July 30, 1973

Safety

NTSB Reports on L-1011 Miami Crash

Aeronautical Engineering

Presidential Wing Expands Capability

Space Technology

Skylab Design Coordination Lack Cited

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Safety

NTSB Reports on L-1011 Miami Crash

An Eastern Air Lines Lockheed L-1011 crashed at 2342 EST, Dec. 29, 1972, approximately 18 mi. west-northwest of Miami International Airport, Miami, Fla. The aircraft was destroyed. There were 163 passengers and a crew of 13 aboard the aircraft; 94 passengers and 5 crewmembers received fatal injuries.
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Aeronautical Engineering

Presidential Wing Expands Capability

Modernization may add used Boeing or McDonnell Douglas aircraft to supplement new VC-137 used by White House

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Space Technology

Skylab Design Coordination Lack Cited

'Absence of sound engineering leadership’ blamed for failure of meteoroid shield; Senate unit to open investigation of accident
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Air Transport

CAB Awards Change Piedmont Pattern

Winston-Salem, N. C.—Piedmont Airlines’ operating pattern has undergone a basic transformation in the past decade as new cities and operating rights have been awarded to it by the Civil Aeronautics Board. An east-west operator over the East Coast mountain ranges when it started flying in 1948, the mainstream of its traffic is now north-south.

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Management

U. S. Aerospace Exports Imperiled

Restrictive bills in House, Senate would effectively limit U. S. industry in the international defense market

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Missile Engineering

Navy Condor Ready for Pilot Production

Columbus, Ohio—Missile Systems Div. of Rockwell International is ready to begin pilot production of the Condor air-to-surface missile here in August after scheduled review by the Defense Systems Acquisition Review Council (DSARC).

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Missile Engineering

Ramjets Explored for Future Missiles

Washington—Advanced ramjet technology is under active consideration by Defense Dept. as the propulsion system for future missile development in the late 1980s to augment solid fuel missiles. Major development requirements likely to surface within the next 2-5 years include a multi-purpose missile for Air Force use and shipand air-launched tactical missiles for the Navy.
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Air Transport

Domestic Fare Limits Challenged

TWA asks Board for 7% across-the-board fare increase, but some fear hike might stir Cost of Living Council ire

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Air Transport

Security Tightens in Wake of Hijack

London—European airports last week began stringent security checks of boarding passengers in an immediate aftermath of the 87-hr. hijack of a Japan Air Lines Boeing 747 which ended in its destruction at Benghazi airport in Libya after 137 passengers and crew and four hijackers escaped using chutes.
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Management

Senate Unit Cuts R&D by $400 Million

Effect of B-1 stretchout, still under scrutiny, may increase amount of reductions; missile defense, new missiles hard hit

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