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2001-11-28, Serge Pod: BAE SYSTEMS gets out of regional jet business 27 November 2001 Blaming the aftermath of the 11 September terror attacks on the World trade Centre and the Pentagon, BAE SYSTEMS has decided to pull out of the regional jet business altogether. The company is closing its Avro RJX programme immediately and closing the Avro RJ production line when the four aircraft in production are completed. The decision will mean 1700 job losses and BAESYSTEMS will take a Ј250 million charge in 2001. The job losses announced today relate only to BAE SYSTEMS' wholly owned businesses and exclude any impacts of 11 September falling within the Airbus integrated company. Announcing these decisions today John Weston, Chief Executive, BAE SYSTEMS, said, "...operating profit expectations for Airbus next year have been reduced significantly and the outlook for regional aircraft has deteriorated sharply. Regrettably it has been concluded that our regional jet business is no longer viable in this environment." He said the decision drew…
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2001-11-27, Serge Pod: GE90 engine establishes new thrust record during tests 22 November 2001 During its initial ground tests, a GE90 engine a new thrust record for a jet engine, reaching 120,316 pounds of thrust. The record-setting thrust level was established on November 19 during tests of a GE90-115B development engine at GE Aircraft Engines' outdoor test complex near Peebles, Ohio. The engine reached 120,316 pounds of thrust and then ran at a steady state of 117,446 pounds of thrust. During the first phase of ground tests this autumn, the engine is targeted to complete 150 hours of testing to measure thrust, performance, cross-wind capability, and fan blade stress levels. "We first put the engine to test on Friday, set a new thrust record on Sunday, and broke it again on Monday," said Chaker Chahrour, general manager, GE90 Project Department. "This achievement is a testimony to the effectiveness of GE Aircraft Engines' new engine development team and its methodology." The GE90-115B, the world's most powerful turbofan engine,…
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2001-11-26, Serge Pod: Aviastar Relaunches Manufacture of Tu-204 Freighter Construction of a Tu-204 freighter has been restarted at the Ulyanovsk Aviastar aircraft plant. Assembly of the airplane was suspended in May 2001 because of a disagreement over questions of cost between the plant`s management /the New Commonwealth team/ and the customers - the Moscow Aviastar-Tu airline. After the arrival of a new head, Aviastar-Tu paid the basic share of the articles obtained from the suppliers. Right now work on assembly of the liner is on-going in the main part of the the airplane production facility - in the final assembly hall. Some day soon, the first of two PS-90 engines which will be installed on the Tu-204 should be brought to Aviastar. And toward the end of 2001, according to the timetable, the airplane should be relocated to the flight test complex. If the manufacturing process is not halted, the Tu-204 freighter will be the second airplane coming out of the Aviastar jigs in 2001. As Mozaika IRA reports, the first liner,…
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2001-11-26, Serge Pod: Ruslan Will Bear Two There are great changes in the marketplace of aerial transportation. And one of the largest cargo airplanes in the world - the An-124-100 Ruslan - has found itself in the focus of the attention. The Ukrainian and Russian users of the aerial trucks finally have understood that it is somewhat better to be friends than to clash. The Volga-Dniepr airline, which is the primary owner of the Ruslans, has agreed with Kiev`s Antonov ANTK and the Progress design bureau on the joint upgrade of the ultra powerful aircraft. Europe's threat to close its air space for airplanes which didn`t comply with international ecological and noise norms pushed the sides into coming together. If at the present time the Ruslans still comply with these requirements, then beginning in 2006, when chapter 4 of the ICAO Convention enters into force, one of the most lucrative markets may by lost completely. As they reported to the Vremya MN newspaper at the Volga-Dniepr company, so that this doesn`t happen, for all…
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2001-11-26, Serge Pod: Rosoboronexport to be Transformed into Investment Agency The prime objective for the Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport is to turn from a trade mediator into an investment agency for the Russian defense industry and a shareholder in newly established military-industrial concerns, Rosoborobexport General Director Andrei Belyaninov said in an interview with the Monday edition of Vedomosti. When Rosoboronexport was created, it inherited a $60-million debt to enterprises from its predecessor, Rosvooruzheniye, while at the moment this debt has shrunk to only $9 million, Belyaninov said. At the second phase of the Rosoboronexport reform, it should seek to actively increase its stakes in Russian defense industry enterprises, Belyaninov said. ``A state mediator without its own production base is at risk of being exposed to various fluctuations. It might simply fail to survive,`` he said. Among enterprises Rosoboronexport is eyeing at the moment is the Sukhoi aircraft holding company, which controls about…
