While in-flight entertainment (IFE) is now a staple of commercial aviation that is simply expected to be present by many passengers, aircraft did not always have such amenities. The first form of in-flight entertainment came about in the early 1960s when Trans World Airlines offered customers a movie viewing experience in-flight with the use of a 16mm film system with black and white TV monitors. From there, in-flight entertainment quickly evolved, becoming what we know today with personal display screen fixtures, audio jack availability for headphones, on-board Wi-Fi, and so much more. In this blog, we will discuss current in-flight entertainment solutions and future trends, allowing you to better see how IFE will continue to evolve.


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Inclinometers are known by many names, so you might be familiar with these instruments as clinometers, gradiometers, tilt indicators, or slope gauges. As indicated by the name, tilt indicators are used to measure angles of slope/tilt and elevation/depression of an object with respect to gravity. Across various industries, inclinometers are beneficial in many applications, including aviation purposes. For your greater understanding, this blog will explore the functions of and different uses for inclinometers.


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Although jet engine failures are rare occurrences in modern aviation, they still occur. If a pilot announces the complete failure of the aircraft engines, most people onboard will enter a state of panicked disbelief. Aircraft are heavy and slow when they lose power, and this shortens the time frame for everybody onboard to quickly respond to an engine’s failure and collaborate to land the flight safely. The action undertaken by the flight crew in such cases is akin to engine failure scenarios in twin-engine aircraft. This blog will explain the possible causes of engine failures in multi-jet engines and the preventative measures to overcome them.


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Since the original Wright brothers flight in Kitty Hawk, NC, powered aircraft have seen consistent advancements to their design and capabilities, allowing them to carry out operations that were before thought impossible. While technology such as the jet engine is often lauded for its impact on flight capabilities, there are numerous other aircraft changes that have made a significant difference, yet have mainly remained underappreciated. One of these is the flexible shaft, that of which is a structure located in areas such as the engine, exhaust, and wing structures. In this blog, we will discuss flexible shafts in brief detail, allowing you to better familiarize yourself with such aircraft elements and the role that they serve.


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In a majority of piping systems, valves serve as integral engineering devices. These mechanical/electromechanical devices have the ability to control the flow of various media. As such, there are many different types of valves, each of which suits a diverse set of applications. In this blog, we will be covering one specific type: diaphragm valves.


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