October 25, 1971

The Growing Threat—4

Soviets Closing Gap in Avionics, Computer Science Military Deveopment

Aeronautical Engineering

Harrier Program Seeks Broad Vtol Data

Business Flying

S-64e Utilized in Logging Tests

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The Growing Threat—4

Soviets Closing Gap in Avionics, Computer Science Military Deveopment

Pace of Soviet Union’s progress in developing advanced military avionics equipment and systems is believed to be surpassing that of the United States, but the Russians still lag this country by a wide margin in a few critical areas, such as data processing.
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Aeronautical Engineering

Harrier Program Seeks Broad Vtol Data

Operational status is primary goal, but data to evaluate other VTOL aircraft and support systems is also sought

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Business Flying

S-64e Utilized in Logging Tests

Gold Beach, Ore.—Experimental use of a Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane in a logging operation near here will help determine whether the helicopter can be a practical tool in cutting a large volume of timber that otherwise could not be harvested. If the results of this pioneering helicopter operation and earlier ones in California are favorable, the impact could be significant, both to the timber industry and Sikorsky.

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Avionics

Uses, Area of Airline Data Link Expanded

New round of data link trials starting this month will give the air transport industry its broadest experience yet with automated air-ground digital communications. New interfaces with airborne and ground systems, new airborne message-entry/readout devices and experimental operatin; procedures will be exercised and analyzed in the forthcoming programs.

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Space Technology

Nasa Plans Concurrent Booster, Orbiter

New NASA shuttle plans kill new long-life booster and sacrifice phased development of full-scale, 65,000 lb. payload orbiter

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Air Transport

Airlines Wary of Accounting Change for Leased Equipment

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Management

Europeans Urge Retaliatory Import Duties

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Air Transport

Airlines Oppose U.s/esro Aerosat

ATA Arinc reverse course to favor ATS-F, claiming four-satellite, pre-operational system too expensive, premature, unnecessary

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Editorial

The Surprising Moon

For as long as man has been on this planet, he has gazed at the varying luminous shapes of the moon with intense curiosity, aware almost from the beginning that this heavenly body was linked somehow with his own destiny. For several hundred years man struggled to magnify the power of his eyes to study the surface of the moon in an attempt to discern something of its true nature.

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Air Transport

Cab Pushes for International Fares Power

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