Issuu on Google+


T heAi r bus

Havi ng l eas ed anA300B4f r om HapagL l oyd f ort he1986s ummers eas on( GBMNA) ,DanAi rt henp GBMNC)i n1988.' NC i ss eenher eatT ener i f eS out hon30J ul y1990,bei ngt ur nedar oundf ort her et ur n

28 Oc t ober 2012 i st he 40t h anni ver s ar yoft hef i r s tf l i ghtoft he Ai r busA300.Chr i sWoodt ak esa l ookatt heai r c r af tt hats pawneda whol e new f ami l y ofc ommer c i al ai r c r af t and c hal l enged t he Amer i c andomi nanc eoft hewor l d’ s ai r l i nermar k et .

Thes t or yoft heAi r buss t ar t sasear l yas1 9 whent hec onc eptofas hor tt omedi um r an wi debodi edEur opeanai r l i nerwasf i r s tmoo I ni t i al di s c us s i onswer ehel dbet weenBr i t i s h F r enc hr epr es ent at i veswi t havi ew t odes i gn a hi ghc apac i t y ai r c r af tf or Br i t i s h Eur op Ai r ways( BEA)and Ai rF r anc e. S i mi l ars t ud wer e al s o under way i n Wes t Ger many Luf t hans a,s ot hes et wopr oj ec t swer ebr ou t oget her . Thef i r s tagr eement swer emade 1 966andon26S ept ember1 967amemor and of under s t andi ng ( MoU)was s i gned by gover nment sofGr eatBr i t ai n,F r anc eandW Ger manyt odevel opt heAi r busA3 00( 3 00be t henumberofpl anneds eat si nt heai r c r af t ) .


usA300at40

pur chas ed t hef i r s tA300B4bui l t( no9,GBMNB)f or1987and f ol l owed i twi t ht hes econd one( no12, ur nf l i ghtt oGat wi ck ( Chr i sWood)

1 965, ange, ot ed. hand gni ng pean t udi es yf or ought dei n ndum yt he Wes t bei ng ) .

Thepar t ner si nt henew pr oj ec twer et obeS ud Avi at i onofF r anc e,t hepr oj ec tl eader ,Deut s c he Ai r busofWes tGer manyand Br i t ai n’ sHawker S i ddel ey. The c os t swer et o be s har ed wi t h F r anc eandBr i t ai npayi ng3 7 . 5% eac handWes t Ger many25%.Thepr opos edpower pl antwasa newengi nebei ngdevel opedbyRol l s Royc e, t he RB207 ,s o engi ne c os t swer et o be s pl i twi t h Br i t ai n payi ng 7 5% and F r anc e and Wes t Ger many1 2. 5% eac h.Theai r c r af twasexpec t ed t oc ar r y3 06 pas s enger s ,be power ed byt wo 50, 000l bt hr us tRB207 sand have amaxi mum t akeof fwei ghtof1 49. 7t ons . However , bot h t he Br i t i s h and F r enc h

gover nment ss t ar t i ngexpr es s i ngdoubt sabout t heai r c r af t , andi t ss al espot ent i al , s o, i nl at e1 968, S udAvi at i onandHawkerS i ddel eypr opos eda s mal l erver s i onknownast heA3 00B.Thi swoul d c ar r y252pas s enger s , haveamaxi mum t akeof f wei ghtof1 25t onsandbepower edbyGener al El ec t r i c( GE) CF 650engi nes .Us i ngt heGEengi ne had t headvant agesofr educ i ng devel opment c os t s( i twasal r eadybei ng devel oped f ort he Dougl as DC1 0)and pot ent i al l y maki ng t he ai r c r af tmor eat t r ac t i vet oAmer i c anc us t omer s . TheBr i t i s hgover nmentwasnothappyaboutt hi s and, i nMar c h1 969, i twi t hdr ew f r om t hepr oj ec t . HawkerS i ddel ey, however , s t ayedi n, goi ngont o des i gnandmanuf ac t ur et hewi ng.


