Top News on Lockheed L-188 Electra

  • Choreographing the symphony of fire destruction: Conair


    Aviation plays a worldwide role in fire control. We called on Canadian contractor Conair to observe spring training


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  • IN FOCUS: Turboprop engine duel strikes up for 90-seater


    A classic engine duel is beginning to take shape in a category often thought extinct at the dawn of the second century...


  • Choreographing the symphony of fire destruction: Conair


    Aviation plays a worldwide role in fire control. We called on Canadian contractor Conair to observe spring training


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  • IN FOCUS: Turboprop engine duel strikes up for 90-seater

    News | 27 Feb 2012 11:00 | Stephen Trimble

    A classic engine duel is beginning to take shape in a category often thought extinct at the dawn of the second century of commercial aviation: the untapped market sector.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/IN-FOCUS-Turboprop-engine-duel-strikes-up-for-90-seater-368727/
  • Choreographing the symphony of fire destruction: Conair

    News | 08 Jun 2011 02:00 | John Croft

    Aviation plays a worldwide role in fire control. We called on Canadian contractor Conair to observe spring traininghttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Choreographing-the-symphony-of-fire-destruction-Conair-357514/
  • US Navy overcomes mass P-3C grounding scare

    News | 09 Nov 2010 15:30 | Stephen Trimble

    The US Navy has quietly overcome a grounding scare that programme officials now acknowledge brought the Lockheed Martin P-3C Orion fleet "to its knees" only...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-Navy-overcomes-mass-P-3C-grounding-scare-349499/
  • US Forest Service steps up search for new air tankers

    News | 01 Jun 2004 00:00

    <p>With 30 aircraft approaching retirement, ex-USN Vikings may be long-term solution</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The US Forest Service has accelerated a four-year plan to replace 30 aging multi-engine airtankers to as early as next summer. Under review are retired regional airline turboprops and a mixture of phased-out military aircraft, from LockheedS-3B Vikings and C-130E Hercules to the Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The search for replacements also ranges to more exotic concepts, such as reactivating a 1970s Boeing YC-14, buying Russian BerievBe-200 amphibians and utilising a Lockheed L-188 Electra, says Tony Kern, assistant director of aviation management at the forest service.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Ideally, the first replacements will enter service before next year's summer fire fighting season, says Kern, who adds his agency's fiscal 2005 budget request does not yet reflect the new requirement.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Kern is initially attracted to proposals basedhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-Forest-Service-steps-up-search-for-new-air-tankers-182408/
  • UK's Atlantic Airlines plans An-72 lease

    News | 17 Feb 2004 17:15 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>UK ad hoc carrier Atlantic Airlines is planning to wet-lease an Antonov An-72 for a year-long assessment period on behalf of freight company TNT Worldwide Express.<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><u1:p></u1:p>Atlantic Airlines is intending to source the short take-off/landing (STOL) aircraft from Estonian carrier Enimex from 23 February.<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><u1:p></u1:p>“The reason for the application is to provide TNT with the opportunity to evaluate the aircraft as part of its future fleet strategy and to offer the bloodstock industry additional capacity,” says Atlantic Airlines.<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><u1:p></u1:p>Ahttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/UKs-Atlantic-Airlines-plans-An-72-lease-272392/
  • Tu-204C firmly in Atlantic's sights

    News | 29 Jul 2003 00:00

    <p>DAVID LEARMOUNT / LONDON</p> <p>Atlantic Airlines is looking to add up to six Rolls-Royce RB211-powered Tupolev Tu-204-120C freighters if European certification is achieved next year.</p> <p>Russell Ladkin, managing director of the Coventry, UK-based freight carrier, says the acquisition of up to three of the RB211-535E4B-powered freighters from Egyptian leasing specialist Sirocco Aerospace next year and three more in 2005 is being considered. Ahead of European certification, Atlantic has taken over the wet lease of two Tu-204-120Cs that Sirocco and its parent Air Cairo had been operating for TNT Express through UK company Cougar Leasing, which went into administration earlier this year.</p> <p>The two 27,000kg (59,500lb) payload twinjets operate on TNT's European air network from its hub at Liege, Belgium, where they are based. "For some time we have been looking towards the future of the airline and the possibilities of operating larger aircraft. The Tu-204 adds another markethttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Tu-204C-firmly-in-Atlantics-sights-169386/