January 4, 1971

Avionics

World Air Defense Market Grows

Space Technology

New Weather Satellite Planned

Air Transport

Honolulu Airport Expansion Questioned

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Avionics

World Air Defense Market Grows

International business in automated command/control systems emerges as nations face challenge of modern military hardware

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Space Technology

New Weather Satellite Planned

Philco-Ford will build spacecraft for synchronous system for functioning also as meteorological communications relay link

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Air Transport

Honolulu Airport Expansion Questioned

Honolulu—Hawaii’s airport system is being expanded and improved to keep pace with the tourist influx and the wide-body jet era, but the airlines—fighting the current economic squeeze—are questioning the need now for all of the costly changes that are being planned.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Harriers Readied for Nato Role

British RAF V/STOL aircraft would provide close fire support, photo reconnaissance from 50 dispersed sites in event of war

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Business Flying

Pan Am Seeks Falcon Use Contracts

Expects business aircraft users to shy away from capital expenditures; world-wide outlet for used aircraft planned

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Aeronautical Engineering

Augmentor Wing Flight Tests Set

Concepts to be evaluated with modified de Havilland Buffalo promise substantial noise reduction, better STOL performance

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Air Transport

Losses Spark Shakeup at United

Bleak outlook triggers translation of disagreement into action as holding company ousts Keck from presidency and names Carlson

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Editorial

The Tfx Verdict

The TFX program has been a failure. The federal government will spend more than $7.8 billion to procure about 500 aircraft, although the original production schedule called for more than 1,700 aircraft to be purchased for less money. Of the 500 planes we will have, less than 100 (the F-111Fs) come reasonably close to meeting the original standards.
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Aeronautical Engineering

Harpoon Anti-ship Missile Development to Accelerate

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Aeronautical Engineering

Ax Flight Evaluation Set for Mid-1972

Washington—Competitive fly-off evaluation between Fairchild Hiller and Northrop Corp. prototypes for a proposed Air Force AX subsonic close-support aircraft are scheduled to begin in approximately 18 months. Run-off between the two designs will then extend over a six-month period, in a return to the pre-World War 2 “fly before buy” concept, followed by two months of final USAF evaluation of the data before any decision is made as to which aircraft to order—or whether to seek Defense Dept, permission to order at all.

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