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A History of the Airplane Shapes

An airplane silhouette is a classic illustration of an airplane, created by artist Paul Cephas Jones.The original airframe was made by a German plane maker and its wing was constructed from a piece of timber.Today, airliners are constructed from composite materials, which are made from different parts.In Jones’s original illustration, the wing and tail are

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Airplanes are back! – The NBC News aviation podcast

Airplanes, like all things, are made from parts.But some of the parts that make up an airplane’s fuselage, such as the engine, the wings, and the tail, are actually made of metal.“The wings are made of plastic,” explains Bill Shanks, director of the aviation program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).“So they’re