March 1, 1971

Safety

Early Touchdown Cited in 747 Incident

Avionics

Optical System Analyzes Engines

Aeronautical Engineering

Usaf Propulsion Interests Detailed

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Safety

Early Touchdown Cited in 747 Incident

N732PA was being operated on Dec. 13, by the Boeing Co., Seattle, Wash., for the purpose of ferrying the aircraft from Boeing Field, Seattle, Wash., to the Renton Airport. During an approach to a landing at Renton, the aircraft struck an embankment approximately 20 ft. short of the threshold of Runway 15.
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Avionics

Optical System Analyzes Engines

Turbojet engine analysis through optical signal processing may evolve into system able to predict impending failures

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Aeronautical Engineering

Usaf Propulsion Interests Detailed

Former APL chief lists mixed cycle powerplants, ramjet-powered missiles and external combustion as R&D areas for the future

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Air Transport

New Landing Method Aimed at Reduction in Approach Noise

Los Angeles—Northwest Airlines is working to implement new landing procedures that would reduce approach noise by 1-5 db. The procedure, designated by the carrier “the high flight director approach,” calls for landing jets from 0.5 to 0.75 deg. 'above the 2.5 to 3 deg. of glide slopes installed at airports.

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Air Transport

Cannon Upholds Supplemental Carriers

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Air Transport

Campaign for Sst Funding Accelerating

Campaign to save the U.S. supersonic transport is gathering speed throughout the nation as the aerospace industry and supporting groups, backed by long-waisted White House support, pursue a variety of means to bring pressure on Congress to continue funding the program (AW&ST Feb. 15, p. 26).
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Air Transport

New Pressures Face Local Carriers

Deteriorating working capital positions of regional carriers force merger, raise fears of outside control in some areas

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Editorial

A Different Crisis

The crisis confronting the airline industry today is unlike any it has faced before in its history—and we can’t simply rely on a revived economy for our long-term salvation. There are at least six critically important differences between the crisis that is opening the seventies and the crisis we overcame when we entered the sixties.
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Air Transport

Airport Operators Push Engine Retrofits

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Space Technology

Congress Probes Rover Fund Cuts

Three committees seek way to maintain development team; NASA and AEC budget ceilings blamed for cut as layoffs begin

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