News Listings for mcr

  • AUVSI: SeaPerch challenge sees students share talents

    News | 15 Aug 2011 14:00

    Top, middle and high-school student robotics teams took part in the first National SeaPerch Challenge, held on 24 May at Drexel University in Philadelphia
  • Jet deals - 11 August

    News | 11 Aug 2008 10:15 | Olivier Bonnassies

    CAO's weekly roundup of jet transactions
  • Ugandan carrier DAS Air Cargo enters administration

    News | 20 Sep 2007 15:07 | Victoria Moores

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <div> <div> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Ugandan freight carrier DAS Air Cargo has entered administration and stopped flying after a European ban on its services and a subsequent legal battle, coupled with high fuel prices, caused a dramatic downturn in its financial position.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>DAS Air Cargo was established in 1983 to provide airline and ancillary services to its air operator’s certificate holder, Kampala-based <span class=SpellE><span class=spelle>Dairo</span></span> Air Services. At its peak DAS Air operated six aircraft on freight services between Europe and <st1:place u1:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Africa</st1:place></st1:place>. Last year it generated over $200 million in revenues.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:a
  • UAVs hit stride

    News | 01 Jul 2003 00:00

    <p>PETER LA FRANCHI / LONDON</p> <p>Co-operative European developments are pushing the technology forward</p> <p>Unmanned air vehicles could be gracing the flying display at the next Paris air show for the first time. It will be a sign of how fast UAV technology has leapt into the mainstream of the industry. </p> <p>The aircraft may have remained on the ground at this year's show, but significant programme advances abounded, including the French government's green light for the funded development of a full-scale unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) prototype to fly by 2008.</p> <p>Receiving less attention, but opening a new focus for the evolution of UCAVs outside the Western alliance, was the announcement by Dassault and Sukhoi that they are to jointly explore unmanned fighter concepts. While details of the proposed arrangements remain scant, the agreement highlights wider European interest in co-operative UCAV development activities, contrasting with the "go it alone" approach of t
  • Paris show report 2003 - EADS sets out its stall for French army UAV contest

    News | 24 Jun 2003 00:00

    <p>Modified Meteor Mirach and new vertical take-off and landing vehicle unveiled at show</p> <p>EADS has unveiled concepts for a 12h endurance tactical unmanned air vehicle and is to modify the Meteor Mirach 100.5 target drone into a low-altitude, high-speed surveillance system as a candidate for the French army's ongoing Multicapteurs MultiMission (MCMM) requirement.</p> <p>EADS is also providing more details on its plans for a new vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) UAV, designated the Orka-1200.</p> <p>The new fixed-wing endurance tactical UAV, designated the Surveryor 2500, is derived from the DynAero MCR S4 manned light aircraft. EADS says the unmanned version would have a wingspan of 6.9m (22.6ft), including winglets, a maximum take-off weight of 450kg (1,000lb) and a maximum speed of 195kt (360km/h). The aircraft would be catapult launched and recovered using a runway. Parachute recovery is also being studied.</p> <p>EADS says the French procurement agency DGA has provided
  • Dyn'Aéro to open plant in Portugal and double ultralight aircraft output

    News | 19 Feb 2002 00:00

    <p>Dyn'A&eacute;ro aims to double production of its MCR ULC ultralight aircraft with the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Portugal. The French manufacturer's decision to develop the €6 million ($5.2 million) plant will allow it to increase production from 50 to 100 units per year. </p> <p>Dijon-based Dyn'A&eacute;ro's 70% subsidiary Dyn'A&eacute;ro Iberia plans to complete the first two-seat MCR ULC in Portugal in 18 months. </p> <p>The 75kW (100hp) Bombardier Rotax 912S-powered aircraft has a maximum cruising speed of 164kt (300km/h) at an altitude of 12,000ft (3,660m). The aircraft has a maximum take-off weight of 450kg and only requires a 50m (165ft) runway for take-off. It has a range of 1,350km (700nm) which can be extended to 2,400km when the aircraft is fitted with auxiliary tanks. </p> <p>Dyn'A&eacute;ro has built 220 MCRs since the programme's inception in 1997 and has seen strong demand in France, Germany, Italy and the UK. With a small but growing market in Sout