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2001-11-26, Serge Pod: An-28 Carrying 17 Crashes in Estonia A chartered Elk Airways airliner with 17 people on board plunged into a forested marsh on a Baltic Sea island with virtually no warning, killing one and injuring several others. The accident on Friday evening — the first major plane crash in Estonia since it regained independence from the Soviet Union 10 years ago — occurred just two kilometers before the An-28`s designated airport runway on Hiiumaa island. Passenger John Pass, a 38-year-old Canadian of Estonian decent who grew up in Sydney, Nova Scotia, said Saturday that the Russian-built aircraft appeared to be descending normally after a 30-minute flight from Tallinn. But from his seat at the back of the plane, he saw the two pilots at the controls in the cockpit suddenly start frantically flipping control switches and the plane drifted sideways. Within seconds it plowed into the ground. ``I`ve flown on this plane many times and the approach to the airport could always be shaky,`` he said by telephone from…
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2001-11-19, stropnik: where can I get some information regarding the Arktika brands of aircraft deicing fluids. I must know manufacturer, chemical makeup etc.
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2001-11-19, Serge Pod: AvWeek: Russians Admit Testing F-117 Lost in Yugoslavia By David A. Fulghum and Robert Wall/Aviation Week & Space Technology 05-Oct-2001 2:36 PM U.S. EDT MOSCOW and ZHUKOVSKY, RUSSIA — Russian officials admit for the first time they are using remains from the U.S. Air Force stealth fighter shot down over Yugoslavia to improve the ability of their air defense systems to detect and kill stealth aircraft. Also as part of the effort, designers say a small number of Russian tactical aircraft have been upgraded with locally produced, low-observable modifications to further test and improve their surface-to-air missile (SAM) designs. Acknowledging that researchers had access to the remains of the F-117 strike aircraft shot down in 1999 during the Kosovo air campaign, a senior Russian aerospace official said, "Yes, of course. We've been able to test our system against the broken pieces." BUT THE FIND IS PROVING somewhat less than a Rosetta stone to unlocking the secret of targeting stealthy aircraft.…
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2001-11-14, varban: Переправлю в компьютерный форум, там как раз будет Новое местоположение темы: Help me to find out how to make my Windows 98 eng. version to read and
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2001-11-12, Kalash: well, right now they're evacuating people from the empire state building... they think there is a possibility of another terrorist attack on NY. gee,,, it's been two months already. time flyes. well, anyways, hopefully we wont see any more terr-acts, and…
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2001-11-08, Serge Pod: U.N. Helicopter Crashes Off S. Leone By CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY, Associated Press Writer FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) - Recovery teams searched for victims off the coast of Sierra Leone on Thursday after a U.N. helicopter crashed into the sea. All seven people on board were presumed dead, U.N. officials said. The Mi-8 helicopter crashed Wednesday night near the U.N. headquarters in the capital, Freetown, U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq said in New York. A witness heard a loud explosion, but there was no immediate report of any attack on the helicopter, he said. A large United Nations (news - web sites) peacekeeping force known as UNAMSIL is disarming combatants in a brutal 10-year civil war in the West African nation. The helicopter was traveling from U.N. headquarters to an airport across the bay at Lungi to meet the visiting Zambian army commander and his delegation, U.N. officials said in Freetown. Four Ukrainian crew members, two Zambian military observers and a Bulgarian civilian member of the U.N. air…
