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Publication date: 1 May 1992

LUCAS Aerospace Ltd. in Luton, Bedfordshire, has earned an outstanding reputation for quality that is reflected in its products, its award‐winning training programme, and…

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LUCAS Aerospace Ltd. in Luton, Bedfordshire, has earned an outstanding reputation for quality that is reflected in its products, its award‐winning training programme, and its commitment to its entire organisation and workforce. As a company dedicated to quality, Lucas is constantly re‐evaluating its practices to determine opportunities for improvement. In doing so, Lucas has taken great leaps in its technological approach, most recently by its conversion from McDonnell Douglas hardware to the IBM RS6000 with the help of Kewill‐Trifid's IBS manufacturing and business software. The change to Open Systems was the calculated result of extensive research and testing, but the resulting degree of success was unprecedented. The company plays an integral role in the aviation and defence industries in Great Britain and around the world. As the Engineering and Heating Systems Division of Lucas Aerospace Ltd., Lucas Luton's function is twofold: manufacturing aircraft transparencies for cockpits and cabins for civil and military aircraft, for example the Tornado canopy and A320 pilot cabin windows; and producing de‐icing systems for aircraft — an application that stops ice forming on aircraft engine intakes, wings and also on helicopter blades. Lucas also currently possesses the contract to develop screens for the European Fighter Aircraft, and it provides anti‐icing systems for the Concorde, the EH 101 helicopter for Westland Helicopters, and the V22 tilt rotor helicopter in the United States. As recent recipients of both a British Quality Award and a National Training Award, Lucas clearly shows that its commitment to its people — their training, development and job satisfaction — is equal in importance to their production of an excellent quality product.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 64 no. 5
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ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 1 August 1992

AEM will be exhibiting in Hall 4, Stand G1. The exhibit will illustrate AEM's comprehensive range of accessory repair and overhaul services for electrical, hydraulic…

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AEM will be exhibiting in Hall 4, Stand G1. The exhibit will illustrate AEM's comprehensive range of accessory repair and overhaul services for electrical, hydraulic, avionic and safety equipment. Farnborough will also be used as the official launch of AEM's Boeing 737 Landing Gear Total Support Pro‐gramme, which encompasses a complete exchange and overhaul service. Copies of Aviation Accessory News will be available on the stand.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 64 no. 8
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ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 1 August 1986

In a joint funding arrangement with the University Grants Committee, Lucas Aerospace is to establish a Chair of Aerospace Systems Engineering at the University of…

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In a joint funding arrangement with the University Grants Committee, Lucas Aerospace is to establish a Chair of Aerospace Systems Engineering at the University of Southampton, to be called ‘The Lucas Chair of Aerospace Systems Engineering’. This will be the first such course in the country to concentrate exclusively on systems aspects of aerospace engineering.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 58 no. 8
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Publication date: 1 May 1993

Production at Westland Industrial Products Limited, the Weston‐super‐Mare based subsidiary of Westland Group, passed a significant milestone with the delivery of the 100th…

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Production at Westland Industrial Products Limited, the Weston‐super‐Mare based subsidiary of Westland Group, passed a significant milestone with the delivery of the 100th passenger airstair door for the British Aerospace Jetstream 31 regional turboprop airliner.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 65 no. 5
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Publication date: 1 June 1993

Westland Industries completes 100th door for Jetstream 31 Production at Westland Industrial Products Limited, the Weston‐super‐Mare based subsidiary of Westland Group…

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Westland Industries completes 100th door for Jetstream 31 Production at Westland Industrial Products Limited, the Weston‐super‐Mare based subsidiary of Westland Group, passed a significant milestone with the delivery of the 100th passenger airstair door for the British Aerospace Jetstream 31 regional turboprop airliner.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 65 no. 6
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Publication date: 1 March 1986

Seventy‐five years in the aviation business is being celebrated by Lucas Aerospace through the launching of a hot‐air balloon.

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Seventy‐five years in the aviation business is being celebrated by Lucas Aerospace through the launching of a hot‐air balloon.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 58 no. 3
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Publication date: 1 October 1978

It was a good Farnborough Show … for those who went to see the flying displays and the weather was a great consolation. But it was an unusual Farnborough in some respects…

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It was a good Farnborough Show … for those who went to see the flying displays and the weather was a great consolation. But it was an unusual Farnborough in some respects, first because of the good weather and this does bear repetition, and it does make such a difference to setting up the Show to its progress through the week and to the mood of the people there.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 50 no. 10
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Publication date: 1 February 1989

Mr Michael A Stacey has been appointed managing director of Lucas Aerospace UK Ltd with effect from 1st December 1988.

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Mr Michael A Stacey has been appointed managing director of Lucas Aerospace UK Ltd with effect from 1st December 1988.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 61 no. 2
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Publication date: 1 October 1992

ON the first day of this international, multimillion pounds, aviation exhibition, there was a very obvious gloom in the air. Words like ‘despite’, ‘but’ and ‘well!’, could…

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ON the first day of this international, multimillion pounds, aviation exhibition, there was a very obvious gloom in the air. Words like ‘despite’, ‘but’ and ‘well!’, could be heard echoing around both the many occupied and vacant stands. The recession, of course, has been the main reason for these pessimistic and negative words. Defence cuts, geopolitical uncertainties, cutbacks in other related industries, fewer passengers and increasing competition are not the best ingredients for business success and future growth. However, as the week progressed, the show began to buzz with the increasing number of traders and the unfolding business news. Much of the news consisted of companies merging ideas and efforts in the hope that ‘two minds were better than one’. In fact, on 9th September, it was announced that thirty major European Aeronautical Companies called for a large strategic European effort for research and technology collaboration to ensure the future international competitiveness of the European aeronautical industry.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 64 no. 10
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Publication date: 1 July 1991

Federal Express Corporation and Airbus Industrie announced that the world's largest express transportation company has placed 25 firm orders for Airbus A300–600…

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Federal Express Corporation and Airbus Industrie announced that the world's largest express transportation company has placed 25 firm orders for Airbus A300–600 freighters, 25 reconfirmable orders subject to cancellation, and options for an additional 25 aircraft. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 63 no. 7
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