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May 14, 1979

Space Technology

First Shuttle Reentry Poses Challenges

Business Flying

Raisbeck Offers Sabreliner Modification

Strategic Balance

SALT 2 Approval Hinges on MX

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Space Technology

First Shuttle Reentry Poses Challenges

Houston—Aerodynamic unknowns about flying winged vehicles at Mach 25 into earth's atmosphere and extremely tight margins that must be threaded to survive heating in excess of 2,000F make the reentry phase of the first space shuttle mission one of the most severe training and technical challenges faced by the U. S. space program.

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Business Flying

Raisbeck Offers Sabreliner Modification

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Strategic Balance

SALT 2 Approval Hinges on MX

Second Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty set for mid-June signing; faces challenges in Senate

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Air Transport

Commuter Aircraft Market Grows

Deregulation spurs manufacturers to evaluate new aircraft and modify existing versions to meet burgeoning demand

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Aeronautical Engineering

F101 Engine Derivative Work Advances

Evendale, Ohio—General Electric Aircraft Engine Group plans to flight test in 1981 the F101-X fighter engine, which has been derived from the Rockwell International B-1 bomber powerplant, in a joint Air Force-Navy program aimed at developing an alternative engine for the General Dynamics F-16 and Grumman F-14.

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Air Transport

Computerized Operations Gain Impetus

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Aeronautical Engineering

Reliability Key to Engine Power Unit

Phoenix—Auxiliary power unit (APU) Garrett Corp. is developing for the Boeing 767 and 757 and Airbus Industrie A310 and some A300 transports will utilize a TPE331 turboprop power section, modified to boost reliability in the APU operational environment.

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Avionics

Defense Seeks Secure Time Sharing

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Management

Assuring Mideast Oil Flow Seen Difficult

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Air Transport

Airlines Show Big April Traffic Gains

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