In his recent Viewpoint, “Not Even Close: The Better Choice for LAS” (AW&ST April 15, p. 58), Fred George identifies “significant differences” between Beechcraft's AT-6 and Embraer's Super Tucano aircraft, both competing for the hotly contested U.S. Air Force (USAF) Light Air Support (LAS) bid. However, his opinion of those differences ignores significant facts and badly misuses others in an attempt to substantiate his view.
This advert appeared in Aviation Week & Space Technology a little over eight years after the iconic Dart engine powered the maiden flight of the prototype Viscount. The engine helped make the Vickers Viscount one of Britain's best-selling aircraft....More
Almost two years after the rollout of the 707 prototype at Renton Field, Boeing placed adverts in Aviation Week & Space Technology promoting the flight characteristics of the airplane. "Seattle to Washington, D.C., and return - in 8 hours, 6 minutes!"...More