July 12, 1971

Air Transport

Seat Layouts Heighten Competition

Aeronautical Engineering

F-5e Keyed to Agility for Combat

Avionics

Users Back Early Satcom Decision

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Air Transport

Seat Layouts Heighten Competition

Latest airline battle involves coach seating in 707s and DC-8s and coach lounges in 747s, and pending CAB and IATA decisions

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Aeronautical Engineering

F-5e Keyed to Agility for Combat

Los Angeles—Maneuverability rather than speed is considered the key in developing the air-to-air combat capability of Northrop’s new F-5E international fighter aircraft. While performance and maneuverability will be improved from earlier F-5s, the Air Force—at least in the case of the F-5E—is emphasizing superior maneuverability rather than increased speed/climb performance as the most significant measure of aerial combat effectiveness.

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Avionics

Users Back Early Satcom Decision

Views vary, but most potential customers and some applicants favor systems utilizing technology that is state of the art

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Space Technology

Program Changes Boost Grumman Shuttle

Bethpage, N.Y.—Emergence of the Grumman Aerospace Corp. and Boeing Co. Phase A contractor team in the space shuttle program as a strong contender for the Phase C/D contract comes as a result of recent changes in program orientation (AW&ST June 21. p. 19).

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Space Technology

Raised Salyut Orbit May Signal New Visit

Soviet space officials ordered the Salyut spacecraft boosted into a higher orbit within 24 hr. of the deaths of the Soyuz 11 crew, in a move that greatly prolonged the expected orbital life of the now-unmanned space station and paved the way for possible future visits by cosmonauts.
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Management

Pace of Aerospace Layoffs Slows

Most major companies surveyed expect employment reductions to stop by end of 1972; upturn foreseen only in business flying

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Air Transport

747 Growth Keyed to Revitalized Market

Seattle-Boeing Co. planners are looking beyond the high-density, short-range model of the company’s 747 transport to growth versions of the giant jet that would serve a revitalized market in the late 1970s with stretched fuselages, fulllength upper decks or both.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Composite Slats Evaluated on Usaf C-5s

Marietta, Ga.—Lockheed-Georgia Co. has delivered its thirteenth and last boronepoxy composite leading edge slat for the C-5 transport to the Air Force under a $2.2million contract awarded in 1968. Except for the static test and fatigue test slats which went to the Flight Dynamics Laboratory at Wright-Patterson AFB, the 10 production composite slats, which were delivered ahead of schedule and under cost, were delivered to Charleston, S.C., AFB where they have been installed on 10 operational C-5 aircraft.
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Space Technology

Study Spurs Tighter Nasa Procurement

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Editorial

Perspective on Consumerism

There is a time for setting the record straight. Such a time has arrived for the airlines in the face of some rather unfounded attacks upon the industry in the name of consumerism. Setting the record straight in this case need not discredit consumerism.
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