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May 16, 1977

Safety

Ntsb Analyzes Virgin Islands Accident

Aeronautical Engineering

Yc-14 Flight Test Program Accelerating

Space Technology

Remote Sensing Commitments Urged

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Safety

Ntsb Analyzes Virgin Islands Accident

The activation of the takeoff warning horn disclosed that the captain moved the thrust levers to the vertical position at the same time that he announced his intention to go around—within 3 sec. of the time of touchdown. The aircraft was traveling about 200 fpm. If the aircraft touched down as early as the 2,500-ft.
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Aeronautical Engineering

Yc-14 Flight Test Program Accelerating

Edwards AFB, Calif.—Flight tests with the two USAF/Boeing YC-14 entries in Air Force’s advanced medium STOL transport (AMST) prototype evaluation are being accelerated in preparation for a possible change in the program to a production source selection competition.

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Space Technology

Remote Sensing Commitments Urged

Washington—U. S. government should take the lead toward establishment of an international management structure to govern the use and dissemination of data from space-based remote sensing systems such as the Landsat earth resources spacecraft, according to the National Research Council’s Committee on Remote Sensing for Development.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Japanese Pushing Flying Boat Designs

Japan’s Shin Meiwa Industry Co. expects to begin development soon of a light amphibian transport that the company has studied as part of its research into a family of flying boats—the largest seating 1,200 passengers. The company, currently the world’s only manufacturer of flying boats, believes that this specialized type of aircraft will become popular because its terminal facilities would be much cheaper than land airports, whose costs are skyrocketing—particularly in Japan.

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Air Transport

Two New Engines Offered for Dc-8

Long Beach, Calif.—Plans to reengine McDonnell Douglas DC-8 Series 60 transports to meet federal noise requirements have been revived by Douglas Aircraft Co., which currently is discussing two engine replacement options with operators of the aircraft.

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Air Transport

Charters Cloud Growth Forecasts

Flag carriers on the North Atlantic fear peak season traffic gains could be blunted by charter popularity

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Space Technology

Nasa Assessing Budget Slashes

Space agency charting strategy to maintain planetary, space shuttle programs despite $77-million reduction

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Aeronautical Engineering

Coast Guard Helicopter Buy Awaited

Washington—U. S. Coast Guard’s planned buy of short-range recovery helicopters was a key project discussed at the American Helicopter Society forum here last week. The Coast Guard’s intended buy of at least 90 of the helicopters was the main emphasis in the major helicopter competitors’ booths, where their candidates were shown in slides and brochures painted in Coast Guard colors.

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Editorial

Truth in Verification

The United States has negotiated a long list of treaties and other agreements with the Soviet Union covering a wide range of topics. Most recently, agreements affecting national security have been in the limelight, ranging from nuclear testing to strategic arms limitations.
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Air Transport

Court Clears Concorde JFK Service

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