February 1, 1971

Business Flying

Merlin 3 Stresses Range, Speed

Aeronautical Engineering

Australian Stol First Flight Near

Avionics

Area-inertial Aid Tests Planned

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Business Flying

Merlin 3 Stresses Range, Speed

Houston—Swearingen Aircraft’s Merlin 3 teams long range, high-speed and high-altitude capabilities into a high-performance business tool. The Merlin 3, larger and faster than its predecessor, the Merlin 2B, is the first turboprop with a gross weight of 12,500 lb. or less designed and built in the U. S. which delivers cruise speeds near 300 mph. with maximum payload.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Australian Stol First Flight Near

First shipments are beginning of U.S. engines for Australia’s Government Aircraft Factories Project N light utility transport that uses a slot-lip aileron lateral control system for highly competitive STOL performance. The program for two prototypes and one static test article is funded with $3.5 million in Defense Dept, funds for a multi-purpose military aircraft for the Australian army and air force.

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Avionics

Area-inertial Aid Tests Planned

Collins device scheduled for first flight in DC-10 this fall will provide three dimensional guidance, plus time to next fix

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Management

Agusta Expanding U. S. Licensing

Caseina Costa—Italy’s Agusta is substantially expanding its manufacturing base as well as its working relationships with three U.S. companies under a format that could be a blueprint for other companies in the American aerospace industry.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Northrop Seeks Aid Abroad for Fighter

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Special Report: Fiscal 1972 Budget

Major Advanced Weapon Systems Funded

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Air Transport

Fare Level Spurs Sharp Divergence

Washington—Vital economic stakes in the Civil Aeronautics Board’s domestic passenger fare investigation have generated sharp differences between the Board staff and the airlines over fundamental issues of carrier operations. Such differences are highlighted in the Phase 7—fare level—proceeding.

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personal business

Real Estate Syndication Is Gaining Ground

The real estate syndication—where you buy a “unit” share in a big property—is making a widespread comeback. If you want to take a shot at realty investment, you might land yourself a comfortable proposition. Today, apartment house deals are cropping up everywhere.
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Editorial

Budget Outlook for Fiscal 1972

There is a modicum of cheer for the aerospace industry in the federal budget for Fiscal 1972 that went to Congress last week. Basically, things have stopped getting worse and in a good many cases will get a little better if the fiscal requests made by President Richard M. Nixon for technology are honored by the 92nd Congress.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Air Force Laboratory Studies Jet Engine Pollution Control

USAF Aero Propulsion Laboratory plans to play a major role in controlling pollution caused by aircraft gas turbine engines. In addition to some of its own work, APL is funding and negotiating a number of contracts on the causes, measurement and abatement of unwanted aircraft emissions.

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