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  • Flying Boat Research Paper

    Hughes H-4 Hercules, commonly known as the “Flying Boat” or “spruce goose” was, and still is, the largest wooden aircraft ever designed and flown5. It holds the record for having the biggest wing with a span of 320 feet, which could cover an entire football field2. Henry Fraiser was the man who first proposed the idea of the enormous flying boat based on the demand for a transport plane to support the activities of the US military during World War 24. Frasier approached the famous aircraft designer Howard Hughes and together they formed the Hughes Kaiser Corporation2. They obtained a deal in May, 1942 by the US government that approved the design and demanded the construction of three Hercules capable of carrying the weight of 4 Sherman tanks using a budget of 18 million dollars1. The sea-plane was first designated as HK-1 for Hughes and Kraiser. However, after Henry quit the project due to design and construction problems, Hughes changed the name…

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  • China Airlines Case Analysis Essay

    Analysis on China Airlines When China Airlines was founded in 16th December 1959, it had TWD 400,000 registered capital, 26 aircraft fleets, and two PBY aircrafts supported by the Republic of China government. Before having its own routes developed, China Airlines concentrated on operating charter flights more as a military service, including cargo supplies, and it inaugurated the first domestic flight flying from Taipei to Hualien in 1966. Following the introduction of Caravelle and Boeing…

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  • Factors In The Airline Industry

    The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA), annual Maintenance Cost Task Force (2015) reported carriers paid $1,000 per flight hour and $2,637 per departure with an average cost of $3.5 million per aircraft. Direct maintenance costs only make up a portion of all maintenance expenses. On average carriers will employ 12 mechanics and 5 maintenance staff per aircraft (Cros, 2015). Additionally, to facilitate rapid maintenance carriers must stock spare parts. The cost of spares total…

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  • Importance Of Safety In Aviation

    Every day, millions of passengers depart to their desired destination traveling by plane. It is not abnormal to see passengers go on a plane frequently because of the reliability and added safety compared to a car on the freeway. When families go on vacation that is not domestic, they trust aviation to reach their destination. The importance of safety that makes these planes so trustworthy is an item that cannot be achieved by anything on the ground. Countless people think planes already have…

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  • Airport Transfer Advantages

    Traveling can be very stressful sometimes - no matter if you are traveling to another domestic city for business or to a foreign country for pleasure, airport transfer services can truly come in handy. After a long flight, the last thing you want or need is to rent a car and start driving to your hotel. This is where the airport transfers step in and make sure you get a comfortable ride all the way to your destination. Available for executives, families, small or large groups as well as for…

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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Air Transport

    (VOR) navigational facility located 31 miles North East (016°) of BRHIA. After take-off, Air Traffic Control(ATC) instructed ET 409 to turn right on a heading of 315°. ET 409 acknowledged and heading 315° was selected on the Mode Control Panel (MCP). As the aircraft was on a right turn, Control suggested to ET 409 to follow heading 270° “due to weather”. However, ET 409 continued right turn beyond the selected heading of 315. At 00:38:30, the actual heading of the aircraft exceeded the 315°…

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  • Indigo Airlines Case Study

    cost carrier IndiGo airline wants to provide its services and gain more frequent flyer passengers. It aims to maintain its services and expand the number of aircrafts in the future. In the year 2015 the airline has signed a contract to increase a minimum of 30 aircrafts to increase its operations but taking a loan from ICBC (Chinese…

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  • Crowair Plc Executive Summary

    with the services. The cost structure of Crowair Plc is divided into operating and non-operating costs. • Operating costs can be further classified as direct and indirect costs. Direct costs are those which are directly related to the aircrafts such as crew costs, fuel costs, depreciation and maintenance of the aircraft. Indirect costs are indirectly related to the aircraft services. [Journal of Transport literature, Manaus, vol.8, n.1, Jan (2014), pg. 14 ] • Incidental expenses and other…

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  • Aviation Emission

    is roughly three and a half times higher than that contributed by other jobs. Over 58 million people are employed worldwide in aviation and related tourism. Of this, 8.7 million people work directly in the aviation industry. 3. The global aviation industry produces around 2% of all human-induced carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. 4. Aviation is responsible for 12% of CO2 emissions from all transports sources, compared to 74% from road transport. 5. While air transport carries around 0.5% of the…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Pilot Training

    their huge price tags. The cost of flying lessons in each certification will vary as it depends on variety of factors like frequency of flying lessons, type of aircraft you use under training, its availability, weather conditions and your skill set. The average costs of pilot training in USA somewhat appears as below for various certifications • Sport Pilot Certificate - $3,000 - $5,000 • Private Pilot Certificate - $6,500 - $12,000 • Private + Commercial Certificate - $10,000 - $16,000 •…

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