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October 27, 1969

Aeronautical Engineering

Ge Plans Growth Versions of Cf6

Space Technology

Reusable Space Shuttle Effort Gains Momentum

Business Flying

Business Jet Flying Quality Studied

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Aeronautical Engineering

Ge Plans Growth Versions of Cf6

Company makes commitment to airlines to increase 40,000 lb. thrust of CF6-6 turbofan to 51,000 lb. in CF6-50C by 1975

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Space Technology

Reusable Space Shuttle Effort Gains Momentum

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Business Flying

Business Jet Flying Quality Studied

Increase in the performance capability of business jets, which in some cases has not been matched by a corresponding improvement in their flying qualities, has made them increasingly susceptible to so-called jet upsets, a Cornell Aeronautical Laboratories study has indicated.

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Air Transport

Quieter Turbo Fans Could Hit Cost Snag

Existing commercial engines can be made 16 db. quieter, but modification costs might meet airline resistance

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Aeronautical Engineering

737 Will Undergo Braking, Lift Changes

Improvements will be incorporated on production aircraft beginning May, 1971; several options also will be offered

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Avionics

Radar Technology Advances Pushed

Dallas—Texas Instruments is working on an extensive series of advanced developments in airborne radar, ranging from a more powerful version of the all solid-state, phased-array radar it has been pioneering for the Air Force to new techniques applicable to existing equipment.

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Management

Incentive Contract Emphasis Fades

Defense Dept., NASA officials stress simplicity instead of complicated provisions in negotiating procurement goals

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Management

Dod Given $70-75-billion Goal

Average annual spending level for five-year planning period approved as reasonable by President despite recent cutbacks

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Space Technology

Control Problems Could Have Barred Soyuz Mission Dockings

Unexpected manual control problems may have prevented close rendezvous and docking of the Soyuz 7 and 8 spacecraft during this month’s triple Soviet orbital exercise (AW&ST Oct. 20, p. 190). Deputy manager of the operational group which developed the Soyuz control systems disclosed last week that during the orbital maneuvers of Soyuz 6, 7 and 8 “as usual, unanticipated situations arose which were new for both the cosmonauts and the ground control station.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Improved Hueycobra Readied for Marines

Ft. Worth—Installation of twin engines and improved armament provide Marines Corps AH-1J SeaCobra attack helicopter with a significant increase in performance and firepower over the U.S. Army’s AH-1G HueyCobra. Significant changes in the Marines’ version of the Army HueyCobra gunship include:

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