ORDERS and CONTRACTS HAWKER SIDDELEY AVIATION LTD. Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd. has been re-organized □ TSR-2 AXED. It was announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Callaghan, during his Budget speech in the House to provide a greater degree of central control. Its of Commons on April 6 that the TSR-2 programme has been operation as three separate Divisions has now ceased. cancelled by the Government. According to Mr Healey, the Minister of Defence, the full TSR-2 programme for 100 planes The Board now consists of Sir Arnold Hall (Chair would have cost about £750 million. Mr Callaghan calculated the man), Mr J. T. Lidbury (Deputy Chairman and savings from the cancellation at £35 million in 1965 and £350 Managing Director), Air Chief Marshal Sir Harry million as resources of an advanced kind are released in the next five years for more productive work. The cancellation also repre Broadhurst (Deputy Managing Director), Mr R. L sents a direct loss to the taxpayer of £200 million in terms of Lickley (Assistant Managing Director and Chief development and production already carried out and compensa tion to be paid. It is not yet clear whether the Government intends Executive—Military), Air Commodore F. R. Banks to take up the option on the General Dynamics F.111 variable- □ TEN HERALDS FOR VASP. Brazil's second largest domestic (Assistant Managing Director and Chief Executive— sweepback aircraft as a TSR-2 replacement. airline, VASP, has ordered ten Handley Page Heralds at a cost of Civil), Captain E. D. G. Lewin (Naval Affairs). Mr £3¾ million. A fourth Herald has also been ordered by Globe Air, E. G. Rubython (Commercial Director), Mr A. J. the Swiss charter operator, bringing total orders for Heralds to ANGLO-FRENCH CO-OPERATION. A memorandum of fifty-two aircraft for fourteen operators. The value in terms of understanding has been signed between the French and British Laurence (Financial Director and Secretary) and Sir exports, 88 per cent of all Heralds and their spares ordered to Governments for the joint development of a supersonic fixed- Sydney Camm (Director of Design). date, tops £15 million. wing trainer cum strike fighter and for a variable geometry fighter. The strike/trainer aircraft will be based on the Breguet 121 D EAST AFRICAN AIRWAYS ORDER SUPER VC10s. East and be powered by the Turbomeca/Rolls-Royce RB.172/T.260 fan GRAVINER (COLNBROOK) LTD. African Airways Corporation has ordered three Super VC10s. The engine of 4,200 lb. thrust basic. The variable geometry aircraft order including spares and associated equipment is worth £10½ After more than nineteen years with The Aeroplane, development contract will be placed with British Aircraft Corpora- million. Deliveries will begin in August 1966. The E.A.A. Super tion in the U.K. and the power plant is likely to be based on a re Mr F. T. Meacock has joined Graviner (Colnbrook) VC10s will have a large freight door, be capable of use in a number heated fan version of the SNECMA/Bristol Siddeley Mars. Anglo- Ltd. as Publicity Manager responsible to Mr J. R. of configurations and of seating up to 172 passengers. The Super French negotiations are continuing with a view to further liaison VC10 was the subject of an engineering appraisal in the April 1965 Stevens, the Sales Director, for advertising, publica on an airborne radar search type (Gannet replacement) and an issue of AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING. airbus. tions and exhibition activities. □ THIRD VC10 FOR BUA. British United Airways has ordered □ PAKISTAN INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES BUYS FOURTH a third Standard VC10, with large side door for freight loading, SIR GEORGE GODFREY & PARTNERS LTD. TRIDENT. Pakistan International Airlines is to purchase a fourth for delivery on July 31 of this year, at a cost of £2· 8 million Hawker Siddeley Trident 1E—delivery will commence in October Mr J. R. Leach, B.Sc., A.F.R.Ae.S., and Mr J. including spares. 