October 23, 1972

Departmental

Aerospace Calendar

Editorial

Airline Marketing Problems

Departmental

Who's Where

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Departmental

Aerospace Calendar

Oct. 30-31—20th Joint Engineering Management Conference, Sheraton Biltmore Hotel, Atlanta, Ga. Oct. 30-31—Fall Meeting: Aircraft and Ship Fire Hazards, Western States Section/The Combustion Institute, Monterey, Calif. Oct. 30-31—Vickers 1972 Aerospace Fluid Power Conference, Troy Hilton Inn, Troy, Mich.
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Editorial

Airline Marketing Problems

(The special report “Marketing the Wide-Body Jets” which begins on page 32 of this issue was prepared by a special editorial task force headed by William H. Gregory, executive editor. Because of his long-time perceptivity on airline marketing problems and the unusual insight gathered in preparation of this special report, we present his views on the airlines’ wide-body jet marketing problems in lieu of our regular editorial—R. B. H.)
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Departmental

Who's Where

In the Front Office Anthony H. Galpern, president and general manager of the Aerospace/Optical Div., Fort Wayne, Ind., of International Telephone & Telegraph Corp. Deputy chief engineers named executive directors of Hawker Siddeley Aviation, Ltd.: K. Essex-Crosby, Brough (Yorkshire), J. W. Fozard, Kingston-upon-Thames (Surrey) and J. B. Scott Wilson Manchester.
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Departmental

Industry Observer

Soviet Union is flight-testing the prototype of a strategic supersonic bomber closely resembling in external configuration the delta-wing design that Lockheed Aircraft Corp. submitted in the U. S. supersonic transport competition.
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Departmental

Washington Roundup

Soviet Tests Soviets launched two improved, longer-range versions of the SS-11 Savage intercontinental ballistic missile during a series of missile tests in the Pacific concluded last week. Each carried a three-warhead multiple re-entry vehicle (MRV) similar to one carried by earlier versions of the missile.
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Aeronautical Engineering

Army Helicopter Details Coming

Industry to bid on prototypes of twin-engine advanced attack aircraft armed with anti-tank missiles, rockets, cannon
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Avionics

USAF Deletes Constant Angel Funds

Future of Air Force’s Constant Angel electronic warfare drone program was in considerable doubt last week, following a decision by Air Force planners to delete funding for the program from the upcoming Fiscal 1974 budget request. Air Force had announced that it would release proposal requests this week for the 18-month systems definition and hardware demonstration of the Type 1 tactical expendable drone system, one of two Constant Angel mission concepts.
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V/STOL Award

Washington—Navy awarded North American Rockwell Corp. a $46-million contract last week for the development, production and flight testing of two V/STOL fighter prototypes. Design eventually may be adopted for use on board the Navy's envisioned small-carrier sea controll ships.
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Aeronautical Engineering

Accelerated Air Effort Mounted To Blunt North Viet Offensive

U. S. tactical aircraft currently are flying an average of over 250 strikes a day against North Vietnamese military and line-of-communications targets in an accelerated effort to blunt further the Communist offensive in the south. Total has reached the 350 mark on some days.
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Aeronautical Engineering

F-4E Option Dropped

Australia has decided not to exercise its option to purchase from the U. S. government the 24 McDonnell Douglas F-4E jet fighters now on lease to the Royal Australian Air Force. Two squadrons have been on lease to meet the RAAF requirement for a longrange interdiction aircraft pending delayed delivery of 24 General Dynamics F-111E variable-geometry fighters. The F-111 Es, now undergoing structural modifications at General Dynamics/Fort Worth, are scheduled to be delivered next summer.
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