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Guest Article: Are Commercial Jets Safe To Fly?

Author: Alexander Todorvski

On average, more than 8 millions of people fly every single day. In 2017, approximately 4.6 billions of people traveled with planes and arrived safely to their desired destinations.

Explain how common are plane faults 

Think of plane malfunction like a shark attack. It rarely happens! Every time a plane arrives at their gate, very experienced engineers take close inspection to the plane’s systems and functions. Also to mention, the pilots play that role as well by completing numerous checklists to see if the plane works successfully. Nowadays, technology has expanded in aviation successfully, shortening the likelihood of a plane crash.

What happens if my plane runs out of fuel?

This is one of the most common questions I always get. If you did know the Boeing 737-800 does carry another engine which isn’t still physically seen. Fuel efficiency has expanded throughout the never-ending aviation timeline. Airbus, for instance, has the best fuel efficiency by far and many companies are following Airbus’ influence. If your plane only has two engines and the unlikely scenario does come up, the best thing to do is not to panic. A plane can run and function properly with one engine working. Take Australia’s leading regional airline, Regional Express. One of their propellers fell and still managed to land safely in Sydney, Australia. This indicates to us; a plane can fly with one engine running. If your aircraft does run out of fuel entirely, again, do not panic. Jets usually cruise around 25,000 to 41,000 feet in the air. That is plenty of time for the aircraft to land safely at a regional or domestic/ international airport. Pilots are trained heavily and undergo many of these scenarios in training. Not one passes of they can’t complete that training.

Out of 1-5, how would you rate air travel for safety?

I would rate air travel a 9.5/10. There were only 16 plane crashes and only in 7 accidents, it had costed people’s lives. Nowadays, companies build on those and fix the problems to their highest standard.

 

3 Comments

  • Gloria Hernandez
    Posted January 30, 2018 at 5:20 pm
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    Pilotamireh im not afraid of flying at all im mostly scared of walking out door in Same of these nieborhood now you lose your life and get jump at 🤨my subdivision is fine but I rather fly anywhere I go 👍although the past few years have features a few high -profile crashes ,if you take the long view it becomes clear that the airline industry actually has a very good safety record—and its getting better, not worse..

  • Kaoru Sugisaki
    Posted February 5, 2018 at 10:46 am
    Reply

    Harika, dünyanın en iyi kaptanı! Iyi akşamlar Japonya, saat 8\’e gelmek üzere. Japonya aniden kar yağdı, hepsi grip ve grip oldu. Yemek ve uyku kalitesini artırıyorum. Türk sıcak bir yemek istiyorum. Katar uçakları Haneda Havalimanı\’na gelirse mutluyum! Pilot olmak isteyen öğrencilere lütfen harika bir rüya verin. kaorunva.

  • Anonymouse
    Posted February 13, 2018 at 8:29 am
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