May 18, 1970

Avionics

Discord Over Aero-sat Increasing

Air Transport

Atlantic Traffic Spurting Toward Record

Air Transport

Eastern Studies Air-shuttle Improvements

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Avionics

Discord Over Aero-sat Increasing

Focal point of dispute on proposed aeronautical satellite is whether to use VHF or accept delay to gain L-band advantages

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Air Transport

Atlantic Traffic Spurting Toward Record

New York-Surge of advanced bookings for the peak North Atlantic market summer months could culminate in transatlantic airlines for the first time carrying over one million passengers in both July and August. The 26 transatlantic airlines will have over 1,000 flights weekly this summer, about the same as the high season for 1969.

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Air Transport

Eastern Studies Air-shuttle Improvements

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Air Transport

Sst Cost Rise Augurs Battle in Congress

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Air Transport

Improvement Program for 747 Concentrates on Doors, Engines

Engines and cargo and passenger doors are at the head of the list as Boeing strives to improve the schedule reliability of its 747 by resolving a variety of problems that have surfaced during the early months of operation. In addition to attacking immediate problems that are causing delays, Boeing and Pratt & Whitney are seeking longer-term improvements in the JT9D-3 engine to improve fuel consumption and increase climb thrust.
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Special Report: Air War in Middle East—Part 2

Soviets Accelerating Mideast Drive

Geneva-Soviet Union is accelerating its massive penetration into the Middle East and employing strategy designed to give it control of the Suez Canal, the Red Sea and ultimately the oil-rich, defenseless states that border the Persian Gulf, At the same time, Russia has started to court Libya directly with the objective of torpedoing the French sale of 108 Dassault Mirages to that country.

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Air Transport

747 Draws High Passenger Loads

Encouraging evidence of the Boeing 747’s passenger appeal has accumulated during the early months of the giant jet era while efforts to improve the engine and ease some snags in food service and baggage handling continue. Statistics gathered by Boeing during the first three months show impressive loads were carried by the 747—including surprisingly high patronage in first class—while the aircraft was recording schedule reliability just under 90%.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Adour Is Prepared for Production

Rolls-Royce/Turbomeca turbofan for Anglo-French Jaguar has two shafts, bypass ratio of 1:1 and afterburner system

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Editorial

A Sputtering Fuze

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Air Transport

Carriers Weigh New Fare Bids; Cab Blocks Summer, 747 Rises

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