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January 16, 1978

Noise Seen Affecting Next Sst Design

Management

Future of Arms Sales Policy Questioned

Aeronautical Engineering

Dc-10 Tanker/cargo Program Starting

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Noise Seen Affecting Next Sst Design

Reduction of takeoff and landing noise will have a strong impact on the design of a second-generation supersonic transport, both in the engine and in the airframe, according to a presentation to an aerospace propulsion conference. Another driver is economics of operation, Armand Sigalla of Boeing Commercial Airplane Co. told a session of the joint American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics-Society of Automotive Engineers conference.

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Management

Future of Arms Sales Policy Questioned

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Aeronautical Engineering

Dc-10 Tanker/cargo Program Starting

Long Beach, Calif.—McDonnell Douglas has established a separate program office within the DC-10 commercial transport organization at its Douglas Aircraft Div. here to manage development of the U.S. Air Force’s advanced tanker/cargo aircraft version of the DC-10 wide-body trijet.

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Management

Italians Stressing Modernization

Spurred by commitments to NATO, Italy’s armed forces have taken the lead in upgrading the entire aerospace industry

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Air Transport

British Debate Timing of New Aircraft

Weybridge, England—British Aerospace Corp. and its three European partners expect to be in a position to present final versions of a new 150/160-seat transport aircraft to airlines in June, despite fears of some engineering and marketing officials in the company that this might be too late.

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Management

Hearings Set on Arms Sales Financing

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Avionics

New Radar Developed for F-18/a-18

Culver City, Calif.—First flight tests of an engineering model of the multi-function radar developed by Hughes Aircraft for the Navy/McDonnell Douglas/Northrop F-18 and A-18 are expected to begin next month aboard a Rockwell T-39A. The same basic radar will be used on both the F-18 for its air-to-air mission and on the A-18 variant for its air-to-surface role, enabling each aircraft to “double-in-brass” insofar as its radar capabilities are concerned.

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Soviet Manned Flight Resupplies Salyut

Washington—First manned resupply of an occupied orbiting space station was under way late last week as the Soviet Soyuz 27 cosmonauts worked on board Salyut 6 and prepared to return to earth early this week in the Soyuz 26 spacecraft, which has been docked to the station since Dec. 11.

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Safety

Control Loss Cited in Alaska Accident

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Air Transport

Concorde Certification Hits Snag

FAA questions about adequacy of isolation of hydraulic systems may cause delay; most of validation completed

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