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2001-11-07, Serge Pod: BA609 to begin ground runs 6 November 2001 The world's first civil tiltrotor is being prepared for ground run testing at the Bell Helicopter flight Research Centre in Texas. Ground tests on the BA609 will test the aircraft's powerplant, hydraulic systems, electrical systems and overall design conformity. Ground runs will begin by the end of year, followed by aircraft flight. After initial hover tests, envelope expansion throughout the conversion corridor all the way to aircraft mode will be documented in order to achieve a full flight manual certification database. After the envelope expansion, kit development and maturation flying, deliveries will begin. With its rotors in the vertical position, the tiltrotor is able to take-off, land and hover like a traditional helicopter. When the rotors are tilted forward to the horizontal position, the aircraft is able to fly with the high speed and range of a turboprop fixed wing aircraft. The transition from helicopter mode to aircraft mode normally takes 30 seconds,…
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2001-10-23, dsamoilov: Aviation Week & Space Technology, 18-Oct-2001 Although careful not to confirm a specific action, U.S. Defense Dept. Secretary Donald Rumsfeld conceded a potential role for armed unmanned vehicles in air strikes on Afghanistan. Rumsfeld hedged when asked if the U.S. government had armed UAV's on Afghanistan missions, then added: "It seems to me you might be right." Unmanned vehicles will likely play a variety of roles during the conflict, he said, including missions that had "previously solely been conducted by human beings." An RQ-1 Predator operated by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency reportedly has fired Hellfire anti-tank missiles on ground targets in Afghanistan, perhaps marking a significant change in modern warfare, according to a report Thursday by The Washington Post. Hellfire missiles are traditionally fired by low-flying Army attack helicopters or from Navy ships. The 700-pound Predator, which can reach altitudes above 40,000 feet, allows the military to track stationary or mobile targets…
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2001-10-20, Serge Pod: Friday October 19 10:57 PM ET Pentagon: 2 Killed in Pakistan Crash WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. helicopter supporting a commando raid in Afghanistan (news - web sites) crashed Friday in neighboring Pakistan, killing two people in the first combat-related American deaths of the military campaign. A brief Pentagon (news - web sites) statement said the helicopter crash was an accident but provided no details. The two military personnel who were killed were not immediately identified so their families could be notified first. The helicopter was in the air Friday night to provide rescue assistance, if needed, during a raid inside southern Afghanistan by about 100 special operations forces, including Army Rangers, said a defense official who spoke on condition of anonymity. The helicopter did not enter Afghanistan airspace, the official said. The deaths bring to three the number of people killed since the U.S. military campaign against the al-Qaida terror network and the ruling Taliban militia began Oct. 7. Master…
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2001-10-18, dsamoilov: During Operation Allied Force in Kosovo, the General Atomics Predator unmanned air vehicle (UAV) helped locate mobile and time-critical ground targets. Now the US Air Force is considering options to increase its capability to strike those targets--a weaponised UAV is one such option. The video shows an Air Force Predator flying at low altitude above the Nellis Air Force Base (Nevada) firing a Lockheed Martin AGM-114C Hellfire laser-guided anti-tank missile at a stationary, unmanned tank. The UAV used a line-of-sight communications link to guide the missile to the target. The Hellfire "heavily damaged" the tank, the air force said. The mission was the last of three phase I Predator weaponisation feasibility flight tests that began on 16 February. The air force is preparing to begin phase II testing, which will involve flying at more realistic operational altitudes and firing a Hellfire K missile at a moving ground target. Video: http://www.janes.com:8080/ramgen /jdw/helloshot3.rm
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2001-10-18, dsamoilov: The US National Reconnaissance Office has, within the space of just over one month, authorised three separate satellite launches. The launches are assumed to be in partial response to the 11 September terrorist attacks on New York and Washington DC. Jane's Defence Weekly
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2001-10-18, dsamoilov: The US Department of Defense (DoD) has announced its intention to sell the Royal Air Force of Oman 12 Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Block 50 or Block 52 multi-role fighter aircraft and ordnance as part of a potential $1.12 billion foreign military sale. Jane's Defence Weekly
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2001-10-18, dsamoilov: Russia's only operating photo-reconnaissance satellite, Cosmos 2377 - launched on 29 May - returned its main descent module to Earth on 10 October. The flight lasted 133 days, about two weeks longer than the previous duration record for this class of satellite. Jane's Defence Weekly
