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October 13, 1975

Avionics

Helicopter Control Concepts Emerging

Safety

Ntsb Studies Eastern Dc-9 Accident

Missile Engineering

New Propellant Evaluated for Trident Second Stage

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Avionics

Helicopter Control Concepts Emerging

Hampton, Va.—Advanced system concepts aimed at enhancing control and stability and improving guidance and navigation capabilities of helicopters used both in military and commercial operations are beginning to emerge from a variety of research programs.

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Safety

Ntsb Studies Eastern Dc-9 Accident

Synopsis About 0734 EDT on Sept. 11, 1974, Eastern Airlines Flight 212 crashed 3.3 stat. mi. short of Runway 36 at Douglas Municipal Airport, Charlotte, N. C. The flight was conducting a VOR DME nonprecision approach in visibility restricted by patchy dense ground fog.
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Missile Engineering

New Propellant Evaluated for Trident Second Stage

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Space Technology

Cape Shuttle Capabilities Broadened

Checkout, launch operations at Kennedy center will rely less on contractors, other NASA centers than in the past

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Energy

Helicopter Technology Aids Wind Effort

Washington—Substantial technology transfer from U. S. helicopter manufacturers to the federal wind energy program promises to bring the vital elements of low cost and high reliability into this area of energy research. Helicopter officials are enthusiastic that their advanced technology capability can be the key to the future cost-effective harnessing of the wind for the production of electrical power.
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Air Transport

New Wide-body Transport Plan Evolving

Long Beach, Calif.—DC-X-200 wide-body transport, McDonnell Douglas Corp.’s latest offering to the airlines, is designed to meet the increased short-to-medium-haul traffic demands projected for the 1980s with twin-engine economy and takeoff performance that will permit operations out of 8,000-ft. fields at a maximum gross weight of 283,000 lb.

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Missile Engineering

Wings to Boost Guided Projectile Range

Huntsville, Ala.—Army is adding mid-body wings to Martin Marietta’s 155-mm. cannon-launched guided projectile (CLGP) anti-tank round to enhance maneuverability and increase range by 25%. Martin Marietta is producing engineering development models of the CLGP round (see cover) under a $44.5-million contract it won in competition with Texas Instruments.

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Air Transport

Deregulation Support Rises in Congress

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Air Transport

September Extends Traffic Gain, But Rising Costs Cloud Outlook

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Management

New European Aerospace Policy Pushed

Common Market calls for coordinated decision making on programs, financing, marketing to compete with U. S.

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