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  • Pictures: UK Royal Air Force seeks upgrade for Supermarine Spitfire


    <P>With <A href="http://www.army.mod.uk/ceremonialandheritage/household/remembrance.htm" target=_blank>Remembrance Sunday </A>falling this weekend, it is perhaps fitting that the UK Ministry of Defence has announced two new initiatives to support operations of the Avro Lancaster, Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire aircraft which equip the <A href="http://www.raf.mod.uk/squadrons/hbbmf.html" target=_blank>Royal Air Force’s Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF).</A></P> <P>Expressions of interest were sought by 10 November from companies interested in conducting a landing gear modification to the flight’s Spitfire fleet, with this to value up to £500,000 ($950,000). The work will focus on the design and production of new wheels to accommodate replacement tubeless tyres, and an invitation to tender for the work will be issued in late January 2007. A total of 20 wheels in two sizes will initially be acquired to fit the single Mk IIA, Mk VB and Mk IXE Spitfires now in use, plus tw


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  • AB25: Jet Airways chairman, Naresh Goyal

    News | 23 Nov 2010 05:00

    The 1960s, and to some extent the 1970s, were the age of innocence for our industry in India. Aviation as a business was less cut-throat, more a luxury, almost like a one-time experience to be cherished; definitely not a common man's choice of travel, the Great Indian Railways had then ruled the roost. Our world has since moved on writes Jet Airways chairman Naresh Goyalhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AB25-Jet-Airways-chairman-Naresh-Goyal-349753/
  • Pictures: UK Royal Air Force seeks upgrade for Supermarine Spitfire

    News | 10 Nov 2006 21:27 | Craig Hoyle

    <P>With <A href="http://www.army.mod.uk/ceremonialandheritage/household/remembrance.htm" target=_blank>Remembrance Sunday </A>falling this weekend, it is perhaps fitting that the UK Ministry of Defence has announced two new initiatives to support operations of the Avro Lancaster, Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire aircraft which equip the <A href="http://www.raf.mod.uk/squadrons/hbbmf.html" target=_blank>Royal Air Force’s Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF).</A></P> <P>Expressions of interest were sought by 10 November from companies interested in conducting a landing gear modification to the flight’s Spitfire fleet, with this to value up to £500,000 ($950,000). The work will focus on the design and production of new wheels to accommodate replacement tubeless tyres, and an invitation to tender for the work will be issued in late January 2007. A total of 20 wheels in two sizes will initially be acquired to fit the single Mk IIA, Mk VB and Mk IXE Spitfires now in use, plus twhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Pictures-UK-Royal-Air-Force-seeks-upgrade-for-Supermarine-Spitfire-210499/
  • Flight International flight tests

    News | 28 Jul 2006 15:58

    What are the EADS Socata TBM850, Eclipse 500, Gulfstream G150 or the Aermacchi M346 like to fly? Our test pilots, Pete Collins and Mike Gerzanics, have been there and got the t-shirt.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Flight-International-flight-tests-208147/
  • Airbus should be applauded

    News | 08 Mar 1995 16:35

    <p>Sir - Following recent correspondence in Flight International about the safety of Airbus aircraft, I believe that what is happening is the result of resistance to change. </p> <p>I was suspicious the first time I travelled in an Airbus A320 as a passenger. I think that people in general are suspicious and "inflate" facts when accidents occur with new products. This happened with the Douglas Dakota, Lockheed Electra, Boeing 707 and so on. </p> <p>What counts is the commitment of the supplier to prove its point, and its technology, and be strong enough to resist criticism. </p> <p>This definitely has to be the case with Airbus Industrie. </p> <p>RUI MANUEL DOS SANTOS </p> <p>Luanda </p> <p>Angola </p> <p>South West Africa </p> <p>&nbsp;</p>http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-should-be-applauded-22185/