In Partnership With

November 21, 1977

Special Report

Demonstration Flights Deliver Message

Missile Engineering

Mx Basing Mode Concepts Analyzed

Space Technology

Nasa Eyes Climate Research Projects

3637

Special Report

Demonstration Flights Deliver Message

Veteran company test pilot stresses necessity for safe, impressive displays to emphasize strong points of aircraft

6263

Missile Engineering

Mx Basing Mode Concepts Analyzed

Norton AFB, Calif.—Detailed proposals of facility and equipment requirements for two basing modes of USAF’s MX advanced intercontinental ballistic missile system are emerging from studies being conducted by several companies for the Air Force Systems Command’s Space and Missile Systems Organization.

5657

Space Technology

Nasa Eyes Climate Research Projects

Washington—Effect of possible climatic changes on food production and energy utilization is stimulating the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to evaluate major new programs specifically related to climatic research. African and western U. S. drought conditions coupled with the extremely severe winter that affected the U. S. and parts of Europe early this year have added urgency to the structuring of a coordinated national climate research program.

2829

Air Transport

Computers’ Role Grows in Fuel Planning

Computer-based fuel planning systems, which emerged in the jet fuel price/availability crunch as an effective technique for timely manipulation of variables in a complex equation, have entered a phase of expansion and refinement expected to enhance their value to major airlines.

4243

Aeronautical Engineering

Nato Ah-64 Coproduction Weighed

Culver City, Calif.—U. S. Army/Hughes AH-64 Advanced Attack Helicopter, which recently completed its critical design review here, is being considered for coproduction in Europe as a major U. S. contribution to the standardization of weapons systems within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

7273

Business Flying

Cessna Criticizes ‘dumping’ Practices

Wichita—Tough crackdown on field sales outlets that are compromising plans for significant growth is planned by Cessna Aircraft Co. At its domestic and international sales meeting here, where a record number of new models was unveiled, including a light twin trainer, Cessna Board Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Russell W. Meyer, Jr., warned representatives of more than 900 distributor and dealer organizations that top priority would be given to these critical areas:

2021

Air Transport

Iata Turmoil in Rates Continues

International group reelects de Prado of Iberia as president; names task force on government scrutiny of rate-making

6869

Avionics

Satcom Tests Stress Jam-resistance

1213

Management

Test Ban Talks Scrutiny Urged

Senator cites direct relationship of nuclear negotiations to strategic arms limitation, mutual force reduction parleys

5051

Aeronautical Engineering

Vought, Navy Discuss Twin-engine A-7

Dallas—Retrofit of operational A-7E Corsair 2 light attack aircraft to a twin-engine configuration to extend its fleet usefulness into the 1990s is being discussed by Vought Corp. with the U. S. Navy. A simlar conversion for operational USAF A-7D versions of the airplane, plus the addition of a second seat to meet an emerging U. S. Air Force requirement for a new forward air controller aircraft (FAC-X), also has been discussed by Vought with the Navy.

November 141977 November 281977