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July 18, 1977

Aeronautical Engineering

Yc-14 Designed to Cut Pilot Workload

Missile Engineering

Cruise Missile Flyoff Planned

Business Flying

New Sabreliner Uses Supercritical Wing

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Aeronautical Engineering

Yc-14 Designed to Cut Pilot Workload

Andrews AFB, Md.—Advanced technology of the Boeing YC-14 entry in the Air Force’s advanced medium STOL transport (AMST) competition is used to increase performance, to reduce pilot workload for the normal two-man crew and to allow one-pilot operation, if necessary.

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Missile Engineering

Cruise Missile Flyoff Planned

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Business Flying

New Sabreliner Uses Supercritical Wing

Los Angeles—Modified Rockwell International Sabreliner Model 60 business jet is undergoing flight testing here that should lead to certification in 1979 of a new production aircraft with a supercritical wing. The new aircraft, designated the Model 65, uses the Model 60 fuselage and will be fitted with new engines and nacelles and a package of aerodynamic improvements developed for Rockwell by the Raisbeck Group, Seattle, Wash.

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Space Technology

Nasa Mulls New Fiscal 1979 Efforts

Washington—Zero-based budgeting requirements and the desire of President Jimmy Carter to balance the federal budget by 1981 could be opposing forces as major Fiscal 1979 National Aeronautics and Space Administration new-start candidates undergo intensive review.

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Air Transport

Pact Seen Dangerous Precedent

Carriers fear possibility of country-by-country blackmail following concessions made in U. S./U. K. air bilateral

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Avionics

Standard Power-supply Units Emerge

Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio—Family of standard power-supply modules for use in a variety of airborne avionic systems, which could provide both economic savings and improved reliability, is emerging from a three-year effort sponsored by the Air Force Avionics Laboratory.

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Management

Practical Power Use Urged on Planners

Washington—U. S. strategic and tactical warfare decision makers, faced with growing Soviet might in quantity and quality of defense equipment, should concentrate on defining the U. S. uses of practical power to counter the threat from USSR forces in Warsaw Pact and at sea.

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Air Transport

June Traffic Gains Mixed But Future Seen Brighter

Washington—June and the first six months traffic increases for U. S. domestic trunks and Pan American World Airways met expectations of some carriers and not others, but most guardedly forecast better growth for the next six months. Braniff International and Trans World Airlines achieved new records with the June traffic results.
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Air Transport

National Mounts Intense Paris Marketing

Miami—Intense and fast-reaction marketing effort by National Airlines concentrating on travel agents in the U. S. and Europe is expected to build a solid traffic base to win an extension of the carrier’s temporary authority to serve Paris (AW&ST July 11, p. 30).

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Avionics

Controller Improved for Vtol Studies

Palo Alto, Calif.—Integrated flight controller, display and power management system developed for studies of all-weather vertical takeoff and landing operations on small ships is designed to overcome major problems demonstrated in earlier VTOL simulations and flight programs.

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