San Francisco—Successful mission by the Seasat-A ocean monitoring satellite, due to be launched from Vandenberg, AFB, Calif., next May, could generate strong user support for follow-on action leading to an operational program starting in the mid-1980s.
By Benjamin M. Elson9 min
B-1 Cost-effectiveness Claimed
Rockwell International study says B-ls carrying cruise missiles best suited to strategic strike force requirement
By Donald E. Fink8 min
Transport Construction Costs Studied
Moffett Field, Calif. — Recent study of cost reduction techniques applicable to short-haul aircraft construction has shown the significant savings that can be achieved through the use of advanced bonded metal structures in place of conventional skin-and-stringer construction.
Us. Retains Unilateral Arms Restraints
By Katherine Johnsen7 min
Spain Studies Traffic Control System
By David A. Brown5 min
Canadian Satcom in Qualification Tests
Princeton, N. J.—Assembly and flight qualification testing of the dual-band Anik B Canadian communications satellite has begun at RCA’s Astro-Electronics Div. here. The 2,000-lb., three-axis stabilized advanced satellite is being developed for Telesat Canada by RCA and is scheduled for launch from Cape Canaveral in November, 1978.
By Kenneth J. Stein5 min
Overbook Plan Reactions Mixed
CAB proposal draws some optimism on volunteer system, strong objections to increased compensation, eligibility
By David R. Griffiths5 min
Operating and Cost Data 747, Dc-10 and L-1011-third Quarter, 1977
SCHEDULED PASSENGER SERVICE Revenue Miles (000) 13,542 6,568 8,672 8,077 2,862 — 682 — Rev. Psgr. Miles (000) 2,960,883 1,538,865 2,016,690 1,458,766 727,204 — 154,201 —
Report Warns on Danger of Iran Sales Corruption
By Eugene Kozicharow4 min
Iam Locals at P&w Work Under New Labor Contract
New labor contract is in force at three Pratt & Whitney plants in Connecticut after two International Assn, of Machinists locals rejected the pact but voted not to strike, and a third passed a strike vote but then rescinded it in another vote on Dec. 4.