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THE CLASSIFICATION of large and small aircraft has persisted through most of the years while aircraft construction has been an industry bombers and fighters, air liners and executive aircraft. In the future, this differentiation seems likely to assume the form of intercontinental and intercity...
This is the first in a series of articles covering the various aspects of aviation safety. FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS have now reached the stage where predictions can indicate that they reach the level of safety required by certificating authorities. This stage has been achieved by a combination of...
THREE MAIN DEICING METHODS have for long been in use thermal, mechanical and chemical. Systems incorporating any of these methods are in use on most aircraft throughout the world.
Remote power control basically means control at a distance of major switching operations in a generating and distribution system.
THE INITIAL engine monitoring of the JT9D powerplant in the B.747 has been accomplished through analysis of data manually recorded by flight crews from standard flight deck instrumentation.
It was feared that should the wheel hubs and flanges develop stress relieving cracks and the aircraft be subjected to particularly high lateral loading, part or all of a wheel flange could break.
When Rolls Royce 1971 Ltd designed their East Kilbride Warehouse for their aero engine spares, they required a conveyor system. This had to carry boxes either 2 or 312 ft sq and weighing up to 160lb. On the ground floor, the system had to convey the boxes up to any of 24 inspection tables and...
This is the first of an occasional feature which gives the story of salesmanship and promotion that lies behind the award of recent significant contracts in the aircraft industry.
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