Kabaarterkini – You who travel frequently by plane will know about Boeing and Airbus. However, during this time for lay passengers, there is often a dispute over what aircraft they are riding on. Some think Airbus is always the biggest, more stable, and more comfortable. Basically, the type of commercial aircraft can be categorized into two types, namely single aisle (single tunnel) or double aisle (double aisle). Single aisle is also the same as narrow body, and double aisle with wide body.
Well, if you ride a plane that has one aisle, you are sure to board a plane with a small body. Boeing and Airbus both have these small bodies, Boeing has its 737 Series, while Airbus has its A320 Series. So, Airbus is not always big.
Then, what is the striking thing that distinguishes these two manufacturers?
1 | Country of Origin Author
Clearly different, Boeing is made in the United States. The Boeing factory is in Seattle, USA. One airline in Indonesia, Lion Air is the largest user of type 737 Series from Boeing. While Airbus, is made in France. Airlines such as Citilink, Batik Air, and AirAsia Indonesia are users of Airbus products in Indonesia.
2 | The shape of the muzzle
If You want to distinguish these two manufacturers in plain view, take their nose in. The two manufacturers have their own distinctive features: Boeing has a pointy nose and has sharp corners on the window frame giving it an "aggressive" impression, while Airbus has a more nose Round with no corners, and the glass on the window frame is also more "friendly", invisible Airbus is more likely to have a rather fat stature compared to Boeing that looks slim.
3 | Edge of Wings
Edge The wings of each of these manufacturers are also different.The Boeing has an upward curved tip, while the Airbus has a pointed wingtips, but over the past few years Airbus has shaped its wingtips into an upward curve similar to that of Boeing on the grounds of increasing the efficiency of the plane.
4 | Strobe Lamp
The white light on the tail is one of the strobe lights on the plane.
Who says strobe lights are only owned by police cars? The plane also has, if you look in the direction of the wings when the plane will enter the runway, you will see a white light flickering very brightly. This light is turned on when going into the runway. In addition to functioning as a means of marking the physical presence of aircraft in the air, this lamp also has a meaning when lit. In Boeing, the light will blink once in a second, while on the Airbus the light flashes twice in one second. So when you're watching a plane crossing at night, and a white light flashes twice in a second, it means Airbus!
5 | Cockpit Pilot
Perhaps this one is a bit Because civilian aircraft passengers are strictly prohibited from entering the cockpit, but may add knowledge if you have the opportunity to enter the aircraft of the aircraft.The striking difference of Boeing and Airbus is clearly visible from the steering wheel of the aircraft Boeing uses yoke Often seen, shaped like a steering wheel, right in front of the pilot's seat, while on Airbus, the plane's steering wheel is on the left and right sides of the pilot, named sidestick, shaped like a game joystick.
So now Differentiating Airbus and Boeing? There are still many other differences, but based on my experience observing the plane, yes maybe the above things are the easiest to digest.Keep in mind, my writing is based on my observations so far as aviation lovers, not based on theory – so there is no belief without finding out more.