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  • OSHKOSH: Betsy’s Biscuit Bomber – one veteran’s march towards Oshkosh


    A mass of DC-3s will be seen over Wisconsin this month - including Betsy's Biscuit Bomber from the Estrella Warbirds...


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  • OSHKOSH: Betsy’s Biscuit Bomber – one veteran’s march towards Oshkosh

    News | 20 Jul 2010 00:00 | Mike Gerzanics

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  • Both collision aircraft TCAS-equipped: Eurocontrol

    News | 02 Jul 2002 14:45 | Kieran Daly

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal>European air traffic control agency Eurocontrol has confirmed that its records show that both aircraft involved in last night’s collision over Germany were equipped with traffic alert and collision avoidance systems (TCAS) and had altimetry systems compliant with reduced vertical separation minima (RVSM) requirements.</p> <p class=MsoNormal>By coincidence the Bashkirian Airlines Tupolev Tu-154 had for the first time been verified as being RVSM-compliant by Eurocontrol when it flew over the Linz height monitoring unit just 30min before the collision. The DHL International Boeing 757-200PF was last monitored on 30 June.</p> <p class=MsoNormal>In a statement, Eurocontrol says: “Based on the available information, there is currently nothing to indicate that the introduction of RVSM was in any way a factor in this accident.</p> <p class=MsoNormal>“Both aircraft complied with technhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Both-collision-aircraft-TCAS-equipped-Eurocontrol-264923/
  • Geriatric ward

    News | 12 Dec 2000 00:00

    <p>Sustainment has become a major issue because military aircraft are remaining in service longer - many are likely to serve for more than 50 years</p> <p>Stewart Penney/WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB </p> <p>Retaining elderly military aircraft in service is a worldwide issue as air forces shift away from new aircraft programmes and place increasing emphasis on through-life upgrades. Long term work at the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) will apply science and technology along with improved business practices to sustain the USAF's fleet. Over 75% of the USAF's aircraft are more than 25 years old, and many are expected to be in service more than 50 years. </p> <p><img src='../Assets/GetAsset.aspx?ItemID=4959' /></p> <p>"We have turned around from being reactive to proactive, but it's not easy to apply," says Mike Zeigler, ageing aircraft structures leader within the AFRL's air vehicles directorate. </p> <p>The AFRL's sustainment programmes can be broadly split into two areas - ageinghttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Geriatric-ward-123640/
  • Lucas launches 'power by wire' work

    News | 05 Aug 1998 00:00

    <p>Graham Warwick/WASHINGTON DC</p> <p>Lucas Aerospace has launched development of an electric actuation system suitable for combat aircraft and large commercial transports, following successful completion of a 1,000h in-service test of "power by wire" on a US Air Force Lockheed C-141 Starlifter transport. </p> <p>The so-called Electric Starlifter has Lucas-developed integrated actuation packages (IAPs) replacing the conventional hydraulic actuators on the ailerons. Each dual-channel IAP houses two electric-motor-driven hydraulic pumps which move the actuator. </p> <p>The Electric Starlifter uses 7kW (9hp)IAPs. Steve Croke, director of technology at Lucas Aerospace Utica, says the company has begun development of a 20-30kWIAP aimed at the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) and other applications requiring more power. The larger actuator will be demonstrated early in 1999, he says. </p> <p>The 1,000h in-service test demonstrated the reliability and maintainability of the IAP, Croke says, wihttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Lucas-launches-power-by-wire-work-40356/
  • Ukrainian Il-76 crashes into sea off UAE

    News | 14 Jul 1998 09:25 | Stewart Penney

    <BODY LINK="#0000ff" VLINK="#800080"> <P>A Ukrainian Ilyushin Il-76 freighter crashed last night shortly after take-off from Ras Al Khaimah International Airport in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).</P> <P>The Il-76, operated by Kiev-based ATI Aircompany, departed the airport on a cargo service at 23:00 local time. It was headed for Nikolayev in the Ukraine with eight people on board, says director of civil aviation at the airport, Mohammed Jassim Darwish.</P> <P>He says that 10min after take-off, the aircraft crashed into the sea and a search for survivors and wreckage is continuing. None of the eight on board has yet been found.</P> <P>The crash site is about 13km (7nm) from the airport and 0.8km (0.4nm) from the coast.</P> <P>Ras Al Khaimah is one of the smaller Emirates within the UAE, situated north of Sharjah and south of Oman. Each Emirate has its own civil aviation department and international airport.</P> <P>The Soviet-era Il-76 four-engined freighter is the equivalent ohttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Ukrainian-Il-76-crashes-into-sea-off-UAE-231599/
  • Berlin airlift impasse

    News | 13 May 1998 00:00

    <p><img src='../Assets/GetAsset.aspx?ItemID=868' /></p> <p>Douglas Barrie/LONDON</p> <p>The sight of an airlifter over Berlin used to be welcome. In the case of the Antonov An-70, making its Western show debut, there will be those among the crowd who wish it had remained in Ukraine. </p> <p>The An-70 is being championed by none other than Volker R&uuml;he,Germany's defence minister, to meet Europe's longstanding plan to modernise its air forces' tactical airlifter capabilities.The Ukrainian aircraft is viewed by many, however, as an interloper in addressing the European Staff Requirement (ESR). Not least of all by those within Airbus Military Company (AMC), also in attendance at the show, which is working to meet the ESR with the Future Large Aircraft (FLA). </p> <p>Germany was the first to sign the ESR in 1996, some 14 years after the initial multi-Future International Military Airlifter (FIMA) was launched to address the programme. The AMC FLA project grew from the governmental phttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Berlin-airlift-impasse-37049/