As we come to the end of another week, let’s take a look at some of our top stories from the last seven days. From China to Fort Lauderdale via some of the world’s largest planes and oldest airports, this iteration of ‘Sunday Reads’ has something for everyone!
How Much Fuel Does A Jet Aircraft Use?
In an increasingly environmentally conscious world, airlines are working hard to reduce their fuel consumption. While these efforts are well documented, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at how exactly much fuel the average jet-powered commercial flight uses up. You can find out more by reading the article here.
How Do Chinese Jetliners Compare To Their Airbus & Boeing Equivalents?
Airbus and Boeing presently dominate the domain of jet-powered commercial aircraft. However, China’s COMAC is looking to penetrate this market with two new designs in the next decade. With this in mind, we took a look at Chinese jetliners from the past, present, and future to see how they compare to this industry-dominating duopoly.
The Story Of The Boeing 720
With Boeing aircraft being known for their ‘7X7’ naming pattern, the 720 sticks out like a sore thumb. Earlier this week, we explored the fascinating history of this aircraft, which was a short-fuselage variant of the four-engine 707. You can read more about it here.
The World’s Oldest Airports
Airports worldwide have rich histories, with countless stories to tell from the passengers that have passed through their doors. However, by the nature of time, some will have garnered more stories than others. With that in mind, we examined eight of the world’s oldest.
Why Emirates Stopped Flying To Florida’s Fort Lauderdale
Dubai-based UAE flag carrier Emirates boasts a diverse long-haul network, including several US destinations. One of these used to be Fort Lauderdale, Florida, which it served from 2016 to 2020. We took a look at why this service came to an end last year, despite having previously registered load factors of 90%. You can find out more here.
The Top 10 Largest Planes Ever Made
An aircraft’s sheer size is often a key factor in turning the heads of both avgeeks and the general public. Earlier this week, we embraced this phenomenon by taking a look at the 10 largest aircraft in aviation history!
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