• Short Summary

    A JAPANESE NAMC (NIPPON AEROPLANE MANUFACTURING COMPANY) YS-11A MULTIPLE-PURPOSE TURBO-JET AIRCRAFT ARRIVED IN DAKAR ON MONDAY (15 DECEMBER) TO GIVE A DEMONSTRATION OF ITS CAPABILITIES.

  • Description

    A JAPANESE NAMC (NIPPON AEROPLANE MANUFACTURING COMPANY) YS-11A MULTIPLE-PURPOSE TURBO-JET AIRCRAFT ARRIVED IN DAKAR ON MONDAY (15 DECEMBER) TO GIVE A DEMONSTRATION OF ITS CAPABILITIES.

    THE AIRCRAFT IF DUE TO VISIT SEVERAL AFRICAN STATES AND WILL UNDERTAKE COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS TO PROVE ITS VERSATILITY ON DIFFICULT LANDING STRIPS.

    THE YS-11A IS A SHOT/MEDIUM-RANGE TRANSPORT POWERED BY TWO BRITISH ROLLS-ROYCE DAR MARK 542-10K TURBO-JET ENGINES. IT HAS SEATS FOR UP TO 64 PASSENGERS AND HAS A FLIGHT CREW OF FOUR, INCLUDING TWO CABIN ATTENDANTS.

    DESIGNED WITH FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT, THE YS-11A IS JAPAN'S FIRST POST-WAR SERIES OF CIVIL AIRCRAFT AND IS MANUFACTURED BY A GROUP OF SIX PRIVATE COMPANIES. ITS FIRST FLIGHT WAS IN AUGUST 1962.

    MORE THAN 100 YS-11S HAVE ALREADY BEEN SOLD, PRINCIPALLY TO THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, PERU, BRAZIL, ARGENTINA, KOREA, GREECE AND THE PHILIPPINES. THE MANUFACTURERS HOPE, WITH THE PRESENT DEMONSTRATION TOUR, TO CAPTURE A PART OF THE AFRICAN AIRCRAFT MARKET AS WELL.

    THE CHAIRMAN OF AIR AFRIQUE, M. CHEIK FALL, INSPECTED THE YS-11A AT DAKAR'S YOFF AIRPORT ON MONDAY BEFORE IT WAS FLOWN TO THE IVORY COAST TO CONTINUE ITS TOUR. HE WAS INTRODUCED TO MR. WAKASUKI, WHO, ATTACHED TO THE JAPANESE MINISTRY OF INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE, IS ACCOMPANYING THE AIRCRAFT ON ITS DEMONSTRATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7V06K03YF6W58VQ68CSNH67HO
    Media URN:
    VLVA7V06K03YF6W58VQ68CSNH67HO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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