Gearing up the flying force
- Airline methods speed C-5 repair. Dornheim, Michael A. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;3/11/1996, Vol. 144 Issue 11, p53
Informs that US Air Force maintenance of the Lockheed C-5 transport has seen significant improvement over several years. The adoption of more commercial techniques at the San Antonio Air Logistics Center at Kelly Air Force Base, Texas, as the reason for this; Changes including division of work...
- Safety in Air Force Materiel Command. Yates, Ronald W. // Flying Safety;Feb95, Vol. 51 Issue 2, preceding p1
Focuses on the United States Air Force Materiel Command's efforts to promote safety of Air Force equipment and supplies. Integrated product development; Prevention of accidents; Elimination of defects of systems.
- Laser keeps F-16S targeted over Bosnia. // Machine Design;4/4/96, Vol. 68 Issue 7, p27
Looks at the Sure Strike targeting system used by the United States Airforce's F-16 pilots developed by Lockheed-Martin and the Aeronautical Systems Center. Features of the system.
- 21st-century strike fighter. // Machine Design;4/4/96, Vol. 68 Issue 7, p27
Presents a caption of how the strike fighter aircraft of the future will look. Who developed the model; Features of the plane.
- NAME GAME. Parmalee, Patricia J. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;5/14/2001, Vol. 154 Issue 20, p19
Reports the false identification of the YF-113G aircraft of the United States Air Force. Secrecy over the development of the plane; Misconception of the plane as a MIG-23.
- The `Stuck Throttle' panel mishap. // Flying Safety;Sep95, Vol. 51 Issue 9, p27
Looks at an incident in which the throttle stuck on a trainer jet. Details of ordeal; Pilot's handling of the ordeal.
- Defense space chief reworks national security system. Scott, William B. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;2/26/1996, Vol. 144 Issue 9, p60
Focuses on the reorganization undergoing by the United States defense and intelligence communities aimed at the $13 billion spent annually on launch and space craft systems. Comments by Robert V. Davis, Defense Department's first deputy undersecretary for space; Changes outline by Davis.
- Alternative trainer programs. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;10/21/1985, Vol. 123 Issue 17, p23
Faced with further budget restraints that could eliminate the already troubled Fairchild Industries T-46 program, the US Air Force is looking at a number of alternative primary trainer programs. Included are the Brazilian Tucano, the Swiss-built Pilatus Aircraft PC-9 and the Beech Aircraft...
- The long steel pin. Holritz, Robert T. // Flying Safety;Apr97, Vol. 53 Issue 4, p4
Relates an anecdote highlighting the need for preventing foreign object damage (FOD) to US Air Force aircraft. Atypical reaction of the Deputy Commander for Maintenance (DCM); Meetings on occurrences of flight control incidents; Injury suffered by DCM due to FOD.