November 6, 1972

Lockheed's L-1011 shrinks the noise area around aiiports 92%.

Editorial

Some Important Lessons

Who's Where

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Lockheed's L-1011 shrinks the noise area around aiiports 92%.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration says the L-1011 TriStar with its RollsRoyce engines is the quietest big jet in the world. And that's good news for people who live near airports. A plane affects people when its sound rises noticeably above the familiar sounds of the city.
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Editorial

Some Important Lessons

Both sides in the Vietnam war are jockeying for better field position as the prospects of a truce and cease-fire improve. Both sides are pouring in military equipment and supplies to bolster their forces against an inevitable supply freeze by a truce.

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Who's Where

In the Front Office Jerome J. Filiciotto, vice president and assistant to the president, Rohr Industries, Inc., Chula Vista, Calif., and Edward C. Hoy, vice president-industrial engineering and facilities. Vice Adm. Turner F. Caldwell (USN, ret.), elected a director of Instrument Systems Corp., Jericho, N. Y.
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Industry Observer

Japanese Air Self Defense Force is considering the Navy/Grumman F-14 and the Air Force/McDonnell Douglas F-15 air-superiority fighters as potential replacements for its fleet of Lockheed F-104Js in case efforts to produce a domestically designed FX fighter are blocked.
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Washington Roundup

Shuttle Changes Top NASA officials late last week were weighing several major space shuttle design changes proposed by North American Rockwell, prime shuttle contractor, and already approved by shuttle program leaders at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston.

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Japan Decides on Wide-Body Buy

Competition among three manufacturers ends with Boeing and Lockheed selling 10 wide-body transports with options on more

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ESRO Issues Invitation for Aerosat Partners

Paris—European Space Research Organization has formally invited U. S. companies interested in teaming with it in the ownership and operation of an aeronautical satellite system for experimentation to submit expressions of interest by Nov. 20.
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Telesat Pre-Launch Sales Near Capacity

Telesat Canada is scheduled to start commercial service on its domestic space communications network Jan. 1, 1973, with available channels nearly filled and the prospect of orders from major U. S. users that would overtax the system’s satellite capacity.

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Air Force Plans $427-Million Minuteman Buy

Washington—Air Force expects to complete procurement of Boeing Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missiles with a $427-million buy in Fiscal 1974 and have an operational force of 450 Minuteman 2s and 550 Minuteman 3s deployed by the end of Fiscal 1975.
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Dutch Fighter

Dutch parliament has approved a 1973 defense budget including an allocation of approximately $9.4 million to initiate a replacement program for its Lockheed F104 fighter force (AW&ST Sept. 25, p. 19). Formal proposals were submitted to the Dutch air force Oct. 2 for a replacement aircraft.
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