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Space was the dominating theme at the 35th Paris Air Show. Whether on the ground or in the air, the American Space Shuttle seemed to overshadow the show. The Space theme also was predominant in the Russian pavilion, where, much to the delight of thousands of Parisian schoolchildren who swarmed...
Not to be missed at the 1983 Paris Show was the Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise mounted on a modified Boeing 747 carrier aircraft. This combination visited Paris as part of a tour on both sides of the Atlantic which demonstrated to a wide public the only practical way to ferry an orbiter and also...
Air Canada's fuel budget for 1982 is 645 million, and represents 30 of the airline's annual operating expense. No single airline expense item has escalated faster than fuel price. Combine this with inflation, high interest rates, general recession and the pressure of deregulation, to see that we...
At the Filton, Bristol, plant of British Aerospace plc, Dynamics Group, two high precision coordinate measuring machines supplied by Vickers Metrology are making a major contribution to productivity and profitability. Both operate simultaneously under the control of a single minicomputer.
In many areas of the aerospace industry collaboration is the only sensible way forward. The object of collaboration is not to reduce competition but to share costs and risks involved, and enhance the prospect of commercial success, said Mr. Norman Lamont MP, Minister of State for industry recently.
Goodyear has announced it is building a new, advanced technology airship to join its existing fleet.
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