Airport codes: how are they selected?

Have you ever seen the luggage label on your suitcase and wondered how those three letters were chosen? In this article Artemis Aerospace investigates how the codes came about and the history behind some of the more unexpected ones Your suitcase has set off down the conveyor belt sporting a label marked LAX or SYD […]

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 […]

Five of the most showstopping airports of all time

Singapore - 30 Aug 2019: The Jewel Changi is the last architectural addition to the Singapore airport, with a record-high indoor rain vortex waterfall, a vertical tropical forest and a shopping mall under a glass dome.

From buildings based on Bedouin tents to waterfall-filled atriums, long gone are the nondescript boxes, claustrophobic corridors and tired terminals of the traditional 1960’s airport. Here, Deborah Scott, from component supply specialist Artemis Aerospace, reveals the five most showstopping airport buildings of all time. Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore Opened in 2019, Jewel Changi Airport is certainly […]

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, […]

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 […]