April 30, 1973

Avionics

R-nav System Interfaces with Previously-installed Equipment

Air Transport

Northrop Stresses Overall Airport Role

Business Flying

1123 Reflects Israel's Jet Market Drive

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Avionics

R-nav System Interfaces with Previously-installed Equipment

Melville, N. Y.—Area navigation (R-Nav) system aimed at the turbine-powered corporate aircraft and airline retrofit markets is designed to interface with previously-installed flight directors and flight control systems, permitting full utilization of familiar flight instrumentation and systems, while adding R-Nav capability.

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Air Transport

Northrop Stresses Overall Airport Role

Vienna, Va.—Northrop Airport Development Corp. (NADC) is adding new approaches to typical airport construction programs that will be watched closely to see if they provide viable alternatives to traditional means of financing and operating such facilities.

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Business Flying

1123 Reflects Israel's Jet Market Drive

Washington—Israel Aircraft Industries’ determination to become a dominant figure in the world business jet market is reflected in its development of the West-wind 1123, twin-turbojet-powered corporate transport. Westwind activities, according to company sources, are receiving the same priority as export programs for the Gabriel surface-to-surface missile and the Arava light turboprop transport.

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Air Transport

American Seeks to Regain Market Share

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Air Transport

City-center Stol Service Set

Canada plans to begin Ottawa-Montreal flights early next year with R-Nav, MLS-equipped Twin Otters; export market is goal

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Space Technology

Orbiter Weight Key Factor in Lighter Shuttle Design

Downey, Calif.—Rockwell International’s North American Aerospace Group is maintaining strict control on the weight of the space shuttle orbiter vehicle as a key element in the effort to keep the overall system, including the external fuel tank and the twin solid rocket boosters, within the limits of the new lightweight configuration.

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Avionics

Dod Will Revise Procurement Practices

Decades-old procedures will be dropped in favor of plan designed to dampen spiraling costs, improve reliability
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Business Flying

Market Analysis Spurs Choice of 1123

Wilmington, Del.—Atlantic Aviation Corp.’s decision to assume marketing and support responsibility in the U. S. and Canada for Israel Aircraft’s Westwind 1123 is based on extensive market studies that indicate the bulk of business jet sales will remain in the $ 1-million class of aircraft for the foreseeable future.
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F-111 Shows Bombing Support Strength in Indochina

Washington—Air Force/General Dynamics F-111A variable-geometry fighter is being used extensively in U. S. bombing support of Cambodian forces as a result of its success over North Vietnam during this country’s last intensive attacks against that nation prior to the Vietnamese cease-fire.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Advanced Vtol Concepts to Be Studied

Ft. Worth—Detailed flight evaluation of several advanced vertical takeoff and landing technologies and assessment of their application to military and commercial transports is the goal of Bell Helicopter Co.’s tilt-rotor Model 301.

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