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Airliners carrying between 800 and 1,000 passengers, weighing between 1m and 1.5m lb at takeoff may become a reality after 1980, according to Gordon Sim, director of science and engineering at LockheedCalifornia Co. His prediction is based on a Lockheed study forecasting air passenger traffic...
WE NOW INTEND to define the end result in a considerable amount of detail and leave the contractor much freer to organise himself as best suits his particular product and the environment in which he works.
THE FIRST development flight aircraft Concorde 001 and 002 both have heavyweight fuel systems fitted to control the Olympus 593 engines.
CONCORDE'S OLYMPUS ENGINES have a hearty appetite for Kerosene. A fuel load of some 25,000 imp gal enables it to operate on transatlantic and other route stages with adequate diversion margins. As can be seen from the diagram, virtually the whole of the wing area comprises fuel tank cells to...
ONE OF THE AREAS of development between the prototype and preseries aircraft, is in the application of electrical ice protection to wing leading edges in front of the engine, and in the engine intake ramps. For use in these situations, Rosemount Engineering Co. manufacture and install miniature...
DURING THE EIGHT YEARS of original research and development of the punkah louvres in Concorde many designs and materials were tested extensively until a unit was produced which operated efficiently between minus 54 and 90C with velocities of up to 2,000ftmin at an altitude of 65,000ft. The total...
To simulate on the ground the highly variable conditions experienced during typical flights of the aircraft, BAC and RAE scientists built an environmental test rig based on a mockup of the forward 70ft of the supersonic transport. The wide range of temperatures experienced by the aircraft during...
This is the third in a series of articles on the easy location of references. The previous features have covered general references and the classification, differentiation and organisation of reports, memoranda, current and committee papers.
Of especial interest is a section of the stand showing the Roissy airport of the future. Documents, photos and models show how it will look when it goes into service in March 1974. The rest of the stand is taken up with showing the various activities of Paris airport.
1,200 tool kits, averaging 10 tools each, are made up each week at the Staverton works of the Dowty Group. This entails high density storage at, for instance, the jig and tool department where one row may have to carry 3,500 separate bins.
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