March 18, 1985

Status of Programs

Status of Major U.s., European Defense, Aerospace Programs

Specifications

International Aircraft

Specifications

U.s. Gas Turbine Engines

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Status of Programs

Status of Major U.s., European Defense, Aerospace Programs

U. S. TACTICAL SYSTEMS: AIRCRAFT General Dynamics F-16 multimission fighter—U.S. Air Force seeks $3.389 billion for 180 aircraft, $303.6 million for initial spares and $94.9 million for research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E).
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Specifications

International Aircraft

1 Fully equipped operational empty weight. 2 Mirage 3S is Swiss version. Mirage 30 for Australia. 3 R2160 built in Canada.
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Specifications

U.s. Gas Turbine Engines

Notes: 1 First, or first two letters designate compressor; A = axial, C = centrifugal. Next letter, F, stands for flow. Final letter or letters define output; F = fan, G = gas, J = jet, LF = lift fan, P = propeller, S = shaft.
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Business Flying

New Corporate Designs Foreseen as Business Flying Demand Rises

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Air Transport

Europe’s Airframe Makers Expand Penetration of Transport Market

Toulouse, France—Europe’s national airframe manufacturers are expanding their international market penetration for small passenger/cargo transports in the 30-110seat category, while the multinational Airbus Industrie consortium is setting its sights on a new wide-body twinor four-engine aircraft to expand its A300/A310/ A320 family.
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Specifications

International Gas Turbine Engines

*With maximum afterburner. ‡Includes tailpipe. Notes: 1 First, or first two letters designate compressor: 2 Licensed production. A = axial, C = centrifugal. Next letter, F, stands for flow. Final letter or letters define output: f = fan, G = gas, J = jet, LJ = lift jet, P = propeller, S = shaft
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Increase in Export Orders Leads French Aerospace Bookings

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Specifications

U. S. Military Aircraft

ABBREVIATIONS: All—Detroit Diesel Allison Div. of General Motors; Con—Continental; GD—General Dynamics; GA—Garrett; GE—General Electric; Lyc—Lycoming; Rl—Rockwell International; RR—Rolls-Royce; P&W—Pratt & Whitney; PWC—Pratt & Whitney Aircraft of Canada, Ltd; Wr—Curtiss Wright
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Military

Soviet Weapons Gains Spur U.s. Strategic Modernization

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Space Technology

Mars Orbiter Mission Leads Way for Planetary Observer Series

Washington—Planetary scientists at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration are depending on success of the Mars Geoscience/Climatology Orbiter, now called the Mars Observer, to lead the way for approval of a planetary observer series to use relatively inexpensive, off-the-shelf spacecraft.

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