October 1, 1973

Safety

NTSB Analyzes O’Hare Runway Accident

Space Technology

Europe L3S Launcher Start Set for 1974

Avionics

New Computer Offers Wide Capabilities

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Safety

NTSB Analyzes O’Hare Runway Accident

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Space Technology

Europe L3S Launcher Start Set for 1974

Paris—Final call for bids for development work in the European L3S launcher project will be issued soon, with all bids due no later than Dec. 1. Design and management concepts for the L3S program are gradually falling into place here as program officials push to get full-scale development work under way by the beginning of 1974.

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Avionics

New Computer Offers Wide Capabilities

Moffett Field, Calif.—Advanced computer system nearing operational status here combines the high speed and data storage capacity needed to solve economic and technical problems too complex to have been attempted on existing computers, according to National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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Business Flying

Increased User Charges Sought

Transportation Dept. study calls for five-fold rise in general aviation share of costs of operating national aviation system

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Space Technology

Longest Skylab Flight Exceeds Objectives

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Management

Senate Votes 1978 Trident Operation

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Aeronautical Engineering

Mach 2.2 SST McDonnell Douglas Aim

Long Beach, Calif.—McDonnell Douglas Corp., which is participating in National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s advanced supersonic technology (AST) program, is concentrating its conceptual design efforts on a Mach 2.2 aluminum/titanium aircraft with a maximum capacity of 273 passengers and a range of 4,200 naut. mi. (AW&ST Sept. 17, p. 40).

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Aeronautical Engineering

Lockheed Studies Keyed to Future SSTs

Burbank, Calif.—Lockheed-California Co. is conducting a series of studies to investigate supersonic transport technology applicable to future commercial and military aircraft. Some of these activities, which involve peak staffing loads of almost 100 persons, are funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, while others are company-supported.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Boeing Seeks to Keep Its SST Technology Capabilities Honed

Boeing Co. is maintaining its capability in the supersonic transports field with a blend of government-sponsored technology investigations and a small company-funded effort aimed at keeping it competitive for the time the nation decides to proceed with a second-generation SST.

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Management

Senate Votes F-14 Funds As Defense Debate Begins

Washington—Senate approval last week of a $693-million Fiscal 1974 procurement authorization puts the Navy/Grumman F-14 advanced fighter project back on track and headed toward a total program buy of 313 aircraft at an estimated total cost of $6.3 billion.

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