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January 8, 1979

Safety

Approach, Descent Studied in Accident

Aeronautical Engineering

New Fibers Developed for Composites

Space Technology

Engine Failure Threatens Shuttle's Schedule

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Safety

Approach, Descent Studied in Accident

Tests and Research. A performance analysis of N4744’s final 2 min. of flight was conducted to determine aircraft configuration, engine thrust levels and pitch angles during the final descent to impact. The analysis showed that the final descent from 1,700 ft. was begun with the landing gear retracted and the flaps extended to 15 deg.
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Aeronautical Engineering

New Fibers Developed for Composites

New York—Aerospace materials manufacturers are developing a variety of new or improved reinforcement fibers for use in the next generation of composite materials. The desire for higher performance and decreased weight in aircraft and missile parts is one impetus for the development of the advanced reinforcement fibers.

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Space Technology

Engine Failure Threatens Shuttle's Schedule

Fire believed caused by main oxidizer valve hobbles hopes for Sept. 28 goal, but flight this year remains possible

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Management

Rolls Wants Bigger U. S. Market Share

London—Rolls-Royce, Ltd., will make a major move into the U. S. during the next two years as a means of enlarging its potential market, permitting it to obtain U. S. government research and military business and attracting engineering talent that otherwise would not be available to it.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Danes Preparing for F-16 Transition

Vaerloese, Denmark—Royal Danish Air Force air materiel command is on schedule in laying the organizational groundwork for the support and maintenance of the General Dynamics F-16 fighter to be deployed in 1981 and is applying lessons successfully learned from past aircraft deployment programs.

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Air Transport

IATA Hits U. S. Threat to Ratemaking

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Air Transport

McDonnell Douglas Agrees To Investigation by Panel

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Air Transport

Weather Snarls Holiday Traffic

O'Hare storm problems cause ripples throughout system, but most carriers record gains from year-earlier levels

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Air Transport

Three-Class Amenities Attract Long-Haul Route Passengers

Tokyo—Three-class service as well as berths and sleeper seats are strategies winning a place in long-haul route competition in the Pacific between Pan American World Airways and Japan Air Lines, underscoring the expansion of three-class internationally and its failure to survive on U. S. domestic routes.
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Air Transport

Board Studies Fuel State In United DC-8-61 Crash

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