Wednesday May 22, 2019

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FEATURE Carbon fibre planes: Lighter and stronger by design

Article reproduced with thanks to Tim Bowler, Business Correspondent | BBC News.

When it comes to airliners, weight is money. The heavier a plane is, the more fuel it takes to drive it through the air. The more fuel it takes, the more it costs. The drive to increase fuel efficiency and improve the aerodynamic performance of new aircraft is leading designers to move away from using aluminium in airframes.

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The great airline pilot 'shortage' myth

For years the media have been discussing rumours and speculation around a supposed shortage of Airline Pilots.

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