aircraft store


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aircraft store

Any device intended for internal or external carriage and mounted on aircraft suspension and release equipment, whether or not the item is intended to be separated in flight from the aircraft. These stores may be expendable, such as a missile, rocket, bomb, or other similar items, or nonexpendable, such as a fuel tank, pod, drone, or other similar items.
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The facility has a four-foot transonic tunnel used primarily to support design, development and improvement of aircraft stores. Primary to the PWT are two closed-circuit wind tunnels (one to simulate transonic speeds -- Mach 0.06 to Mach 1.6 -- and the other supersonic -- Mach 1.5 to Mach 4.5) with 16 sq.
The RAF's main freight distribution centre for aircraft stores in the Midlands is set for a major expansion with the introduction of 120 new staff.
The first results from the 1944 Chicago Convention, which states in Article 24 that "fuel, lubricating oils, spare parts regular equipment and aircraft stores on board an aircraft of a contracting state (...) shall be exempt from customs duty, inspection fees or similar national duties or charges".

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