October 9, 1972

Editorial

The Rising Tide of Terror

Who's Where

Industry Observer

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Editorial

The Rising Tide of Terror

There has been some glacial progress in the battle to eradicate skyjacker and international terrorism, but the key steps required for decisive and effective action continue to dissolve in a miasma of official apathy. There has been a steady escalation of the stakes in extortionist skyjackings.

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Who's Where

In the Front Office J. Donald Rauth, chief executive officer, Martin Marietta Corp., New York, succeeding George M. Bunker, board chairman. Mr. Bunker succeeds Mr. Rauth as president of Martin Marietta Aluminum, a subsidiary of which he also is chairman.
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Industry Observer

McDonnell Douglas expects the production rate of its F-4 Phantom fighter, now six per month, to double by 1974, due to export orders. Nationalist China and Canada are current potential customers. Production of F-4s may continue to 1977-78.
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Washington Roundup

New Appeal General Electric Co. and possibly the French government plan to appeal a State Dept. decision to deny the company’s request to supply the French firm of Snecma with the advanced GE F101 augmented turbofan engine (AW&ST Oct. 2, p. 18).

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Special Report: Aerospace and the Candidates

Unions’ Views of Election Vary

Aerospace workers express dislike for both Nixon, McGovern; for most part expected to ignore leadership recommendations
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Special Report: Aerospace and the Candidates

Labor Democratic Contributions Appear Lower

Campaign contribution drives in two separate instances indicate that aerospace workers are not supporting the national Democratic ticket as actively this year as they have in the past. The International Assn, of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) began a national fund drive in 1971 to collect money to help defeat President Nixon.
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Aeronautical Engineering

B-1 Engine Inlet Design Simplified

Air Force is simplifying the design of the engine inlet for the North American Rockwell B-1 advanced strategic bomber in a move designed to gain substantial weight and cost savings at minimal performance loss in a narrow band of the aircraft’s flight spectrum.
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Aeronautical Engineering

F-llls Resume Viet Missions After Typhoon

Washington-Two Air Force/General Dynamics F-111 A variable-geometry fighter squadrons recently deployed to Southeast Asia (AW&ST Oct. 2, p. 15) were again flying combat missions over North Vietnam late last week after a delay due more to typhoon conditions than to the loss of one of the 24 aircraft involved in an initial combat mission.
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Aeronautical Engineering

Test Pilots Make Annual Awards

Beverly Hills-The three-man crew of the Apollo 16 spacecraft and a Lockheed aircraft test pilot were named joint recipients of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots’ top honor, the Iven C. Kincheloe Award, at the Society’s 16th annual awards banquet here Sept. 30.
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Management

Study of Aerospace Employment Projects Leveling at 900,000

Washington-Aerospace personnel reductions have leveled off with about 900,000 employes remaining in the industry, a study by the Aerospace Industries Assn, of America (AIA) found. The AIA earlier had predicted aerospace employment by December, 1972, would be only 887,000.
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