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User currently offlineFlying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4161 posts, RR: 36
Posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2494 times:

Taken from atwonline:

"America Utilicraft Corp. signed a letter of intent with Global Air Group for 50 aircraft plus 50 options in an order valued at $1.2 billion. Officials from both companies expect the agreement and financing arrangements to be finalized within the next 60 days. Global Air Group, based in Brisbane, operates and wet-leases 747 passenger and freighter aircraft. American Utilicraft, based in Lawrenceville, Ga., developed the FF-1080, which can carry containerized cargo, as a short-haul feeder aircraft for overnight express operations."

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User currently offlineCumulonimbus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2380 times:

May I ask what the FF1080 is? Is that by any chance the new Fokkers?

User currently offlineFlying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4161 posts, RR: 36
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2360 times:

No, it isn´t the new Fokker. This is a prop-driven plane speciafically build to carry cargo. It is able to carry containers, and plays in about the same category as the Cessna Caravan. However, it is faster and the containerization allows for easier and faster handling. Fedex once had ordered quiet a chunck of them, however during a restructuring process within FX this order was cancelled AFAIK.

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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7776 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2345 times:

This would be the old Ayers Loadmaster that died a few years back??


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User currently offlineCumulonimbus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2341 times:

Ok thank you but I can think of two aircraft in this Catagory, the ayers Loadmaster and one by VulcanAir. Is it by any chance one of those Aircraft?

User currently offlineCanberra From Denmark, joined Apr 2004, 310 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2342 times:

and plays in about the same category as the Cessna Caravan

Looks like a very big Cessna Caravan to me  Smile

http://www.aerospace-technology.com/projects/ff/images/4_plane.jpg

All the best, Michael



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User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2328 times:

May I present to you their inspiration:
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Photo © Ted Quackenbush




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User currently offlineMD80Nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 922 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2233 times:

Hey DIA,
I think you nailed it, it sure looks a Shorts 360! Who is going to manufacture the FF-1080?

cheers, Ralph



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2196 times:

Who is going to manufacture the FF-1080?

Evidently, you didn't read the first post in this thread fully, as the manufacturer, American Uliticraft was mentioned in it. American Utilicraft is based in Lawrenceville, GA close to LZU.

http://www.utilicraft.com/index2.htm

The a/c looks like a Shorts mated with a Do 228.


User currently offlineOkie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3010 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2148 times:

Looks more like an ATR than anything I could describe, high wing, large front cargo/baggage door, Hamilton props.

I would say they started with the cargo area of the fuselage and started attaching wings above, MLG & fuel tanks below, empennage aft, and cockpit in front.
Visually sort of makes the wings look far aft to stay with the CG of the cargo section.

Okie


User currently offlineTWAMD-80 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1006 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2127 times:

I'm not sure what to make of this bird. On one hand it is kind of wierd looking and on the other it looks pretty cool. I hope to see them flying around!

TW



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User currently offlineOkie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3010 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2091 times:

Thanks for the link Srbmod


Scouted around the link some more. Electro-Expulsive Anti-ice, Electric Flaps, looks like the "electric airplane" is starting to trickle down to smaller aircraft.

Okie


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