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Contracts FPT produces flotation UK Hampshire Police system for Soviet-built confirm Islander order helicopter Hummingbird's base in the Mal­ Following an evaluation lease day and night. The aircraft is an dives. The system uses six large over the past year, Hampshire excellent photographic platform flotation bags made from neoprene Police have now confirmed their FPT Industries Ltd., Portsmouth, and we can fly perfectly safely coated nylon, with an electro- order for a custom-built Pilatus a division of Westland Aerospace over built up areas at around 60 pneumatic inflation system which Britten-Norman Islander aircraft. knots". Ltd., has gained an important provides full buoyancy in six Hampshire's head of the air contract to supply flotation systems Hampshire are not the only seconds and allows a ssufficient support unit, chief inspector Bob for the two Soviet-built Mi-8 police force to adopt the philosophy helicopters operated by a new and period for evacuation and possible Ruprecht, is convinced that the of using this versatile aircraft for expanding Indian Ocean company, salvage of the helicopter. cost saving benefits of this well- airborne law enforcement duties. proven fixed-wing aircraft far 'Hummingbird ' Helicopters FPTs business manager, Stephen Other police operators include exceed the small percentage of (Maldives) P.V.T. Ltd. Tutton, sees the contract as a The Dutch National Police, Royal tasks that could be undertaken major breakthrough for the com­ Oman Police, Oregon State Police, Hummingbird, which leases the with a helicopter operation and pany: "This is a highly significant Cyprus Police, Malawi Police and two machines from Heli-air of points out "The Islander can order for us and we hope it will Police Aviation Services (UK). Bulgaria, primarily operates tourist perform 80% of the tasks that a services. Flotation systems are open the door to the huge oppor­ Additionally, the aircraft is in use twin-turbine helicopter can — at tunities that exist to sell similar throughout the world in a variety mandatory for over-water pas­ approximately one quarter of the systems to the many other operators of security applications including senger services. cost. There are very few things we of the Mi-8 and Mi-17 machines covert surveillance and maritime An FPT installation team rec­ can't do for purely police applica­ worldwide." applications. ently fitted the first system at tions — land a firearms unit or a dog handling team on the roof of a Pilatus Britten-Norman Ltd, building, for instance — but we Bembridge, Isle of Wight P03 5 can carry out effective searches by 5PR. Tel: 0983 872511. AT&T Istel wins first aerospace FM contract AT&T Istel of Redditch has won A significant benefit of FM is Far Eastern Air a £12.5 million facilities manage­ reduced costs. It allows a company ment (FM) contract with Aero- to concentrate all of its efforts on structures Hamble, the first British its main business. In the case of Transport orders third Aerostructures, this is component Aerospace company to delegate responsibility for its computer and parts for military and civil aircraft. MD-80 communications resources to an The peripheral activities like com­ model with two Pratt & Whitney external specialist. puter and communication systems JT8D-219 engines rated at 21,000 are left to specialists such as pounds of takeoff thrust. This is also the first FM contract Far Eastern Air Transport has AT&T Istel. won by AT&T Istel in the aero­ ordered a third McDonnell Douglas The new plane will be delivered space industry. To ensure the systems are fully MD-80 twin jet airliner to meet from the Douglas Aircraft Co. Under the terms of the agree­ operation at all times, AT&T Istel growing need for its passenger factory here in mid-February. It ment, AT&T Istel will assume will provide 24-hour-a-day cover, service in the Republic of China. will provide added capacity to complete responsibility for Aero- seven days a week. The Taipei-based carrier cur­ meet present demand and allow structures' computer data centre As part of the deal 20 staff at for continued traffic growth. The rently operates two similar aircraft at Hamble near Southampton. Aerostructures will become em­ airline's first two MD-80s regularly delivered last year. They fly routes The centre houses a wide mix of ployees of AT&T Istel. linking the capital with other operate with 85 percent load computer hardware including ICL, AT&T Istel is one of the major Taiwan cities, including a factors, said Richard E. Jones, IBM and Digital equipment. These country's leading providers of FM Taipei-Kaohsiung shuttle service. Asia-Pacific area marketing man­ run the company's manufacturing, services. Its FM customers include The new aircraft is an MD-82 ager for McDonnell Douglas. engineering and commercial sys­ Rover Group and the regional The MD-80 is fitted with 143 tems. health authorities of Trent and seats in a two-class arrangement, FM is now a major area of North Derbyshire. eight in first class and 135 in growth in UK industry. According Aerostructures produces com­ pany has a turnover of £6 0 million economy. As in all McDonnell to a report from IDC (International ponent parts and assemblies for and employs over 1,800 staff. Douglas twin jets, the economy Data Corporation), UK companies both civil and military aircraft. seats are in the five-abreast spent £310 million on FM last These include cockpits, turrets, AT&T Istel Ltd., P.O. Box 5, arrangement most popular with year, an increase of 29% on 1989. wing sections, and canopies for Grosvenor House, Prospect Hill, travelers around the world. The IDC estimates that by 1996 the aircraft such as Harrier, Hawk, Redditch, Worcs. B97 4DQ. aircraft also is equipped with an market will be worth £800 million. Tornado and Airbus. The com­ Tel: 0527 64274. Omega inertial navigation system. 32 AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING — February 1992 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology Emerald Publishing

