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10 Interesting Facts To Know About Aviation Industry

| Published on December 7, 2017

Inventing Aircraft has been one of the greatest achievements of the human. This one creation has saved a lot of time and effort from getting wasted. December 7 is celebrated as the International Civil Aviation Day around the world to appreciate the contribution of the aviation industry in the social and economic development of the world.

We have collected some of the most interesting facts about aviation industry that everyone should know:

1. There are approximately 200,000 flights around the world every day.


2. The number of air passengers in India has increased from 1.40 crores in 2000-01 to 13.5 crore, that is 16.3 percent growth annually.

3. India is the 3rd largest domestic civil aviation market in the world.

4. Only 5% of the world’s total population has traveled by airplane.

5. The pilots and the co-pilots are encouraged to eat different food so that if one suffers from food poisoning, the other one can fly the plane.

6. Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy (JRD) Tata is known as the Father of Indian Aviation because he was the first person in the country to have a pilot’s license in 1929. He was also the founder of Tata Airlines which is the oldest airline in India and now known as Air India.


7. The Russian Antonov AN-225 cargo jet is the largest plane in the world and it is as big as a football field.

8. In the 1920s, the cost of a plane ticket was just $5.

9. The world’s first airport that is fully powered by solar energy is in Kochi, India.

10. Thailand currently has world’s tallest ATC tower followed by Malaysia, United States, Japan, and China.


If you know more such facts about aviation industry do let us know in comments.

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