February 23, 1976

Safety

Ntsb Assesses Blame in 727 Crash

Management

Currie Details Research Plans for 1977

Air Transport

Gulf Air Seeks Bigger Share of Market

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Safety

Ntsb Assesses Blame in 727 Crash

Handling of Other Flights at Dulles. The safety board reviewed the handling of other arriving IFR traffic at Dulles on Dec. 1, 1974. About ½ hr. before the accident, an air carrier flight approached Dulles from the northwest and was cleared for a VOR/DME approach to Runway 12.
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Management

Currie Details Research Plans for 1977

The requested overall level of $10,942 million represents a real growth of about 7% over the appropriated amount of $9,408 million for FY 1976. Most of the increase is accounted for by programs for the General Purpose Forces; the technology base is increased modestly in accordance with the plan discussed with Congress and approved last year; R&D for strategic programs shows an actual decrease in real effort.
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Air Transport

Gulf Air Seeks Bigger Share of Market

Burbank, Calif.—Gulf Air, the flag carrier jointly owned by four Arab Gulf states, will inaugurate Lockheed L-1011 TriStar service on its London-Bahrain route Apr. 1 with an ambitious campaign to wrest an equal share of the market from British Airways and Middle East Airlines by offering luxury cabin accommodations and service.

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Air Transport

Airwest to Expand Routes, Charters

San Francisco—Hughes Airwest’s shift to the Boeing Advanced 727-200 as its first-line transport indicates the changed nature of the regional airline and signals its intent to continue the process by pushing its route system further into the U. S. southwest and making a major move into the charter market.

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Air Transport

Airport Curfews Jeopardize Commerce

Expansion of technique as means of reducing night noise threatens serious disruption of world aviation network

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Aeronautical Engineering

Quiet, Clean Engine Work in New Phase

Cleveland—NASA Lewis Research Center here has moved into the second phase of its quiet, clean, general aviation turbofan (QCGAT) engine program designed to transfuse the modern technology of high-bypass-ratio commercial powerplants into smaller turbofans suitable for business jet aircraft sized to carry four to eight passengers.

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Management

New Lockheed Management Studying Impact of Payments

Burbank, Calif.—New management team at Lockheed Aircraft Corp. is attempting to assess what impact recent revelations concerning the company’s use of payoffs to foster overseas aircraft sales will have on Lockheed’s future export business.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Aviation Plays Role in Guatemala Relief

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Missile Engineering

Air-launched Cruise Missile Flight Nears

Seattle—Advanced development of the USAF/Boeing air-launched cruise missile (ALCM) is moving past technical milestones towards first flight at a pace that is relatively smooth compared with the turbulent political and budgetary path the system has followed.
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Management

Payoffs Cloud Export Prospects

Some officials see disclosures, coupled with tighter budgets, rising costs, sparking short-term setback in overseas sales
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