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May 2, 1983

Departmental

Aerospace Calendar

Editorial

Canada and Aerospace

Departmental

Who’s Where

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Departmental

Aerospace Calendar

May 9-11—39th Annual Forum & Technology Display, American Helicopter Society (AHS), Sheraton St. Louis Hotel and Cervantes Convention Center, St. Louis, Mo. Contact: AHS, (703) 684-6777. May 9-12 —Sixth Princeton Conference on Space Manufacturing, Princeton University, Princeton, N. J. Cosponsors: Princeton University Conference and the Space Studies Institute.
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Editorial

Canada and Aerospace

De Havilland of Canada has just rolled out its Dash 8 transport in high spirits with marching bands and flashing blue taxiway lights—the kind of fanfare that is becoming a hallmark of new product introductions in the commercial business. The twin-turboprop Dash 8 is a clean, sturdy airplane in the utilitarian de Havilland tradition of the Twin Otter but is entering the market in a broader competitive climate than its predecessors.

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Departmental

Who’s Where

John E, McSweeny named vice presidentgeneral manager of General Dynamics Convair Div., San Diego, Calif., succeeding Richard E. Adams, General Dynamics corporate executive vice president-aerospace, who has been acting as general manager of Convair. Adams will return to General Dynamics corporate headquarters in St. Louis, Mo.
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Departmental

Industry Observer

Soviet Union is interested in its manned space program using astronaut maneuvering units similar to the Martin Marietta systems to be flown during extravehicular activity on both shuttle Missions 11 and 13. In addition to systems piloted by the extravehicular crewman, Soviet concepts include an automatically controlled maneuvering unit that could transfer cosmonauts from one space vehicle to another.
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Departmental

Washington Roundup

F-18 Fund Shift Naval Air Systems Command officials in charge of the McDonnell Douglas F-18 fighter program permitted $60 million in unused appropriations to expire so they could be shifted to F/A-18 cost growth without formal reprograming, the Defense Dept, inspector general’s office has found.

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Missile Engineering

ASAT Carried by F-15 During Compatibility Testing

Vought antisatellite (ASAT) weapon is carried by a U. S. Air Force/ McDonnell Douglas F-15 during aircraft compatibility tests. The ASAT utilizes a Boeing short-range attack missile (SRAM) motor first stage and a Vought Altair second stage. Just before separation from the Altair the miniature vehicle is spun up to 20 revolutions/sec. for stabilization.
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Aeronautical Engineering

USA F to Seek Fighter Engine Bids

Proposal request to go to Pratt & Whitney and General Electric for alternative powerplant for F-15 and F-16 Washington—Competition for sales of 3,000 fighter engines totaling $14 billion over the next decade will begin soon when the Air Force issues a formal request for proposals from General Electric and Pratt & Whitney Aircraft.

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Business Flying

Gulfstream 4 Commitments Reach 45

Washington—Gulfstream Aerospace has acquired a combination of 45 orders and position commitments from operators for its Gulfstream 4 corporate jet aircraft. Production deliveries are scheduled to begin in late 1986. The Gulfstream 4, powered by two 12,450-lb.-thrust Rolls-Royce Tay turbofan engines, was first offered to operators of the Gulfstream 2 and 3 corporate aircraft, and the 45 orders and position commitments for the 4,000-naut.-mi.-range aircraft were received within six weeks.
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Space Technology

NASA Considers Europe Tour Of Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise

Paris—National Aeronautics and Space Administration is considering a European tour of the shuttle orbiter Enterprise with its Boeing 747 carrier aircraft this summer, including stops in France, England and Germany.

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Florida Exhibit

The State of Florida will lease a booth in the U. S. pavilion at the Paris air show to promote its aerospace and high-technology industries. Lt. Gov. Wayne Mixson, who also is state secretary of Commerce, said Florida is the first U. S. state to sponsor a Paris air show exhibit.
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