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- Fly-by-wire, Digital Avionics ease A320... North, D.M. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;11/30/87, Vol. 127 Issue 22, p40
Airbus Industrie has achieved its goal of carefully matching human engineering and pilot workload with aircraft performance, resulting in a transport, the A320, that is enjoyable to fly. The A320's technology advances are most readily seen in the cockpit, with a fly-by-wire flight control...
- X-30 technology advancing despite... Covault, C. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;3/7/88, Vol. 128 Issue 10, p36
Despite budget cuts and a Defense Department management shakeup, National Aero-Space Plane project officials are making progress in developing an aircraft that can take off from a runway and fly into space. The $3.3-billion X-30 Aero-Space Plane Program is the largest experimental aircraft...
- Researchers pursue X-30 spaceplane... Kandebo, S.W. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;8/8/88, Vol. 129 Issue 6, p49
Reports on research being done by government and aerospace industry to develop innovative cooling techniques and lightweight, high temperature materials for the X-30 National Aero-Space Plane. X-30 development goals, design concepts, materials technology, contractor participation and...
- NASP prime contractors to form single team... Kandebo, S.W. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;11/21/1988, Vol. 129 Issue 21, p24
Reports that National Aerospace Plane program officials plan to combine the 5 current NASP prime contractors into a single national team by 1990. The decision to design and build a flight test version of the single-stage-to-orbit vehicle will also be made that year. Contractors; Program goals...
- Aero-Space Plane leading US hypersonic research. Covault, C. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;2/27/1989, Vol. 130 Issue 9, p18
Discusses the National Aero-Space Plane program and the progress of X-30 technology work, including test work on a large new engine and airframe components. Tests of hypersonic engine; Data; Program management, cost, and budgets.
- Airbus Industrie A320 powered by V2500 completes cold weather evaluations. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;3/27/1989, Vol. 130 Issue 13, p31
Discusses the successful cold weather evaluations of the Airbus Industrie A320 powered by International Aero Engine's V2500.
- Restore National Aero-Space Plane funds. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;5/1/1989, Vol. 130 Issue 18, p15
Editorial. Discusses US Defense Secretary Richard B. Cheney's move to cut funding for NASA's X-30 National Aero-Space Plane and calls for an end to government confusion over the X-30 and restoration of its funding.
- Four nations certify airbus industrie A320 fitted with V2500 powerplants. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;5/1/1989, Vol. 130 Issue 18, p104
Reports that France, Great Britain, the Netherlands and West Germany have certified Airbus Industrie's A320 with International Aero Engines V2500 power plants.
- NASP program office retains two propulsion contractors. Kandebo, S.W. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;5/8/1989, Vol. 130 Issue 19, p19
Report that the National Aero-Space Plane (NASP) program will be funded through late 1990, when a decision regarding construction of two flight test X-30 hypersonic vehicles is expected. Pratt & Whitney and Rocketdyne are working on separate propulsion systems. Competition; Test schedule.