The work, which will require trials to be conducted in the U.S., was revealed during a recent speech by U.K. Minister for Defense Philip Dunne. Defense Ministry officials have since confirmed the contents of the speech. (Photo: Aviation Week)
A team of consultants thinks perennially crowded Heathrow Airport could solve its capacity problem for a longer time and for less money by simply extending its existing runways, rather than building a proposed third runway.
Capt. Jock Lowe, a retired head of flight operations at British Airways and a former Concorde pilot, told Aviation Week there were no regulatory issues preventing the runways from lining up one behind the other, length to length in their layout.
LONDON - Dubai Airport chief executive Paul Griffiths tells operators that the closures, set to start on May 1, 2014, are essential because the airport’s northern runway, 12L-30R, is nearing the end of its design life. (Photo: Dubai Airports)
LONDON - The self-funded demonstration program, revealed April 25, made its first flights in early April and has already carried underslung loads and performed what the company calls a “representative observation mission.” (Photo: Eurocopter)
LONDON - Boeing selected BAE to develop the Active Parallel Actuator Subsystem (APAS) onto both the CH-47F and the MH-47G helicopters. The move represents the first time the active inceptor technology has been used on a non-fly-by-wire aircraft. (Photo: Boeing)
LONDON - The company forecasts a slowdown in defense spending in its “domestic” markets -- Italy, the U.K. and the U.S. -- that will “cause a drop in the Group’s revenue volumes in 2013.” (Photo: AgustaWestland)