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IN April 1960 a Committee under the Chairmanship of Sir Alan Wilson, F.R.S., was appointed by the Government to examine the nature, sources and effects of the problem of noise and to advise what further measures could be taken to mitigate it. That Committee has now completed its investigations...
AS might be expected, the problem of aircraft noise receives lengthy and detailed consideration in the Final Report of the Wilson Committee on the Problem of Noise. The subject of noise was found by the Committee to be so vast that it was necessary to form three subcommittees to examine specific...
SERIOUS consideration is being given to the more extended use of helicopters for travel into city centres, and the use of more sophisticated vertical takeoff and landing aircraft is a more distant but nevertheless discernible prospect. A report of the Committee on the Planning of Helicopter...
The author was asked to prepare this paper for a discussion on takeoff and landing noise problems on the supersonic transport at a Symposium at Southampton University. He was in the fortunate position of being sufficiently detached from direct participation in the project that he did not need to...
ONE of the most modern turbojet engine test plants in Britain, which will be used for RollsRoyce Avon and Spey engines used in the Comet and Trident, has now been completed at the London Airport Engineering Base of British European Airways.
THIS paper is restricted to airframe design problems its purpose being to compare the suitability of titanium alloys with other alloys used in the paste.g. aluminium alloys and stainless steels, with limited use of magnesium and nickel alloys and nonstainless steels.
ON July 4, the Flight Simulator Division of Redifon Ltd. announced that a contract for the supply of a full colour visual simulator attachment had been awarded to them by the United States Government National Aeronautics and Space Administration for installation at the Ames Research Centre,...
I AM delighted to dedicate my hundredth publication to a young and forwardlooking institution with clearly defined longterm objectives and well considered determination to live up to the requirements of modern aeronautics and space technology to the Department of Aeronautics and Space Technology...
THE necessity for an automatic, i.e. computerassisted, air defence system might appear so obvious at this stage of air warfare development, that it hardly needs reiterating, and it is therefore not surprising that, in March 1962, the Council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization approved in...
DURING the past three years, the aircraft industry has increased considerably its use of plastic models, jigs and fixtures for checking, assembly and drilling operations, and, to take but one example, VickersArinstrongs Aircraft Ltd. have simplified and have specdedup the production and fitting...
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