April 16, 1973

Business Flying

Advanced Aerodynamics Benefit Mu-2k

Air Transport

Frequency Stressed at Satellite Airports

Aeronautical Engineering

Xfv-12 May Spur Navy Vtol Family

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Business Flying

Advanced Aerodynamics Benefit Mu-2k

San Angelo, Tex.—Mitsubishi’s MU-2K exhibits exceptional speed, solid handling characteristics and advanced aerodynamic features to present a versatile package for today’s light corporate turboprop market. The aircraft is straightforward and predictable, though some traits not usually encountered in other aircraft in its class require a thorough initial familiarization by the pilot before his cockpit performance becomes polished.

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Air Transport

Frequency Stressed at Satellite Airports

Los Angeles—Continental Airlines’ service between the Pacific Northwest and satellite airports in the San Francisco and Los Angeles areas is emphasizing frequency of flights in attempting to overcome the inherent inertia in development of traffic at such ancillary terminals.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Xfv-12 May Spur Navy Vtol Family

Columbus—Developing an augmentor wing vertical/short takeoff and landing (V/STOL) prototype aircraft, XFV-12A, is a technology investment the Navy believes could pay dividends with a whole new family of multi-mission airplanes for the 1980s.

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Space Technology

Data Show Moon as Ever More Complex

Houston—Apollo 17 samples are following a well trodden lunar exploration path in that each new collection of rocks and soil returned to earth portrays the moon as an ever more complex planetary body than the previous mission did. Differences in interpretation of the orange soil that are splitting supporters into one camp favoring origin from meteoritic impact, another crediting volcanism and a third of neutrals are attracting most attention, but this is only one of a battery of surprises from the last of the Apollo lunar landing series.

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Avionics

Boeing Facing B-1 Avionics Challenge

Major problems, some still undefined, exist in developing software and additional hardware for an integrated system

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Air Transport

Boeing Delays Its Decision on 7x7

Continues hunt for advanced transport partners and customers; postpones go-ahead until late ’73 to avoid eroding 727 market

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Space Technology

Shuttle Design Faces Major Milestone

Downey, Calif.—Lightweight version of the U. S. space shuttle system, recently approved by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, is being refined by Rockwell International’s North American Aerospace Group in preparation for the major systems requirement review milestone in July.

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Management

Boelkow Calls for Changed U.s. Attitude on European Market

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Aeronautical Engineering

Further Ch-53e Work Waits More Funds

Stratford, Conn.—Sikorsky is negotiating with the Navy for the release of the $3.3 million remaining in the Fiscal 1973 funds for the continuation of development of a three-engine CH-53E ship-board-based helicopter capable of carrying 16-ton payloads externally and 9.3-ton loads internally.

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Air Transport

Proposed Route Swap Tests Cab Policy

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