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What altitude do passenger airplanes travel at?
From 28,000 to 33,000 feet.
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Ailerons turn the plane left, or right.
Answer \n. \nFAA sets the rules. They're designed to reduce collisions. East flies at odd-000 feet and West flies at even-000 feet up to 29,000, then they alternate ev…ery 2,000 feet.\n. \nWith better radar, better computers, and onboard collision avoidance equipment, controllers are able to reduce the vertical separation and accommodate more aircraft\n. \n IN ADDITION: \n. \nThey fly at a specific altitude because the airlines save money on fuel if they fly between 33-42,000 feet. The air is thinner here and the plane uses less fuel to fly from one distance to another.
The highest altitude is 8,000 ft. But depending on the aircraft, it is usually pressurized to around 6,500 to 7,000 ft.
Usually around 600 MPH
Higher altitude air is less dense. Less density means less air; less air means less friction, and less friction means a higher speed.
The first passenger plane was flown on Febrauary 8, 1919 from Paris to London. A person called Henry Farman was the pilot. The jouney took six hours. Fokker introduced commer…cial planes in the Netherlands in the early twenties. it is thus said that KLM ( established l9l9) is the oldes surviving airline , as opposed to lines that have gone out of business. One of the earliest commercial transports, of which a number survive in flying order!- is the Ford Tri-motor which was built in various forms between l926-35 or so.-and these were used much later. the Ford Tri-Motor was nicknamed the Tin Goose from the corrugated sheet metal body and wing construction- used also on French Mail trucks!
The way this is worded is tricky so I'm going to give you the answer to the question I think you meant to ask. The average speed of a large commercial jet airliner is ab…out 500 mph. A "passenger plane" can be anything from an ultralight on up. If you go from ultralights to jets and everything in between that has more than one seat, your average speed drops drastically.
The higher you go, the air is less dense, meaning there is less air resistance for the aircraft. This allows the aircraft to travel faster without becoming over-stressed.
Obviously every aircraft is different, it can vary from 1 in a small light aircraft, to 853 in the Airbus A 380. Most common passenger jets will carry around 160-200 .
normally above 10,000 feet and below 41,000 feet above sea level
The Airbus A380. . The world's largest passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380, has completed its maiden flight. "The behaviour of the aircraft both before and after take-off… was completely normal," says Jacques Rosay, the Airbus chief test pilot who flew the aircraft. "After take-off we went up to 10,000 feet accompanied by the chaser aircraft. The aircraft has been fantastic." The plane, which has taken 10 years and $13 billion to develop, flew from its production site in Toulouse, France, with a crew of 6. It also carried 20 tonnes of test equipment to monitor the performance of the autopilot and other aircraft systems. Airbus intends to build four prototypes and to carry out 2200 hours of testing before the aircraft enters service in 2006. The A380 dwarfs the Boeing 747 jumbo, currently the world's largest passenger aircraft. It has a wingspan of 80 metres, more than twice the distance flown by the Wright brother's on their first powered flight. The A380 is capable of carrying up to 840 passengers on two decks and an air freighter version of the aircraft will carry a payload of 150 tonnes on three decks. . For the source and more detailed information concerning this subject, click on the related links section indicated below.
Early Air Travel Very early flights for passengers were usually for pleasure rather than travel. It was such a novelty! As far as I know, t…he first scheduled flights for the public began to operate in about 1912, but only over short distances. Anything much more than 30 miles or so was rare at that stage. Austria claims to have been the first country to have had regular scheduled long-distance air services. Apparently they started to operate early in 1918 on the route Vienna - Krakow (now in Poland) - Lviv (now in the Ukraine). In 1918 these places were all in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Unfortunately, I don't have the mileage, but the distances would have run to some hundreds of miles. NOTE. Please check this, as it seems very early for the kind of distances. In the early days, flights seldom operated every day of the week and air travel was very expensive. Some years years ago I saw a replay of a film made in 1938 (so on eve of WW2) by British Imperial Airways of a flight from London to Bombay (now Mumbai) and Delhi, both then in British India. From what I remember the journey took three days. The passengers spent each night on the ground at a hotel and all dressed up terribly elegantly for dinner. :)
If the elevators are up, then the plain goes up but if they are down, the plane goes down.
They are called flight attendants. They serve the passengers with food, alcohol and other things. They help passengers escape in the time of disasters of accidents.
Passenger airplanes cruise at an altitude of 11 000m on long flights. In which layer of the atmosphere do these airplanes cruise?
It really depends at what latitude the flight is operating. The lowest layer of the atmosphere, the troposphere, extends up to an altitude of about 23,000 feet (7km) at the po…les, and an altitude of about 60,000 feet (17km) at the equator. Therefore, at the poles the aircraft would be flying above the troposhere, in the stratosphere. At the equator, though, the airplane would still be in the troposphere. As you go north or south from the equator, the maximum height of the troposhere (known as the tropopause) generally decreases from 17km to 7km. However, there are notable 'step' changes in the height of the tropopause, where there is a large change in temperature. This causes the high speed winds known as jetstreams, which aeroplanes use to improve journey times. At any location, the height of the tropopause (i.e. depth of the troposphere) is a function of temperature and air pressure/density. As it is warmer and pressure is lower at the equator, the tropopause is higher here than at the poles.
an average of 550 passengers can fit on a passenger plane