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  • PARIS: QUIZ - Test your expertise on Paris air show history

    News | 10 Jun 2011 15:45 | Niall O’Keeffe

    <P>How well do you know the back story of the aviation calendar’s biggest event? </P> <P>Find out by taking the guess-the-year quiz within our <A href="">special&nbsp;Paris preview interactive magazine</A>.</P> <P>We’ve picked out a dozen milestone events from the full history of the show and, in each case, given you three plausible suggestions as to timing. It’s up to you to separate the accurate one from the “close, but no cigar” options.</P> <P>Alongside each poser, there is a picture to help jog your memory. The quiz gallery records evolutions in commercial passenger jets, fighters and spaceflight, while personalities and venues also get a look-in.</P> <P>This&nbsp;shot&nbsp;(below accompanies the following question: the Lockheed F-117 stealth fighter first appeared at Paris (so far as anyone knows) in a) 1991; b) 1993 or c) 1995?</P> <P><IMG style="WIDTH: 445px; HEIGHT: 315px" alt=\F-117 src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=40151" border=0></P> <P>And th
  • PARIS AIR SHOW: 100 years of Paris air show highlights

    News | 05 Jun 2009 07:00 | Günter Endres

    100 years of Paris air show highlights
  • A 50 year timeline of spaceflight

    News | 04 Oct 2007 11:04 | Rob Coppinger

    4 October: Soviet Union launches Sputnik 1, the World's first orbiting artificial satellite 12 April: Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin is...
  • Kliper to use Buran seats

    News | 19 Jul 2005 00:00

    <P>Russia’s Zvezda has agreed to provide ejection seats for the prototype of Energia’s six-crew Kliper reusable spacecraft. The operational Kliper will not use ejection seats, but the test vehicle will use seats developed for the cancelled Russian space shuttle Buran, writes <EM>Rob Coppinger. </EM></P> <P>The ejection seats used solid rocket motors intended to propel the test pilots up to 600m (1,800ft) from a Buran flying at Mach 3 or less.</P> <P>The Kiper could be developed from 2006 by a combined Russian, European and Japanese space agency team (Flight International, 28 June–4 July). “Design of the [Kliper] version without wings is close to the Soyuz vehicle,” says Sergei Sergeiovich, Zvezda deputy chief designer.</P>
  • Russia to test space-tourist craft

    News | 19 Mar 2002 00:00

    <p>PAUL DUFFY / MOSCOW</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Russian air and space agency (RAKA) is developing a shuttle vehicle designed for the space-tourist market. The S-21, a prototype of which has been developed by the Myasishchev experimental design Bureau, will cater for sub-orbital rides into space. The development follows the emergence of space tourism, with the first trip made to the International Space Station last April by US businessman Dennis Tito on a Russian Soyuz TM. The next space tourist, Mark Shuttleworth, is to fly on a Soyuz next month, while a third is lined up for a flight later this year. </p> <p>The S-21 will be carried by a Myasishchev M-55 high-altitude research aircraft for deployment at a height of 72,200ft (22,000m). It will carry two passengers and a pilot on a sub-orbital ballistic flight to an altitude of around 100km (60 miles). The first flight is expected in about 18 months, with the first "revenue" flight a year later.</p> <p>Myasishchev general designer V
  • $160m would get three An-225s flying - Air Foyle

    News | 26 May 1998 23:26 | Chris Kjelgaard

    <BODY LINK="#0000ff" VLINK="#800080"> <P>An investment of just $160 million would be enough to complete certification of the Antonov An-225 Mriya ("Dream") giant outsized freighter and to provide three flying examples within two years, says an air cargo executive closely associated with Antonov.</P> <P>Air Foyle cargo charter division director Bruce Bird estimates that $20 million would get the first and only An-225 built to date flying and certificated within six months.</P> <P>Another $40 million would be enough to complete the second An-225 - already half-built - within a year, and another $100 million would cover the cost of building a third An-225 from scratch.</P> <P>"That's slightly more than the cost of one 747-400 and slightly less than one MD-17," observes Bird, speaking at <I>Commercial Aviation Report's</I> Cargo Industry Seminar in Chicago.</P> <P>By far the world's biggest aircraft, the An-225 was originally built to transport the proposed Soviet space shuttle, Bur