May 31, 1976

Safety

Data in Turkish Dc-10 Crash Evaluated

Aeronautical Engineering

New Technique for Detecting Corrosion Offers Cost Savings

Management

Another Salt Violation Spotted

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Safety

Data in Turkish Dc-10 Crash Evaluated

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Aeronautical Engineering

New Technique for Detecting Corrosion Offers Cost Savings

Neutron radiography, under Navy leadership, is emerging as a versatile, cost-saving technique for detecting surface and subsurface corrosion in inaccessible portions of aircraft structures. It also can detect hidden flaws in adhesively bonded structures, in turbine blades and in aircraft components.
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Management

Another Salt Violation Spotted

Deployment of SS-20 nuclear missiles to Kamchatka held counter to agreement because of doubled range estimate

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Avionics

Major Impact Seen in Microprocessors

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Space Technology

Activity Accelerates as Viking Nears Mars

Washington—Radar analysis from Earth of the Viking-1 primary landing site, which began May 29, and a Viking-1 midcourse maneuver planned June 9, are key mission events prior to the spacecraft’s Mars orbit insertion maneuver June 19. The Viking flight control team at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory is now heavily involved in Mars mission activities, according to A. Thomas Young, Viking mission director.
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Space Technology

Shuttle Maneuvering Engine Starts New Tests

New phase keyed to verifying basic components that will be used in pre-qualification trials of flight-type units

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Aeronautical Engineering

Reliability Stressed in Navy F-18 Program

Denver—Peak production rate of nine F-18 Navy air combat fighters per month by October, 1983, is planned by prime contractor McDonnell Douglas and its major subcontractor, Northrop Corp. Present production schedule calls for the delivery of the first of 11 full-scale development (FSD) F-18s in August, 1978, and the last in December, 1979.

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Air Transport

Concordes Arrive to Enthusiasm

Dual landings of first scheduled supersonic flights to U. S. spark response from most witnesses that surprises officials

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Air Transport

Eastern Aims L-1011 at Business Traffic

Miami—Continued improved reliability of the Rolls-Royce RB.211 engines that power Eastern Airlines Lockheed L-1011 fleet has enabled the carrier to make a policy decision to use its wide-body transports to make inroads into the more stable business-traffic market.

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Air Transport

Garuda Again Adds to Capacity of Fleet

Djakarta-Garuda Indonesian Airways is scheduled to swallow another large bite of capacity this year in a continuing test of its premise—proved accurate so far—that passenger demand will follow an expanding supply of airplane seats. Optimistic traffic predictions led this country’s national airline to begin operating wide-body equipment in late 1973 and to expand its total fleet of jet transports from 18 that year to an expected 46 by the end of 1976.

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