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All of us, who are working in this highly interesting field of Avionics, have the same feeling of superiority. We all know that our technology is the heart and soul of today's air transport success. We have enough sense of reality to admit, that in the past, starting with the Wright brothers up...
Developed from a wartime indentification system, Secondary Surveillance Radar SSR has become a means whereby the air traffic controller can be provided with an immediate display of an aircraft's identity, range, azimuth and height. Also, since SSR is a communication channel, further special...
In aerospace engineering, interest trends to focus on the more dramatic aspects of airborne performance. Following the adoption of its bearings in the wheels of the Airbus A300, British Timken has revealed performance statistics which show that the less spectacular ground role can generate some...
Since RollsRoyce and Gulfstream Aerospace of the USA jointly announced a large contract to take the new, quieter and more fuel efficient Tay RB18303 development of the RB183 Mk. 555 engine into series production, significant progress has been made in relation to its possible application to the...
Final design is nearly completed for Pratt & Whitney's new PW4000 engine, which is using thirdgeneration technology in a programme directed at reducing airline costs for fuel and spare parts.
To expand the capacity for manufacture of widebody aircraft undercarriages, Dowty Rotol has established a new 7.5 million machine shop at its Staverton, Gloucester works. Centrepiece of this facility is a five spindle Droop & Rein gantry type copy mill supplied by Elgar Machine Tool Co. Ltd. of...
Leading international aircraft propeller manufacturer Dowty Rotol Ltd., places great importance on the use of data recording instruments when putting its products through a wide range of rigorous stress and vibration tests. For the past five years, the company has employed highperformance...
Three years of engineering, design and construction have culminated in the successful maiden flight for de Havilland Canada's latest entry into the commutercorporate aircraft market, the Dash 8.
General Electric Silicones Europe announce a Silicone rubber compound for Aerospace applications where a flameresistant thermal barrier is a major material and design requisite.
Mr. Peter Bates, Deputy Chairman of Plessey Electronic Systems Ltd., PESL, has been elected President of the Society of British Aerospace Companies for the year 198384. He succeeds Sir Austin Pearce, Chairman of British Aerospace plc.
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