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August 12, 1974

Air Transport

Experience Eases A-300b Introduction

Aeronautical Engineering

Flight Test Program Sought for Enforcer

Aeronautical Engineering

New Family of Allison Engines Evolving

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Air Transport

Experience Eases A-300b Introduction

Pans—Airbus Industrie A-300B wide-body transport will enter its fourth month of scheduled commercial service with Air France late this month after a relatively trouble-free debut on Europe’s internal short-haul routes. Air France was expecting to receive its third Airbus early this month, and planned to put it into service immediately to help relieve scheduling pressures on the first two aircraft.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Flight Test Program Sought for Enforcer

Washington—Flight test program and new military evaluation of the Cavalier/Piper Enforcer derivation of the World War 2 North American Mustang fighter is being sought by the developer of the aircraft, who claim it to be an effective close-support aircraft available at a reduced cost.

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Aeronautical Engineering

New Family of Allison Engines Evolving

Indianapolis—Detroit Diesel Allison Div. of General Motors is building its XT701AD-700 turboshaft engine for the Army/Boeing Vertol heavy-lift helicopter on a combination of past experience and advanced technology. From the past are the T56/501-24 production and experimental engines and the 501-M62 component improvement engines.

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Avionics

Satcom Maritime Usage Demonstrated

Operational utility of satellite communications for maritime service was demonstrated in recently concluded tests on board an Exxon tanker operating between the East Coast and Venezuela, using the Hughes Aircraft ATS-1 and ATS3 satellites, which have been in orbit now since 1966 and 1967, respectively.

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Air Transport

Brazilian Joint Shuttle Service Expands

Rio de Janeiro-Brazilian shuttle-type service established 15 years ago between here and Sao Paulo, the country’s two major business and population centers, is expected to surge past the 1-million-passenger mark this year. The shuttle service, called the Rio-Sao Paulo air bridge, has recorded fairly steady growth since it was inaugurated in July, 1959, by a pool of three Brazilian carriers—Varig, VASP and Cruzeiro do Sul.

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Missile Engineering

Navy Sets 1976 Cruise Missile Decision

Washington—Navy expects to select a winner in a competitive flyoff of its cruise missile system in June, 1976, following captive and free flight tests of the missile. Prototype cruise missiles will be supplied by the two prime contractors—General Dynamics, which will construct the ZBGM-109, and LTV Aerospace Corp. for the ZBGM-110.
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Air Transport

Route Swap Hopes Outlive Adverse Rule

Washington—Airline officials are still looking at proposals for route exchanges as a viable means of realigning domestic route systems despite a Civil Aeronautics Board law judge’s unfavorable initial decision on the American Airlines/Frontier Airlines swap.

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Air Transport

Faa Gets Contradictory Noise Guidance

Washington—Federal Aviation Administration has received contradictory instructions from Congress on how to proceed with aircraft noise abatement. A group of six senators recently urged FAA to adopt as soon as possible a proposed rule requiring retrofit of quiet nacelles on narrow-body transports.

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Management

House Plans Additional Scrutiny of Defective Altimeter Purchase

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Editorial

Airline Capacity Limitations

The international airlines of the United States are a vital part of the international commerce of this country and the maintenance of a vital communications link with most other countries of the world. Their continued viability is of importance to the economy of the United States in view of their contribution to trade, export of services and the airlift capability they represent.
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