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2001-10-18, <madterm>: Со одной сторони это плохо так как у нас большинство оружия из "чужих берегов" Беретта М9, Сиг Сауер Р228(последний в основном для МР) Пулемети М249 и 240. А с другой сторони лучше получить хорошую екипировка сделанную "за границей" чем што то сделанное…
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2001-10-10, Serge Pod: A Preview of SU-30MK Awesome Acrobatics BREATH-TAKING acrobatics! That best describes the display of the Su-30MK fighter during the dress rehearsal for the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace exhibition 2001 in Langkawi yesterday. The agile fighter plane gave an awesome display never seen before over South-East Asian skies. Equipped with thrust-vector control, the much modified Flanker performed a routine that was almost beyond imagination. How else can you explain an aircraft making a 360-degree turn in just seconds without losing airspeed and altitude? With the withdrawal of the Royal Air Force Red Arrows aerobatic display team from Lima O1, it looks like the Su-30MK will be the main contender for the Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MRCA) contract for the Royal Malaysian Air Force. Another Russian contender, the MiG-29 MRCA aircraft also took to the skies after the big Sukhoi, but its display paled in comparison. Yesterday also saw the arrival of the Royal Netherlands Air Force KDC-10 Extender…
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2001-10-10, Serge Pod: Israeli Team Arrives in Russia to Investigate Air Crash A 21-member Israeli delegation arrived in the Black Sea city of Sochi yesterday to aid the investigation into what caused an airliner carrying mostly Russian-born Israeli immigrants to explode in…
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2001-10-10, Serge Pod: Helicopter Shot Down in Abkhazia, Killing Three UN Observers Three people died when an Mi-8 helicopter carrying six UN military observers and three crew members was shot down in Abkhazia`s Kodori gorge where Georgian and Chechen invaders were concentrated on Monday, early reports said. The helicopter took off from Sukhumi airport at about 9:00 a.m. Moscow time and was shot down 15 minutes later. /Interfax/ AVIA.RU - Информационное агентство "Российская авиация и космонавтика"
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2001-10-04, fast: Pakistan closes airspace, strict orders to shoot down any plane which reaches Pakistan's airspace ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Thursday immediately closed its airspace except one approach. Incoming flights from abroad are being diverted to the route from Karachi to Islamabad via Nawabshah, Rahimyar Khan and Lahore. Any other plane which reaches Pakistan’s airspace has been ordered to shot down.
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2001-10-01, Serge Pod: British scramjet engine prepares for space tests in Australia 27 September 2001 A British scramjet engine belonging to QinetiQ is to be tested during the "HyShot" flight tests in the Australian desert in October. HyShot is an international space project led by the University of Queensland (UQ) involving the launch of two Terrier Orion rockets fitted with scramjets. Scramjets are air breathing supersonic combustion ramjet engines, calculated to perform in vehicles flying in the Mach 7 to 15 range. If these calculations can be tested and verified, the scramjet may make possible flights between Australia and Britain of just several hours duration. The QinetiQ scramjet engine has been prepared for flight on 30 October and will fly at an estimated Mach 7.6 (7.6 times the speed of sound). This will follow a mission on 24 October using a scramjet designed by researchers in UQ's Centre for Hypersonics. It is hoped the experiment will validate information already captured in UQ's T4 ground shock tunnel, a facility…
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2001-09-26, Serge Pod: September 25, 2001 China tests supersonic anti-ship cruise missiles By Bill Gertz THE WASHINGTON TIMES China has conducted the first flight test of its new Russian-made anti-ship cruise missile, the most potent naval weapon in China's growing arsenal and a major improvement over its other anti-ship cruise missiles, according to U.S. intelligence officials. Top Stories A Chinese Sovremenny-class guided missile destroyer fired an SSN-22 Sunburn missile during a test Sept. 15, said officials familiar with reports of the test. "This is the first test from sea, and it gets them close to an initial operating capability," said one military official. The new supersonic cruise missile is part of China's naval buildup, which Pentagon analysts say is focused on developing the capability to sink U.S. warships. Testing of the Sunburn, called the Moskit by Russia, had been expected. U.S. intelligence agencies monitoring the region had spotted both of China's Sovremenny destroyers in the northern China port of Bo Hai Bay a…
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