June 17, 1974

Aeronautical Engineering

Casa Begins Aviocar Deliveries

Aeronautical Engineering

Broader Vectored Thrust Uses Sought

Avionics

Integrated Nav-com Flown at Reading

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Aeronautical Engineering

Casa Begins Aviocar Deliveries

To seek certification of civil passenger version of STOL C.212 developed in Spain as troop carrier and for aerial photography

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Aeronautical Engineering

Broader Vectored Thrust Uses Sought

Joint test program on in-flight thrust vectoring conducted by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the British Ministry of Defense is centering on full development of the Hawker Siddeley Harrier’s potential envelope for vectoring in forward flight (VIFF).
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Avionics

Integrated Nav-com Flown at Reading

Reading, Pa.—Advanced flight control systems and integrated navigation-communications installations developed for corporate aircraft exhibited enhanced versatility and operational ease in flight demonstrations during the 25th anniversary Reading Air Show here (AW&ST June 10, p. 19).

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Air Transport

Concorde Flights Display Flexibility

Anglo-French supersonic transport in U. S. to demonstrate operations with Boston-Paris roundtrip in less than 8 hr. Anglo-French Concorde transport was scheduled to fly roundtrip between Boston and Paris June 17 in less than 8 hr. in the most ambitious demonstration to date of commercial supersonic transport operational flexibility.
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Management

Senate Passes Major Defense Programs

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Aeronautical Engineering

Flyoff Decision Favoring A-10 Expected

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Aeronautical Engineering

Iran to Buy Lightweight Fighters

Nation to order 250 aircraft to supplement F-14 purchase now up to 80 units; attack aircraft acquisition is studied

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Air Transport

Eased Penalties for No-shows Proposed

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Editorial

Outlook at Midyear

The aerospace industry—much to its surprise—is cruising along at midyear on course in relatively smooth air with a good financial forecast for the remainder of 1974 and on into 1975. At the beginning of this year we forecast complete unpredictability with considerable turbulence from a wide variety of external influences (AW&ST Jan. 7, p. 7).

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Air Transport

Collision Threat Cited in Tu-144 Crash

Final report on the crash of the Tupolev Tu-144 supersonic transport at last year’s Paris air show has been signed and accepted by both French and Soviet authorities, thus officially closing the investigation. Neither government appears likely to release the full report.
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