February 12, 1973

Air Transport

Twa Finds Few Tristar Cabin Problems

Aeronautical Engineering

Military Work Spurs Civil Hydrofoil

Aeronautical Engineering

Viet Mine Clearing Keyed to Helicopters

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Air Transport

Twa Finds Few Tristar Cabin Problems

Cabin interior features and service procedures on Trans World Airlines’ Lockheed L1011s are generally winning both passenger approval and cabin crew support. One persistent cabin problem that continues to disturb Trans World officials, however, is the high interior noise level in forward and aft parts of the cabin.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Military Work Spurs Civil Hydrofoil

Boeing aims at making new craft a safe, maneuverable and environmentally acceptable ship for open-ocean service

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Aeronautical Engineering

Viet Mine Clearing Keyed to Helicopters

Washington—Mine clearing operations in North Vietnam’s Haiphong Harbor and six other ports will center on helicoptertowed unmanned hydrofoil sea sleds and other aerodynamically designed minesweeping equipment. While some elements of the Navy’s Task Force 78 continued training at Subic Bay in the Philippines in final preparation stages last week, four minesweepers cleared an area 35 naut. mi. southeast of Haiphong as an anchorage for the force.

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Air Transport

Pan Am Aims to Trim Crew Costs

New management team’s plan melds scheduling, supervision changes with effort aimed at maintaining good pilot relations

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Air Transport

Delta Stresses Central Control in Merger

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Aeronautical Engineering

Sea Control Ship Air Group Set

Interim vessel to carry SH-3Hs, SH-2Fs, AV-8As; Marines, Navy in heated competition to develop Harrier replacement

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Air Transport

Dc-10 Twin Production Decision Nearing

Long Beach, Calif.—McDonnell Douglas Corp. is completing detailed price and delivery schedule studies of the twin-engine DC-10 transport for presentation to prospective airline customers within the next three weeks. Aim of the current marketing effort is to generate sufficient orders to launch full development of the twin-engine version of the DC-10-10 trijet by July.

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Avionics

Weather Radar Display Improved

Bendix airborne weather radar indicator provides TV-like display; cuts cockpit adjustments and lowers maintenance

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Space Technology

Ussr’s Cosmos Pace Quickened

Soviets launched three times as many recon satellites as U. S. in 1972 but got only 25% more time in orbit thanks to Big Bird

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Editorial

B-52s Over Hanoi

A savage, significant, strategic air war was fought over North Vietnam during the last days of December. While the bombs were still falling and before the issue was decided, a gigantic international propaganda campaign was mounted by Hanoi and its sympathizers to distort both the nature and results of that decisive effort that led specifically to the cease-fire agreement and an official end to the shooting war in Vietnam.

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