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  • PICTURE: FusionMan conquers the Channel


    <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>The Swiss pilot known as <A ...


  • Viking Twin Otters for US Army’s Golden Knights parachute team


    <P>The US Army will purchase three DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft from Viking Air Limited for its elite Golden...


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  • Let's get personal: flights of fancy

    News | 16 Dec 2008 00:00 | Jeffrey Decker

    After four decades of snail-pace development, jetpack technology is now rocketing skyward. New concepts making use of strap-on devices promise to make age-old...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Lets-get-personal-flights-of-fancy-320094/
  • PICTURE: FusionMan conquers the Channel

    News | 27 Sep 2008 14:13 | Jeffrey Decker

    <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>The Swiss pilot known as <A href="http://www.jet-man.com/prod/index_en.html">Fusion&nbsp;Man </A>has flown across the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on">English Channel</st1:place> <A href="http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=SzoGQjfH6iA">strapped&nbsp;under his jet-powered personal wing</A>. </SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>Yves Rossy landed in <st1:City w:st="on">Dover</st1:City> at 13:19 on Thursday after his launch aircraft took off from <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Calais</st1:City>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">France</st1:country-region></st1:place>. At more than 2,500m (8,200ft), Rossy leapt from a Pilatus Porter, unfolded his 2.4m wing and engaged its four tiny jet motors. He made the 35.4 km trip in under 10min at estimated speeds of 161km/h (100mph), gently contorting his body the whole way in lhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-FusionMan-conquers-the-Channel-316609/
  • Viking Twin Otters for US Army’s Golden Knights parachute team

    News | 18 Mar 2008 21:25 | John Croft

    <P>The US Army will purchase three DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft from Viking Air Limited for its elite Golden Knights parachute team. </P> <P>Priced at $14.3 million in total, the three aircraft will replace two existing Twin Otter Series 300 twin-engine turboprops, purchased from de Havilland Canada in 1979, and one Pilatus Porter, a single-engine turboprop. The Golden Knights use the 16-passenger aircraft as jump platforms.</P> <P><IMG style="WIDTH: 467px; HEIGHT: 311px" alt="" src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=21908" border=0></P> <P>Viking, which purchased the type certificate for the Twin Otter and six other de Havilland aircraft from Bombardier in February 2006, restarted Twin Otter production last year. The company plans to deliver the first Golden Knights aircraft in 2010 and the remaining two in 2011. The sale brings Viking’s order book for firm and optional purchases for the Twin Otter to more than 40.</P>http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Viking-Twin-Otters-for-US-Armys-Golden-Knights-parachute-team-222343/
  • Versatile Pilatus Porter still has a multirole to play

    News | 13 Jun 2005 00:00

    Is it a passenger aircraft, is it a freighter, is it a medevac, is it a recreational aircraft, or is it a surveillance aircraft? If the question is directed at the venerable Pilatus PC-6 Porter, then the answer is yes in every case.<br /><br />With 46 years of operation in the most remote locations under its belt, the Porter still has a bright future, says Fred Muggli, who is in charge of sales and marketing for the company's business turboprop PC-12. The two aircraft are both on static display. <br /><br />Capabilities<br /><br />Muggli knows the Porter well from eight years in Africa promoting its capabilities.<br /><br />He says: "It's short take-off and landing characteristics are exceptional and it has a fractional operating costs compared with a rotary wing aircraft. Its access to remote areas, even as extreme as glaciers and deserts, give it a major advantage in mission roles."<br /><br />With more than 400 aircraft delivered, Pilatus is committed to minimum production runs ofhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Versatile-Pilatus-Porter-still-has-a-multirole-to-play-199086/
  • CFIT and Asia main areas of accident concern: survey

    News | 12 Jan 1999 13:19

    <BODY LINK="#0000ff" VLINK="#800080"> <P>Controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) and loss of control were the two main causal factors behind fatal aircraft accidents in 1998, according to a survey by <I>ATI</I> sister-publication <I>Flight International</I>.</P> <P>The annual review of commercial air transport accidents reveals that five of the jet-powered and eight of the propeller-driven aircraft that suffered fatal crashes were victims of CFIT. Loss of control was cited in 13 accidents.</P> <P>Apart from the deadly crash of a Swissair Boeing MD-11 in September, major carriers in North America, Western Europe and Australasia suffered no fatal incidents, while Asia continued to bear the brunt of such accidents.</P> <P>In total, <I>Flight</I> lists 48 accidents which killed 1,244 passengers and crew during 1998. Over the last ten years, the world has suffered an average of 48 accidents and 1,267 fatalities. The worst year was 1996, with 57 accidents and 1,840 deaths.</P> <P>Taiwanhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/CFIT-and-Asia-main-areas-of-accident-concern-survey-233100/