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Abstract

FPT produces flotation UK Hampshire Police system for Soviet-built confirm Islander order helicopter Hummingbird's base in the Mal­ Following an evaluation lease day and night. The aircraft is an dives. The system uses six large over the past year, Hampshire excellent photographic platform flotation bags made from neoprene Police have now confirmed their FPT Industries Ltd., Portsmouth, and we can fly perfectly safely coated nylon, with an electro- order for a custom-built Pilatus a division of Westland Aerospace over built up areas at around 60 pneumatic inflation system which Britten-Norman Islander aircraft. knots". Ltd., has gained an important provides full buoyancy in six Hampshire's head of the air contract to supply flotation systems Hampshire are not the only seconds and allows a ssufficient support unit, chief inspector Bob for the two Soviet-built Mi-8 police force to adopt the philosophy helicopters operated by a new and period for evacuation and possible Ruprecht, is convinced that the of using this versatile aircraft for expanding Indian Ocean company, salvage of the helicopter. cost saving benefits of this well- airborne law enforcement duties. proven fixed-wing aircraft far 'Hummingbird ' Helicopters FPTs business manager, Stephen Other police operators include exceed the small percentage of (Maldives) P.V.T. Ltd. Tutton, sees the contract as a The Dutch National Police, Royal tasks that could be undertaken major breakthrough for the com­ Oman Police, Oregon State Police, Hummingbird, which leases the with a helicopter operation and pany: "This is a highly significant Cyprus Police, Malawi Police and two machines from Heli-air of points out "The Islander can order for us and we hope it will Police Aviation Services (UK). Bulgaria, primarily operates tourist perform 80% of the tasks that a services. Flotation systems are open the door to the huge oppor­ Additionally, the aircraft is in use twin-turbine helicopter can — at tunities that exist to sell similar throughout the world in a variety mandatory for over-water pas­ approximately one quarter of the systems to the many other operators of security applications including senger services. cost. There are very few things we of the Mi-8 and Mi-17 machines covert surveillance and maritime An FPT installation team rec­ can't do for purely police applica­ worldwide." applications. ently fitted the first system at tions — land a firearms unit or a dog handling team on the roof of a Pilatus Britten-Norman Ltd, building, for instance — but we Bembridge, Isle of Wight P03 5 can carry out effective searches by 5PR. Tel: 0983 872511. AT&T Istel wins first aerospace FM contract AT&T Istel of Redditch has won A significant benefit of FM is Far Eastern Air a £12.5 million facilities manage­ reduced costs. It allows a company ment (FM) contract with Aero- to concentrate all of its efforts on structures Hamble, the first British its main business. In the case of Transport orders third Aerostructures, this is component Aerospace company to delegate responsibility for its computer and parts for military and civil aircraft. MD-80 communications resources to an The peripheral activities like com­ model with two Pratt & Whitney external specialist. puter and communication systems JT8D-219 engines rated at 21,000 are left to specialists such as pounds of takeoff thrust. This is also the first FM contract Far Eastern Air Transport has AT&T Istel. won by AT&T Istel in the aero­ ordered a third McDonnell Douglas The new plane will be delivered space industry. To ensure the systems are fully MD-80 twin jet airliner to meet from the Douglas Aircraft Co. Under the terms of the agree­ operation at all times, AT&T Istel growing need for its passenger factory here in mid-February. It ment, AT&T Istel will assume will provide 24-hour-a-day cover, service in the Republic of China. will provide added capacity to complete responsibility for Aero- seven days a week. The Taipei-based carrier cur­ meet present demand and allow structures' computer data centre As part of the deal 20 staff at for continued traffic growth. The rently operates two similar aircraft at Hamble near Southampton. Aerostructures will become em­ airline's first two MD-80s regularly delivered last year. They fly routes The centre houses a wide mix of ployees of AT&T Istel. linking the capital with other operate with 85 percent load computer hardware including ICL, AT&T Istel is one of the major Taiwan cities, including a factors, said Richard E. Jones, IBM and Digital equipment. These country's leading providers of FM Taipei-Kaohsiung shuttle service. Asia-Pacific area marketing man­ run the company's manufacturing, services. Its FM customers include The new aircraft is an MD-82 ager for McDonnell Douglas. engineering and commercial sys­ Rover Group and the regional The MD-80 is fitted with 143 tems. health authorities of Trent and seats in a two-class arrangement, FM is now a major area of North Derbyshire. eight in first class and 135 in growth in UK industry. According Aerostructures produces com­ pany has a turnover of £6 0 million economy. As in all McDonnell to a report from IDC (International ponent parts and assemblies for and employs over 1,800 staff. Douglas twin jets, the economy Data Corporation), UK companies both civil and military aircraft. seats are in the five-abreast spent £310 million on FM last These include cockpits, turrets, AT&T Istel Ltd., P.O. Box 5, arrangement most popular with year, an increase of 29% on 1989. wing sections, and canopies for Grosvenor House, Prospect Hill, travelers around the world. The IDC estimates that by 1996 the aircraft such as Harrier, Hawk, Redditch, Worcs. B97 4DQ. aircraft also is equipped with an market will be worth £800 million. Tornado and Airbus. The com­ Tel: 0527 64274. Omega inertial navigation system. 32 AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING — February 1992

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Published: Feb 1, 1992

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