25 Intriguing Facts About The Aircraft Industry

  • Published on Mar 17, 2016
  • When the Wright brothers invented the first airplane back in 1903, they probably couldn’t imagine what an extremely profitable business the aircraft industry would become over a hundred years later. Their aircraft, the Wright Flyer, flew only about 120 feet, whereas today a typical Boeing 787 can fly more than ten thousand miles on a single tank of gas. And this is only one little step the world of aviation has taken since then. Nowadays, there are many companies with thousands of employees worldwide involved in the various aspects of designing, building, testing, selling, and maintaining aircraft, aircraft parts, and spacecraft (and this isn't even the best part of the most intriguing facts about the aircraft industry).
    To get an idea how important aircraft manufacturing is for the industrial sector, Russia alone employs around 355,300 people in the field, and the United Kingdom-home to one of the largest national aerospace industries in the world-employs more than 113,000 people directly and around 276,000 indirectly and has an annual turnover of more than £35 billion. Additionally, flying is considered the fastest and safest-despite so many people being afraid to fly-way to travel but this is common knowledge. However, the 25 Intriguing Facts About The Aircraft Industry that follow are far from common knowledge. So, fasten your seat belt and let’s fly into the exciting world of aviation.
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    If a cabin is pressurized and an airplane door opens in midflight at a high altitude, the sudden opening could cause items and people to get sucked out. However, pressurization in the cabin and a plug-type door (a door that is bigger than the opening) make it nearly impossible for even multiple people to open a door during a flight.
    A Boeing 747 can carry about 60,000 gallons of jet fuel, which weighs about 400,000 pounds.
    The contrails planes leave behind are made of water vapor. A thin, shorter-lasting tail indicates low-humidity air and fair weather. A thick, longer-lasting tail could signify the early indicators of a storm.
    A study by Popular Mechanics determined that passengers who sit near the tail of the plane are forty percent more likely to survive a crash than those in the first few rows.
    The Airbus A380, Boeing 787, ATR-600, and Bombardier C Series aircraft use less than three liters of jet fuel per one hundred passenger kilometers. This matches the efficiency of most modern compact cars.
    The air on airplanes is filtered by the same technology that filters air in hospitals, so while the tray table may harbor germs, the air is clean.
    If a plane needs to make an emergency landing, a pilot may decide to dump fuel from its wings. While it’s not very common, it is a safety procedure to keep the plane from experiencing an overweight landing. The fuel usually evaporates before it reaches the ground.
    Aircraft radar cannot detect turbulence. Turbulence can occur in clear, cloudless weather as well as in bad weather.
    The FAA requires that all airplanes be capable of being evacuated in ninety seconds. It takes only a minute and a half for a fire to spread and engulf a plane.
    Autopilot is usually turned on during the majority portion of a flight. The computer can make more precise adjustments, which leads to better fuel efficiency, except during turbulence. Autopilot is not typically used during takeoff or landing, although it is available to use.
    And more...
    Outro Links:
    25 Strange Facts About Planes And Flying You Might Not Be Aware Of: bit.ly/22neRXV
    25 Things Nobody Ever Told You About Flying On An Airplane: bit.ly/21wKbxz

Comments • 667

  • Choco Manger
    Choco Manger 3 months ago

    The number one fact was funny. "According to Nasa..." Come on, now. We don't need Nasa to tell us what the four forces in flight are. We've known that for a long time before Nasa ever came around.

  • Choco Manger
    Choco Manger 3 months ago

    2:18 It's funny how huge that radar is. Dead give-away for enemies. You'd think that the US had techmology to put a tiny radar hidden in the plane. Apparently not. Herp derp.

  • Secret Intelligence
    Secret Intelligence 5 months ago

    These are NOT interesting

  • Secret Intelligence
    Secret Intelligence 5 months ago

    This is stupid!

