News Listings for Alberto Santos-Dumont

  • Answers to Uncle Roger's festive quiz 2006

    News | 21 Dec 2006 18:00

    <H2>&nbsp;</H2> <H1>In the news in 2006</H1> <P>1. Steve Fossett, GlobalFlyer (2pt)<BR>2. Airbus A380, 270 (2pt)<BR>3. Lockheed Martin Polecat stealthy unmanned high-altitude aircraft (2pt) <BR>4. EADS Barracuda (1pt) <BR>5. English Electric Canberra, retired 55 years after first entering service with RAF (1pt) <BR>6. Alan Mulally, became chief executive of Ford after leaving as chief executive of Boeing Commercial Airplanes (1pt) <BR>7. Boeing 717, last commercial airliner from the former Douglas Aircraft stable (1pt) <BR>8. Hawker 4000, formerly the Hawker Horizon (1pt) <BR>9. Eclipse Aviation for developing the Eclipse 500 (1pt) <BR>10. Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, was stretched to same size as the already launched -8 Freighter by Lufthansa (2pt) </P> <H1>Air Transport </H1> <P>1. Bombardier CRJ100/200/440 with total orders of 1,021 aircraft (2pt) <BR>2. Willie Walsh, Irish, UK flag carrier British Airways; Tim Clark, British, Dubai national carrier Emirates; James Hogan, Aust
  • Legendary biplane marks a century for Embraer link

    News | 12 Jun 2005 23:00

    <P>Look out alongside the impressive Embraer Legacy business jet in Le Bourget static park for a piece of aviation history that links the Brazilians with our French hosts - the 14 Bis biplane.<BR><BR>The replica is here with Embraer to mark the centennial of this legendary aircraft, being overseen by the Brazilian Ministry of Defence. <BR><BR>The 14 Bis was designed and built by pioneer Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, who flew his invention in Paris for the first time on 23 October 1906.<BR><BR>Celebrations begin with Brazil year in France, which starts today.<BR><BR>During the show Embraer is displaying the first of three 14 Bis replicas built in Brazil <BR><BR>At the same time, an exhibit on the life and work of Santos-Dumont is showing at the Muse de l'Air et de l'Espace, located here at Le Bourget. <BR><BR>Embraer is sponsoring both the construction of the replicas and the Santos-Dumont exhibit.</P> <P><IMG alt=1702 src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=8929"><BR><BR>The In
  • Is it a microlight ...or an aerocane?

    News | 15 Jun 1997 23:00

    <p>Parisian Michel Abadie is a man with a passion... for bamboo. </p> <p>And he has patented a design for a new microlight using little but the natural material. </p> <p>Abadie, who is president of the European Bamboo Society, believes that the substance has an ecological role to play through preventing the destruction of the world's rain forests. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Crusade </p> <p>And his new self-designed two-seater microlight will, he says, help to publicise the crusade. </p> <p>"And harvesting it doesn't destroy the plant. </p> <p>"This compares with an oak tree which takes 100 years to reach full maturity and when it's felled... it's felled." </p> <p>In the early days of aviation, bamboo was used extensively, as the aviation museum at Le Bourget demonstrates. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Pioneer </p> <p>For instance, French pioneer aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont used the material to build his Model 14-bis in 1906 and also the better-known Demoiselle of 1910. </p> <p>Thomas