April 2, 1973

Space Technology

Nasa Shifts to Aircraft Test Procedures

Space Technology

Lunar Sounder Data Begin to Coalesce

Air Transport

World Airways Gearing for 747 Service

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Space Technology

Nasa Shifts to Aircraft Test Procedures

Houston—First crew of three astronauts to man National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Skylab orbital workshop will have a highly flexible mission plan that probably will include more experiments and tasks than they will be able to perform during their 28-day stay in space.

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Space Technology

Lunar Sounder Data Begin to Coalesce

Houston—Radar imagery from the Apollo 17 orbiting lunar sounder is beginning to produce a surface and subsurface pattern of layering and fracturing of lunar mares that agrees with earlier photogeology and surface sampling interpretations of extensive lava flows.

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Air Transport

World Airways Gearing for 747 Service

Oakland, Calif.—Widespread airline interest will be centered on World Airways this spring as the carrier becomes the first U. S. supplemental carrier to put the Boeing 747 into service and the first airline anywhere to operate the convertible version of the wide-bodyjet.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Navy Seeks Data for F-15 Carrier Role

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Avionics

System Warns Crew of Ground Proximity

Cockpit unit uses inputs from existing instruments to monitor terrain closure without pilot input or workload

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Aeronautical Engineering

Commercial Turboshaft Engine Readied

Stratford, Conn.—Avco Lycoming’s new LTS 101 turboshaft engine, after making a small detour through the Army’s now-defunct Aerial Scout helicopter program, is back on its original course toward a commercial market. Lycoming expects to have its new engine certified by mid-1974 and to start delivering production engines in 1975 to what it foresees as a new commercial helicopter market beginning to flower at that time.

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Management

European Strategy, Economics Recast

SALT-2, MBFR talks in 3 cities reflect vast realignment in defense spending, trade for world powers in future

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Missile Engineering

Soviets Developing New Icbms

Three new missiles would replace older models now deployed; at least one expected to incorporate MIRV warhead capability

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Air Transport

Moves to Simplify Domestic Fares Gain

American Airlines asks 30% cut for excursions over 1,000 mi.; National and Western executives score TGC-type discounting

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Air Transport

West Nomination to Cab Spurs Hostility

Washington—Nomination by President Nixon of an Oklahoma state judge to replace Robert T. Murphy as a Democrat on the Civil Aeronautics Board (AW&ST Mar. 19, p. 183) has raised the level of the hostility between the White House and some elements of Congress another notch.

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