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May 22, 1978

Safety

NTSB Studies DC-9 Runway Overrun

Missile Engineering

Quickened Pace Sought in Missile Defense

Space Technology

Modified Shuttle Engines Enter Testing

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Safety

NTSB Studies DC-9 Runway Overrun

Texas International Flight 987, a McDonnell Douglas DC-9-14, crashed after rejecting a takeoff from Runway 8 right at Stapleton International Airport, Denver, Colo. The takeoff was rejected when the stall warning stickshaker activated after the aircraft had rotated for takeoff.
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Missile Engineering

Quickened Pace Sought in Missile Defense

House unit asks Defense secretary to seek supplemental or reprograming to restructure efforts in technology

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Space Technology

Modified Shuttle Engines Enter Testing

Bay St. Louis, Miss.—Significant space shuttle main engine hardware modifications are key elements in a new engine test series here designed to provide the engine program with the momentum it needs to support a first shuttle launch in late June, 1979.

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Missile Engineering

USAF Funds MX Extendable Cone Tests

Washington—U. S. Air Force is funding firing tests of extendable exit cones for the second and third stages of MX, the advanced intercontinental ballistic missile. The tests will be conducted by Hercules Aerospace Div. and Thiokol Corp. under direction of USAF’s Rocket Propulsion Laboratory to provide advanced technology demonstrations.

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Avionics

NavStar Would Spur Procedure Shifts

Washington —Both civil and military flight crews can expect significant changes in operational procedures if the Defense Dept.’s NavStar navigation satellite system should displace Vortac as a domestic navaid, as recommended by the General Accounting Office.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Helicopter Operators Detail Their Needs

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Air Transport

Operating and Cost Data— 727, 737, DC-9, BAC 111

Aircraft in Passenger Revenue Available Passenger Revenue Available Revenue Passenger Seat Average Load Ton Ton Revenue Miles Miles Miles Seat Factor Miles Miles De parRevenue (000) (000) (000) Capacity (%) (000) (000) tures Hours 727-200
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Air Transport

Operating and Cost Data 747, DC-10 and L-1011—Fourth Quarter,1977

BOEING 747 Pan AmeriTrans NorthAmeriFlying Seacan* World United west can Tiger Braniff board SCHEDULED PASSENGER SERVICE Revenue Miles(OOO)........................... 14,555 5,508 7,887 7,786 1,955 674 _ _ Rev. Psgr. Miles(OOO)......................... 2,874,025 1,165,639 1,633,314 1,317,270 422,553 117,136
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Space Technology

TRW to Develop $33-Million USAF Space Surveillance Net

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Space Technology

Europeans Forecast Cost Gains Limiting Shuttle, Spacelab Use

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