November 19, 1973

Aeronautical Engineering

Fb-111 Tests of Sram Advance

Space Technology

New Cracks Cause Further Delay in Skylab Mission

Air Transport

Additional Concorde Noise Cuts Pushed

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Aeronautical Engineering

Fb-111 Tests of Sram Advance

Live operational firings of missile by SAC squadrons scheduled to begin later this month at White Sands range

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Space Technology

New Cracks Cause Further Delay in Skylab Mission

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Air Transport

Additional Concorde Noise Cuts Pushed

Paris—Snecma of France is studying a series of design modifications to the exhaust section of the Rolls-Royce/Snecma Olympus engines powering the Concorde supersonic transport in an effort to reduce further the noise emissions from the aircraft after it goes into service.

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Air Transport

Small-community Service Plans Proposed

Aeronautics agencies in Minnesota and North Dakota are proposing subsidy or demonstration programs that could begin a shift away from federal toward state and local support for scheduled air service to small communities. North Dakota’s Aeronautics Commission has developed a plan for state funding of a three-year commuter airline demonstration project serving nine cities with a minimum of two round trips daily.

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Air Transport

Fuel Problems Hit Flags’ Policies

Shortages, prices promise reshaping of traditional concepts, presage regulatory control expansion to international field

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Management

Weapons Cost Growth Attacked

Pentagon mounts drive with new policies to constrain original system prices as well as life-cycle expenses

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Space Technology

Jupiter’s Pull Speeds Up Pioneer 10

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Management

Goldwater Stresses Defense Technology

The key to rebuilding our airpower is the renewed support of aviation technology and the continuation of developments like the B-l, F-14, F-15 and A-10. Our overriding need is for more research and development. Because of the enormous lead times involved, research and development programs begun now will not bear fruit until the 1980s and beyond.
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Business Flying

Sales Surge Poses Production Challenge

Wichita—Record orders for 253 business aircraft having a total retail value of approximately $33.8 million were placed by Beech Aircraft Corp. distributors and dealers during the company’s annual international sales meeting here.

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Avionics

Spacecraft to Probe Low-altitude Region

Princeton, N. J.— First of a new series of Atmosphere Explorer spacecraft, specially designed to operate at altitudes as low as 120 km. (75 mi.), is in final stages of preparation for launch in December from the Western Test Range, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.

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