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April 10, 1972

Air Transport

Eastern Plans Gradual L-1011 Service

Air Transport

Trunk Charter Business Booms

Special Report: Apollo 16 Mission

Most Comprehensive Sampling Planned

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Air Transport

Eastern Plans Gradual L-1011 Service

Miami—Eastern Airlines’ introduction of its Lockheed L-1011 wide-bodied trijet into service will be a conservative, gradual one in which the new aircraft will be absorbed in the airline’s long-term marketing program rather than dominate it or cause a major shift in approach.

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Air Transport

Trunk Charter Business Booms

Revenues rose almost 40% in 1971 as scheduled carriers move to meet demand for domestic, international passenger flights

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Special Report: Apollo 16 Mission

Most Comprehensive Sampling Planned

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Space Technology

Apollo 16 to Explore Highlands

Astronauts Young and Duke will examine older, elevated terrain in Descartes region during three 7-hr. traverses in lunar rover

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Aeronautical Engineering

Nasa Cites Jet Noise Reduction Gains

Cleveland—Preliminary results of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s quiet engine program here at Lewis Research Center indicate that noise levels of present narrow-bodied transports can be reduced well below the standards set by the Federal Aviation Administration in its FAR Part 36 for certification of new subsonic transports.

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Missile Engineering

Plan to Cut Sram Costs Evolves

Alternate production and procurement plans emerge as major elements in USAF/Boeing AGM-69A cost reduction program

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Air Transport

North Atlantic Air Passenger Load Factors—year 1971

Total No. of Passengers Percent Participation First Class Passengers Economy Passengers Percent Economy No. of Flights Round Trips Per Week Avg. Passenger Load: First Class Economy Total Total No. of Seats Economy Avg. Seats Per Flight:
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Space Technology

Shuttle Engine Speeded By Gao Decision

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Air Transport

Marketing Urged as Counter to Charters

Washington—Stress on marketing as a means of combating charter inroads into scheduled international air traffic is now emerging as a new long-range policy of the Civil Aeronautics Board. The program is not being enunciated officially. Rather, it is being developed through Board orders and proposed rule-making procedures.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Dutch Drafting Re-equipment White Paper

Paris-Dutch defense ministry, responding to the recently completed parliament defense policy review, is preparing a special white paper detailing re-equipment plans it has for Holland’s three services through the 1980s. There is no firm deadline for submission of the white paper to the Dutch parliament.

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