May 3, 1971

Avionics

Lasers Aid Delivery of Weapons

Aeronautical Engineering

C-5A Category 2 Test Finish Near

Air Transport

Stocks Boom Despite Earnings Dip

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Avionics

Lasers Aid Delivery of Weapons

U.S. armed forces find laser-guided weapons make old measures of accuracy obsolete, but some officials question higher costs

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Aeronautical Engineering

C-5A Category 2 Test Finish Near

Several performance specifications exceeded but wing cracks, other failures cause flight restrictions and extension of testing

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Air Transport

Stocks Boom Despite Earnings Dip

Fare increase helps trigger rise of airline stocks, but analysts divided on long-range earnings potential

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Aeronautical Engineering

Mirage G8 Prototype Testing to Begin

Saint Cloud, France—Avions Marcel Dassault’s Mirage G8 variable-geometry prototype was due to make its maiden flight last week, resuming a flight test development program that was interrupted earlier this year when the Mirage G first-generation prototype crashed.

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Space Technology

Salyut Boosts Self to Higher Orbit

Soviet Salyut unmanned satellite was raised to a 167 x 162-mi. orbit last week, extending its expected orbital life at least through mid-June and preparing the way for additional rendezvous, docking and crew-transfer experiments by manned Soyuz spacecraft later this month (AW&ST Apr. 26, p. 22).
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Air Transport

Faint Hopes of U.S. Supersonic Transport Restart Haunt Boeing Termination Efforts

Massive effort to dismantle, pack, label and store the fruits of the billion-dollar, decade-long program to build a U.S. supersonic transport is well under way in Seattle, but the packers have been told to keep the pieces handy in case someone wants to put them together again.

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Air Transport

Volpe Pledges Aviation Tax Fund Integrity

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Air Transport

Japan Mapping Advanced Transport Pians

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Space Technology

First Launch of Mariner Orbiter Set May 7, Second for May 17

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Air Transport

Eastern Seeking Family Fare Approval

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