July 27, 1970

Air Transport

Cab Unit Favors Load Factor Standards

Aeronautical Engineering

Rolls V/stol Lift Fan Aim Is Less Noise

Management

Defense Bill Keyed to Abm Fight

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Air Transport

Cab Unit Favors Load Factor Standards

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Aeronautical Engineering

Rolls V/stol Lift Fan Aim Is Less Noise

London—Lift fan technology is moving into areas of application for improvement of short takeoff and landing qualities and of engineering refinements to reduce noise. Prime engine candidate for use in vertical takeoff and landing aircraft is the Rolls-Royce RB.202-31 advanced lift fan engine, which is planned for use in the proposed Hawker Siddeley HS-141 V/STOL jet transport (AW&ST May 11, p. 61).

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Management

Defense Bill Keyed to Abm Fight

Failure of Safeguard foes to cut program could spur blanket amendments to slice DOD authorization by flat figure up to 10%

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Air Transport

Traffic Slump Hits Major Trunks

Only Eastern counters trend that produces poor financial returns for first half; little hope held for early improvement

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Aeronautical Engineering

Composite-structure Blade Spar Studied

Mahwah, N.J.-Advanced composite structural technique is being developed by Arde, Inc., that could eliminate crack propagation in helicopter rotor blades. The company is doing the work under a 12-month $99,112 contract from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Langley Research Center.

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Space Technology

Site Change to Ease Apollo Landing

Apollo 14 touchdown location in Fra Mauro offers less complex approach than originally planned target in the Littrow region

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Avionics

Altitude Alerter Production Pushed

Kenneth J. Stein Producers of altitude alerting systems are mounting a major production effort this summer aimed at meeting next winter’s deadline for installation of alerters on all turbojet-powered civil aircraft of U.S. registry. After a leisurely period of evaluation and deliberation, most airlines have now placed firm orders, and the production push is on.
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Business Flying

General Aviation Deliveries, Billings Sag

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Management

Thayer Assumes Leadership at Ltv

Ascendancy of former chief of conglomerate’s most profitable subsidiary portends continued emphasis on aerospace business
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Aeronautical Engineering

McDonnell Douglas Production Approach for Dc-10 Stresses Early Systems Installation

Long Beach, Calif.-McDonnell Douglas DC-10 wide-bodied transport that rolled out here July 23 reflects a major effort to avoid assembly and development problems which beset the DC-9 transport in its early stages. The emphasis is on installation of systems as early as possible in the production cycle to provide time to resolve any bottleneck.

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