August 7, 1972

Aeronautical Engineering

347 Emphasizes Maneuverability

Business Flying

Jet Fleet Looks to Diversification

Air Transport

Concorde Tour Adds to Operations Data

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Aeronautical Engineering

347 Emphasizes Maneuverability

Winged Chinook derivative developed by Boeing Vertol can unload rotors automatically in performance envelope extremes

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Business Flying

Jet Fleet Looks to Diversification

LTV subsidiary’s tactics include fixed-base, third-party, cargo operations to counter charter fleet peaks and valleys

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Air Transport

Concorde Tour Adds to Operations Data

Fairford, England—Far East tour recently concluded by the Anglo-French Concorde 002 supersonic transport amply demonstrated that the airplane can be flown in normal airline usage, but that temperatures are more important to its operations than weight.

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Avionics

United Automates Dc-10 Avionics Tests

Airline will rely on Honeywell Automatic Test Equipment to maintain 14 avionics packages; time, cost savings cited

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Special Report: International Aerospace Market

Ex-im Bank Loan Rules Changed

Regulations modified to make U. S. export sales more attractive financially; foreign credit terms forced reappraisal of system
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Management

Diversity Marks Rising Business Outlook

Business is better for the aerospace industry, either in terms of 1972 sales and earnings, or at least in outlook in terms of rising backlogs or increase in new orders. Recovery from the 1969-1971 trough is generally moderate, in line with forecasts earlier this year (AW&ST Mar. 13, p. 12).

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Management

Cities Still Grappling with Technology

Urban planners inform industry to avoid 'Buck Rogers’ solutions and find means of applying existing technology
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Air Transport

$1-million Hijack Tightens Security Rules

New York—Further tightening of pre-boarding passenger screening, possibly with the addition of X-ray machines and bomb-sniffing dogs, followed in the turbulent wake of a record $1-million hijacking of a Delta Air Lines McDonnell Douglas DC-8 to Algeria last week.
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Aeronautical Engineering

Viet Air Force Gains in Professionalism

Washington—South Vietnamese Air Force (VNAF) is rapidly developing into the world’s seventh largest air force under the aegis of President Nixon’s self-sufficiency Vietnamization program. It also is gaining a high degree of professionalism and an aggressiveness that has resulted in high combat losses in helping stem the current North Vietnamese offensive.

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Editorial

Spreading the Big Lie

Fabricating and spreading a big lie to shift the blame for a critical domestic problem to a foreign foe has long been a standard practice of Communist nations. Most Americans have now forgotten the elaborate hoax the Chinese and North Koreans perpetrated during the Korean war to convince their own people and the rest of the world that the U. S. was waging germ warfare in Korea.

July 311972 August 141972