HOW THE AIRCRAFT WINDOWS ARE MADE TO WITHSTAND ENORMOUS STRESSES

AVIATIONCV.COM | May 22, 2018

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Lately there have been concerns raised over the safety of aircraft windows. Such worry was caused by most recent accidents. One, where the cockpit windshield of a Sichuan Airlines A319 blew out being at 30,000 feet. Another one, where the failure of the engine on Southwest 737 caused a sharp metal detail to shatter the window.

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