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THIS was the title of a presentation made by Rudi den Hertog, Fokker 100 Chief Engineer, at the 1st Fokker 100 Operators Conference early this year. The following is a summary of his very frank and detailed paper, It describes how the cause of, and cure for, failure of the port main landing gear...
Since the 1950's the radial ply tyre has gradually penetrated all fields of ground transportation to the situation today where it enjoys a dominant position, particularly in the Western World where road surfaces are of a high standard. The advantages offered by the radial ply construction for...
Few manufactured products ever undergo the amount of machining, refining and testing that aircraft landing gear do. The reason is clear landing gear must be absolutely failsafe even one failure is unacceptable. The hundreds of landing gear components found on a single commercial or military...
BF GOODRICH has installed and is operating a new system of inprocess inspection for the manufacture of wheels for the Space Shuttle.
RECENT conference statements and the publication of the Kegworth report by the Air Accident Investigation Branch AAIB have highlighted many issues affecting passenger safety. Yet again, emphasis has been laid on the very welcome reduction in the statistical rate of jet transport accidents over...
THE future of carbon fibre laminates in hightech industries such as aerospace receives a substantial boost by the development of an advanced 10axis computer controlled ultrasonic scanning machine designed and manufactured by the UK metrology specialist LK Ltd.
FOSTER Wheeler Energy and Air Products, in a joint venture, have been awarded a contract for the Nitrogen and Dry Air systems for the European Transonic Windtunnel ETW, now under construction in Cologne. The total cost of the Nitrogen and Dry Air systems is anticipated to be around DM.55 million...
A new microprocessor, sequence controller for monophase spot, projection, seam, roll spot and portable resistance welding equipments has been introduced by Sciaky Electric Welding Machines Ltd., of Slough. Designed to assist aerospace fabricators in achieving their quality goals, the new...
SOUTHEND based airline Princess Air, a new carrier launched in April 1990, is now operating the world's first 9G rated commercial aircraft with rolechange capabilities a specifically converted British Aerospace BAe 146 QC four engined jetliner.
THE Airlines Division of British Aerospace Commercial Aircraft Ltd at Chadderton, Manchester has recently installed a Cincinnati Milacron 5axis, 3 spindle gantry profiling machine to manufacture front wing spars for the A320 Airbus. This high performance machine is the largest ever supplied to...
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