The evolution of the cockpit

The view inside an old fashioned aircraft cockpit

The cockpit is the control room of an aircraft – everything that happens on a flight is managed from this centre of operations. Artemis Aerospace investigates how cockpit design has changed over the years. We’ve all seen photos of an aircraft cockpit – a bewildering array of lights, switches, panels, buttons, levers and monitors. Cockpit […]

Seven weird and wonderful careers in aviation

Ask someone to name a job in aviation and their likely answer would be ‘airline pilot’ or ‘flight attendant’. Yet there are many diverse careers in the aviation industry, ranging from critical safety roles to ultra-niche stunt performers. Artemis Aerospace spotlights seven unusual jobs in the field of aviation.   Aviation is big business. It’s […]

Five crazy items people leave behind on planes

Wallets, mobile phones, Kindles, reading glasses – it’s no surprise that everyday items are sometimes left behind when passengers disembark aircraft. Flight attendants and cleaners scour the empty cabin for neglected items after every flight, passing them on to lost property depots where they are generally held for three months. But, as well as the […]

Four times private jets were put to good use

After it was reported that a stream of celebrities were hopping on and off private jets for journeys taking less than 15 minutes, there has been much controversy around the impact of business jets on the environment. While utilising jets in this way is undoubtedly extravagant, business jets are also being used as a crucial […]

Best upcycling ideas for aircraft parts

Every day hundreds of aircraft parts are ordered and sent to be fitted on aircraft. However, what happens when these parts aren’t good enough for reusing or become obsolete? Here, Adam Murray, director of operations at component supply specialist Artemis Aerospace, unveils some of the best ideas for upcycling aircraft parts Recycling aircraft parts isn’t […]

Six of the world’s most beautiful runways

Barra, Scotland, UK.-August 1, 2014: Panorama of the Barra Airport with one airplane, a Twin Otter, parked in front and beach in the foreground

It is estimated there are more than 41,000 airports in the world. While it would be impossible to visit them all, component supply specialist Artemis Aerospace ranks their top six must-see runways. Barra Airport, Isle of Barra, Scotland The only runway in the world where scheduled flights use a tidal beach for take-off and landing, […]

Five events that changed the aviation industry forever

The long and illustrious history of the aviation industry has been fraught with many trials and tribulations over the years that have tested businesses to their limits and served as a catalyst for change. Here, component supply specialist Artemis Aerospace looks at the events that had a significant impact on the sector and how they have changed aviation forever.

The history of commercial flight – how global travel took off

Flying has become the transport of choice for business travellers and holidaymakers across the globe and is now considered one of the fastest, most convenient and safest forms of long-distance travel. But how did commercial flights go from being exclusively for the wealthy to the mainstream and affordable option it is today? Artemis Aerospace guides […]