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January 19, 1987

ROTORCRAFT TECHNOLOGY UPDATE

Rotary-Wing Technology Pursues FixedWing Performance Capabilities

ROTORCRAFT TECHNOLOGY UPDATE

ARTI Researchers Assess Feasibility Of Varied Single-Pilot Operations

ROTORCRAFT TECHNOLOGY UPDATE

Expanded Night-Fighting Capability Shapes Army Flight Training Needs

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ROTORCRAFT TECHNOLOGY UPDATE

Rotary-Wing Technology Pursues FixedWing Performance Capabilities

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ROTORCRAFT TECHNOLOGY UPDATE

ARTI Researchers Assess Feasibility Of Varied Single-Pilot Operations

New York—Advanced rotorcraft technology integration (ARTI) research by major contractors has largely demonstrated successful single-pilot operation in terms of flight control, navigation and communications, with confidence tending to run higher among industry teams than with government researchers.
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ROTORCRAFT TECHNOLOGY UPDATE

Expanded Night-Fighting Capability Shapes Army Flight Training Needs

Ft. Rucker, Ala.—New technology that expands Army aviation’s capability to fight at night while using nap-of-the-earth tactics to overcome a growing air defense threat is shaping flight training requirements here. The Army also is developing a counterair capability against current and planned Soviet armed helicopters.
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ROTORCRAFT TECHNOLOGY UPDATE

Enhanced Simulators Aid Development Of Engineering, Man/Machine Interfaces

The expanding role of sophisticated engineering and man/machine interfaces in developing advanced rotorcraft technology is reflected in the new and enlarged simulation facilities now coming into full operation. These facilities are a focus of continuing risk reduction programs to improve single-pilot operations and mission performance of the Army’s LHX light scout/ attack helicopter.
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AEROSPACE EXPORT DISPUTE

Eurofighter Bidding Rules May Bar U. S. Companies

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ROTORCRAFT TECHNOLOGY UPDATE

Use of Lighter Materials To Reduce Helicopter Life-Cycle Costs

Washington—Helicopter makers and the U. S. Army are reducing the cost of rotorcraft manufacture, operation and maintenance by developing lighter materials with increased versatility and durability. Helicopter life cycle costs could drop 10-15% in five years and 25-30% in 10 years due to advanced materials, according to Melvin M. Schwartz, chief of metals and metals processing in the Materials Engineering Dept, at Sikorsky Aircraft.
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ROTORCRAFT TECHNOLOGY UPDATE

LHX and V-22 Osprey Benefit From Long-Term Research Programs

Mountain View, Calif.—Knowledge gained from long-term government and industry research programs over the last several years is feeding directly into designs being developed for the U. S. Army’s light scout/attack/utility rotorcraft (LHX) and the V-22 Osprey joint services vertical-lift aircraft.
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Space Technology

NASA, Industry Managers Assess Rise in Station Cost Estimates

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ROTORCRAFT TECHNOLOGY UPDATE

British Research Funding Method Hampers Rotary-Wing Developments

Yeovil, England—The British Defense Ministry’s revised method of funding research is hampering industry plans to develop rotary-wing technology projects and may force cancellation of some research programs. Westland, Britain’s only helicopter manufacturer, has a list of 13 research and technology projects that it is pursuing, or seeking funds to pursue, but delays in acquiring government support have put some of the higher priority programs in doubt.
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AIR TRANSPORT

People Express, New York Air Merging Under Continental Umbrella

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