14th October 2019
  • 14th October 2019

Articles Posted by Jacek Domański

An integration of Mil and Kamov construction bureaus into the National Helicopter Centre

by on 13th October 2019 0

The Board of Directors of Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has taken a decision to unite JSC ´Mil Moscow Helicopter plant´ and JSC ´Kamov´ to establish JSC ´National Helicopter Centre named after Mikhail Mil and Nikolay Kamov´ (NHC). National Helicopter Centre shall combine the potential of two helicopter design schools for […]

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Polikarpov I-15bis / И-15 бис

by on 8th October 2019 0

A biplane fighter aircraft from the 1930s, Polikarpov I-15bis, exhibited at the static display of XIV International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019, in Zhukovsky. The roots of I-15bis go way back to 1929, when the 5th fighter for the Soviet Air Force was developed by N.N. Polikarpov and D.P. Grigorovich. Manufactured between 1931 and 1934, […]

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Failed dreams – unfinished projects of Czech aviation industry (1)

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Czech Republic (and earlier Czechoslovakia) is the country with long aviation tradition, dating back to 1918, when the first aviation manufacturing company was established. Before the World War II, the Czechoslovak aviation industry was comparable to the level of the most advanced countries, as France, Germany or the Great Britain. This, exceptional for such a […]

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Breitling Jet Team – the end of the story

by on 3rd October 2019 0

On 22nd September, the display performed at Festival Aérien Cervolix in France became the final conclusion of the 17-year-long activity of the Breitling Jet Team. As yet another consequence of Breitling´s exit from the aviation sponsorship, in July 2019 the Swiss watchmaker decided not to renew the sponsorship contract with Apache Aviation, the operator of […]

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Hawker Hurricane Mk. IV

by on 24th September 2019 0

Hawker Hurricane Mk. IV ´JV-N´ KZ321 – an iconic World War II aircraft photographed while performing an amazing low pass over the Kleine-Brogel airfield, during the spotter day on 14th September 2019. Hurricane Mk. IV was one of the final variants of the Hawker-manufactured fighter, produced between 1942 and 1944. At that time, Hurricane was […]

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Can your dream come true with the PJ-II ´Dreamer´?

by on 24th September 2019 0

The International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS in Zhukovsky is widely recognized as the presentation of the flagship products of the Russian aviation industry. Especially the presentation of the Russian military aviation is a matter of interest for the international press and the aviation enthusiast, leaving in the shadow the exhibition related to General Aviation […]

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Letter from the editor – September 2019

by on 23rd September 2019 0

Dear friends and followers! Autumn is already here, and this usually means the end of the air show season… In fact, the last weekend – with Athens Flying Week, Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show and Festa al Cel – closed the 2019 season in Europe. There are still a few aviation events scheduled for […]

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Chinese combat UAVs over Europe

by on 22nd September 2019 0

According to the official information from the Ministry of Defence, Serbia will be the first European country to operate the Chinese unmanned combat aerial vehicles. The Serbian armed forced will receive nine Chengdu Pterodactyl I (Wing Loong) UCAVs, with the option to buy another fifteen aircraft in the nearest future. This purchase is one of […]

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