1965 and the fourth aircraft will be delivered in May 1966. The Trident 1E was the subject of a comprehensive engineering ap Logan, F.C.A., were appointed Joint Assistant □ VC10 COSTS . Full provision has been made out of reserves praisal in the June 1964 issue of AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING. Managing Directors of Sir George Godfrey & Part by Vickers Ltd. for the total loss foreseen on the VC10 project on ners Ltd. earlier this year. Mr Leach, formerly Flight the basis of the current order book. The loss, which represents □ MALAYSIAN AIRWAYS PURCHASES B.O.A.C. COMET development costs unrecovered, amounts to £15,300,000 gross— Test Manager with Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) 4s. Five Comet 4 airliners operated by British Overseas Airways £9,113,000 net after tax. Corporation have been purchased by Malaysian Airways. Delivery Ltd., will be responsible for control of general sales will begin in September of this year. Of the total fleet of nineteen and liaison work with the aircraft industry. □ BRITISH AIRCRAFT CORPORATION CHAIRMAN'S Comet 4s, B.O.A.C. are still offering thirteen for sale. REPORT. According to the Chairman of British Aircraft Corpora tion, Marshal of the Royal Air Force Viscount Portal of Hunger- □ DHC AIRCRAFT FOR KENYA. In addition to several de ford, total sales during 1964 amounted to £116,682,000 compared Havilland Canada Beaver aircraft recently ordered by the Kenya with a total of £104,545,000 in 1963. Trading profit for 1964 was Air Force, the de Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd. has confirmed £2,871,000 and the order book at December 31, 1964, was worth the sale of twin-engine Caribou STOL transports. The total order £361,252,000. is worth several million dollars. □ BEAGLE GROUP RESULTS. The results of the Beagle □ WESTLAND WASPS FOR BRAZIL. Three Wasp helicopters Group as presented in the Annual Report and Accounts of the were recently handed over to the Brazilian Navy by Westland Air Pressed Steel Co. Ltd. show a loss of £152,000 on aircraft after craft Ltd. This Brazilian order is the second to be completed to charging £103,000 on account of aircraft design, development and date—the aircraft will be used by the same Brazilian Squadron tooling but before taking credit for a profit of £l02,000on motor now operating Westland Whirlwind and Widgeon helicopters. car components. The build-up of production of the B.206 air craft was rather less rapid than planned—due principally to the □ FURTHER ORDERS FOR HS.748 . Total orders for the large number of modifications required by the R.A.F . As reported Hawker Siddeley 748 now stand at 108 following the receipt of in this column in the March issue of AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING, the orders for an additional aircraft for Leewards Islands Air Trans British Government has promised £600,000 financial support. port, two aircraft for Channel Airways plus orders for nine air craft for undisclosed customers. The HS.748 is currently Britain's □ SPERRY SELL 530 T.G.P.S . Sperry Gyroscope Co. Ltd. has top-selling turbine-powered aircraft and has earned £25 million. now sold a total of 530 twin gyro platform systems valued at £7 million—half of these having been exported. □ MIDAS FOR PIA. Pakistan International Airlines are to fit the Midas flight recorder made by Royston Instruments Ltd. to □ MINISTRY CONTRACT FOR M.L. AVIATION. A sub their fleet of Trident 1E airliners. The recorder involved is the stantial order has been received by M.L. Aviation Ltd. from the Midas CMM/3R system. Ministry of Aviation for the M.L. Mini-Horse—a pedestrian con trolled towing device. □ CONCORD STANDBY ALTIMETER CONTRACT FOR KOLLSMAN. Kollsman Instrument Ltd. has been selected to □ CONCORD AIR CONDITIONING CONTRACT SIGNED. design and supply the standby altimeter for the BAC/SudConcord. Following the signing of a contract between Sud-Aviation and Hawker Siddeley Dynamics, the British firm has received what is in □ ANGLO-FRENCH POWER PLANT CO-OPERATION. effect a formal 'go-ahead' to develop and manufacture air condi Bristol Siddeley's small engine division and the French firm tioning equipment for the Concord supersonic transport. Turbomeca are co-operating in the development of a new shaft SHORT BROTHERS AND HARLAND LTD. turbine engine known as the Oredon III for helocopter and small □ G.P.S. EQUIPMENT FOR QANTAS. General Precision aircraft power plant applications. Mr P. F. Foreman, Chief Engineer of Short Systems Ltd. are currently building a colour visual simulation Brothers and Harland Ltd., has been elected to the system