• Short Summary

    INDIA HAS JOINED THE RANKS OF AIRCRAFT- MANUFACTURING COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD. IN MAY THIS?

  • Description

    INDIA HAS JOINED THE RANKS OF AIRCRAFT- MANUFACTURING COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD. IN MAY THIS YEAR, THE FIRST INDIAN-BUILT PLANE FOR COMMERCIAL USE WILL BE DELIVERED TO INDIAN AIR LINES. IT IS THE AVRO 748, BUILT UNDER LICENCE FROM A.V. ROE LTD. OF BRITAIN, AT THE AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURING DEPOT OF THE INDIAN AIR FORCE. THE DEPOT WAS ESTABLISHED IN JANUARY, 1960, AND SINCE THEN HAS PREPARED ALL ITS OWN TOOLS AND JIGS IN READINESS FOR THE AVRO 748 PRODUCTION LINE. THE PLANE'S POWERED BY TWO ROLLS ROYCE DART ENGINES, IS PRESSURISED AND WILL CARRY PAYLOADS OF MORE THAN 12,500 LBS WITH A CRUISING SPEED OF 230 KNOTS AT 20,000 FEET. THE RATE OF PRODUCTION OF THESE AIRCRAFT IS EXPECTED THIS YEAR TO INCREASE STEADILY.

    THE KANPUR PLANT IS ALSO TURNING OUT LARGE NUMBERS OF INDIAN-DESIGNED ROHINI GLIDERS. MANY GLIDING CLUBS THROUGHOUT INDIA USE THESE TWO-SEATER GLIDERS. COST OF THE ROHINI GLIDER: ABOUT GBP1,100.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAHP82WB2XVTJFCADOM8KIQ0JE
    Media URN:
    VLVAAHP82WB2XVTJFCADOM8KIQ0JE
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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