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


  • Other News for Lockheed L-188 Electra

  • 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 01:00 | 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 | 31 May 2004 23:00

    <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/
  • Tu-204C firmly in Atlantic's sights

    News | 28 Jul 2003 23:00

    <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/
  • Rebel Skies - The history

    News | 08 Apr 2002 23:00

    <p>The explosion in low-cost travel has historical parallels </p> <p>The boom in European low-fare airlines shares many similarities with the explosion in the UK 30-40 years ago of inclusive tour (IT) "package" holidays. The legacy of today's low-fare airline passenger in Europe originates with the "bucket-and-spade" package market of the 1960s and 1970s.</p> <p>The birth in the 1960s of charter airlines such as Britannia Airways and Monarch Airlines, as well as the now-defunct carriers Dan-Air and Laker Airways, provided capacity for the embryonic tour-operator business and opened air travel and overseas holidays to the masses. Although those airlines operated non-scheduled flights, they infiltrated and diluted Europe's short-haul market and provided the same thorn in the side of established full-service carriers as today's low-fare scheduled airlines do.</p> <p>Like the low-cost carriers (LCCs), these airlines flew from what were then secondary airports (such as London Gatwick) anhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Rebel-Skies-The-history-145902/