The etymology of airplane refers us to French plane, 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 you can scroll through the air thanks to the fact that it has a motor and with at.
This means of transport is part of the set of aircraft, as all flying vehicles are known. In the specific case of the aircraft, it is a aerodyne: a vehicle heavier than air, supported by aerodynamic forces.
The plane is the passenger vehicle fastest today and the most used to travel long distances. It is possible to differentiate between different types of aircraft according to their use. The civil aircraft are those that are used to transport passengers or cargo. Also included in this group are medical planes and those used to combat the fire.
The military aircraftsInstead, they are owned by the armed forces. Bombers, fighter planes and those destined to transport troops are some of these planes.
Other interesting facts about airplanes are the following:
-Passenger aircraft, in order to offer the greatest comfort and comfort to those, have seats with armrests, auxiliary table and reading light. Not forgetting 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 world’s number one aircraft 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 passenger aircraft and do not have seats. In the same way, its doors are wider to allow what is transported to be introduced and removed to the outside more comfortably.
-The aeronautical company with the most sales in the world is Boeing.
Although the man always felt the desire to fly, the aviation industry began to develop only at the beginning of the twentieth century. On 1903, the wright brothers they managed to make the first flight with a motor plane. Since then there were multiple technological advances that improved capacity, autonomy, speed and safety of airplanes.
Although many people have fear to fly, the accidents with airplanes are less frequent than accidents with land transport 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.