News Listings for Sir George Cayley

  • Flight 100 - History 1909-1918

    News | 02 Jan 2009 00:01 | Philip Jarrett

    Britsh aviation made a slow start, but within the decade the country was making aircraft and the RAF had formed
  • Point to point delivery

    News | 06 Oct 1998 23:00

    <p>David Learmount/LONDON</p> <p>Transporting outsized, heavy machinery or plant to a remote site on a different continent is a logistics nightmare which might involve three or more modes of transport. The unit, perhaps a hydro-electric generator, often has to be designed not only for its mechanical efficiency, but to enable modular transport and reassembly under conditions that are far from ideal. </p> <p>A perfect logistics system would lift the unit, fully assembled, direct from its point of manufacture and lower it on to the foundations where it will operate. It sounds unreal - the creation of a logistical magician - but the first cargo lifts by a new system which promises factory-to-site single mode heavylift transport have already been reserved, even though the system is still on the drawing board. </p> <p>THE TASK </p> <p>In 1993, a group of German heavy machinery and plant manufacturers met to solve their mutual logistics problem. The industrialists started with a blank she