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October 27, 1975

Missile Engineering

Trident Post-boost Control Tests Planned

Space Technology

European Space Ties Showing Stress

Space Technology

Upper Stage Plans for Shuttle Detailed

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Missile Engineering

Trident Post-boost Control Tests Planned

Washington—Navy is scheduled to test engineering improvements to the post-boost control system for the Lockheed Trident 1 submarine-launched ballistic missile in late December. Modifications to solid propellant gas generators and valve assemblies are expected to extend further the range of the missile’s reentry vehicles.

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Space Technology

European Space Ties Showing Stress

Monte Carlo—U. S.-European collaboration in space is beginning to show signs of strain despite pledges of good faith expressed by representatives from both sides of the Atlantic during the recent Sixth U. S.-European Space Conference here.
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Space Technology

Upper Stage Plans for Shuttle Detailed

Los Angeles—USAF’s Space and Missile Systems Organization intends to select a single contractor next summer to develop the solid motor interim upper stage (IUS) for the U. S. space shuttle program. IUS development and production is the most significant launch vehicle contract to be awarded in the foreseeable future, and is one of the two major shuttle systems not yet under contract.

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Business Flying

Beech Banks on Continued Sales Boom

Wichita—Confidence that the boom in business aircraft sales will continue at the record pace set in 1973-1975 for at least two more years was expressed here by key management of Beech Aircraft Corp. during the company’s annual international distributor-dealer meeting.

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Air Transport

Fare Increases Sought at Cab, in Courts

All trunks, most locals file with Board for 3% hike; four carriers seeking judicial review of recent denials

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Air Transport

European Carriers Shift Marketing Stress

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Air Transport

Concorde Noise Reassessment Ordered

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Avionics

Citation Avionics Package Demonstrated

White Plains, N. Y.—New avionics package now making its first appearance in the field in factory demonstrator Cessna Citations is designed to enhance the utility of the turbofan corporate transport. Some of the capabilities of the new hardware were demonstrated in two Citations equipped with the new Sperry Flight Systems/Collins Radio panel during a recent three-day operation at Westchester County Airport here.

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Editorial

New Production Incentives

(Lt. Gen. Robert T. Marsh, vice commander of the Air Force Systems Command (AFSC), recently outlined the need—and the associated problems—for the U. S. aerospace industry to modernize its manufacturing techniques and tooling. Such improvements are being pressed on the Defense Dept, level.
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Air Transport

Aviation Interests Hit Ntsb Procedures

Washington—National Transportation Safety Board procedures were criticized last week by commercial and general aviation witnesses before the House Public Works subcommittee on investigations and review. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Assn. (AOPA), Air Transport Assn. (ATA) and Flight Safety Foundation, Inc., centered their criticism on the usefulness of NTSB recommendations and board policy on discussing potential recommendations before they are formalized.

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