Passengers fasten your seat, for we are about to take off in our very own jumbo jets. This jet gives a feel of being like a godfather, isn’t it? As the name suggests, the jumbo jets have a much-expanded range of space. The longer the trips and hauls, this jet shall be your travel partner. Ultimately, have an ultimate increased range. They have luxury and VIP charters.
Widebody aircraft and the jumbo Circus!
Initially, this type of aircraft was designed in such a way as to increase the space for passengers as well as cargo. Boeing 747 is a wide-body aircraft. These jets can withstand 160 to 480 passengers based on the seating. The name ‘jumbo jet’ comes from the renowned circus elephant, Jumbo from the 19th century.
What makes jumbo jets a jumbo hit?
Comparing narrow-body airliners with wide-body airliners, the basic forces of aerodynamics (thrust, drag, weight) remain the same. The difficulty between these two that highlights the jumbo jets are:
• More the cabin space, the more the open feeling and accommodation.
• Larger the ratio of surface to volume the lower is the drag on the passengers and cargo.
• The under-floor freight(goods) capacity is high.
• Structural efficiency is found to be better.
Discovering the multiplied uses
When it comes to science and the military, jumbo jets play a vital role. Be it the Boeing versions or Illushin II-80, the wide-body aircraft irrespective of the models are employed in air travel warning and control. New testing for missiles and engines is carried out in these types of jumbo jets. Some wide-body airliners are converted into aerial firefighters, to help the burning aircraft in the air. Further, they are also used as VIP transport. They are also used in carrying large cargo and the list is endless.
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Hope you found this helpful and interesting. The era of inventory of life in the air is still in progress. Hope you enjoyed this short flight travel in the light jet. It’s time for landing! For more information on aviation and related stuff do check out our blog page at Criss Cross Tamizh. Until then, bye crewmate!