Common prejudices about flying on an airplane
• Common prejudices about flying on an airplane
Most recently, at Sheremetyevo took emergency landing of the aircraft on board which the fire broke out. Unfortunately, it was not this time, no casualties. It just so happened that the incident with the plane always caused a loud discussion, and most importantly, forced thousands of people begin to doubt the safety of this type of transport. It's time to find out whether the aircraft is really as dangerous as it sometimes seems.
1. The aircraft was old, and therefore fell
For experts the concept of "old plane" sounds like nonsense. Especially at the level of civil traffic. The fact that machines resource averages 40-60 thousand flight hours, or 25-30 years of operation. This information in an interview with "Izvestiya" Boris Rybak confirmed that once a design engineer of OKB Mikoyan.
Reliability, safety, aircraft comfort depend solely on the correctness of the operation and maintenance requirements. If the machine is properly cared for and all transactions to produce modern and regularly difference Mezhuyev 25-year-old and 5-year-old aircraft will not.
2. A cheap flight is normally
Well, yes and no. All very much depends on the airline. Worst of all things in the regional carriers and charters. Very often such planes "hoarding" minor faults, thereby saving on the maintenance crew and spare parts procurement. Of course, it is only the really small breakages, but quieter this does not become. Contrary to popular belief, loukostery just did not skimp on repairs. The cost of the tickets they cut through the choice of cheap and uncomfortable for airport passengers, food and luggage.
3. A short flight far more dangerous than
There is a prejudice that fly on short flights more dangerous due to the fact that the plane does not pass all the necessary procedures before shipping. In fact, these allegations have nothing to do with reality. Preparing to fly long-haul flights and friends is no different. Moreover, dispatching officers will not be released from the airport until the aircraft until it is all the necessary procedures will take place.
4. Fly priori dangerous to
The concept of security (like any other) is actually relatively. However, it is important to realize (again) that the safety of the crew and passengers of the aircraft before its departure is taken impressive complex of various measures. Before the flight the aircraft is checked both by the crew and ground services staff.
Airport staff check the fuselage, refuel, check the performance of engines and chassis, change the technical fluids, check onboard systems, as well as clean and once again check the runway.
5. Without "nezamerzayki" not reach
According to state standards, in the cold season jets should be treated with a concentrated solution of glycol in the case on the elements of their designs appear frost, ice build-up, snow. However, there is one "but." With little icing that you can not do. Cover aircraft protective structure is necessary only in the most severe cases. Do I have to do this? Such a decision is made by the commander of the board, together with a team from the airport. If their opinions differ, promptly call the experts who will take the right decision at a higher level.
Minor glaciation design can only slightly impair flight dynamics. However, when the ice on the plane becomes really a lot, it may cause a crash.