While technological advancements to vehicles can always result in higher performance capabilities, easier handling, and other such improvements, one of the most important results of innovation is increased safety. For aviation in particular, the advent of the aircraft Automatic Brake System (ABS) has allowed for more efficient and safe braking procedures by providing proper engagement times and automatic deployment. While simple in operation, the ABS ensures that pilots can safely touchdown on runways during a variety of weather conditions and that braking always deploys with optimal timing for efficient stopping power without having to use the brake pedals

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When flying aircraft that feature propeller blades, it is important to be aware of the forces that are enacted on such components. Often placed at the nose-end of an aircraft or on the wings, the aircraft propeller assembly experiences a high amount of centrifugal force during flight, often reaching upwards of 25 tons. As such, propeller blades may bend, flex, vibrate, and more during a normal operation. Coupled alongside environmental factors such as weathering and debris, aircraft propeller assemblies can lose their integrity over time and eventually become inoperable. To ensure that propellers provide as long of service lives as possible, operators should always conduct regular maintenance and inspections on set intervals.

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Jet engines and rocket engines are both used throughout the aerospace and aviation industries for a variety of applications. Despite this, they operate in different ways and are suited to use in different situations. In this blog, we will discuss how jet and rocket engines work, as well as their advantages and disadvantages.

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With an aircraft piston engine, the pressurized forces of combusted fuel are harnessed for the creation of rotational movement. This process is achieved by one or more reciprocating pistons which operate similarly to those of automobiles, and various aircraft piston engine types each provide their own unique benefits for flight. While the piston engine is a longstanding, reliable form of thrust generation for smaller and lighter aircraft, they still require regularly scheduled maintenance and inspection to ensure their longevity and optimal performance. From lubrication to inspecting each piston engine valve, there are a number of steps that one can take to keep their aircraft piston engine airworthy for flight.

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In an industry as strictly regimented as aerospace, there are countless rules and regulations to go along with the many aircraft parts available. Furthermore, there are also a broad range of part conditions. The part conditions we will discuss in this blog are As Removed (AR), Serviceable (SV), Repaired (RP), and Overhaul (OH).

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Most passengers embarking on a flight may not want their minds to wander to hypothetical emergency situations, but in order to ensure passenger and flight safety, pilots and everyone involved in the cabin crew must go through hours of training to prepare and plan for any such event. It is this preparedness that has saved lives and continues to ensure a safe and completed fight for passengers. 

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