The top 12 world’’s greatest aviation innovations revealed

October 5th, 2008 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): Hundred years since the Wright Brothers took wing many inventions have taken place in the field of aviation. Now, a website has compiled a list of the greatest innovations that have taken the world by storm.
The list of top 12 inventions has been amassed by aviation.com, reports Wired News.
1. Cabin pressurization: The average passenger doesn”t think about cabin pressurization until their yellow safety masks fall from the ceiling, but the reality is that if the technology hadn”t been developed during WWII, people wouldn”t be able to fly much above 10,000 feet.
2. Black Box: Morbid but essential, the black box was invented in the mid-1950s, and not only helps investigators learn why a plane crashed, but how that information can be applied to other aircraft to prevent a repeat.
3. The Concorde: It never delivered on its commercial promise, and it was an environmental bad boy, but who can deny that breaking the sound barrier aboard a commercial aircraft is cool.
4. Radar: Sure, the airlines are dying to replace it with GPS technology, but for decades it’’s been radar that helps air traffic controllers locate and track planes up to 200 miles away.
5. The jumbo jet
6. The hub and spoke system
7.The Very Light Jet (VLJ)
8. Winglets
9. The flying wing
10. Stealth aircraft
11. Jetway
12. Deicing (ANI)

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