Across the body of a typical commercial airliner, one may find various antennas spread out in different locations. Each of these antennas serves a specific role in standard flight operations, some implemented for the means of communication while others are for navigation. To help you better understand the various features of aircraft, we will provide a brief overview of common antenna types.


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As aircraft continue to implement more advanced technologies that are reliant on electric power, an increased amount of electrical system components are required to facilitate standard operations. Various types of wires are used to relay current around the aircraft, powering all components and devices. It is important that all wiring is amply maintained and managed over time to ensure proper functionality and hazard prevention. In this blog, we will discuss the wiring of aircraft, allowing you to better understand how aircraft electrical systems are capable of maintaining functionality throughout flight.


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           Within the engine of an aircraft, fuel and air mixtures are regularly combusted to create thrust for the means of propulsion generation and driving systems. As a rotary screw or reciprocating air compressor conducts its operations, water vapor is an unwanted byproduct that is produced as a result. As vapor condenses into liquid and begins collecting within the tank, damage to the compressor can result and possibly lead to high amounts of maintenance or replacement. Due to the hazards presented by liquids, manufacturers specifically design such assemblies with a component known as a drain valve which ensures the removal of collected water vapor.


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         Since the first Wright brother’s aircraft and the advent of modern aviation, engineers have worked tirelessly to improve the efficiency and safety of flight. From robust engines to complex electrical systems, many new capabilities have become standard for the benefit of pilots. While many may be knowledgeable about such major technologies that have come about over the years, others often overlook the smaller bodily components that have improved over time for increased efficiency. In this blog, we will discuss the vertical and horizontal stabilizer, allowing you to better be aware of their various included components and functionalities.


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An aircraft’s wings are some of the most important design considerations, with their shape and size affecting virtually every aspect of the aircraft’s performance. The wing configuration describes the arrangement and design of an aircraft’s lifting and lift-related surfaces. There are numerous terms and classifications used to describe configurations, with many different designs experimented with over the years. Most aircraft, however, come in one of several different common configurations.


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