September 13, 1976

Missile Engineering

Ramjet Research Payoffs Believed Near

Special Report: Farnborough Air Show

Farnborough Signals Near-term Hard Sell, 1980s Plans

Business Flying

Turbine Business Aircraft Boom Due

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Missile Engineering

Ramjet Research Payoffs Believed Near

Defense Dept. decision to commit itself to the continuation and expansion of ramjet technology three years ago is providing this country with a weapons propulsion capability that shows great promise for use across the missile spectrum.
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Special Report: Farnborough Air Show

Farnborough Signals Near-term Hard Sell, 1980s Plans

British air show stresses marketing of improved products while discussions turn on future engines and aircraft

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Business Flying

Turbine Business Aircraft Boom Due

Dallas—Turbine-powered business aircraft market is expected to show significant growth over the next five years, with approximately 3,600 turboprop and turbofan airplanes joining the fleet in that time. This compares with approximately 2,700 turbine-powered business aircraft being delivered in the 1972-1976 period.

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Business Flying

Charter Sales Tied to Economy Gains

Teterboro, N. J.—Operators of turbine-powered business aircraft in the New York City area are looking toward an increased volume of charter sales as the national economy continues to improve, bolstering this aspect of their business.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Viking 2 Exploring New Mars Region After Touchdown

Pasadena, Calif.—Viking 2 lander is scheduled this week to complete the first analysis of soil samples from the Utopia Planitia region of Mars where it successfully completed an automatic landing in the blind after mission controllers lost their primary communications relay link through the orbiter.

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Business Flying

Soviets Key X-avia Sales to Commuters

Marketing campaign for derivative of Yak-40 intensifies; first deliveries of new aircraft could begin late in 1978

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Avionics

Dod, Erda Seek Space Power Focus

Washington—Joint Defense Dept. and Energy Research and Development Administration committee hopes to select by late this year several types of future military satellite missions that might profitably use high-power non-solar-cell energy sources in the 10100-kw. range.

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Business Flying

Fairey Focuses on Light Transports

London—Fairey Co., Ltd., a broad-based European engineering firm which has entered the light transport market by acquiring Britten-Norman, Ltd., is applying its centralized management and sales techniques to a master plan that involves selling at least 170 aircraft this year.
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Business Flying

Nbaa Urges Continuous Training Test

Washington—National Business Aircraft Assn, will ask the Federal Aviation Administration for a waiver for an experimental program that would substitute continuous training for the flight checks required by Part 61 of the Federal Aviation Regulations.
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Special Report: Farnborough Air Show

Boeing Unveils Three 7n7 Versions

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