Back in , more than 40 flights were canceled due to the extreme heat in Phoenix, which saw degrees Fahrenheit 50 degrees Celsius. Surprisingly, the cancellations were not a result of the aircraft overheating or the engines malfunctioning. Rather, the hot weather prevented the planes from lifting off. But why can't planes take off in extreme heat? Understanding why requires some basic knowledge of how planes generate lift and how environmental factors can affect how a plane flies.
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How a plane produces lift
Well, maybe not quite. But answers will likely range from downright disgust to outright adoration after all, some airlines do serve favorites like illy and Dunkin Donuts coffee and a whole lot of confusion and ambivalence in between. How do I know? Because I asked a lot of people. Since an Environmental Protection Agency EPA report revealed more than one in 10 of the water samples taken from approximately planes tested positive for coliform in , the airlines have been in hot water over their hot water. Why should you care about coliform? Plainly put: A positive test for coliform indicates possible contamination by soil or feces—neither of which make good condiments for coffee. In response to this dirty discovery, the EPA implemented drinking water regulations for airlines. But subsequent EPA tests in and a separate study on airline water quality published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health in showed very little improvement.
Planes should stay grounded when it is too hot
Sign In. However, you must be surprised to learn that extreme heat can also interfere with commercial flights. If the temperature exceeds a specific amount, commercial airlines may temporarily ground their airplanes. Different airplanes have a different maximum operating temperature. Bombardier jets, for example, are designed to operate in temperatures of no more than degrees Fahrenheit, whereas larger Airbus and Boeing jets are able to operate in temperatures of no more than about degrees Fahrenheit. When exposed to extreme heat exceeding its maximum operating temperature, passengers aboard the airplane could be at risk. All airplanes fly by producing lift with their wings. When exposed to extreme heat, airplanes produce less lift due to the properties of the air. Going back to the basics of physics , heat causes things to expand — and air is no exception.
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