An aircraft hinge is a mechanical bearing device used to connect two parts and allow them to rotate relative to one another along a fixed axis. Depending on the hinge’s type, its components can move either within a limited arc or with complete 360° freedom. Hinges are used in a broad range of applications such as doors, gates, window shutters, lids, and more. Because they are used in so many different areas, there are a wide range of types of hinges available. This blog will discuss the most prominent types of hinges and the materials they are commonly made from.