..

Industry Themed Articles


Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /var/sites/g/globalaviationresource.com/public_html/industry.php on line 41
DEC212012
GAM Previews: 100 Years of Lockheed Martin From Eugene Ely’s first tentative landing on a makeshift wooden deck on the fantail of the heavy cruiser USS Pennsylvania (Armored Cruiser #4) in a Curtiss pusher biplane on 18 January 1911 to the first vertical landing of the F-35B Lightning II on the asphalt deck of the USS Wasp (LHD-1) by Marine Corps test pilot Lt. Col. Fred Schenk on 3 October 2011, Naval Aviation has made astounding technological leaps over its first century. This article, written by Jeff Rhodes, is reproduced with permission from Lockheed Martin’s Code One Magazine
DEC212012
GAM Previews: Ilyushin Il-62 at 50 2 January 2013 will mark 50 years since the Ilyushin Il-62 flew for the first time. A product of the Ilyushin OKB drawing boards in 1960, the Il-62, NATO code-name ‘Classic’, was built by the Kazan Aircraft Production Association (KAPO) as a successor to the turbo-prop powered Ilyushin Il-18. Karl Drage looks back at the aircraft’s development.
OCT192012
GAM Previews: The Airbus A330 at 20 The Airbus A330 is a common sight at airports throught the world, and 2 November 2012 marks the 20th anniversary of the first flight of this popular wide-bodied aircraft. Paul Dunn takes a look at the history of this graceful machine.
MAR072012
GAM Previews: Eclipse Aerospace In 2008, Eclipse Aviation entered bankruptcy protection and the fleet of aircraft that had already been built looked like they might become orphans. However, a group of interested owners grouped together to form Eclipse Aerospace. Rob Edgcumbe reports for GAM on their efforts to support the existing aircraft and produce new aircraft.
FEB012012
GAM Previews: 25 Years of the Airbus A320 It is now 25 years since the Airbus A320 made its maiden flight. Since then, the aircraft has proved a remarkable success for Airbus and continues to sell in large numbers. Paul Dunn takes a look at the history of this revolutionary airliner.
JAN302012
Aviation News >> Boeing's 787 Dreamliner World Tour Boeing has been taking one of its 787 development aircraft on a tour of locations relevant to the program. Rob Edgcumbe caught up with the tour in Rockford, Illinois, USA and reports for GAR.
JAN042012
GAM Previews: The Sbach 300 Paul Fiddian, a self-confessed lover of all things aerobatic, explores the development of the latest big name player to have emerged on the scene and talks to the aircraft’s designer Philipp Steinbach in the process.
DEC072011
GAM Previews: Biofuels Examined While aviation plays an indispensible part in facilitating global business and tourism, moving more than 2.4 billion passengers annually and generating 33 million jobs, the industry is now well-aware of its impact on climate change. Gareth Stringer takes a look at the use of biofuels in reducing this impact and moving aviation of all kinds towards a position of carbon-neutral growth.
MAR152011
Civil Aviation: Airline Branding Airline brands are so familiar to us when we fly, or simply visit an airport for the day. Mark Broadbent looks at some of the issues involved in managing an airline brand. Images as credited.
MAR012011
Aviation News >> USAF > Boeing wins USAF KC-X tanker contract - again On February 24th 2011 the United States Department of Defence (DoD) announced that Boeing had won the advanced aerial refuelling tanker contest, KC-X, for 179 tanker aircraft. Paul Dopson reports on the embattled long running saga to replace the ageing KC-135 Stratotanker fleet.
FEB262011
Aviation News >> Military > First Production Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Flies The first production Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II made its first flight yesterday, providing some welcome good news for a troubled project. Paul Dunn was there for GAR.
FEB152011
Aviation News >> Civil > Boeing Reveals 747-8 Intercontinental The aviation industry gathered at Boeing's Everett factory near Seattle on Sunday February 13th 2011 for the ceremony to reveal the 747-8 Intercontinental. The 747-8I is the largest commercial Boeing to be built and Boeing claims it is significantly more fuel efficient, quieter and greener than its 747-400 predecessor. Paul Dopson reports.
FEB012011
The British Airways-Iberia Merger Last week British Airways and Iberia merged, creating a new force in the European airline industry. Mark Broadbent looks at the reasons for the merger and the issues ahead. Images as credited.
JAN252011
Neo kid on the block - the Airbus A320neo Airbus has announced a major upgrade for its A320 family of airliners. Mark Broadbent takes a look at the new aircraft and the future prospects for the short-medium haul jet airliner market. All images copyright Airbus S.A.S.
SEP212010
The Maiden Flight of the Cameron GB-1000
Warning: opendir(reports/2010/gb-1000/tinythumbs): failed to open dir: No such file or directory in /var/sites/g/globalaviationresource.com/public_html/industry.php on line 74

