July 29, 1963

MANAGEMENT

U. S. Industry Faces Sales Test in Europe

AVIONICS

Faa Selects Integrated Landing System

MANAGEMENT

California Firms Study Contract Warnings

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MANAGEMENT

U. S. Industry Faces Sales Test in Europe

Geneva—U. S. aerospace industry’s future within the West European market, for the next decade at least, will be determined largely by the success or failure of its selling efforts over the next 2-3 year period. A need for major new sales breakthroughs within this time span is recognized by both industry and American government officials working in the area, although there is some dispute as to just how they can be attained.

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AVIONICS

Faa Selects Integrated Landing System

Washington—Federal Aviation Agency has launched development of an integrated all-weather landing system that will provide precise three-dimensional guidance during approach, flare-out, landing and roll-out as well as providing ground-based radar monitoring.

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MANAGEMENT

California Firms Study Contract Warnings

Los Angeles—Long-range planners at California aerospace firms are studying the latest warnings and criticisms about the high level of defense and space effort concentrated in the state. None is considering either geographical or product diversification at present, although there is understandable watchfulness.

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MANAGEMENT

Dod Accepts Fund Cuts to Ease Passage

Washington—Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara has assured early passage of the Fiscal 1964 military appropriations bill by accepting most of the cuts imposed by the House with the understanding he can ask for more money later if urgent needs arise.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Idlewild Sprawl Poses Transfer Problems

New York—New York (Idlewild) International Airport, the epitome of airport sprawl, is a classic example of the airline industry’s intense devotion to the preservation and perpetuation of the corporate image. Even as the airlines were bitterly criticizing the construction of many new airports as unnecessarily ornate “marble palaces” a few vears ago, they invested $88 million of their own capital in a bewildering complex of separate terminal buildings covering the entire spectrum of architectural design from garish to aesthetic at Idlewild.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Five-segment Motor Tested Successfully

Coyote, Calif.—Five-segment, 120-in.-dia. rocket motor, largest solid-propellant configuration produced in this country, was test-fired successfully July 20 at United Aircraft Corp.’s United Technology Center development site here (AW July 8, p. 25).

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Advanced Space Logistic Systems Studied

Los Angeles—Non-metallic structure and configuration analyses for spacecraft with re-entry capability are being sponsored by National Aeronautics and Space Administration to establish characteristics of advanced logistic systems.
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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Breguet 941 Features Stability, Safety

London—France’s prime entry in the short takeoff and landing aircraft competition, the Breguet 941 four-turboprop transport (AW July 15, p. 73), is a fixed-wing airplane with helicopter characteristics and built-in safety as a leading design aim.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Three Ranger Hard-landing Flights Eliminated; Four Others Delayed

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Letters

Analogy From time to time in the pages of your magazine there is evidence of discontent. Perhaps some individuals are becoming too critical, for after all human organizations if not pondered too deeply are not greatly different from that masterpiece of human ingenuity, the internal combustion engine.
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