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This prestigious conference attracted some most eminent speakers and an international attendance of some 300.
Ground testing of representing components is being conducted on the Mission Adaptive Wing MAW programme in Seattle, Washington. Phase 2 of a threephase wind tunnel programme has been completed and has verified the aerodynamics and loads used for the initial design concept. Unless a major problem...
A study by the National Transportation Safety Board showed that postcrash fires occurred in approximately 8.0 per cent of the 22,002 general aviation accidents during 19741978. About 59 per cent of the accidents involving postcrash fire resulted in fatalities, while fatalities were involved in...
The time, and indirectly, the fuel required to fly from Turin to Rome Leonardo da Vinci International Airport is now about 40 greater flying a McDonnell Douglas DC9 under instrumental flight conditions IFR than it was in 1960 flying a DC3 under visual rules VFR.
This is the first of a series of articles about the methods used to achieve high safety standards in civil aircraft which employ complex systems. The topic is a large one, and some of the procedures of safety assessment are elaborate. The basic principles are, however, straightforward, and the...
The Engineering Education and Training National Conference, held on 15th and 16th October 1980, had its attractions but not such as would produce a full house for at no time throughout the two days Conference, organised by the Institution of Electrical Engineers, at the excellent facilities...
The Metropolitan Police has become the first police force in the United Kingdom to buy its own helicopter.
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