود Āl Saʻūd) is the ruling royal family of Saudi Arabia.

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Hull loss

A hull loss is an aviation accident that damages the aircraft beyond economical repair, resulting in a write-off.

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Hydraulic motor

A hydraulic motor is a mechanical actuator that converts hydraulic pressure and flow into torque and angular displacement (rotation).

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Hydraulics is a topic in applied science and engineering dealing with the mechanical properties of liquids or fluids.

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IAI Westwind

The Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) Westwind is a business jet that became a cornerstone of the Israeli aircraft manufacturing industry and remained in production for 20 years.

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Iberia (airline)

Iberia, Líneas Aéreas de España, S.A. Operadora, Sociedad Unipersonal, trading as IBERIA, is the flag carrier and the largest airline of Spain.

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Icelandair is the main airline of Iceland, headquartered at Reykjavík Airport in Reykjavík.

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Inertial navigation system

An inertial navigation system (INS) is a navigation aid that uses a computer, motion sensors (accelerometers) and rotation sensors (gyroscopes) to continuously calculate via dead reckoning the position, orientation, and velocity (direction and speed of movement) of a moving object without the need for external references.

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Instrument landing system

An instrument landing system (ILS) is a ground-based instrument approach system that provides precision lateral and vertical guidance to an aircraft approaching and landing on a runway, using a combination of radio signals and, in many cases, high-intensity lighting arrays to enable a safe landing during instrument meteorological conditions (IMC), such as low ceilings or reduced visibility due to fog, rain, or blowing snow.

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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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International Standard Atmosphere

The International Standard Atmosphere (ISA) is an atmospheric model of how the pressure, temperature, density, and viscosity of the Earth's atmosphere change over a wide range of altitudes or elevations.

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Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, east London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris.

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Israel Aerospace Industries

Israel Aerospace Industries (Hebrew: התעשייה האווירית לישראל ha-ta'asiya ha-avirit le-yisra'el) or IAI (תע"א) is Israel's prime aerospace and aviation manufacturer, producing aerial systems for both military and civilian usage.

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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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Jet airliner

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

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John Kerry

John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is an American politician who is the 68th and current United States Secretary of State.

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John Wayne Airport

John Wayne Airport is an international airport in Orange County, California, United States, with its mailing address in the city of Santa Ana, hence the IATA airport code.

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Kevlar is the registered trademark for a para-aramid synthetic fiber, related to other aramids such as Nomex and Technora.

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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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Krueger flap

Krueger flaps are lift enhancement devices that may be fitted to the leading edge of an aircraft wing.

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Landing gear

Landing gear is the undercarriage of an aircraft or spacecraft, and is used in both takeoff and landing.

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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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Legacy carrier

A legacy carrier, in the United States, is an airline that had established interstate routes by the time of the route liberalization which was permitted by the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 and was thus directly affected by that act.

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Lifeboat (shipboard)

A lifeboat is a small, rigid or inflatable boat carried for emergency evacuation in the event of a disaster aboard a ship.

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Lift (force)

A fluid flowing past the surface of a body exerts a force on it.

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Lift-induced drag

In aerodynamics, lift-induced drag, induced drag, vortex drag, or sometimes drag due to lift, is an aerodynamic drag force that occurs whenever a moving object redirects the airflow coming at it.

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List of Boeing customer codes

Unique, fixed Boeing customer codes have been used by Boeing Commercial Airplanes to identify the original customer for an aircraft for all Boeing 7x7 aircraft, up to and including the Boeing 777.

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List of civil aircraft

List of civil aircraft is a list of articles on civilian aircraft with descriptions, which excludes aircraft operated by military organizations in civil markings, warbirds, warbirds used for racing, replica warbirds and research aircraft.

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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 Sultans of Brunei

The Sultan of Brunei is the head of state and absolute monarch of Brunei.

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Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor

The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is a single-seat, twin-engine, all weather stealth tactical fighter aircraft developed for the United States Air Force (USAF).

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LTU International

LTU Lufttransport-Unternehmen GmbH, usually shortened to LTU, was a German leisure airline.

