Emma will live in cramped quarters, working in a shift pattern to ensure the ship's aircraft stores
are fully stocked.
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".
The APKWS laser-guided rocket is an easy-to-use, cost-effective, and flexible system, said MAJ David Paterson, Rotary Wing Flight Commander of the Australian Army s Aircraft Stores
Compatibility Engineering Squadron.