April 22, 1974

Business Flying

Distinct Changes Mark New King Air 200

Missile Engineering

Army Spurs Missile Defense Technology

Aeronautical Engineering

Commercial Uttas Version Studied

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Business Flying

Distinct Changes Mark New King Air 200

Washington—Profile, performance and quietness are three major features of Beech Aircraft Corp.’s new Super King Air 200 that make it more than the usual follow-on aircraft in model development. The aircraft, though retaining many of the familiar esthetics inside and out, systems and flight characteristics of earlier King Airs, is basically new, offering:

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Missile Engineering

Army Spurs Missile Defense Technology

Nekoma, N. D.—Advanced interceptor technology program is being formulated this year by the Army’s Advanced Ballistic Missile Defense Agency (ABMDA) to develop and flight test anti-ballistic missile interceptors with sharply improved reaction time and acceleration capability for battle at lower altitudes.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Commercial Uttas Version Studied

Stratford, Conn.—Army’s utility tactical transport aircraft system (UTTAS) competition is acting as a catalyst to precipitate into one vessel helicopter technology that has evolved over the last decade. Two study versions of the Sikorsky YUH-60 entry in the Army competition demonstrate that the integration of these innovations into one aircraft may produce a commercial helicopter with a promise of marked reduction in operating costs. Boeing Vertol also is studying a commercial version of its Army competition entry, designated the Model 179 (AW&ST Dec. 10, 1973, p. 65).

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Avionics

Teledyne Expands Microcircuit Market

Internal microcircuit facility is now providing 30% of its output to outside, component-short companies

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Avionics

Holographic Map Display Developed

Burlington, Mass.—Holographic moving map display being developed by RCA Corp.’s Aerospace Systems Div. here under Navy and corporate funding has demonstrated basic feasibility and is now evolving toward application as an advanced flight instrument.

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Space Technology

Support of Users Sought for Seasat Data

After proof of concept, NASA hopes to pass responsibility for information yield to government, private beneficiaries

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Air Transport

Justice Dept. Policy Role Grows

Heightened activity in trying to mold future of U. S. industry portends clash with CAB, particularly on antitrust questions

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Management

Tighter Flight Rules Seen for Paris Show

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Editorial

The Pinch of Salt

The U. S. is just beginning to feel the real pinch of SALT (Strategic Arms Limitation Talks). The euphoria with which President Richard M. Nixon and his satraps hailed the SALT 1 agreement as part of their “generation of peace” panegyrics is melting fast under the harsh facts of Soviet political and technical behavior since that agreement was signed on May 26, 1972.

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Aeronautical Engineering

U. S. Army Air Units in Europe Reorganizing

Heidelberg, West Germany—Major reorganization of U. S. Army aviation units in Europe is due to begin July 1, in a move aimed at accommodating low-speed nap-of-the-earth anti-tank tactics now becoming operational (AW&ST NOV. 12, 1973, p. 54).
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