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September 29, 1969

Air Transport

Sst Faces Congressional Hurdle

Avionics

Tactical Approach Radar Designed

Aeronautical Engineering

Nasa to Begin Unmanned Tests of New Type Lifting Shape for Hypersonic Maneuvers

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Air Transport

Sst Faces Congressional Hurdle

Rough, close fight on prototype funding bid expected on both sides of Capitol; presidential decision spurs contractor activity

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Avionics

Tactical Approach Radar Designed

Raytheon system, housed in three easily transported modules, to be capable of handling landing rate as high as one per minute

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Aeronautical Engineering

Nasa to Begin Unmanned Tests of New Type Lifting Shape for Hypersonic Maneuvers

Edwards AFB, Calif.—National Aeronautics and Space Administration expects to begin unmanned drop tests in October with a large-scale model of a new class of lifting body vehicles designed for maneuvering at hypersonic speeds. The new shape, called Hyper 3, has a predicted lift/drag ratio of three at hypersonic speed.

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Management

U.s. Gaining Mrca Avionics Opportunity

West Germany favors U.S. participation in integrated package for multi-role aircraft to gain technology, aid with offsets

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Air Transport

737 Eases Smoothly Into Lufthansa Fleet

First carrier to put short-haul transport into operation reports it to be reliable, maintainable; some improvement sought

2425

Business Flying

Three Business Aircraft Models Unveiled

Washington—Business jet sales competition was spurred last week with the unveiling of three new models by two manufacturers. Lear Jet Industries indicated its determination to mount a maximum effort business jet sales program in the face of what many other manufacturers termed a noticeably slowed market.

1011

Editorial

The Supersonic ‘go'

The United States will build a Mach 2.7, titanium 300-passenger supersonic transport to compete in the international airline market of the next two decades. This is the import of President Richard Nixon’s loud and clear “go” signal to the supersonic transport program last week.

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Air Transport

Airlines Gird to Match Alitalia Cuts

European competitors plan to follow suit if Alitalia implements plan to reduce winter transatlantic fares; IATA to meet Oct. 1

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Aeronautical Engineering

C-5a Funds Cut for New 'freedom Fighter'

Washington—House Armed Services Committee has voted to delete $52 million for long-lead procurement for the Lockheed C-5A heavy logistics transport and authorize that amount for development of a so-called “world freedom fighter.” The new aircraft would be cheaper and less complex than the McDonnell Douglas F-4, and would be designed specifically for sale or grant to U.S. allies under the Military Assistance Program.

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Business Flying

Lockheed Considers Three-engine Jetstar

Company authorizes market studies, refinement of design and wind tunnel analysis for follow-on to four-engine version

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