October 23, 1961

AIR TRANSPORT

New National Routes Offset Florida Loss

BUSINESS FLYING

Good Controllability Is Cited in Skyknight

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Rocket Society Analyzes Space Problems

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AIR TRANSPORT

New National Routes Offset Florida Loss

Miami—National Airlines’ new routes to California are offsetting losses in the carrier’s East Coast market, where tough multi-airline competition is a factor in an uncertain future. National is optimistic over the prospects of its new southern transcontinental routes, which, like those of Delta Air Lines (AW Oct. 16, p. 36), will tie into the traffic bonanza expected from the location of aerospace projects within the route systems of the airlines.

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BUSINESS FLYING

Good Controllability Is Cited in Skyknight

New York—Cessna Aircraft Corp.’s Skyknight, a turbo-supercharged light twin designed primarily for business owners who want high altitude performance in a low-cost aircraft, proves itself in flight to have excellent controllability at low speeds and in unusual attitudes.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Rocket Society Analyzes Space Problems

New York—Progress and problems in U. S. space vehicles, missions and global effects were summarized in four American Rocket Society panels at the ARS Space Flight Report to the Nation held here recently. The panels were highlighted by: • Technical problems anticipated in the Apollo manned lunar landing, discussed by Robert R. Gilruth, director of NASA’s Space Task Group.
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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Centaur Payloads Cut By Reorientation

Project has grown into key learning tool at cost of time, money; first launch is expected in January.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

British Weigh Vtol Powerplant Designs

London—Division in the British emphasis on VTOL design—powerplants with rotatable nozzles, or pure lift engines combined with a propulsion engine—came into sharp focus at the recent Eighth Anglo-American Aeronautical Conference here.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Iata Delegates Strive to End Dissension

International carriers’ meeting faces conflicts over fares, bilaterals; small airlines to bid for strength.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Bambi Icbm Defense Concept Analyzed

New York—Satellite-based ICBM defense system, similar to Project Bambi (ballistic missile booster interceptor) would require between 800 and 3,600 satellites in low-altitude orbit to provide full global coverage, according to an analysis presented here during the recent American Rocket Society Space Flight Report to the Nation.

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AVIONICS

Defense Reveals Electronic Survey Result

Washington—Trends in electronic technology and problem areas in need of research effort are revealed by results of a recent Defense Department survey of 49 prominent engineers and scientists, many of them also top industry executives.
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BUSINESS FLYING

Beech Revising Plane Promotion Methods

Wichita, Kan.—Simultaneous mass unveiling of a complete line of business aircraft is being abandoned by Beech Aircraft Corp. for the 1962 model year. The recent management decision is intended to ease pressures on the company and its field organization which it feels seriously hamper sound engineering and marketing programs.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Nato V/stol Fighter Revision Urged

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