Airplane technology has come a long way, but it has limits. Lucky for us, there are teams of people whose job it is to find those limits.
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Why some airplanes won’t fly in extreme heat
“At Dubai International Airport and other Gulf airports, which are used to hot weather, many flights – but not all – arrive at night and early morning to get around the heat problem. Gulf carriers also tend to operate longer flights using larger planes that aren’t as limited by high heat.”
Hybrid-Electric Airplanes Might Soon Be Ready for Take Off
“Boeing and JetBlue are funding a company that promises to fly passengers on 10- to 50-seat hybrid-electric aircraft that reduce fuel costs as well as planet-warming carbon emissions.”
How Do We Keep Track Of All The Airplanes In Flight?
“There are roughly 87,000 planes flying every day in the United States alone. How do air traffic controllers work to keep track of them all?”
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This episode of Seeker was hosted by Trace Dominguez.
Written by Amy Shira Teitel and Trace Dominguez.