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September 25, 1967

Aeronautical Engineering

Saab Ready to Show New 105xt for Major Sales Drive

Air Transport

Ge Sets Airbus Engine Design; Cost

Aeronautical Engineering

Saab 105xt Offers Combat Versatility

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Aeronautical Engineering

Saab Ready to Show New 105xt for Major Sales Drive

Linkoeping, Sweden-Saab Aircraft Co. will launch a major sales drive late next month for its new Saab 105XT training/light strike aircraft and plans demonstrations in the other Scandinavian countries. The company hopes to have the first order for the aircraft—20 for the Austrian air force (AW&ST July 31, p. 23)— negotiated before the end of the year, according to a company official.

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Air Transport

Ge Sets Airbus Engine Design; Cost

Evendale, Ohio—General Electric Co.’s Flight Propulsion Div. has set the design and price for a new, two-spool, high-bypass-ratio, turbofan engine for future mediumto long-range airbuses. The GE engine design, designated CF6/34, calls for a bypass ratio of 6:1 and a takeoff thrust of 34,000 lb.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Saab 105xt Offers Combat Versatility

Aviation Week pilot report: Linkoeping, Sweden-Swedish Saab 105XT twin-engine attack aircraft, seeking a foothold in the world export market, is designed for high performance at low cost, and the end result is a versatile weapons platform easy to fly in any combat condition.

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War in Vietnam

Armed Porter Studied for Vietnam Role

Washington-Armed version of the single-engine, turboprop STOL Pilatus Porter for use as a counter-insurgency aircraft in South Vietnam and other “permissive” combat environments is being investigated by USAF and Navy. The Air Force is particularly interested in improving its night-perimeter-defense capabilities in South Vietnam and is looking at the armed Porter with this in mind.

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Avionics

New Helicopter Ship Landing Aid Built

Pittsfield, Mass.-Low-cost instrument approach aid that adds helicopter “talkdown” capability to existing fire control radars on smaller Navy ships has been developed by General Electric’s Ordnance Dept. here. The landing aid adds a new AN/ SPA-82 display console to a standard Mk. 56 gun fire control system, and uses the system’s unmodified Mk. 35 Xband radar to track the aircraft.

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Management

Cooperation Urged for European Industry

Drastic increase in joint aerospace programs sought as bulwark against nearly complete U.S. domination; export bank suggested

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Management

Nike-x Contracts Expected By Early 1968

McNamara approves ‘anti-Chinese’ missile defense deployment, warns against pressures to expand system to threaten Soviets

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Air Transport

New York-moscow Flights May Start Soon

Montreal-Airline service between Moscow and New York could get under way by the end of November, authoritative sources said last week. This view appears to conflict with remarks of Leonid Zholudev, Soviet first deputy minister of civil aviation, who arrived in Montreal Sept. 15 at the head of a Russian delegation on the inaugural flight on the route of an Aeroflot Ilyushin 11-62.

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Air Transport

Mac Charter Demands Take Dip

Long-term drop in military commercial requirements predicted as cargo needs for airlift are restricted to fixed-contract levels

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Air Transport

New Safety Rules May Spark Fund Battle

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