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September 1, 1975

Special Report: Laser Weapons—2

Pentagon Seeks to Channel Research

Air Transport

Concorde Concluding Proving Flights

Air Transport

Jal Using Falcon 20s for Pilot Training

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Special Report: Laser Weapons—2

Pentagon Seeks to Channel Research

Washington—Within the next several years, the Pentagon hopes to reduce the number of different types of lasers in the still-fluid high-energy laser competition. But this timetable could be frustrated by new discoveries because the technology is “still on the steep part of the curve,” according to one Pentagon official.

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Air Transport

Concorde Concluding Proving Flights

Paris—Air France and Aerospatiale have completed a series of 39 passenger-carrying route-proving flights with the Concorde supersonic transport in one of the last major development steps with the aircraft before it enters commercial service.

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Air Transport

Jal Using Falcon 20s for Pilot Training

Teterboro, N. J.—Unusual pilot training program conducted by Falcon Jet Corp. and Flight Safety International for Japan Air Lines is designed to provide a pool of second-officer trainees with airline-oriented jet experience for the Japanese carrier.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Austerity Dictated Simple Yc-15 Design

Long Beach, Calif.—McDonnell Douglas Corp. has employed a blend of new technology and basic design simplicity in its YC-15 advanced medium STOL transport (AMST) prototypes to meet USAF’s requirements for an austere design-to-cost transport aircraft with excellent short field performance.

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GAO and Aerospace—1

Investigative Agency Impact Rises

Office’s influence expected to continue to grow as Congress’ committees increase demands for justification of programs

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Management

Lockheed Agrees to End Payouts Abroad

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Air Transport

United Fare Bid Spurs Concern

Major carrier’s claim it cannot absorb fuel cost increases sparks alarm among other carriers, some government circles

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Management

Dod Sets Substantial Dollar Shift

Five-year program calls for significant change in emphasis from strategic to general purpose forces, tighter cost guides

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Air Transport

Mandatory Tagging of Baggage Awaited with Mixed Reactions

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Air Transport

Supersonic Fare Filings Presage Battles in Iata

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