  • Thomas O'Donoghue
    Thomas O'Donoghue 6 months ago


  • amit kumar
    amit kumar 7 months ago

    To know more super interesting facts refer :aviatorflight.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=18248&action=edit

  • rufuszero08
    rufuszero08 Year ago

    No all seats are the safest seats on a plane there is no safest place to sit

  • Xxswag_dawgxX
    Xxswag_dawgxX Year ago

    At 4:04 the plane in the back is missing it's landing gear

  • Marty McGuinness
    Marty McGuinness Year ago

    “7 80 7”

  • HanrattyMan33
    HanrattyMan33 Year ago

    Bom bar dee ay

  • TheKyleLangley
    TheKyleLangley Year ago

    Take a shot every time he gets a fact wrong

  • GSWM 1
    GSWM 1 Year ago

    The 300 people that dislike this were av geeks

  • Týpek 1.0
    Týpek 1.0 Year ago

    No. 1. You don't say

  • Chris Yeager
    Chris Yeager Year ago

    How did this video even get 3,000 likes?... I had to watch the whole thing to see what everyone was commenting about ... This is horrible.....

  • XplanePilotMaste r
    XplanePilotMaste r 2 years ago +1

    I am a real world pilot and I'm not just saying that to get respect I actually am a pilot and have a Cessna 172 license. The fact about a 747 Windows coasting as much as a bmw is false. To give everyone a accurate price range as I can see a lot of you are asking is between $5000 to $12000 but all of these other facts are wright so good job! And I know I'm a kid but i actual have training sessions in Madison Dane co rgnl airport if you look me up I will be listed as a student pilot at Wisconsin aviation.

  • Bluecrew7 _
    Bluecrew7 _ 2 years ago

    augh you said BOMBARDIER WRONG

  • Global Traveler
    Global Traveler 2 years ago

    1:50 "tay trable"

  • Ken Euglow
    Ken Euglow 2 years ago

    Are Bird Strikes still a problem?

    • Gustavio
      Gustavio 2 years ago

      Ken Euglow Yea, it’s gonna be hard to solve with todays engines, but maybe in the future it can be prevented?

  • Max Fisher
    Max Fisher 2 years ago

    Did anyone notice tay trabel?

  • mccoy
    mccoy 2 years ago


  • Brittney Ray
    Brittney Ray 2 years ago

    "Tay trable." xD

  • Jesse Gallego
    Jesse Gallego 2 years ago

    Alot of jets we fly on can be up too 40 years old.

    L&J GAMES 2 years ago

    The airbus a380 first flight was on my birthday

  • Tom Francis
    Tom Francis 2 years ago

    um no pilots make like 100K anually

  • Fermain Jackson
    Fermain Jackson 2 years ago

    "intriguing" .....??? I didn't see anything intriguing.

  • Artistry Entertainment Agency

    At 1:51 he says "Tay Trable" instead of "tray table"... how funny!

  • Timo Hissink
    Timo Hissink 2 years ago

    "The largest plane" is the largest passenger plane. Not the largest plane..

  • rose isla
    rose isla 2 years ago

    15: the plane on that picture looks like the one i have gone on

  • Jett Rink
    Jett Rink 2 years ago

    26. If you pay for your flight and insist on getting to your destination, you may get beaten and dragged down the isle.

  • Caleb McNevin
    Caleb McNevin 2 years ago

    Bombadeer? Really?

  • Aaron Li
    Aaron Li 2 years ago

    Pretty sure the ATC people in China can't speak English

  • Benjamin Taylor
    Benjamin Taylor 2 years ago

    1:50 he said "tay trable" lmfao

  • Kalim Mabrouki
    Kalim Mabrouki 2 years ago

    Autopilot can't be used during takeoff :)

  • Its_Cove _
    Its_Cove _ 2 years ago +1

    you said tay trables, unstead of tray tables

  • Be Uncomfortable
    Be Uncomfortable 2 years ago

    The four forces of flight, this is something you learn from k-3!

