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January 3, 1977

Aviation Week Pilot Report

Mb-339 Offers Low-cost Jet Trainer

Aeronautical Engineering

Prop-fan Powerplant Studies Evolve

Safety

Safety Board Studies Takeoff Accident

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Aviation Week Pilot Report

Mb-339 Offers Low-cost Jet Trainer

Venegono, Italy—Aeronautica Macchi has concentrated on low acquisition and operating costs and a simple and efficient design for its new MB-339 jet trainer, thus challenging the current philosophical trend in Western Europe and elsewhere toward high-performance, mixed-role trainer/attack aircraft.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Prop-fan Powerplant Studies Evolve

Windsor Locks, Conn.—Technology for a Mach 0.8-cruise prop-fan powerplant consuming considerably less energy than turbofans can be evolved and ready for use in civilian and military aircraft by the mid-1980s, according to a Hamilton Standard executive.

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Safety

Safety Board Studies Takeoff Accident

About 0355 EDT on Sept. 20, 1975, Airlift International, Inc., Flight 101, a McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63F, struck components of the Runway 22L instrument landing system, the Runway 4R automatic landing system flasher, and the Runway 4R field monitor while taking off from Runway 22L at the John F. Kennedy International Airport at Jamaica, N. Y.
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Aeronautical Engineering

Hughes Starts Phase 2 on Yah-64

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Space Technology

Tdrss Won By Western Union

Tracking, data satellite development and lease award sets record as NASA’s largest for an unmanned space program

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Letters to the Editor

Your special report on the space shuttle transportation system (AW&ST NOV. 8, 1976) was impressive in its breadth and thoroughness. It epitomizes the editorial content and quality I have come to expect from your magazine. While reading this issue, I noticed (p. 41) that the load factor may only be 75% on early flights, leaving roughly 16,000 lb. of unused payload capacity for a 28-deg. inclination orbit, or 8,000 lb. for a 104-deg. inclination orbit (p. 97).
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Management

Soviet Technology Focus Reoriented

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Editorial

Stabilizing Defense Budgets

Today, there is no longer any serious question about the fact that the United States will need to maintain an effective defense force into the foreseeable future, and that we will need to work together with the other nations where we have common interests.
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Air Transport

White Paper Confirms Gap on Bilateral

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Air Transport

Ford Overturns Atlantic Decision

President’s rejection cites international political impact, stresses need for emphasis on economic viability of routes

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