THROUGH the courtesy of the administration of the Société Nationale de Constructions Aéronautiques du Sud‐Est a visit was recently paid to the factories where their new four‐engined, seventy‐ton, pressure‐cabin air liner is in series production. This aeroplane, of which a general impression can be gathered from figs. 1 and 2 is being built as a series of twenty‐four without awaiting the results of prototype trials. This bold step is being taken because it was felt essential as a means of over‐coming the gap in French production that occurred during the occupation. If the normal sequence had been followed, production aeroplanes might have been expected about 1952 instead of, as is now hoped, in 1948. To make up for the absence of prototype trials very careful testing of components and sections of the aeroplane is being carried out, while the design itself, although very modern, is not revolutionary but is based on well‐tried practice.
(1947), "The Aérosudest SE‐2010 in Production: An Account of a Visit by the Technical Editor to the Factories at Paris, Toulouse and Marignane", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 19 No. 7, pp. 233-240. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb031532
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