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February 16, 1976

Aeronautical Engineering

Non-destructive Evaluation Effort Grows

Management

Currie Urges Vigorous R&d Program

Management

Tentative Salt Decision Made

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Aeronautical Engineering

Non-destructive Evaluation Effort Grows

Valuable new techniques for non-destructive evaluation (NDE) are beginning to emerge from an expanding national program intended to raise NDE from a limited art to a well-understood science. The program had its genesis in the crash of a USAF/General Dynamics F-111A in late 1969, caused by a flaw in a wing-pivot fitting that had escaped detection despite numerous inspections using the best NDE techniques then available.

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Management

Currie Urges Vigorous R&d Program

In this era of unprecedented change, our technological strength is the key to our long-range survival as a nation. A strengthened and vigorous program of Defense research and development and modernization investment is absolutely fundamental for the maintenance of stability and peace in the years ahead.
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Management

Tentative Salt Decision Made

Ford set to accept latest Soviet proposals for accord on arms; some Administration officials seek delay

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Avionics

Dod Sees Wide Integrated Optics Usage

Salt Lake City—Researchers have registered significant gains in the past two years in their attempt to turn integrated optics, the thin-film equivalent of conventional optics, from a concept into a practicable technology for operational environments.

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Air Transport

Unified European Industry Debated

Conflicting opinions emerge concerning the responsibility of major European airlines to the manufacturing industry

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Air Transport

French Refining Plans for Partnership

Los Angeles—France’s Dassault-Breguet Aviation will submit recommendations to the French government next month on whether cooperative development talks on an advanced version of the twin-engine Mercure transport should continue with two prospective U. S. partners or be narrowed to one company for negotiation of a detailed agreement.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Israel Spurs Pilot Training to Fill Ranks

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Air Transport

Sas Chief Urges Government Funding of European Transports

London—European governments should consider financing of a new family of subsonic transports as the first move in taking a competitive lead from the U. S. aircraft industry, but not through centralizing power in a single European agency, Knut Hagrup, president of Scandinavian Airlines System, said here last week.

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Air Transport

Pan American Forecasts Tied to Yield

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Management

Renegotiation Law Faces Critical Phase in Congress

Washington—Signs point to this year as the watershed in which Congress will either radically stiffen the 25-year-old renegotiation law for the recapture of excessive profits on government business, primarily defense business, or let it die.

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