Why Airlines Install Winglets

Winglets, near-vertical wingtip extensions, are seen on an increasing amount of commercial airliners today. For aircraft spotters a feature giving an aircraft a smooth look, for airlines an opportunity to increase operating efficiency. But what exactly are the driving forces behind the decision to install such devices on specific aircraft? Before we can answer this question we have to address the benefits of winglets.

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Book Review: Stormy Skies

stormy-skies"Stormy Skies - Airlines in Crises" by Paul Clark, gives an interesting look on how the aviation industry has withstand the latest crises and the lessons that have been learned for the future.

Stormy Skies certainly is a valuable addition to your bookcase. Through well written analysis, entertaining stories and ample references the author not only provides interesting insights but also a starting point for further study. For those who are active in the industry or currently pursue a career in aviation, Stormy Skies is a true recommendation.

To download the book review, written by Marcel Venema, please click here.

 
Why Airlines Install Winglets

Winglets, near-vertical wingtip extensions, are seen on an increasing amount of commercial airliners today. For aircraft spotters a feature giving an aircraft a smooth look, for airlines an opportunity to increase operating efficiency. But what exactly are the driving forces behind the decision to install such devices on specific aircraft? Before we can answer this question we have to address the benefits of winglets.

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WWA.net Wishes You A Happy New Year!

2011, the start of a fresh new year that could have some promising perspectives. It seems that the aviation industry is on the right way to recover from the crises with passenger and cargo volumes showing positive trends. Of course there is still a long way to go and we still should be very cautious not getting too excited. There are still a lot of burdens to overcome but there seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel!

2011 is not only a promising year for the industry but even more so for WorldWide-Aviation.net! We are currently working hard on restyling the website and add a lot more interesting content. For example, the aircraft database will be extended with more facts, figures, data and numbers about almost all known and unknown aircraft. Furthermore, we will add a technology section where all technical facets of aircraft, airport and flying in general will be available. Pro's, enthusiasts and students will have a fun time browsing through this database.

As said, we are currently working hard on realisation of these plans and we are expecting to present the first outcomes in the upcoming month. Stay tuned :)!

For now we would like to wish a you a wonderful 2011 and we hope to see you around at Worldwide-Aviation.net

Worldwide-Aviation.net Team

 
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