Warning: readdir() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /var/sites/g/globalaviationresource.com/public_html/industry.php on line 76
With under a week to go before the start of the 54th Coupe Aeronautique Gordon Bennett International Gas Balloon Race 2010, GAR was invited to attend the recent first flight of a new Cameron gas balloon that David Hempleman-Adams will fly as GB1 in the race. Paul Dopson was there to witness this historic event.
AUG102010
London-Stansted Airport air traffic - from the top of the tower
Warning: opendir(reports/2010/stanstedatc/tinythumbs): failed to open dir: No such file or directory in /var/sites/g/globalaviationresource.com/public_html/industry.php on line 74

Warning: readdir() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /var/sites/g/globalaviationresource.com/public_html/industry.php on line 76
Gareth Stringer spent an afternoon at London-Stansted Airport for a close look at their air traffic operation - from the top of the impressive tower itself. Images as credited.
JUL272010
Down To Business - FIA 2010
Warning: opendir(reports/2010/fia2010/tinythumbs): failed to open dir: No such file or directory in /var/sites/g/globalaviationresource.com/public_html/industry.php on line 74

Warning: readdir() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /var/sites/g/globalaviationresource.com/public_html/industry.php on line 76
Gareth Stringer reports from the biennial Farnborough International Airshow - one of the world's most famous aerospace events. Images as credited.
MAY252010
Zulu Glasstek
Warning: opendir(reports/2010/zuluglasstek/tinythumbs): failed to open dir: No such file or directory in /var/sites/g/globalaviationresource.com/public_html/industry.php on line 74

Warning: readdir() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /var/sites/g/globalaviationresource.com/public_html/industry.php on line 76
Swift Aerobatic Display Team aside, the gliding sphere is one element of aviation that has been slightly overlooked on GAR. Karl Drage redresses the balance with a report from Pete Wells' Zulu Glasstek operation.
MAY112010
EBACE 2010
Warning: opendir(reports/2010/ebace/tinythumbs): failed to open dir: No such file or directory in /var/sites/g/globalaviationresource.com/public_html/industry.php on line 74

Warning: readdir() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /var/sites/g/globalaviationresource.com/public_html/industry.php on line 76
The European business jet community gathered at Palexpo Geneva, Switzerland 3-6th May for the 10th anniversary edition of the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE). Paul Dopson was there to report for GAR.
MAR022010
HAL Heritage Centre, Bangalore
Warning: opendir(reports/2010/halmuseum/tinythumbs): failed to open dir: No such file or directory in /var/sites/g/globalaviationresource.com/public_html/industry.php on line 74

Warning: readdir() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /var/sites/g/globalaviationresource.com/public_html/industry.php on line 76
Best known for building other people’s designs under license, India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is also increasingly designing and building its own products. The company is headquartered in Bangalore and maintains a small heritage centre at its home base. Paul Dunn visits for GAR.
JAN262010
Queen of the Skies at 40
Warning: opendir(reports/2010/jumbo40th/tinythumbs): failed to open dir: No such file or directory in /var/sites/g/globalaviationresource.com/public_html/industry.php on line 74

Warning: readdir() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /var/sites/g/globalaviationresource.com/public_html/industry.php on line 76
Boeing’s Queen of the Skies recently notched up an incredible 40 years of airline service. GAR’s Paul Dunn is a huge fan of the 747. But then, he is unashamedly rather biased! Images as credited.
NOV242009
Launch of a New Generation - ATR 72-600 Franco-Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR has unveiled its latest machine, Tony Osborne takes a closer look at the new ATR 72-600 for GAR.
SEP232009
Helitech 2009 With Helitech, the largest dedicated European-based helicopter exhibition once again making its biennial visit to Duxford, Karl Drage made the short journey to Cambridgeshire to see what was on display.
SEP122009
Panavia at 40 With two RAF aircraft specially marked to commemorate the 40th birthday of the consortium from which they came, Gareth Stringer takes a look at Panavia, the tri-national group that gave us the Tornado.
JUL302009
Marsh Aviation's TurboTracker Every year in the state of California, wildfires cause widespread destruction to forestry assets and property and cause multiple deaths. Aircraft make up part of the arsenal employed by the California Department of Fire and Forestry (CDF or CAL FIRE) to fight these wildfires, and one of the most important aircraft is based on a 1950s vintage anti-submarine warfare aircraft. Paul Dunn reports for GAR.
JUN232009
Saudi Typhoon Deliveries Commence After more than ten years in the offing, the Royal Saudi Air Force have received the first of their 72 Eurofighter Typhoons that are on order. John Higgins was at BAe Warton to report on the handover ceremony and delivery for GAR.
MAY052009
Twenty-First Century Puma Based at Cape Town International Airport, in South Africa’s beautiful Western Cape region, Thunder City is well known throughout the world as an operator of classic British jets. There is, however, now another side to the operation at Thunder City, with the company putting its expertise in restoring and maintaining classic jets to a new use in refurbishing and updating the Aerospatiale Puma helicopter. Paul Dunn reports from Cape Town, with additional photography by Karl Drage.
APR162009
The Future of Fire Tankers? After a couple of fatal crashes in the last two years involving P-2 Neptunes the project that Minden Air Corp are working on could seem all the more relevent. Paul Filmer reports from Nevada.
tetracycline