Stratford, Conn.—Army’s choice of the twin-turbine Sikorsky UH-60 A as its next troop/utility helicopter has given the service what it believes is a low technical-risk air vehicle that was virtually production-ready in its prototype form.
By Warren C. Wetmore14 min
Faa Relaxation on Challenger Sought
Montreal—Canadair, Ltd., will attempt to convince the U. S. Federal Aviation Administration to relax certain elements of the Federal Aviation Regulation Part 25 airworthiness standard that the company believes affect the CL-600 Challenger business aircraft weight and systems design excessively.
By Craig Covault14 min
Seafarer Fund Drive Spurred By Navy
Washington—U. S. Navy is continuing efforts to obtain congressional approval for Fiscal 1978 funding of $23.8 million toward development of an extremely low-frequency communications system for strategic command and control of the fleet ballistic missile system submarine force by 1984.
Fighter, Missile Gains Pressed
Navy, USAF joint test in Nevada spurs advances in tactics, seeker sensitivity, avionics requirements for next decade
By Clarence A. Robinson9 min
Congress/carter Relations Keyed to Defense, Salt
By Eugene Kozicharow9 min
Tomahawk Development Tests Begin
By Donald E. Fink8 min
Crash Investigation Focuses on Tapes
Washington—Investigation into the collision between Pan American World Airways and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 747s last week at the Los Rodeos Airport in Santa Cruz de Tenerife is focusing on the voice and flight recorders from both aircraft and the tapes of the tower transmissions.
By David M. North7 min
Carriers Urge Cautious Reform Effort
By Rosalind AK. Ceilings6 min
Tenerife Case May Alter Liability Rules
New Pacts Reflect Commuter Success
Washington—Allegheny Airlines’ renewal of its contract with the first of its 12 commuter operators establishes a once dubious experiment as an economically sound operating pattern for providing high-frequency scheduled service to small communities.