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September 3, 1979

Air Transport

Continental Eyes New Route Plan

Manufacturing Technology

Metal Powders Use in Engines on Rise

Space Technology

Shuttle Tile Protection, Repair Studied

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Air Transport

Continental Eyes New Route Plan

Carrier seeks a stronger international service structure along with better passenger feed on domestic network

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Manufacturing Technology

Metal Powders Use in Engines on Rise

Princeton, Ky.—Increasing use of powder metallurgy technology by aircraft engine makers may help stimulate a doubling of sales revenues next year for the Udimet Powder Div. of Allegheny Ludlum Industries’ Special Metals Corp. Sales of metal powders by the Powder Div. are expected to account for 8-10% of the $125-130 million in total sales that is anticipated this year for Special Metals, a major manufacturer of superalloys for the aircraft engine industry, according to Robert D. Halverstadt, president of Special Metals Corp.

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Space Technology

Shuttle Tile Protection, Repair Studied

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Intrastate Carriers in Transition

Carrier Plans Growth in Interstate Route Structure

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Aeronautical Engineering

Research Activities Increase the Scope of Laboratory

East Hartford, Conn.—United Technologies Research Center, which will celebrate its Golden Jubilee this year, has turned the corner from being primarily an aerodynamics facility supporting the work of Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Group to become a broad-gauge industrial laboratory performing research for the other operating divisions of United Technologies Corp. and for the federal government.

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Avionics

Laser Communications Plan Studied

Washington — Defense Dept., under congressional prodding, may accelerate its program to explore the feasibility of communicating with deeply submerged U. S. submarines using a ground-based, high-energy laser beam bounced off a spaceborne reflector to illuminate large areas of the ocean surface.

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Avionics

Landing System Effectiveness Evaluated

Moffett Field, Calif.—Effectiveness of the microwave landing system (MLS) in providing more flight path options to helicopters on instrument approach is being investigated in a government/industry flight program at Crow’s Landing (Calif.) Navy Auxiliary Landing Field.
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Air Transport

Non-Trunk Airlines' Earnings Spurt 38.7%

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Space Technology

Space Funding Tradeoffs Loom

Shuttle development cost increases forcing choices among its early operation, new programs and defense satellites

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Management

NATO Seeks Strategic Counter Force

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