An aircraft’s nose, officially known as a radome, is a spherical plastic cap that acts as a weatherproof covering for essential equipment like a radar antenna. Often called a dish antenna, a radar antenna is a sensitive plate used to transmit and receive radio signals during flight. To ensure such equipment is protected from any potential interference, an aircraft’s nose is manufactured from materials like fiberglass, quartz, honeycomb structures, and various chemical resins that block unwanted weather phenomena, but allow electromagnetic signals to pass through.

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While the flat wing aircraft design is quite popular, not all models follow the same configuration. Many aircraft feature wings with ends that curve upwards, especially those that are designed for commercial operations. Known as winglets, the curved design of many wings is very beneficial for a number of aircraft. In this blog, we will discuss the purpose of winglets, allowing you to better understand the advantages of such curved structures.

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