February 3, 1975


Descent Rate Cited in Pan Am 707 Crash

Air Transport

Cathay Group Expanding Support Sales

Missile Engineering

Program Slip Delays Export of Dragons


Descent Rate Cited in Pan Am 707 Crash

About 2341, American Samoa standard time, on Jan. 30, 1974, Pan American World Airways Flight 806 crashed 3,865 ft. short of Runway 5 at Pago Pago International Airport. The flight was making an ILS approach at night. Of the 101 persons on board the aircraft, only five survived the accident.
Air Transport

Cathay Group Expanding Support Sales

Hong Kong—Cathay Pacific Airways will introduce the Lockheed L-1011 into its fleet this year, and into a shop and line maintenance and ground handling organization that is unorthodox among airlines. Both functions are performed by a separate company, Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Corp.

Missile Engineering

Program Slip Delays Export of Dragons

Proposal request, initially set for November and rescheduled for this month, may qualify Raytheon as second source supplier

Space Technology

Landsat Focus Narrowed to Better Yield

Aeronautical Engineering

Lower Piston Engine Emissions Sought

National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration are working on joint as well as independent programs to reduce emissions from aircraft piston engines. Primary pollutants from aircraft piston engines, operated fuel-rich at off-cruise conditions, are unburned hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and oxides of nitrogen.


Further Violations of Salt Seen

Soviets have continued ABM component tests since summit at Vladivostok that U. S. officials believe forbidden by pact


Decision Vs. More Mls Study Weighed

Washington—Microwave landing system executive committee was scheduled to meet for several days this week to try to decide whether to approve the recommended choice of the scanning-beam MLS or seek further tests and analyses to help resolve the difficult selection of technique.

Air Transport

U. S.-ussr Flights to Increase

Governments expected to ratify agreement by Pan American, Aeroflot to increase weekly flights to four each in summer

Business Flying

Efficiency Boost Sought for Light Twin

Hampton, Va.—Initial flight test of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s advanced technology light twin (Atlit) Piper Seneca is to begin at the Langley Research Center here this month. Purpose of the program is to evaluate on a smaller general aviation airframe advanced control and high-lift devices initially intended for large transport aircraft.


Dual Regulation Questions

The dual regulation of air transport, on the one hand by the CAB and on the other by state authorities ... is a problem [that] can hardly be questioned. This dual regimen creates too many perplexities, too many burdens, too many controversies, too many court challenges; we cannot simply ignore it and hope that it will go away.
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