November 22, 1971

Air Transport

Competition Spurs Miami-london Traffic

Aeronautical Engineering

Usaf Broadens Pollutant Control Studies

Avionics

New Weapons Delivery Aid Tested

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Air Transport

Competition Spurs Miami-london Traffic

Miami—Passenger traffic on the infant London-Miami nonstop route is responding vigorously to the catalyst of National Airlines and British Overseas Airways Corp. competition, but the market is being affected by the appeal of lower fares from International Air Bahama, operating between Nassau and Luxembourg.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Usaf Broadens Pollutant Control Studies

Fixed-bed catalytic combustor concept could lead to jet engine emissions reduction, enhance aircraft performance

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Avionics

New Weapons Delivery Aid Tested

Close air support system using ground-based DME to update aircraft’s inertial navaid yields significant accuracies

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Business Flying

Certification of Tfe-731-2 Nears

Garrett anticipates sales of 2,500 of its new business jet turbofan; production engine deliveries are planned for May

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Air Transport

Some Flags Defy Iata Authority

Moves abet deteriorating public image of carrier organization but fail to spur measures that might restore former prestige

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Space Technology

Dust Storm Dims Early Data From Mariner

Pasadena, Calif.—Mariner 9 experimenters are reprograming initial phases of the Mars orbital mission to take maximum scientific advantage of a dust storm covering virtually all of the planet. There is a fear that if the dust storm persists for too long, a large portion of Mariner 9’s planned mapping mission will not be accomplished.
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New Rotor Blade Tests Ahead of Schedule

Stratford, Conn.—Sikorsky Aircraft is finishing the first phase of flight testing of its Improved Rotor Blade system about three months ahead of its original timetable—largely because of a “semi-Skunk Works” type of program. Unlike a fully projectized structure, the $2.9-million Navy development program for a titanium spar and glass fiber skin blade (AW&ST Sept. 6, p. 43) did not have a completely separate management structure.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Agreement May Open Parts Line to Israel

Paris—French-Israeli settlement on 50 Avions Marcel Dassault Mirage 5 fighter-bombers embargoed by France is expected to improve strained relations between the two governments and could reopen the official spares supply line for the Israeli air force’s large fleet of French-produced fighter-bombers, trainers and helicopters.

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Personal Business

The Time of Year When Stock Losses Can Spell Profits

It happens every fall, seemingly just in time to catch the World Series and the football season as it roars its way into action. An investor will examine his portfolio, survey his purchases and sales for the year to date, and decide, then and there, that something must be done to reduce the pain of the tax bite come the following April.
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Personal Business

That Market Letter May Be Injurious to Your Wealth

Not so long ago, a market advisory letter published in Canada started appearing in the mailboxes of U. S. investors. Its advice seemed so consistently sound that many investors began to swear by it. Soon, however, they were swearing at it.
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