September 5, 1960

AIR TRANSPORT

Machinery Speeds Baggage at Idlewild

AVIONICS

Industry Studies Uniform Micro Packages

BUSINESS FLYING

French Developing Turboprop Travel Air

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AIR TRANSPORT

Machinery Speeds Baggage at Idlewild

New York — Plane-level passenger boarding, mechanization of baggage handling and some elimination of ramp service vehicles are key innovations of Idlewild’s decentralized passenger terminal (AW Aug. 22, p. 36). Four airlines are now operating from their own buildings in the $150 million complex, with three additional terminals scheduled to complete the facility.

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AVIONICS

Industry Studies Uniform Micro Packages

Los Angeles—Representatives of major systems producers gathered here recently and agreed on a series of preferred semiconductor component formats which are expected to guide makers of microminiature avionic components during the next several years.

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BUSINESS FLYING

French Developing Turboprop Travel Air

Bordeaux-Merignac, France—French interests hope to move into the executive aircraft market with a Beech Travel Air retrofitted with two Turbomeca Astazou 470 ehp. turboprops. First flight of the “Turbo Travel Air” was made here on July 12.

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MANAGEMENT

Army Presses Nerve Gas Development

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Companies Spar for Light Turbine Sales

Army competition for up to 4,000 light helicopters is catalyst in race for predominance and civil market.

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AVIONICS

Cycling Tests Increase Reliability Factor

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Mobile Propellant Supply Systems Studied

Washington—High performance nuclear and chemically fueled rockets scheduled for development during the 1960s will require an increase in current cryogenic propellant supply capacity and possibly large mobile propellant production facilities to achieve the overall maximum launch economy and flexibility.

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MANAGEMENT

Who's Where

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Space Technology

Nasa Invites Industry Into New Market

Second-generation vehicles near contract stage; contractors to share 85% of Goddard’s budget.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Local Airlines Object to Rate of Return

Board decision outlines sliding scale approach; carriers say profit will fall below present level.

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