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June 24, 1974

Aeronautical Engineering

Decision Nears on Turbine Train Award

Air Transport

Concorde Impressive in Flights

Aeronautical Engineering

Pratt & Whitney Builds on Jt9d Concept

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Aeronautical Engineering

Decision Nears on Turbine Train Award

Amtrak and the U. S. Dept, of Transportation are approaching a major decision point this week in a competition between a French-built turbine-powered train licensed to Rohr Industries and a modified version of a Sikorsky Aircraft-developed turbine train designated Turbotrain 2.

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Air Transport

Concorde Impressive in Flights

Warren C. Wetmore

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Aeronautical Engineering

Pratt & Whitney Builds on Jt9d Concept

East Hartford, Conn.—Pratt & Whitney is expanding its family of high-bypass-ratio JT9D turbofan engines and pushing their power levels well into the 50,000-60,000-lb.thrust range in its pursuit of new markets. The company’s JT9D engines now in service—approximately 1,300 of them—all have dry thrust ratings under 50,000 lb.

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Space Technology

Shuttle Test Pace Intensifies at Ames

Mountain View, Calif.—Full capability of the nation’s most extensive complex of wind tunnels at Ames Research Center here is being applied to the U. S. space shuttle program in an intensive effort to solve the peculiar problems presented by this vehicle.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Nato Ponders British, Dutch Intentions

Concern grows within the North Atlantic alliance as U. K., Netherlands governments consider major defense cutbacks

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Air Transport

Faa Reshuffle Sparks Mixed Emotions

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Avionics

New Satellite Communication Aid Tested

Motorola has developed an airborne predetection signal combining technique that provides omni-directional antenna coverage for an aircraft to communicate directly with satellites without requiring extensive aircraft modifications.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Exim Bank Tightens Terms for Financing

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Air Transport

Cab Cost/fare Position May Block Youth Tariffs

Washington—Persistent Civil Aeronautics Board opposition to any passenger fare revisions that are unrelated to costs threatens to bar a restoration of youth fares on the North Atlantic and the introduction of low-level fares designed to bolster declining load factors on transatlantic routes.

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Air Transport

Delta to Standardize on 727, Dc-9

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