Air Pictorial 1977-06
Air Pictorial 1977-06
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M.Hardy - France's Aircraft Industry
Aerospatiale's Dauphin 10/13-seat helicopter comes in two forms, the single-engined SA.360 powered by a Turbomeca Astazou 18, and the twin-engined SA.365 (photo) with Turbomeca Arriels. Military versions are under development as well
Air France operates its Concordes on routes from Paris to Rio de Janeiro, Caracas and Washington, and has been achieving 72 per cent load factors on the Rio route. Illustrated is F-BVFA in the airline's new livery
Artists' impression of the Dassault Mirage 2000, principal combat aircraft under development for the French A.F. and due to fly in 1978
Dassault Mirage F 1CG, serial 110, one of forty ordered by Greece for the Hellenic A.F.
Seen at Farnborough, Aerospatiale/Westland SA.342 Gazelle F-WTNA with three Hot missiles each side of the fuselage
Artist's impression of the ASMR airliner project. Developed from the Dassault Mercure 200 in co-operation with McDonnell Douglas, it received a lukewarm response from U.S. airlines
Aerospatiale/Westland SA.330 Puma N330RM of Pocky Mountain Airways
The Franco-German Alpha Jet strike/trainer (4th prototype illus.), developed by Dassault-Breguet and Dornier for the French and West German A.F.s, has also been ordered by the Belgian A.F.
The Transall C-160 is about to go back into production. This French A.F. machine is from the 61e Escadre which has been ferrying Moroccan troops to the conflict in Zaire
Ninth Airbus for Air France, and first to appear in the new livery (blue, white, red fin stripes). F-BVGI is an A300B-4 and was delivered in March. Airbus sales total thirty-seven plus twenty-three options - and Eastern Airlines are now leasing four
Latest and largest of the Dassault Falcon/Mystere executive jet family is the trijet Falcon 50. F-WAMD, the prototype, made its first flight on 7th November 1976
Robin's latest trainer is the two-seat HR 2160 with 160-h.p. Lycoming
Reims have now added the F 182 to their range of licence-built Cessnas - D-EDQQ for a German customer illustrated
Aerospatiale's Dauphin 10/13-seat helicopter comes in two forms, the single-engined SA.360 (photo) powered by a Turbomeca Astazou 18, and the twin-engined SA.365 with Turbomeca Arriels. Military versions are under development as well
Reims Aviation offer a military version of the Cessna Skymaster, the FTB 337 Milirole, seen here with four underwing stores
SOCATA TB.10 prototype F-WZJP, a new four seater from Aerospatiale's light aircraft division, made its first flight on 23rd February 1977
Dassault Mirage III/5 sales exceed 1,300. M 201 (illus.) is one ol three Mirage 5DM two-seaters for the Zaire A.F., along with fourteen single-seat 5Ms
Latest Aerospatiale helicopter is the six-seat AS.350 Ecureuil [F-WZAG illus.), known as the AStar 350 in the U.S.A.
Aerospatiale SN 601 Corvette F-BVPI is on long-term lease to DLT, the German third-level operator
WA 54 Atlantic F-BXCT is one of several types produced by Wassmer that employ glass-reinforced plastic construction
A batch of twenty-five CAARP/Mudry CAP 20L aerobatic single-seaters is now being built; F-WVKY is the prototype
Latest Wassmer design is the all-plastic WA 80 Piranha - F-WVKR, the prototype, with piranha's-mouth markings
Several Robin models, such as the HR 100-250 four-seater for a Danish owner seen here, have a retractable undercarriage and are of all-metal construction
The Nord 262 re-engined with UAC PT6A-50s and called Mohawk 298 has recently entered service with Allegheny Airlines