SOUT HAF RI CANAI RF OR AF B

T heS AAFMus eum' smagni f i centAvr oS hackl et onMR. 3' Pel i can22'

T he S ar ge col l ect i on ofa out h Af r i can Ai rF or ce Mus eum hasa l t hr oughoutt hecount r y.Paul s i t st hemus eum atAF Dunnvi BYs t er p


RCEMUSEUM BYs t er pl aat

fai r cr af ts pi l tbet ween s ever als i t es nt hes ubur bsofCapeT own. r pl aat ,i

T heS AAFMus eum wases t abl i s hedi n 1973t opr es er veand r es t or eai r cr af t and ot herar t ef act sf r om t he hi s t or y of t he ai r ar m. T he mus eum i s headquar t er ed at AF B S war t kop, wher et hemaj or i t yofi t scol l ect i oni s di s pl ayed. I n addi t i on, s mal l er col l ect i onsar eopent ot hepubl i cat AF B Ys t er pl aat and Por t El i z abet h Ai r por t .T hef aci l i t yatYs t er pl aati si n f act t he s econd l ar ges t mi l i t ar y avi at i on mus eum i n t he count r y, al t houghmuchofi t scol l ect i oni snot onr egul arpubl i cdi s pl ay. AF BYs t er pl aati sl ocat edt ot henor t h eas tofCape T own' sci t y cent r e.I t wasor i gi nal l yaci vi l i anai r f i el dknown asMai t l and,whi ch wast aken over byt he S AAFasAF SBr ookl yn att he out br eak of WWI I ; t he ai r f i el d r ecei vedi t scur r entnamei n1949. Ys t er pl aathasl ongbeenas s oci at ed wi t h mar i t i me oper at i ons and r emai nsanact i veS AAFbas e,home t ot wouni t swi t han' over wat er 'r ol e. Oft hes e,22S qni sa hel i copt eruni t , oper at i ng t he Wes t l and L ynx and At l asOr yxi nconj unct i onwi t ht heS A Navy.F i x ed wi ng mar i t i me pat r oli s pr ovi ded by35S qn,anoper at orof t heC47T PT ur boDakot a.


40 Y e a r so f

on1Oc t ober1 97 2, t heai r l i net henknownasMal ays i aS i ngapor eAi r l i nes 40year sago, ( MS A)wass pl i ti nt wo,wi t honeel ementbec omi ngS .The i ngapor eAi r l i nes( SI A) di vi s i onpr ompt edar api dexpans i ont hati nDec ember201 0s aw S I Ac r edi t edwi t hbei ng t hes ec ondl ar ges tai r l i nei nt hewor l dwhenmeas ur edi nt er msofmar ketc api t al i s at i on. ookbac katt heS mages Kar lDr ageandDougGr eenl i ngapor eAi r l i ness t or y.I asc r edi t ed.


Excel l ence

I mage-Kar lDr age

Or i gi ns F r om 1 93 6, Wear ne' sAi rS er vi c esl i nkedhal fadozen Peni ns ul aMal ayanc i t i eswi t hvar i ousdeHavi l l and Mot handmul t i engi nedt ypes , c ur t ai l edbyWW2. Mal ayanAi r wayshadc omei nt obei ngi n1 947us i ng Ai r s peed Cons ul s ,expandi ng wi t h DC3 st os er ve I ndones i a,Vi et nam,Nor t hBor neo( t hepr es entEas t Mal ays i a) , Bur maandThai l and.

S i ngapor e' spot ent i alasar egi onalt r adi nghubwas r ec ogni s ed ear l yi nt he ni net eent hc ent ur y,i t s l oc at i on t he c at al ys tf or met eor i c gr owt h as a c ommer c i al c ent r e. Thi s pr omi nenc e made S i ngapor et he obvi ousc hoi c ef orHQ,s et t i ng t he t oneoft heongoi ng wor ki ng r el at i ons hi p wi t hi t s nei ghbourt ot henor t h. I n 1 958 Mal ayan t ook over Beaver oper at or F eder at i on Ai rS er vi c e and bef or el ong t he DC3 s


I nl as tmont h’ sc ompet i t i onwewant edt os eey ourF 18Hor netpi c t ur es .Thewi nni ngi mage abov ewass el ec t edbyCapt ai nRal ph“ Deas y ”Kni t t el , t hec ur r entSwi s sAi rF or c eF /A18 Hor netDi s pl ayPi l ot .Her e’ swhatDeas yhadt os ayaboutJi m Si mps on’ swi nni ngent r y :

“ Gr eatShot , goods peed, ni c ec one! ”Deas y Tof i ndoutDeas y ’ s2ndand3r dpl ac eds hot s , c hec koutt heHangar . t v Ourc ongr at ul at i onsgot oJi m whohaswonhi ms el fa6mont hGAM s ubs c r i pt i on.

I TCOULD BEYOUNEXT! Gl obalAvi at i on Magazi nei sgi vi ngmember sofTHEHANGAR t he oppor t uni t yt oseean i mageoft hei r son t hebackcoveroft heOct ober i ssue,aswel last hechancet owi n a6mont h GAM subscr i pt i on. Thi st i met het hemei st heAi r busA330! SeeTHEHANGAR f ormor edet ai l s.


Global Aviation Magazine Issue 12 - October 2012