June 14, 1971

Space Technology

P&W Shuttle Engine Based on XLR129

Special Report: Paris Flying Display

Transports Highlight Paris Flying

Air Transport

Northwest Plans to Retain Cost Control

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Space Technology

P&W Shuttle Engine Based on XLR129

Engine company utilizing USAF rocket engine experience in NASA competition with Aerojet, North American Rockwell

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Special Report: Paris Flying Display

Transports Highlight Paris Flying

Low ceilings, 1-3-mi. visibilities give display full weekend of IFR, lend performance deceptively sedate look from ground

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Air Transport

Northwest Plans to Retain Cost Control

Minneapolis/St. Paul—Northwest Airlines executives are hopeful that they will be able to confront added competition on the carrier’s route system without significantly impairing the airline’s low ratio of expenses to revenues. “We’ve had competition before,” declared Robert J. Wright, vice president-sales.

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Avionics

Navy Tests Rapid-reaction Navaid

Navigation system for F-14, E-2C, S-3A expected to cut aircraft response times during operations from carriers

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Aeronautical Engineering

New Target Missile Keyed to Flexibility

Huntsville, Ala.—Low cost and flexibility are the key characteristics of a new expendable target missile developed and produced here for the Army by Teledyne Brown Engineering. Designated BATS (ballistic aerial target system), the complete system—missile, launcher and fire control—costs the Army less than $500 per unit in quantity buys.
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Space Technology

Salyut Marks Major Space Station Step

Manning of the Salyut spacecraft with the crew of Soyuz 11 last week marked a major advance by Russia in development of a manned orbiting platform (MOP), which by the late 1970s will be capable of supporting scores of scientists in earth orbit for periods of several months at a time.
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Special Report: Paris Flying Display

Paris Show Results Spur Bright Forecast for 1973

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Air Transport

May Extends Trunk Traffic Slump

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Editorial

Bigger and Better

The 29th Paris air show so recently concluded at Le Bourget was bigger and better than ever in almost every respect. To veterans of these biennial exercises, it hardly seemed possible for even an industry as incredible as aerospace to surpass the dazzling technological display and buzzing international marketplace of the 28th show in 1969.

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Air Transport

Two and Three Engine Turbojet/turbofan Transports—1970 Hourly Costs

(Dollars Per Off-On Hour) BOEING 727 United Eastern American Trans World Braniff Northwest National Continental Northeast Pan American Western Airlift Frontier Trans Caribbean1 Alaska Allegheny 727 Average DOUGLAS DC-9 Eastern Delta
June 71971 June 211971