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Video answers: ‘Making the 777 more efficient’

Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!

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  1. They wanted to improve fuel efficiency by 2%.
  2. They olympic athlete wears very light shoes to improve performance, Boeing took the same approach with the 777, making small individual improvements which added together, helped to achieve their goal.
  3. They removed 15,000 to 20,000 washers to save 117lbs.
  4. They were replaced with the new rubber technology to reduce their weight (in total) by 110lbs.
  5. Originally, they weren’t completely smooth against the flow of air, so that was fixed and helped to improve performance.

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The best beds on a 777 answers

Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!

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  1. In the crew rest area.
  2. They have to go up a ‘secret’ staircase at the rear of the plane.
  3. He describes it as a berth.
  4. About 6ft long and 2.5ft wide.
  5. They help to reduce the sound of other crew members speaking and other noises.
  6. Yes, he thinks they’re better. He says he’s very jealous of the crew members who can sleep in these beds.
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The best beds on a 777

Here’s a short video about the best beds on a 777, and here’s a hint, they aren’t passenger beds!

Try to answer the following questions about the video and come back on Monday for the answers.

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  1. Where are the beds?
  2. How do the crew members get to the sleeping area?
  3. What word does the narrator use to describe each bed?
  4. What size are the beds?
  5. How are curtains useful?
  6. Does the narrator think these beds are better than 1st class beds? How do you know?

The 8 best beds on a Boeing 777

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The high tech tools searching for MH370

Here’s a video describing the high tech tools being used to search for MH370.

See below the video for the full text.

Suggested ICAO level: 4+

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“The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is growing ever more high tech. To narrow down the search zone, a device called a pinger locator is lowered into the water and pulled behind a ship. When a ping from the jet’s black box is detected, a signal is transmitted up the tow cable where searchers can hear it and judge its strength. They do this over and over to triangulate the location of the black box. Once the location is confirmed, a robotic mini-sub will be deployed. The robosub sweeps the sea floor with sonar pulses identifying objects below and creating a visual map of the crash site. If an accurate site is ever identified a remotely-operated submersible will be sent to the sea floor to collect materials.”

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The week on Twitter

Every week we bring you three of the best stories from our Twitter feed!

Reuters has a story about the best rated airline in US.

CNN reports about how Airbus is going to create 11-seat rows on A380.

And finally, BBC has the latest news from the MH370 search.

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The week on Twitter

Every week we bring you three of the best stories from our Twitter feed!

CNN reports about the best airport of the year, here’s a hint, it’s the same as last year.

BBC talks about about the Lufthansa strike and the flights that they are cancelling.

And finally, BBC also has a story about the search for MH370 and how it’s the most challenging in the history of civil aviation.

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