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Aircraft

Hero's farewell for 'charming' pilot

Dignitaries and government officials are among those honouring GFS flyer

A Government Flying Service pilot who died on a rescue mission two weeks ago was yesterday honoured in a ceremony befitting a hero.

Wednesday, 17 September, 2003, 12:00am

Lantau's morning fog hides scene from photographers

When helicopter company executive Andrew Tse flew over the crash site yesterday there wasn't much to see - because the entire area was shrouded in dense fog.

Mr Tse, a senior executive of HeliHongKong, which flies the regular helicopter service between Hong Kong and Macau, said his company flew a group of photographers to the site early yesterday morning.

28 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Airline passenger comfort

I refer to Ade Odetunde's views on the Airbus seat size following Emirates' announcement of its order for 71 wide-bodied Airbus and Boeing aircraft ('An appeal for bigger, deeper, better airline seats', June 24).

A significant proportion of the order was for the new Airbus A380 superjumbo, an aircraft on which we will be able to carry more people, in even greater comfort.

14 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Sky high

WHO IS THE most influential figure in the field of aeronautical technology today? Burt Rutan, the man behind the non-stop around-the-world Voyager flight in 1986, should be the one.

14 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

50 years ago...

New jet from UK

Rome (Feb 22): Britain's newest airliner, the Vickers Viscount propeller-jet made its first public demonstration flight today.

23 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Fighter jets boost PLA armoury

The mainland's air attack and defence capabilities have been boosted by a consignment of advanced Russian fighters.

The Moscow-based Sukhoi Design Bureau confirmed the Su-30 MKK jets were delivered last month.

But in line with a confidentiality clause in its contract with China, a bureau official declined to say how many aircraft were involved.

22 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Western raiders swoop on fighter planes

Indian police have arrested five people for allegedly selling a World War II German fighter aircraft to a London antique dealer.

The Messerschmitt BF-109 was presented as a war trophy to the Nizam of Hyderabad in 1941 by the Royal Air Force in gratitude for the royal ruler's funding of two RAF squadrons during World War II.

30 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Enter the Vectron

Like any inventor, Steve Davis' first experience of pitching a new idea ended in frustration.

It seems in 1998 the big toy manufacturers - those in Britain, the United States and Canada - had a hard time coming to terms with his radically new concept. The most common response was to be listened to politely and then shown the door.

6 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Cathay finds way to comply with airworthiness directive

Cathay Pacific Airways has found an alternative means of complying with a directive from United States aviation regulators that had effectively limited the range and payload of its fleet of Boeing 747-400 long-haul jumbo jets.

29 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

'IT WAS LIKE A FIREBALL COMING DOWN'

Three people were killed and more than 200 injured when the McDonnell Douglas 11 flipped over and burst into flames as it landed at Chek Lap Kok during Typhoon Sam on August 22, 1999.

19 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Air Macau takes an urgent look at buying wide-body aircraft

Air Macau has stepped up its ongoing study of whether to add a wide-body passenger aircraft to its fleet after losing business to Dragonair along the Hong Kong-Taipei route.

The airline is considering adding at least one Airbus Industrie A330, which is almost 50 per cent larger than its biggest jet, although a decision would not be made for some time.

15 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

JAL finalises order for freighters

Hong Kong: Japan Airlines (JAL) has finalised the airline's first order for two Boeing 747-400 freighters. Delivery is planned for 2004. They join JAL's already extensive 747 fleet, which numbers 81 747s of various models - more than any other carrier.

11 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Remains of US airmen head home after 58 years on Tibetan mountain

A US military team will take the bodies of four World War II servicemen home from China today after spending almost two months in Tibet investigating the wreckage of a cargo plane that went down in 1944.

1 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

India crows over new jet fighters

The Indian air force is euphoric at the arrival of 10 Sukhoi-30MKI fighter planes from Russia as part of its efforts to modernise its fleet.

A further 32 planes will be delivered in stages over the next two years.

30 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Asian airlines to crank up medium-range cargo fleets

Aircraft manufacturers say Asian airlines will soon begin focusing their attentions on developing dedicated medium-range cargo fleets for the first time, as the growth in air freight begins to outstrip that of passenger traffic.

13 Sep 2002 - 12:00am