December 20, 1971

Space Technology

Lunar Photos Reveal New Details

Air Transport

Some Aspects of Dc-10 Draw Criticism

Aeronautical Engineering

Accelerated Testing Set for F-14a

6667
Space Technology

Lunar Photos Reveal New Details

Panoramic photography from Apollo 15 command module during lunar orbit discloses additional evidence of volcanism

3233
Air Transport

Some Aspects of Dc-10 Draw Criticism

Long Beach, Calif.—General enthusiasm for the McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10’s early performance among airline executives, crews and passengers (AW&ST Dec. 13, p. 23) is offset to a degree by some complaints and criticism of certain aspects of the wide-bodied transport.

4849
Aeronautical Engineering

Accelerated Testing Set for F-14a

Navy/Grumman program aimed at cutting 18 months from normal development cycle, permitting first fleet entry in 1973

5455
Avionics

Telemetry System May Cut F-14 Test Time

Realtime analytical capability enables faster expansion of flight envelope, scheduling of more objectives per flight

2829
Air Transport

New Rates, Containers Spur Cargo Efforts

New York—Incentive container freight rates and new small-sized containers are injecting a spirit of competitiveness in cargo marketing for passenger flights, especially in the transcontinental market. American, Trans World and United airlines have recently introduced new incentive tariffs for Boeing 747 transport containers, and the use of the 747 lower deck belly containers (LD-3) has enabled these airlines to supplement passenger traffic with cargo revenue:

5859
Aeronautical Engineering

Air Cushion Cargo Craft Tested in Canada

Grand Bend, Ontario—Bell Aerospace Canada has finished assembly and begun operational testing of the first of its two prototype Voyageur air cushion vehicle cargo carriers. cargo The company has started construction of the second vehicle which is scheduled for rollout next March.

6465
Missile Engineering

Powder-fueled Rocket Motor Static Fired

Buffalo, N.Y.—Bell Aerospace Co. has static fired its first fluidized powder propellant rocket motor. The test, which is company-funded along with most of the program to date, should demonstrate primarily the combustion and high-density impulses attainable with storable powdered rocket propellants.
2021
Aeronautical Engineering

Greeks Seek to Modernize Tactical Fleet

Athens—Hellenic Air Force is at a critical juncture in facing the dual threat of the massive Soviet incursion into the Mediterranean basin and a rapid modernization of Warsaw Pact forces to the north. Fundamentally, the problem is simple, but the solution is not.

6061
Business Flying

Beech Spurs Single-engine Effort

Program to boost smaller aircraft market stresses instruction, service, sales centers, clubs and development of new trainer

2425
Air Transport

U.s., Irish Clash on Dublin Rights

Both sides remain adamant on positions; threat to take away New York rights stirs angered emotional reaction in Ireland

December 131971 December 271971