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March 7, 1977

Aeronautical Engineering

Naval Rework Unit Stresses Versatility

Avionics

Fuel-saving Computer System Studied

Space Technology

Orbiter Readied for Next Test Phase

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Aeronautical Engineering

Naval Rework Unit Stresses Versatility

North Island Naval Air Station, Calif.—Naval Air Rework Facility here is helping reduce the Navy’s total fleet aircraft requirement through a combination of life-extending maintenance and modernization programs under way at the San Diego industrial complex.
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Avionics

Fuel-saving Computer System Studied

Renton, Wash.—Boeing Co. and Lear Siegler, Inc., plan to decide by Nov. 1 whether to initiate production of an onboard computer system that could reduce the fuel consumption of Boeing 727s and 737s by 2-5%.

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Space Technology

Orbiter Readied for Next Test Phase

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Air Transport

Civil Aviation Parleys with Ussr Produce Mixed Results

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Air Transport

Traffic Rises Despite Weather Problems

U. S. airlines generally experience gains while extreme cold hampers aircraft,ground equipment,airport access

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Avionics

Progress Made on High-energy Laser

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Space Technology

Users Reassured on Thematic Mapper

Washington—National Aeronautics and Space Administration is trying to reduce concern of Landsat data users that the thematic mapper instrument planned for Landsat-D will interrupt the flow and overall usefulness of earth resources information as compared with that now being returned by Landsat-1 and 2 and expected from Landsat-C.

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Air Transport

House Bill Perils Aircraft Financing

Proposed bankruptcy law changes would end repossession right of lenders under trust certificates and leases for new equipment

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Aeronautical Engineering

Navy Supports Continuation of Ch-53e

Washington—U. S. Navy and Marine Corps last week strongly backed continuation of the Sikorsky CH-53E three-engine heavy-lift helicopter development program, in the face of an adverse report by the General Accounting Office and concern about the new weapon system in the Senate subcommittee on federal spending and efficiency.

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Aeronautical Engineering

F-14 Overhaul Done at Norfolk Facility

Norfolk—Grumman F-14, the Navy’s newest aircraft system, undergoes a 127-day overhaul and repair program at the Naval Air Rework Facility here after 30 months of service in the fleet. This facility also is responsible for depot-level maintenance of the Grumman A-6 and EA-6A/B; the Vought F-8 and RF-8, for which it is weapons system manager; the Pratt & Whitney TF30 engine that powers the F-14 and the A-7; the P&W J57 and J52, and Allison T56.
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