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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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Mainline (aeronautics)

A mainline flight is a flight operated by an airline's main operating unit, rather than by regional alliances, regional code-shares or regional subsidiaries.

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Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban (born July 31, 1958) is an American businessman, investor, film producer, author, television personality and philanthropist.

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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 DC-9

The McDonnell Douglas DC-9 (initially known as the Douglas DC-9) is a twin-engine, single-aisle jet airliner.

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McDonnell Douglas MD-80

The McDonnell Douglas MD-80 is a family of twin-engine, short- to medium-range, single-aisle commercial jet airliners.

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Medical evacuation

Medical evacuation, often shortened to medevac or medivac, is the timely and efficient movement and en route care provided by medical personnel to wounded being evacuated from a battlefield, to injured patients being evacuated from the scene of an accident to receiving medical facilities, or to patients at a rural hospital requiring urgent care at a better-equipped facility using medically equipped ground vehicles (ambulances) or aircraft (air ambulances).

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Mexican Air Force

The Mexican Air Force (FAM) (Spanish: Fuerza Aérea Mexicana) is the primary aerial warfare service branch of the Mexican Armed Forces.

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Monarch Airlines

Monarch Airlines, also known as and trading as Monarch, is a British airline based at Luton Airport, operating scheduled flights to destinations in the Mediterranean, Canary Islands, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece and Turkey.

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Narrow-body aircraft

A narrow-body aircraft (also known as a single aisle aircraft) is an airliner with a fuselage aircraft cabin width typically of 3 to 4 metres (10 to 13 ft), and airline seat arranged 2 to 6 abreast along a single aisle.

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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 Airlines (N8)

National Air Cargo, also operating as National Airlines, is an American airline based in Orlando, Florida.

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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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Nepal Airlines

Nepal Airlines (Nepali: नेपाल वायुसेवा निगम, formerly known as Royal Nepal Airlines) is the flag carrier airline of Nepal and also the national airline of Nepal.

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Noise regulation

Noise regulation includes statutes or guidelines relating to sound transmission established by national, state or provincial and municipal levels of government.

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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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North American Airlines

North American Airlines, Inc., was an American airline with its headquarters at the HLH Building in Peachtree City, Georgia in Greater Atlanta, USA.

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Northrop YF-23

The Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23 was an American single-seat, twin-engine stealth fighter aircraft technology demonstrator designed for the United States Air Force (USAF).

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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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Oil pressure

Oil pressure is an important factor in the longevity of most internal combustion engines.

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OpenSkies is a transatlantic airline owned by British Airways (BA), and is headquartered in Rungis, Paris.

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Operating cost

Operating costs are the expenses which are related to the operation of a business, or to the operation of a device, component, piece of equipment or facility.

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A pallet, sometimes inaccurately called a skid (a skid has no bottom deck boards), is a flat transport structure that supports goods in a stable fashion while being lifted by a forklift, pallet jack, front loader, work saver, or other jacking device.

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Payload is the carrying capacity of an aircraft or launch vehicle, usually measured in terms of weight.

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Pegasus Field

Pegasus Field is an airstrip in Antarctica, the southernmost of three airfields serving McMurdo Station.

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Pitot tube

A pitot tube is a pressure measurement instrument used to measure fluid flow velocity.

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Pitot-static system

A pitot-static system is a system of pressure -sensitive instruments that is most often used in aviation to determine an aircraft's airspeed, Mach number, altitude, and altitude trend.

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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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Power-to-weight ratio

Power-to-weight ratio (or specific power or power-to-mass ratio) is a calculation commonly applied to engines and mobile power sources to enable the comparison of one unit or design to another.

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Pratt & Whitney

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

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Pratt & Whitney PW2000

The Pratt & Whitney PW2000, also known by the military designation F117, is a series of high-bypass turbofan aero engines with a thrust range from 37,000 to 43,000 lbf (165 to 190 kN).

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President of Argentina

The President of the Argentine Nation (Presidente de la Nación Argentina), usually known as the President of Argentina, is the head of state of Argentina.

