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The need for a realistic aerial target for air defence weapon systems is universally accepted. In these days of ever escalating costs the use of a full size manned aircraft or highly sophisticated drone becomes increasingly less attractive. It is to provide a realistic, low cost and cost...
A poor summer in Brazil, and the cost of AeroShell Turbine Oil 750 increases a decline in beef production in the Argentine and the price of AeroShell Turbine Oil 555 goes up. Such is the complex chain of dependence upon natural products faced by the producers of lubricants for gas turbines...
These were reflected in new aircraft designs moving into production, preparation for the World Administrative Radio Conference in 1979, improved air traffic control and services, and in new electronic systems to enhance flight operations.
The concept of solarpowered flight has been considered so far in the future, that most people have not given it much attention. Not so with Larry Mauro, president of Ultralight Flying Machines, a 7 year old company that produces ultralight kits for gliders. For Larry, unusual ideas are a way of...
Recognizing the need to maintain traditional military advantage over potential foreign adversaries, President Jimmy Carter and the Congress have boosted defence spending even at the cost of cutting back on certain domestic expenditures.
The Civil Aviation Authority has decided to adopt JAR25, in place of section D, as the British Civil Airworthiness Requirements for Large Aeroplanes from 1 July, 1979, following consultations with UK aviation interests and the Airworthiness Requirements Board.
A group of industrialists and academics have joined forces to find solutions to the major British problem of employing university graduates in industrial production an area which needs trained brainpower, but which challenges those with academic training with the tough realities of life on the...
At present work is going ahead in Holland on the construction of the very promising Infrared Astronomical Satellite IRAS. The Dutch aircraft industry has been encouraged by the great success of the first Netherlands Astronomical Satellite, ANS, to develop spaceflight technology programmes. The...
A new visual landing aid for civil and military aircraft conceived and developed at RAE Bedford seems set to be adopted by the international aviation community. The Precision Approach Path Indicator PAPI system has just gone on trial at London's Heathrow Airport as part of a Civil Aviation...
An Australian designed and built helicopter is ready for flight tests at the Royal Newcastle Aero Club at Cessnock, New South Wales.
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