Air International 1982-08
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R.Braybrook - Visits to another world
The Airbus Industrie line of development includes the A300 and A310, already launched, with the A320 likely to go ahead soon. Less certainty surrounds the TA9, TA11 and TA12 projects, which ring the changes on body length, wing size and number of engines.
The Airbus Industrie line of development includes the A300 and A310, already launched, with the A320 likely to go ahead soon. Less certainty surrounds the TA9, TA11 and TA12 projects, which ring the changes on body length, wing size and number of engines.
Fokker has doubled the production rate of the F27 over the past two years, to 24 a year and continues to have great confidence in the F27 which, says the author, "conceivably has more of a future than the F28".
The Airbus Industrie line of development includes the A300 and A310, already launched, with the A320 likely to go ahead soon. Less certainty surrounds the TA9, TA11 and TA12 projects, which ring the changes on body length, wing size and number of engines.
The first production Jetstream 31 lands at Prestwick, the home of BAe's Scottish Division. The Jetstream seems well set to "receive a warm welcome from ... people who are of normal height and whose posture has progressed beyond the simian crouch..."
The trio of BAe 146 Series 100 test aircraft, seen in an early-morning photograph at their base at Hatfield. As the flight development programme proceeds apace, marketing men "emphasise the aircraft's miserly fuel burn and remarkably low noise level..."
The Fieldmaster and the Firecracker are products of NDN Aircraft, a "small, privately-owned design organisation with a staff of 30 which develops aircraft for other companies to manufacture in series".
The Fieldmaster and the Firecracker are products of NDN Aircraft, a "small, privately-owned design organisation with a staff of 30 which develops aircraft for other companies to manufacture in series".