• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 300 COMPANIES FROM 13 COUNTRIES ARE SHOWING AIRCRAFT AND EQUIPMENT AT THE WEST GERMAN AIR FAIR WHICH OFFICIALLY OPENS TOMORROW (FRIDAY) IN HANOVER.

  • Description

    MORE THAN 300 COMPANIES FROM 13 COUNTRIES ARE SHOWING AIRCRAFT AND EQUIPMENT AT THE WEST GERMAN AIR FAIR WHICH OFFICIALLY OPENS TOMORROW (FRIDAY) IN HANOVER.

    ON DISPLAY AT A HUGE AIRFIELD ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE CITY ARE ABOUT 100 PLANES, ENGINES AND A WIDE RANGE OF ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT. AND A SPECIAL SECTION IS RESERVED FOR SPACE TRAVEL, PARTICULARLY JOINT EUROPEAN PROJECTS.

    THERE'S EMPHASIS ON EXECUTIVE AIRCRAFT, AND VYING FOR THIS HIGHLY COMPETITIVE MARKET ARE COMPANIES FROM BRITAIN, THE UNITED STATES, FRANCE, JAPAN, AND WEST GERMANY. THE "SKYSERVANT" IS A TWIN-ENGINED AIRCRAFT WHICH CAN QUICKLY BE CONVERTED FOR A NUMBER OF SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS. IN REGULAR PASSENGER SERVICE IT CAN SEAT 15 PEOPLE. THE GENERAL DESIGN OF THE "SKYSERVANT" PERMITS IT TO BE CONVERTED INTO A FLYINGBOAT OR IT CAN HAVE SKIS FITTED FOR A SNOW LANDING. ITS EXCEPTIONALLY SHORT TAKE-OFF AND LANDING DISTANCES MAKE IT A MOST VERSATILE AIRCRAFT.

    OF PARTICULAR INTEREST IN THE SPACE DISPLAY IS AN APOLLO SPACECRAFT. PROJECT APOLLO IS THE LAST OF THE THREE PHASES IN AMERICA'S MAN-ON-THE-MOON PROGRAMME.

    THE MITSUBISHI COMPANY OF JAPAN ARE ALSO EXHIBITING IN THE EXECUTIVE AIRCRAFT FIELD. THEIR EXECUTIVE AIRCRAFT ARE AIMED SPECIFICALLY AT THE CANADIAN AND UNITED STATE'S MARKETS. MITSUBISHI FIRST BEGAN MAKING AIRCRAFT BACK IN 1920 AND MANUFACTURED A TOTAL OF 80,000 AIRCRAFT DURING THE 25 YEARS PRIOR TO THE END OF WORLD WAR TWO.

    THE HANOVER AIR SHOW, WHICH IS RUN BY THE WEST GERMAN SOCIETY OF AEROSPACE COMPANIES - BUNDESVERBAND DER DEUTSCHEN LUFT UND RAUMFAHRTINDUSTRIE - LASTS UNTIL MAY 8TH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA30JXZ6HYXWHWT8PX785462W9G
    Media URN:
    VLVA30JXZ6HYXWHWT8PX785462W9G
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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