September 4, 1972

Departmental

Aerospace Calendar

Editorial

Salute to the Canberra

Departmental

Who's Where

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Departmental

Aerospace Calendar

Sept. 11-12—Astrodynamics Conference, AIAA/American Astronautical Society, Palo Alto, Calif. Sept. 11-13—Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, AIAA, Palo Alto, Calif. Sept. 11-13—Aviation & Space Conference, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, Calif.
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Editorial

Salute to the Canberra

Technological progress is so rapid in aerospace that it is only rarely that an aircraft design endures in active service for several decades. The Douglas DC-3 was the great durable workhorse of the transports, and it involves small risk to speculate that the English Electric Canberra twin-jet bomber will occupy a similar niche among combat aircraft.
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Departmental

Who's Where

In the Front Office John D. Nichols, executive vice president, Aerojet-General Corp., El Monte, Calif.; he will function as the company’s chief operating officer. Louis J. Geiger, Jr., vice president of Lockheed Electronics Co., Inc., Plainfield, N. J., and general manager of the Data Products Div., Los Angeles, Calif. Stanley W. Horrocks, formerly general manager of the Data Products Div., now executive assistant to the president.
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Departmental

Industry Observer

North American Rockwell is negotiating with Lockheed Aircraft Corp. to fatigue-test the B-1 advanced bomber in Lockheed’s Palmdale, Calif., plant, using equipment built for the L-1011 TriStar. The bomber will undergo 22,000 hr. of tests, representing four full life cycles of operational aircraft.
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Departmental

Washington Roundup

R&D Reappraisal Technical Coordinating Paper (TCP) is the name of the new management technique the Pentagon is introducing to improve the coordination between govemment/industry officials engaged in military research and exploratory development on the one hand and military weapon system project offices on the other.
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Aeronautical Engineering

British Tied to Concorde, RB.211

Industry, government officials concerned about concentration of equipment, funding on two projects with indefinite futures

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Aeronautical Engineering

Concorde Opens Flying Show

Farnborough, England—Anglo-French Concorde 002 supersonic transport prototype will open the Society of British Aerospace Companies flying display here Sept. 4, the first in which foreign-built aircraft without some British content have participated.
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Management

Rolls (1971) Records Profit

London—Rolls-Royce (1971), Ltd., the company formed after Rolls’ bankruptcy in February, 1971, has made an after tax profit of $3,710,000, on revenues totaling $462 million between Feb. 23, and Dec. 31, 1971. Lord Cole, Rolls chairman, said the figures, however, do not represent the $425 million put into the RB-211 engine program by the British government, which holds all the shares in the new company.
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Aeronautical Engineering

Europeans Exhibit at Farnborough

Farnborough, England—About 225 companies will be exhibiting products at this week’s Society of British Aerospace Companies flying display, but of that number only 26 represent concerns from eight other countries. This is the first Farnborough show opened up to European firms without the past qualification of a percentage of British equipment in any single product, such aircraft fitted with Rolls-Royce engines.
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Aeronautical Engineering

HS-125-600 Sales

Hatfield, England—First two Hawker Siddeley HS-125-600 executive jet transports have been sold to the British Ministry of Defense, which will operate them as executive transports. The aircraft will be delivered early next year. First bare-hull aircraft for completion at Beech Aircraft Corp., Wichita, will be delivered starting in October.
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