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  1. How Airplanes Get Made

    The internal combustion engine fascinates so many people. There are garages all over where homeowners have spare parts strewn across floors, workbenches and shelving units just waiting to get put back together so the automobile can carry passengers again. Far fewer people tinker with airplanes, though. It’s not just because fewer people have pilot’s licenses, but because airplanes seem far more complicated. While they are difficult, airplanes aren’t impossible to build.

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  2. Airport Innovations

    Airports serve 2.7 million people every day, and fighting passengers rushing through airports can be overwhelming. However, if you haven’t been in an airport in a few years, you may be surprised by the modern updates and new technologies you will find.

    Therapy Dog Programs
    Although it is not a technological upgrade, several airports, including the Denver International Airport and Tulsa International Airport, have begun having domesticated animals, such as cats and dogs, walk ...
  3. How Airlines Make Flight Safe

    While it’s commonplace these days, it wasn’t all that long ago that flight was thought to be impossible. Even today, there are many factors working against aircraft, and much of airplane design is based around trying to overcome otherwise insurmountable forces. Here’s what you need to know.

    Air Traffic

    While the average person doesn’t have to consider the logistics of air traffic, that’s only because the problem has already been addressed. The traffic into and out ...
  4. How Are Airplanes Designed and Built?

    Air travel has progressed in leaps and bounds since its origins in the early 20th century. With innovations in aeronautics, navigation and material science, modern planes are safer and more efficient than their predecessors. Building an airplane is a massive undertaking that involves engineers, technicians and specialized mechanics. Larger aircraft like airliners take less than two weeks to construct, but the design and testing phase sometimes takes several years. For more complicated military aircraft, ...