  • Be Uncomfortable
    Be Uncomfortable 2 years ago

    15. Caption Jetstar crew, with Jetstar Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and Qantas CEO Alan Joyce. Qantas owns Jetstar BTW.

  • Be Uncomfortable
    Be Uncomfortable 2 years ago

    "When the Wright brothers invented the first airplane back in 1903" wow wow wow, hold it right there! Just to not be confused: THE WRIGHT BROTHERS WERE NOT THE FIRST TO MAKE A GLIDER, THEY WERE THE FIRST TO MAKE A FULLY CONTROLLED, MANNED POWERED FLIGHT (WILBERT) WAS THE FIRST PILOT.

  • DirviLoft Company
    DirviLoft Company 2 years ago


  • 75ur15
    75ur15 3 years ago

    Blown out, not sucked out, so says lt cmdr data

  • 5v5v5v5v
    5v5v5v5v 3 years ago

    1:32 Bombardier is not pronounced (BOMB-ba-deer). It's bom-BAR-dee-yay. This is a French-Canadian company named after Joseph-Armand Bombardier, not a WW2 bomb aimer. Get your pronunciations right.

  • LightRealms
    LightRealms 3 years ago

    ummm... Doesnt everyone already know 8? thought that was common knowledge. Oh and I just saw #1 as well... Same comment

  • George Miller
    George Miller 3 years ago

    07- Edinburgh airport?

  • Patrick Dooley
    Patrick Dooley 3 years ago

    #4 is probably never implemented worldwide... lol

  • MTgamer
    MTgamer 3 years ago

    If ur 75% likely to survive a plane crash, then if u sit at the back of the plane it's 40% more likely to survive then that would be 105% 😂😂

  • JetBoyGamerTV
    JetBoyGamerTV 3 years ago

    The actual fastest plane is the X-43A, flying at 7,307 mph. Anyway, good video.

  • Enoch
    Enoch 3 years ago

    the fastest airplane is the X-15 not the lockheed.
    this guy is a liar

  • Enoch
    Enoch 3 years ago

    please use the metric system

  • Arnold Rimmer
    Arnold Rimmer 3 years ago +1

    Hi, fact number 15 is actually inaccurate. Most pilots are paid in block time which is the time that the blocks on the under the plane are released and the plane pushes back until the time the plane parks at the gate and the blocks are installed.

  • Xavier Fuentes Castillo

    23 is actually chem trails

  • cityraildude
    cityraildude 3 years ago

    Metric please

  • Wyatt T
    Wyatt T 3 years ago

    Aye! 0:54 Who the hell?!?! POL

  • Racecar the Destroyer
    Racecar the Destroyer 3 years ago

    3:14 Daaaaaaaaaaaaang boi

  • CobraStyleDevil
    CobraStyleDevil 3 years ago

    Being sucked out is inaccurate. Because the cabin is pressurized being blown out is more accurate.

  • jaden jaden
    jaden jaden 3 years ago

    the number 8 is incorrect

  • Wurst Wurst
    Wurst Wurst 3 years ago

    Autopilot is often used on landing when ILS is available. I've never heard of anyone using AP on takeoff but OK. I fly FSX I'm not a real pilot so I'm probably wrong.

  • Typical Sanndish
    Typical Sanndish 3 years ago +2

    Actually the longest aircraft ever is the 747-8

  • Diego C.
    Diego C. 3 years ago +3

    Ooooohh, according to NASA there's lift, thrust, drag and weight. I heard they discovered that last year, after intensive studies.

  • Julian S
    Julian S 3 years ago

    6:36 saving your time... your welcome

  • Julian S
    Julian S 3 years ago

    fact 8 is garbage aswell the fastest is some russian jet which reached about 2900 km/h

    • Jacquestech
      Jacquestech 3 years ago

      Julian Watraks the fact is wrong but it's the X-15

  • West Oakland International

    Did he say... Bombadeer?