November 24, 1975

Air Transport

747sp Proves Long-haul Capability

Business Flying

Turboprop to Utilize Turbojet Backup

Special Report: Aerospace Taps Arctic Resources—2

Caution Rules Alaskan Carriers’ Plans

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Air Transport

747sp Proves Long-haul Capability

Nonstop New York-Tokyo flight against jetstream headwinds indicates aircraft will meet its unusual range guarantees

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Business Flying

Turboprop to Utilize Turbojet Backup

Van Nuys, Calif.—American Jet Industries, Inc., is completing development here of a new seven-place pressurized business/utility aircraft, called Hustler Model 400, that is powered by a nose-mounted turboprop engine and a tail-mounted standby turbojet.

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Special Report: Aerospace Taps Arctic Resources—2

Caution Rules Alaskan Carriers’ Plans

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Avionics

Laser Gyros Studied for Stol Aircraft

Moffett Field, Calif.—Strapdown inertial sensors using laser gyros rather than spinning wheel gyros may play a key role in short takeoff and landing (STOL) short-haul transports, researchers here believe. The strapdown sensors could be the most economical means of implementing high-accuracy integrated flight control/navigation systems that would give the short-haul aircraft an all-weather capability.

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Air Transport

Arabs Plan Own Air Code and Industry

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Missile Engineering

Navy Spurs Cruise Missile Pace

Acceleration effort keyed to guidance commonality with USAF air-launched weapon, but both face controversy in SALT talks

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Air Transport

Faa Approach to Flammability Protested

Washington—Air Transport Assn. has protested the Federal Aviation Administration’s “piecemeal” approach to reducing cabin-interior flammability and smoke and toxic gas emission, which could cost the airlines several billion dollars during the coming decade.

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Management

Industry Views on Mac Planning Diverge

Washington—Industry leaders last week confronted a congressional subcommittee with divergent positions on how to accomplish Military Airlift Command’s planned augmentation of its strategic and tactical forces for outsize cargo. Highlights of testimony before the House Armed Services research and development subcommittee were: Douglas Aircraft Co. Executive Vice President R. E. Hage said there is a $ 12.5-billion foreign sales market for its YC-15 advanced medium STOL transport (AMST) if it is selected by the Air Force for heavy lift tactical operations.

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Avionics

Soviet Atc Plans Closely Match Faa’s

Washington—USSR’s plans for its future civil air traffic control system closely match those of the Federal Aviation Administration for its upgraded third-generation ATC system and later fourth-generation system. This was disclosed here in a paper by two Soviet avionics officials at last week’s annual assembly meeting of the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA), attended by a six-man Soviet delegation.

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Special Report: Aerospace Taps Arctic Resources—2

Firm ‘builds’ Airline to Meet Pipeline Needs

Fairbanks—Trans-Alaska pipeline project’s airlift needs are served by an ad hoc airline with a polyglot fleet of ever-changing size that hauls everything from steaks to live bears. This airline, and the complete air transportation system that supports it, has been put together by the Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. to meet the huge project’s need for extensive air services—particularly in the Arctic north of the Yukon River.
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