Air International 1992-09
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R.Braybrook - Europe's Aircraft Industry
Dassault’s export drive currently centres on the Mirage 2000-5 air defence fighter, illustrated here carrying four Matra Mica and two Matra Magic air-to-air missiles.
Second prototype Saab JAS39 Gripen, 39-2 demonstrates the use of the all-moving foreplanes to supplement the rear air brakes for short landings.
Prototype A340-200 (foreground) and A340-300 (rear) flying in formation in May 1992.
First prototype EFA being prepared for its first engine run in the Manching hush house. German withdrawal from the multi-national project is now causing Italy and Spain to have second thoughts.
Eurocopter's Tiger prototype PT1 in its latest guise after modification to the French Army Gerfaut configuration with 30mm GIAT AM-30781 automatic cannon in undernose turret and roof-mounted TV, FLIR, laser rangefinder and direct-optics sensors.
Second of four Airbus A310-300s for Balair shows off the particularly colourful scheme chosen for the aircraft by the airline.
First three prototype Jetstream 41s which now carry tail artwork appropriate to their roles in the flight test programme, comprising, from left to right, G-GCJL (41001) icing trials, G-OXLI (41003) autopilot and G-PJRT (41002) EFIS testing and hot-and-high trials.
Prototype Dornier 328 D-CHIC in formation with company demonstrator Dornier 228 D-CALY showing the Company's two current offerings in the regional airliner market.
The new aircraft's predecessors are the Dornier 228 (242 delivered to 85 customers), the 328 (110 delivered to 23 customers), both seen here, and the current production 328JET with 81 delivered to 17 operators from an orderbook of 142 aircraft.
Classic English background for the RJ100, one of the members of the newly renamed BAe 146 family of regional jet airliners.
Prototype Dornier 328 D-CHIC in formation with company demonstrator Dornier 228 D-CALY showing the Company's two current offerings in the regional airliner market.
The new aircraft's predecessors are the Dornier 228 (242 delivered to 85 customers), the 328 (110 delivered to 23 customers), both seen here, and the current production 328JET with 81 delivered to 17 operators from an orderbook of 142 aircraft.
First of five BAe ATPs for Merpati seen on a pre-delivery test flight from the Woodford factory.
First Airbus A321 fuselage, c/n 364, entering final assembly at Deutsche Aerospace, Hamburg during June 1992. First flight of this stretched version of the A320 is set for next spring.