The etymology of airplane refers us to the French avion, which in turn comes from the Latin word avis (translatable as “bird”). Specifically, it is considered to be a word coined in France around 1875. The person responsible for this action was Clément Arder.
An airplane is a vehicle that can move through the air thanks to its engine and wings.
This means of transport is part of all aircraft, as is known to all vehicles that fly. In the specific case of the airplane, it is an aerodynamic: a vehicle heavier than air, which is sustained by aerodynamic forces.
The airplane is the fastest passenger vehicle of today and the most used to travel long distances. It is possible to differentiate between different types of aircraft according to their use. The civilian aircraft are those used for transporting passengers or freight. Medical aircraft and those used to fight fire also enter this group.
Military aircraft, on the other hand, are owned by the armed forces. Bombers, fighter planes and those destined to transport troops are some of these planes.
Other interesting facts about the airplanes are the following:
-Passenger airplanes, in order to offer the greatest comfort and comfort to them, have seats with armrests, an auxiliary table and a reading light. Not to mention that, within this category, are those that offer multimedia content in order to make the journey as bearable as possible for travelers.
-The Boeing 747 is the number one airplane in the world within the passenger category. After it is the Boeing 777, which can carry up to 500 people, and the Boeing 737.
-Freight aircraft, on the other hand, which are intended for the transport of goods, are larger than those for passengers and do not have seats. In the same way, its doors are wider to allow what is transported to be entered and removed to the outside more comfortably.
-The aeronautical company with the most sales in the world is Boeing.
Although man always had the desire to fly, the aviation industry began to develop only at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1903, the Wright brothers managed to make the first flight with a powered airplane. Since then, there have been multiple technological advances that have improved the capacity, range, speed and safety of aircraft.
Despite the fact that many people are afraid of flying, accidents with airplanes are less frequent than accidents with ground transportation vehicles, such as cars and buses (also called buses, buses or colectivos).
On a cultural level, plane accidents have given a lot of “play” to the world of literature, cinema or television. A good example of this is, for example, the successful series “Perdidos” (Lost). This takes as its starting point the moment when a passenger plane crashes on an island and only a few individuals manage to survive.