Locotenent-colonel (în rezervă), dr.;
Being part of the group of the airlines belonging to the Soviet Bloc states, TAROM (Transporturile Aeriene Române – Romanian Air Transport) operated Soviet-design Lisunov Li–2, Ilyushin Il–14, Ilyushin Il–18, Ilyushin Il–62, Antonov An–24, and Tupolev Tu–154 aircraft. Two exceptions were made when TAROM acquired the British aircraft BAC One Eleven for European and Middle East destinations (1968) and Boeing 707 for its long haul operations (1974). In 1982–1989 period, nine BAC One Eleven were made in Romania, using the British license (ROMBAC program). In our paper we present some events from the ROMBAC program and the Romanian helicopter programs (made in Romania under French licenses).
aircraft, helicopter, IAR, Romania, ROMBAC.