January 5, 1970

Air Transport

Ge Increasing Thrust of Ge4/j5 Engine

Air Transport

Sst Keyed to Current Airline Operations

Air Transport

Financing Poses Unprecedented Challenge

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Air Transport

Ge Increasing Thrust of Ge4/j5 Engine

Evendale, Ohio-General Electric’s Aircraft Engine Group has taken advantage of the stretchout in this country’s supersonic transport program to improve the engines and increase the guaranteed takeoff thrust of the latest GE4/J5 augmented turbojet prototype to 68,600 lb.

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Air Transport

Sst Keyed to Current Airline Operations

Design of the U.S. supersonic transport has been keyed so extensively to compatibility with current airline operations that major carriers will have little difficulty integrating the airplane with their systems. Aside from the difference in speed, the aircraft’s other major characteristics are very close to those of even today’s subsonic jet transports.

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Air Transport

Financing Poses Unprecedented Challenge

Rising prices, tightening credit, resistance of airlines to 50% progress payments make government participation more likely
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Air Transport

Market Outlook Hinges on Concorde Sales

Washington-Repeated market analysis of the U.S. supersonic transport has projected anywhere from 100 to 1,200 aircraft depending on what assumptions are used for ground rules. Program planning is based on 500 aircraft. Where mathematical analysis runs into trouble—whether with good or bad assumptions—is in reflecting the fluid intangibles of the real world.
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Air Transport

Supersonic Family Evolving at Boeing

Greatest interest focuses on long-range configuration with five-abreast seating and 321-passenger seven-abreast design

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Air Transport

Opposition Battles Sst on Three Fronts

Washington-U.S. supersonic transport program has penetrated a thick barrier of political, social and economic opposition to approach the threshold of prototype construction. Despite highly vocal and sometimes telling criticism, the commercial aircraft development program has won the commitment of three presidential administrations—two Democratic and one Republican—beginning with John F. Kennedy in June, 1963.

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Air Transport

Reprograming Bolsters 2707 Effort in Overcoming Early Difficulties

Tool design, fabrication started and parts construction set to begin this fall as growth performance of engine continues

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Business Flying

Hs-125 Paves Way for Beech Expansion

Wichita-Beech Aircraft Corp.’s strategy in agreeing with Hawker Siddeley to market the British company’s three corporate jet aircraft is based on minimizing its capital risk and conserving its financial resources for a major expansion program including several acquisitions.

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Space Technology

Nasa to Close Electronics Center

Decision to shut research facility coincides with intense scrutiny of entire future program of manned space flights

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Air Transport

Sst Noise Critical to Airport Compatibility

Washington-Noise will be the most critical factor in supersonic transport compatibility with U.S. airports. This will apply to any supersonic transport, not just the U.S. Boeing 2707. The physical dimensions and performance characteristics of the U.S. version of the supersonic transport will present some problems for U.S. airport operators.
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