May 14, 1973

Aeronautical Engineering

Harrier’s Versatility Demonstrated

Avionics

Twa Evaluates Automated R-nav

Air Transport

West Coast Airport Ready for 1980s

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Aeronautical Engineering

Harrier’s Versatility Demonstrated

Availability rate of RAF V/STOL based in Western Europe above 70%, on par with conventional jet combat aircraft

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Avionics

Twa Evaluates Automated R-nav

Operation of Arinc 582 system in scheduled revenue service elicits varied reactions from flight crews, air traffic control

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Air Transport

West Coast Airport Ready for 1980s

Seattle—New passenger facilities at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport raise the air port’s capacity from 4.5 million to 12 million passengers annually, and are expected to handle foreseeable traffic growth into the 1980s. The expanded facilities include major additions to the old terminal building, erected in 1949, and two completely new satellite terminals due to go into service July 1.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Army Nears Armed Helicopter Choice

Washington—Army has the option to select a single contractor if a proposal in the Advanced Attack Helicopter (AAH) competition is clearly superior, but the service is expected to select two designs for a fly-off to enhance competition.

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Air Transport

Noise Control Proposals Hit Jets

EPA draft would permit airport managements to dictate many aircraft functions, restrict operations, establish curfews

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Air Transport

Illegal Fare Discounting Still Widespread

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Avionics

More Laser Weapon Funds Sought

USAF, Navy developing bomber and ship defense systems; Army and Marines planning vehicle-mounted laser test unit

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Editorial

Airport Security

. . . The technological and productivity success of modern airliners transporting hundreds of millions of people and millions of tons of freight throughout the world have given the product we sell—air transportation—a visibility undreamed of when the industry began.
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Aeronautical Engineering

747 Launch, Recovery of Rpvs Studied

Boeing is investigating possible use of a modified 747 airframe to carry either remotely piloted vehicles or small “micro-fighters” to a distant theater of operations where they could be launched and recovered. In the case of the RPVs, the vehicles could be refurbished on board the 747 and re-launched.

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Aeronautical Engineering

B-1 Passes Critical Design Review

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