November 26, 1973

Business Flying

Merlin 4 Production Boost Set

Aeronautical Engineering

Srams Disarmed for Operational Tests

Space Technology

Skylab Crew Encounters Few Problems

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Business Flying

Merlin 4 Production Boost Set

Sales organization sees need for increased output; aircraft demonstrates precise handling qualities in evaluation flight

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Aeronautical Engineering

Srams Disarmed for Operational Tests

Portsmouth, N. H.—Air Force and Atomic Energy Commission will remove fissionable nuclear material from some stockpiled warheads for the Boeing shortrange attack missile (SRAM) so they may be used as joint test units for the missile. The strategic warheads will be disarmed, but the fuzing sequence used to arm a nuclear warhead for the missile will be retained for operational testing of SRAM.

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Space Technology

Skylab Crew Encounters Few Problems

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Avionics

Compromise Reached on Navsat

Washington—Sharply reoriented defense navigation satellite system development program, designed to reduce program cost and to eliminate previous differences between the Air Force and Navy, will be presented to the Defense Systems Acquisition Review Council (DSARC) now scheduled for Dec. 15.

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Space Technology

Pioneer 10 Nearing Jupiter Encounter

Moffett Field, Calif.—Mission controllers here are preparing to transmit more than 10,000 commands to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Pioneer 10 spacecraft in the course of its encounter next week with the planet Jupiter.

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Air Transport

Irish Carrier Seeks Return to Profitability

Dublin—Aer Lingus-Irish’s better-than-expected past summer season shows signs the carrier is shaking off the depressing impact of traffic slumps, operating deficits and slipping service standards. With a change in top management scheduled for next year, the Republic of Ireland’s national air carrier will be poised for a comeback to the high traffic growth rates and profitability that formerly characterized its operations.

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Space Technology

Skylab Enriches Solar Data Hundredfold

Astronauts’ continuing performance with telescope mount on board orbiting space lab likened to Galileo’s historic feat

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Air Transport

Ei Ai Played Key Role in Israel's Defense

Though most of equipment and manpower were requisitioned, airline remained only link between Lod Airport and outside world

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Special Report on Energy

Prospects Dim for Capacity Cuts in Most North Atlantic Markets

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Special Report on Energy

Dod to Boost Its Domestic Fuel Share

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