Archive for May, 2008

A giant "telescope" connects New York and London

Posted by stephen on May 29, 2008

An extraordinary optical device called a “telectroscope” has been installed at both ends of the Atlantic Ocean which miraculously allows people to see right through the Earth from New York City to London and vice versa.
In May-June, artist Paul St George is exhibiting outdoor interactive video installations in a fanciful simulated Telectroscope. This original piece [...]

ILA 2008: Lockheed Martin reveals next generation C-130J Hercules variant

Posted by admin on May 29, 2008

Lockheed Martin used ILA 2008, Berlin’s air show to reveal its latest version of the new-generation C-130J Hercules.
The HC/MC-130J is a tailored common core special operations variant intended to replace all of the ‘Heritage Herc’ types now used by the USAF’s Special Operations Command.
These include HC-130N and HC-130Ps, and MC-130Es, MC-130Ps [...]

ILA 2008: Replacement Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 narrowbodies to take longer than planned

Posted by admin on May 29, 2008

The prospective dates for the launch of replacement narrowbody jets to take the place of the current Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 families may not now appear until 2020 according to both airframers and enginemakers at ILA, Berlin’s air show.
Until recently, 2012 was widely touted as the most likely time for the new airliners [...]

ILA 2008: German Army signs for retrofit of more Eurocopter CH53G transport helicopters

Posted by admin on May 29, 2008

Germany signed a contract with Eurocopter at ILA, Berlin’s air show yesterday for the retrofit of six more CH53G transport helicopters to be converted for special missions with the German Army.
The helicopters will be fitted with ballistic self protection and specific mission equipment. The order is worth approximately €24 million, a large proportion of which [...]

ILA 2008: First Russian ship with equipment goes to Kourou

Posted by admin on May 29, 2008

The first Russian ship carrying equipment for the Soyuz launch site in Kourou, French Guiana, will start its journey in July, Anatoly Perminov, head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos told journalists at ILA.
The launch complex for the Soyuz rockets in Kourou, known as ELS, is being built as an alternative launch site to Baikonur [...]

ILA 2008: Antonov drops in for quick show and tell

Posted by admin on May 29, 2008

Volga-Dnepr took time out from flying charter freight and humanitarian aid by dropping into ILA with one of its Antonov AN-124-100-150 Ruslans yesterday.
Managing director Valery Gabriel was taking part in the European Air Transport Congress in Hall 6 and used the Ruslan to highlight its capability to attendees.
“There is a growing demand for this sort [...]

ILA 2008: Gulf Air order doubles fleet

Posted by admin on May 29, 2008

Gulf Air doubled the number of Airbus aircraft in its fleet when the Bahrain based airline placed a firm order for 35 aircraft at the show yesterday.
The order comprises 15 A320 single aisle aircraft and 20 A330-300s. The contract was signed by Björn Näf, Gulf Air CEO, and Tom Enders, Airbus President and ceo.
Gulf [...]

ILA 2008: Pilatus PC-12NG rolls out to new customers

Posted by admin on May 29, 2008

Pilatus has begun customer deliveries of its PC-12NG. The first NG was handed over to Western Aircraft, Pilatus’ north-western US sales and service centre.
Western Aircraft’s Phil Winters, vice president sales, says: “I am delighted to accept the aircraft on behalf of our customers. They will shortly commence operations and we anticipate the PC-12NG will meet [...]

ILA 2008: 4,000th Cirrus adds a new perspective

Posted by admin on May 29, 2008

4,000th Cirrus’ aircraft off the production line holds a special place in the company’s history as it is the first of the SR22 G3s to feature the new Cirrus Perspective cockpit .
The aircraft is on the static display where GA pilots can see the Cirrus Perspective which features twin 12in displays and a host of [...]

ILA 2008: HHP massage system stimulates interest

Posted by admin on May 29, 2008

Suffering from a backache? Feeling tense from walking the halls of ILA? How about a massage? Delegates can get a taster of Home Health Products (HHP) Massage System.
Its bright yellow machine, which can be used on an aircraft, is the first tested medical product to use oscillating massage with infra-red deep heat.
“The machine is [...]

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