News Listings for Focke-Wulf

  • IN FOCUS Heroic failures: 11 aircraft that should have flown high but never quite took off

    News | 10 Dec 2013 13:32 | Stephen Trimble

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  • Socata sticks to plans despite surge in deferrals

    News | 29 Apr 2009 14:00 | Niall O'Keeffe

    Daher's newly acquired airplane division Socata is offering co-ownership deals and calling for regulatory change as it tries to ride out the downturn
  • Flight 100 - History 1939-1948

    News | 02 Jan 2009 00:01 | Bill Gunston

    The Second World War brought aerospace innovation on both sides, but the sound barrier remained intact until 1947
  • ILA 2008: Partner India steps up participation

    News | 27 May 2008 00:00

    <P>India has been declared ILA’s official partner country, and about 25 Indian companies and organisations will be present at the show, with exhibits covering an area of 1,200 square metres. This follows similar ‘official partner country’ participation at the Hanover trade fair in April, and at the ITB Berlin Tourism expo. <BR><BR>But the link between India and Germany is especially strong in Aerospace. Though the Indian armed forces have a long history of buying British and French military aircraft, German engineers and companies have been especially active in helping India’s indigenous aircraft programmes. <BR><BR>Professor Kurt Tank, for example, creator of the wartime Focke Wulf Fw 190 fighter, worked in India from 1955 until 1970, and led the team responsible for creating the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) HF-24 Marut – India’s first indigenous supersonic strike fighter. In recognition of this link an HF-24 is displayed at the Deutsche Museum Flugwerft at Schleissheim in Bava
  • Briefing 12 February 2008

    News | 10 Feb 2008 15:10

    US carrier mergers 'an imperative', says United consolidation United Airlines chief executive Glen Tilton told an audience at the carrier's annual...
  • Rare birds

    News | 21 Dec 2004 00:00

    <p>An aviation treasure trove awaits visitors to the Udvar-Hazy Center in Washington, but the best is yet to come with more artifacts en route</p> <p>Under its vaulted, white-arched roof, the US National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center does not look half empty - or half full, depending on your viewpoint - but it is. The more than 1.7 million people who visited the museum in its first year would find it hard to believe that the centre is only half way to its goal of displaying 200 aircraft and a similar number of large space artifacts.</p> <p>From floor to ceiling, the cavernous hangar-style building seems chock-full of aircraft, aeroengines, spacecraft, missiles and other historically significant aerospace artifacts. But when the centre opened on 15 December last year, two days before the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers' first powered flight only 82 aircraft were on display. Another 21, many from the museum's vertical flight collection, are now being moved in, taki