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President of Mexico

The President of the United Mexican States (Presidente de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos) is the head of state and government of Mexico.

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Prime Minister of New Zealand

The Prime Minister of New Zealand (in Māori: Te Pirimia o Aotearoa) is New Zealand's head of government consequent on being the leader of the party or coalition with majority support in the New Zealand Parliament.

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Ram air turbine

A ram air turbine (commonly known by the acronym RAT) is a small turbine that is connected to a hydraulic pump, or electrical generator, installed in an aircraft and used as a power source.

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Range (aeronautics)

The maximal total range is the distance an aircraft can fly between takeoff and landing, as limited by fuel capacity in powered aircraft, or cross-country speed and environmental conditions in unpowered aircraft.

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Retro style

Retro style (also known as revival) is style that is consciously derivative or imitative of trends, music, modes, fashions, or attitudes of the recent past, typically 15–20 years old.

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Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins, Inc. is a large United States-based international company headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, primarily providing avionics and information technology systems and services to governmental agencies and aircraft manufacturers.

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Rockwell International

Rockwell International was a major American manufacturing conglomerate in the latter half of the 20th century, involved in aircraft, the space industry, both defense-oriented and commercial electronics, automotive and truck components, printing presses, valves and meters, and industrial automation.

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Rolls-Royce Holdings

Rolls-Royce Holdings plc is a British multinational public holding company that, through its various subsidiaries, designs, manufactures and distributes power systems for aviation and other industries.

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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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Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is a major airport south of downtown Washington, D.C., in Arlington County, Virginia, United States (though with a Washington mailing address).

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Royal Brunei Airlines

Royal Brunei Airlines Sdn Bhd (Penerbangan DiRaja Brunei, Jawi: ڤنربڠن دراج بروني), or RBA, is the national flag carrier airline of the Brunei Darussalam, headquartered in the RBA Plaza in Bandar Seri Begawan.

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Royal New Zealand Air Force

The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) (Maori: Te Tauaarangi o Aotearoa, previously Te Hokowhitu o Kahurangi) is the air force component of the New Zealand Defence Force.

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Scott Base

Scott Base is a research facility located in Antarctica and is operated by New Zealand.

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Seniority is the concept of a person or group of people taking precedence over another person or group because the former is either older than the latter or has occupied a particular position longer than the latter.

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Separation (aeronautics)

In air traffic control, separation is the name for the concept of keeping an aircraft outside a minimum distance from another aircraft to reduce the risk of those aircraft colliding, as well as prevent accidents due to wake turbulence.

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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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Shanghai Airlines

Shanghai Airlines is an airline headquartered in the Shanghai, China.

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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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Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian Institution, established in 1846 "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge," is a group of museums and research centers administered by the Government of the United States.

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Somewhere Back in Time World Tour

Somewhere Back in Time World Tour was a concert tour by the heavy metal band Iron Maiden in 2008 and 2009, focused on the band's 1980s material, in particular songs from Powerslave, Somewhere In Time and Seventh Son of a Seventh Son.

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Spatial disorientation

Spatial disorientation, spatial unawareness is the inability of a person to correctly determine his/her body position in space.

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Spirit AeroSystems

Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. ("Spirit"), based in Wichita, Kansas, is the world's largest first-tier aerostructures manufacturer.

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Spoiler (aeronautics)

In aeronautics, a spoiler (sometimes called a lift spoiler or lift dumper) is a device intended to reduce lift in an aircraft.

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Stall (engine)

A stall of an engine refers to a sudden stopping of the engine turning, usually brought about accidentally.

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Subsonic aircraft

A subsonic aircraft is an aircraft with a maximum speed less than the speed of sound (Mach 1).

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Supercritical airfoil

A supercritical airfoil is an airfoil designed, primarily, to delay the onset of wave drag in the transonic speed range.

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A T-tail is an empennage configuration in which the tailplane is mounted to the top of the fin.

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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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In aviation, a tailstrike is an event in which the rear end of an aircraft strikes the runway.

