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- High-speed transport study focuses on lower.. Ott, J. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;2/29/88, Vol. 128 Issue 9, p60
Boeing Commercial Airplanes and McDonnell Douglas are participating in NASA's High-Speed Civil Transport project, and have determined that a viable transport would fall in the Mach 2-5 category. Research is narrowing to a kerosene-fueled, large-apacity aircraft in the supersonic-plus speed...
- American order boosts Douglas MD-11 program. Shifrin, C.A.; McKenna, J.T. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;2/13/89, Vol. 130 Issue 7, p16
Report that American Airlines ordered eight McDonnell Douglas MD-11 wide-body aircraft, with options for up to 42 more, giving the MD-11 program a big boost. Order; Delivery; American's plans.
- European, African, Asian carriers order 19 MD-11s. Brown, D.A. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;2/13/89, Vol. 130 Issue 7, p18
Report that the British charter carrier Air Europe ordered six McDonnell Douglas MD-11 long-range transport aircraft, powered by Rolls-Royce RB211-524L engines, and also optioned six MD-11s. Other European, Asian and African carriers ordered 13 additional MD-11s and optioned three. Test runs;...
- Voronezh accelerating Il-96 production; end of Il-86 program planned for 1993. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;6/5/89, Vol. 130 Issue 23, p70
Reports that the Soviet Union's Voronezh factory is increasing the production rate of the Ilyushin Il-96 wide-body transport while preparing to end production of its predecessor, the Il-86. Manufacturing rates; Aircraft orders; Assembly; Flight test teams.
- Certification of super heavy-lift Antonov An-225 planned for 1990. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;6/5/89, Vol. 130 Issue 23, p72
Reports that a second Antonov An-225 is being manufactured to support a flight test/development program aimed at certification of the super heavy-lift cargo transport in 1990. Design; Display in Paris; Test flight data; Bureau employment.
- An-124 offered to international customers on charter basis. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;6/5/89, Vol. 130 Issue 23, p77
Reports that the Soviet Union is offering its Antonov An-124 transport on a commercial charter basis to international customers looking for heavyweight and outsized cargo airlift capacity. Potential users; Arranging charters; Availability.
- An-225 super heavylift transport can carry 80-meter external payload. Lenorovitz, J.M. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;6/19/89, Vol. 130 Issue 25, p53
Describes the Soviet Union's Antonov An-225 super heavylift transport and its capabilities. Marketing and commercial charter activity; Design and equipment.
- Flight testing of Il-96-300 transport on schedule for certification in 1990. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;7/3/89, Vol. 131 Issue 1, p45
Shows the No. 1 prototype of the Soviet Union's Ilyushin Design Bureau's Il-96-300 transport at the Paris air show. Cockpit; testing.
- New ATTT configuration features improved handling. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;7/10/89, Vol. 131 Issue 2, p19
Shows the new configuration of the DARPA/Scaled Composites' advanced technology tactical transport (ATTT), which has a new `Bronco tail' design to reduce the minimum control speed and improve directional stability.
- Douglas prepares initial MD-11 for first flight. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;10/23/89, Vol. 131 Issue 17, p19
Reports that the first MD-11 transport has been moved out for final assembly at Douglas Aircraft Co. and is being prepared for its first flight, expected for later this year. Design; Equipment; Orders; Use.