September 13, 1971

Aeronautical Engineering

Nasa Building Stol Transports

Avionics

Solar Array Capabilities Increase

Air Transport

Mergers Threaten Trunk Structure

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Aeronautical Engineering

Nasa Building Stol Transports

Washington—National Aeronautics and Space Administration has embarked on an experimental short-takeoff-and-landing (STOL) transport research airplane development program that could cost $100 million before it is finished. Goal of this program is to provide the technical data base needed to build practical, viable STOL transports for civil and military applications.

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Avionics

Solar Array Capabilities Increase

Development of extendable, lightweight sun-seeking arrays promises an order of magnitude increase in generating output

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Air Transport

Mergers Threaten Trunk Structure

Two proposals before CAB plus expected Northwest/National bid could effect basic change in U.S. domestic airline industry

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Air Transport

Reduced-noise Approach Profiles Tested

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Air Transport

Qantas Plans Multi-phase Market Drive

Sydney—Australia’s international carrier, Qantas, plans to combat the current slump by moving into the low-fare market, polishing its marketing organization and maintaining a cautious approach to further route expansion and equipment acquisition—including the Concorde supersonic transport.

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Space Technology

Apollo-salyut, Soyuz-skylab Dockings Eyed

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Management

Senate Unit Hits Soaring Costs in Reporting Dod Authorization

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Business Flying

Turbine Aids L-19 Performance

Siai-Marchetti's Allison turboprop version of Cessna L-19 demonstrates STOL capabilities along with good handling

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Air Transport

Pacific Air Tonnage Soars as Dock Strike Continues

Los Angeles—Work stoppage at West Coast shipping ports July 1 is yielding an increasing bonanza of tonnage to air cargo carriers as stockpiled inventories are depleted. The docks were shut down by a strike of the International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s Union, resulting in a dramatic increase in air cargo shipments to Hawaii and the Orient.

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Air Transport

Charter Boosts Eastern Labor Day Traffic

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