for Qantas Empire Airways. The system, which utilizes a AEROSPACE INDUSTRY MANPOWER Marconi colour camera, will be installed early next year at the Board of the Company. Mr D. Keith-Lucas, M.A., Qantas Training Unit, Sydney, and will be switchable for opera F.R.Ae.S., M.I.Mech.E., has resigned from the The number of people employed in 'aircraft manu tion with their Link Boeing 707-I38B analogue and Boeing 707- Board to take up the post of Professor and Head of the facturing and repairing' in the United Kingdom in 338C digital simulators. Department of Aircraft Design at the College of January 1965 was stated by the Ministry of Labour □ CONCORD DESIGN SIMULATOR CONTRACT FOR Aeronautics, Cranfield. He will continue his con to have been 261,000. This represents a decrease of L.M.T. AND REDIFON. Le Materiel Telephonique, as main con nection with Short's on a consultancy basis. 1,500 over the previous month's figure and a decrease tractors, and Redifon Ltd., as main sub-contractors, have been chosen by Sud and B.A.C. to produce a simulator to facilitate study of 1,000 over the January 1964 figure. of the aircraft's behaviour in flight. BRITISH EXPORTS-FEBRUARY 1965 □ BURNDEPT BEACONS FOR BRISTOW. Bristow Heli BRITISH EXPORTS-MARCH 1965 copters Ltd. have ordered 117 miniature radio beacons for personal The value of British aerospace industry exports in use and eight floating beacons, worth £10,000, from Burndept Elec The value of British aerospace industry exports in tronics Ltd. They will be used to safeguard the lives of the North February 1965 is stated by the Board of Trade to have Sea oil drill crews whom Bristow have contracted to fly t o and March 1965 is stated by the Board of Trade to have amounted to £12,219,000. This is the highest monthly from the drilling platforms. amounted to £8,712,000 compared with £10,762,000 figure since May 1962 (£12,337,940), and compares for March 1964. It was made up as follows: □ GHANA CHOOSE REDITUNE. Ghana Airways has ordered with £8,162,201 in February 1964. The February 1965 TP18A aviation tape players from Reditune Ltd. for installation figure was made up as follows: Complete aircraft £1,807,000 in the airline's VC10 fleet. Aircraft parts £2,046,000 Complete aircraft £4,584,000 □ COSSOR DISPLAYS FOR FARNBOROUGH. Cossor New aero engines (93) £1,603,000 Aircraft parts £2,530,000 Electronics Ltd. has received an order from the Ministry of Avia Other than new aero engines (35) £969,000 tion for the supply of an RBDE-5 16 in . radar bright display. The New aero engines (126) £2,131,000 equipment is already installed at Farnborough where it has been Aero engine parts £1,988,000 'Other than new' aero engines (52) ) £743,000 undergoing operational trials. Aeronautical instruments £187,000 Aero engine parts £1,914,000 Tyres £114,000 D PLESSEY-HEINKEL GAS TURBINE AGREEMENT. An Aeronautical instruments £239,000 agreement has been signed by the Aircraft Equipment Group of Tyres £77,000 Plessey-UK Ltd. and Ernst Heinkel AG which provides for sharing Leading purchasers were as follows: production between the two companies of the Plessey Microturbo Leading purchasers were as follows: Aircraft and parts range of small gas turbines (see the EAR-TO-GROUND feature, AIR Aircraft and parts: United States £1,664,000 CRAFT ENGINEERING, January 1965, p. 35). United States £748,000 Canada £255,000 □ SPERRY-JOHNSON MATTHEY LICENCE AGREEMENT. Iraq £567,000 India £229,000 Johnson, Matthey and Co. Ltd. have made arrangements to market Brazil £357,000 the electroless plating process developed by Sperry Gyroscope Co, West Germany £223,000 Ltd. The arrangements include the granting of an exclusive licence Canada £254,000 in respect of the noble metals. Aero engines and parts Aero engines and parts: United States £1,084,000 □ FIELDTECH BECOME U.K. DISTRIBUTORS FOR France £1,409,000 ROCKBESTOS. An agreement has been signed between Field- West Germany £637,000 Italy £528,000 Tech Ltd. and the Rockbestos Division of the Cerro Corporation of West Germany £521,000 France £478,000 U.S.A. whereby FieldTech will market Rockbestos specialized Italy £473,000 wires and cables for aerospace applications. Japan £464,000 192 Aircraft Engineering
Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jun 1, 1965
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