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MIDWEEK UPDATE 25 FEBRUARY 2021

CURTISS C-46 COMMANDO - SLEEK AIRLINER TURNED WARBIRD

THE FAIREY ROTODYNE 40 PASSENGER VTOL COMPOUND GYROPLANE

AIRLINES, AIRPORTS AND AIRLINERS NEWS 15 TO 21 FEB 2021

SKYWORKS AERONAUTICS' GYRODYNE FOR THE EVTOL AGE






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MIDWEEK UPDATE 25 FEBRUARY 2021



The Miniliner is a new kind of zero-emission airplane in the 20-seat size class, capable of operating quietly from runways shorter than 1 km, including grass airstrips at small aerodromes. These aeroplanes have therefore the................
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Curtiss C-46 Commando - Sleek airliner turned warbird



The C-46 Commando evolved from the aerodynamically sleek Curtiss-Wright CW-20. The CW-20, a private venture by Curtiss, was originally designed in 1937 as a 36-passenger pressurised high-altitude airliner as competition for the.............
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The Fairey Rotodyne 40 passenger VTOL compound gyroplane



The Rotodyne featured a tip-jet-powered rotor that burned a mixture of fuel and compressed air bled from two wing-mounted Napier Eland turboprops. The rotor was driven for vertical take-offs, landings and hovering, as well as low-speed.....
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Airlines, Airports and Airliners News 15 to 21 Feb 2021



The ravages of COVID-19 on the aviation and tourism industry are well documented. Local Low-Cost Airline FlySafair, has just launched a new mobile app as companies attempt to rebuild after South Africa's second wave, and adjust to..........
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Skyworks Aeronautics' Gyrodyne for the eVTOL Age



Unlike mainstream eVTOL or even helicopters, the Skyworks concept is unique in that its main top rotor is unpowered. Gryodynes work through a combination of this unpowered lift rotor and a powered forward thrust rotor positioned at.........
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