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November 3, 1958

AIR TRANSPORT

Iata Emphasizes Jet Impact, Traffic

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Navy Unveils Low Cost Sounding Rocket

AVIONICS

Meteor-burst Avionics Resists Jamming

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AIR TRANSPORT

Iata Emphasizes Jet Impact, Traffic

New Delhi delegates told new traffic sources must be developed; debate over jet fares continues.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Navy Unveils Low Cost Sounding Rocket

El Paso—New, low-cost meteorological sounding rocket called ARCAS was unveiled at the First National Conference on High Atmosphere conducted here at Texas Western College by the El Paso branch of the American Meteorological Society in conjunction with the New Mexico-West Texas section of the American Rocket Society.

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AVIONICS

Meteor-burst Avionics Resists Jamming

Washington—Relative immunity of meteor-burst communications to enemy jamming and direction-finding, plus its ability to transmit voice, teletype and facsimile at VHF frequencies over distances greater than 1,000 mi. with extremely low power, makes new technique extremely attractive for military use, it was reported here during the National Symposium on Extended Range and Space Communications.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Operating Snags Figure in Jet Service

New York—Opening of the U. S. jet age last week with the first Pan American Airways commercial Boeing 707 flight was marred by restrictions and problems still facing the airline and other operators hoping to make the most of their expensive, modern turbine fleets:

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AVIONICS

British Test Automatic Landing System

London — Automatic blind landing equipment is likely to become a standard installation in Britain’s V-bombers within the next 18 months, according to scientists from Royal Establishment’s Blind Landing Experimental Unit. Automatic approach and flareout, it is understood, have already been specified by British Overseas Airways Corp. and British European Airways for the Vickers VC-10 and de Havilland DH-121 jet aircraft.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Space Cooling System Demands Reliability

Los Angeles—A cooling system for manned and unmanned versions of an orbital vehicle was described to the Society of Automotive Engineers by Jay S. Tupper, Hamilton Standard Division of United Aircraft Corp. Vehicle dealt with was one with a mission time up to 4 hr., with about 3.2 hr. spent out of atmosphere.

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Letters

Your pilot report on the Boeing 707 (AW Oct. 6, p. 70) was excellent and accurate, except for one item which was immediately apparent to all the flight engineers who have been to the Boeing 707 school. That was the reference to simple walkaround inspection.
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Genies, Falcons Fired in Gunnery Meet

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AIR TRANSPORT

Plan Sought to Avert Used-plane Surplus

Washington—Prospects of flooding the used-plane market with hundreds of piston-engine aircraft, now being replaced on major airline routes by jet and turboprop aircraft, is pushing airline, aircraft, banking and government officials into a search for ways to avert a possible economic disaster within the industry.

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AVIONICS

Navy Carrier Evaluates Lens Landing Aid

Aboard USS Ranger—Under trial aboard the carrier USS Ranger in the Pacific is Fresnel Lens Landing Aid System designed by Control Instrument Corp. which the Navy hopes will be an improvement upon the British-devised Mirror Landing Aid now in general use on U. S. carriers.

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