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August 9, 1965

AIR TRANSPORT

Lift Fans Gain Favor for Vtol Aircraft

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Space Training Flights in Nf-104a Near

BUSINESS FLYING

Aircraft Use Aids Champion Sales Effort

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AIR TRANSPORT

Lift Fans Gain Favor for Vtol Aircraft

Development of lift-fan engines for V/STOL aircraft is progressing rapidly, although there is some controversy over their most appropriate use. The major disagreement is whether lift-fans—generally pancake-shaped, highbypass-ratio fans that augment the thrust of a VTOL aircraft’s main, cruise engine during hover—are suitable for supersonic aircraft or whether their optimum use is on aircraft designed to fly at Mach 0.8 or less.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Space Training Flights in Nf-104a Near

Edwards AFB, Calif.—Aerospace Research Pilot School here is preparing to provide student training in rocket-boosted Lockheed NF-104A aircraft with zoom flights to altitudes above 100,000 ft. Officials at the school are working out operational details associated with phasing the NF-104 flight training into the curriculum.

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BUSINESS FLYING

Aircraft Use Aids Champion Sales Effort

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Acoustic Liner Damps Rocket Combustion Instability

West Palm Beach, Fla.—Acoustic liner that damps combustion instability in rocket engines over a wide range of thrust chamber pressures, propellant combinations and propellant mixture ratios has been successfully demonstrated here by Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Div. in more than 250 hot firings.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Gemini Photos Advance Aes Experiments

Washington—U. S. space scientists are expressing increased confidence in the value of advanced photographic experiments for future Apollo extension system (AES) missions after seeing the high quality terrain and cloud photographs taken during the Gemini-4 flight.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

German Firms Prepare Satellite Designs

Munich—West German aerospace companies are preparing designs for Germany's first satellite in anticipation of a formal request for proposals scheduled to be issued by the Federal German Ministry of Scientific Research (BMwF) toward the end of the year.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Carriers Seek Heavier Traffic in Produce

New York—Increasing the volume of fresh fruits and vegetables flown from the West Coast to the Midwest and East is regarded bv some U. S. carriers as essential to the health—even the survival—of the domestic air freight industry. Growers, shippers and airline freight and marketing specialists are studying ways to increase the flow with items not presently moving bv air or with those moving in small quantities.

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MANAGEMENT

Helicopters Dominate New Fund Request

Additional $1.7 billion asked to aid Vietnam effort as Defense Dept, considers long-range plans, needs.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Airline Initiative to Determine Fare Action

Board plans no immediate pressure for reductions; tariff views in baggage order seen misinterpreted.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Planetary Exploration Hopes Buoyed By Mariner Flight

Washington—Mariner 4 pictures of Mars show little evidence that life could exist on the planet but the remarkable success of the Mariner technology has buoyed hopes that the U. S. can continue with an ambitious but so far low-keyed effort at extensive planetary exploration.

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