Newsletter 15
? Winter 2006
Updated on 9Dec2006
Aviation Heritage Project
Dunsfold Wings & Wheels
Female Angle
Flight Test from a Desk
Harrier News
Hawk News
Graduate Apprentices
Hawker People News
Hugh Merewether
  1924 - 2006, Test Pilot
  Flight Development
  Faster, Higher, Further
  Spinning With Hugh
JSF Progress
Sea Furies at Reno
Sea Harrier ZA195
Sea Hawk Recovered
Sir Sydney & Sir George
Sopwith & Bradshaw
Summer's Day at Dunsfold
Vulcan to the Skies
Published by the Hawker Association
for the Members.
Contents © Hawker Association

Harrier News
The Harrier Joint Upgrade & Maintenance Programme (JUMP) team, responsible for upgrading the Harrier GR7s to GR9 standard which includes new smart weapons, major avionic system redesign, new avionic units, rewritten software, rewiring and marinisation, have delivered thirteen aircraft in eighteen months.

This allowed the RAF to declare the GR9 in-service at the end of September, a date set four years ago.

At Cottesmore, the Joint Force Harrier base, JUMP has also achieved a 50% reduction in the number of aircraft out of action, and £44m saving in maintenance costs. 
Hawk News

At the Farnborough International Air Show the UK Secretary of State for Defence, Des Brown, took part in a ceremony to mark the delivery of the first of six Hawks to the Royal Bahrain Air Force.

The C in C of the Bahraini Defence Force, His Highness Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain, attended the event.