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

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Thomas Cook Airlines

Thomas Cook Airlines (UK) Limited, is a British charter airline based in Manchester, England.

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Trans World Airlines

Trans World Airlines (TWA) was a major American airline from 1925 until 2001.

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TransBrasil is a defunct Brazilian airline which ceased operations in December 2001.

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Transcontinental flight

A transcontinental flight commonly refers to a non-stop passenger flight from an airport in the West Coast of the United States to an airport in the East Coast of the United States.

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TransMeridian Airlines

TransMeridian Airlines was an Atlanta, Georgia based charter airline, operating under U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Regulations Part 121.

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Tribhuvan International Airport

Tribhuvan International Airport (त्रिभुवन अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय विमानस्थल) is an international airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Tricycle landing gear

Tricycle gear is a type of aircraft undercarriage, or landing gear, arranged in a tricycle fashion.

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

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TUI Group

TUI Group (TUI (Touristik Union International) Aktiengesellschaft) is a multinational travel and tourism company headquartered in Hannover, Germany.

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Tupolev Tu-154

The Tupolev Tu-154 (Ту-154; NATO reporting name: Careless) is a three-engine medium-range narrow-body airliner designed in the mid-1960s and manufactured by Tupolev.

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Tupolev Tu-204

The Tupolev Tu-204 is a twin-engined medium-range jet airliner capable of carrying 210 passengers, designed by Tupolev and produced by Aviastar SP and Kazan Aircraft Production Association.

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The turbofan or fanjet is a type of airbreathing jet engine that is widely used in aircraft propulsion.

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

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Type rating

A type rating is a regulating agency's certification of an airplane pilot to fly a certain aircraft type that requires additional training beyond the scope of the initial license and aircraft class training.

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Unit load device

A unit load device (ULD) is a pallet or container used to load luggage, freight, and mail on wide-body aircraft and specific narrow-body aircraft.

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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 93

United Airlines Flight 93 was a domestic scheduled passenger flight that was hijacked by al-Qaeda on September 11, 2001, as part of the September 11 attacks.

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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 Department of State

The United States Department of State (DoS), often referred to as the State Department, is the United States federal executive department responsible for international relations of the United States, equivalent to the foreign ministry of other countries.

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United States presidential election, 2004

The United States presidential election of 2004 was the 55th quadrennial presidential election.

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United States presidential election, 2008

The United States presidential election of 2008 was the 56th quadrennial presidential election.

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UPS Airlines

UPS Airlines is an American cargo airline owned by United Parcel Service Inc.

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Václav Havel Airport Prague

Václav Havel Airport Prague (Letiště Václava Havla Praha), formerly Prague Ruzyně International Airport (Mezinárodní letiště Praha-Ruzyně),, is the international airport of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic.

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Vice President of the United States

The Vice President of the United States (VPOTUS) is the second-highest position in the executive branch of the United States, after the president.

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VT Systems

VT Systems, also known as Vision Technologies Systems, is an integrated engineering group providing solutions and services in the aerospace, electronics, land systems, and marine sectors. It has 6,300 professional and technical employees. VT Systems is the United States corporate entity of ST Engineering, a global defense contractor.

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Wake turbulence

Wake turbulence is turbulence that forms behind an aircraft as it passes through the air.

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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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Wing root

The wing root is the part of the wing on a fixed-wing aircraft that is closest to the fuselage.

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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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Wingtip vortices

Wingtip vortices are circular patterns of rotating air left behind a wing as it generates lift.

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XiamenAir (formerly Xiamen Airlines) is the first privately owned airline in the People's Republic of China.

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Yom Kippur War

The Yom Kippur War, Ramadan War, or October War (or حرب تشرين; or מלחמת יום כיפור), also known as the 1973 Arab–Israeli War, was a war fought by the coalition of Arab states led by Egypt and Syria against Israel from October 6 to 25, 1973.

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1990 Guangzhou Baiyun airport collisions

On 2 October 1990, a hijacked Boeing 737, operating Xiamen Airlines Flight 8301, collided with two other aircraft on the runways of the old Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, while attempting to land.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_757

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