News Listings for Avro 707

  • Flight 100 - History 1949-1958

    News | 02 Jan 2009 00:01 | Bill Gunston

    Despite its problems, the Comet was a revolution in air transport. But this would be a decade of firsts, many of them British
  • 60 years of Farnborough air shows

    News | 03 Jul 2008 11:51 | Ian Goold

    <P>The Farnborough air show has moved only a small distance across the airfield, but it has flown a very long way in its 60 years. We review many of the world-famous event's developments and highlights.</P> <P>The Farnborough air show has reached its 60th birthday, and organiser Farnborough International is continuing to evolve and exploit the exhibition site. </P> <P>A subsidiary of the Society of British Aerospace Companies, Farnborough International is taking the show into its seventh decade with vigour, applying 60 years' experience of meeting exhibitor needs, originally from parochial UK companies, then a fast-consolidating European region, and - since 1974 - from the worldwide industry. </P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P> <TABLE style="WIDTH: 445px" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TH><IMG style="WIDTH: 438px; HEIGHT: 325px" alt="at the first farnborough air show " src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=23650" border=0>&nbsp;</TH></TR> <TR> <TD> <H6 align=right>&nb
  • Straight & Level 19.2.1954

    News | 17 Feb 2004 00:00

    <p>Avro Fighter/Bomber</p> <p>Though it has often been remarked that the Avro 707 research aircraft appears to have the makings of a first-rate fighter, it will come as a surprise, even to many who share that view, that this fascinating little aircraft is, at last, being developed into a lightweight fighter/bomber. As yet unnamed, the new machine has been designed to meet NATO requirements as laid down by General Norstad; its rivals appears to be a version of the Folland Gnat (Bristol Orpheus turbojet) and France's trolley-launched, skid-landing S.N.C.A.S.E. Baroudeur. Sir Roy Dobson, managing director of A.V. Roe and Co., Ltd., puts forward the comment that the delta plan form offers such easy landing characteristics that it is "ideally suited" for use on temporary airstrips. "Our aircraft," he says, "can land without trouble on a minimum NATO P.S.P. runway with room to spare, and can take off in half the minimum requirement." He goes on to claim that the delta offers not only low co