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September 28, 1964

AVIONICS

707 Navaid Stresses Maintenance Ease

AIR TRANSPORT

Central Begins Equipment Modernization

AIR TRANSPORT

Sst Economics Worry Iata Conferees

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AVIONICS

707 Navaid Stresses Maintenance Ease

Washington—Sperry SGN-10 inertial navigation system, which Pan American World Airways expects to install on its long-range Boeing 707s beginning next summer, will represent a significant number of firsts which could have a major impact on airline avionics (AW&ST July 27, p. 30.) It will be the first operational civil aircraft use of inertial technology pioneered for military aircraft and missiles.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Central Begins Equipment Modernization

Ft. Worth—Central Airlines has initiated significant changes in equipment and organization aimed at reducing the local service carrier’s dependence on subsidy and increasing its profitability. The equipment modernization program will move Central from piston to turbine power—a transition designed to provide important operating economies, increase reliability and passenger appeal, and permit the airline to boost its air freight capabilities markedly.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Sst Economics Worry Iata Conferees

Problems of cost, boom limitations and stage lengths leave delegates skeptical despite designers’ briefing.

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AVIONICS

Model of Pigeon’s Eye May Assist Radar

Newport Beach, Calif.—A working model of the eye of a common pigeon, being synthesized here by Douglas Aircraft’s Astropower Laboratory, may yield new clues to the bird’s ability to process data that could be valuable in radar research, and particularly applicable to complex reconnaissance and surveillance systems.

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Letters

Ranger 7 settled some questions about the surface roughness of the moon, but it is very clear from “Moon Surface Strength Debate Revived” in your issue of Sept. 7 (p. 31) that the surface consistency is still puzzling. A properly fused, 1-lb.
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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

750-950 Day Mars Round Trips Studied

Los Angeles—Problem areas critical to manned, 750-950 day round trips to Mars—coupled with approaches to alleviate these difficulties—are being analyzed in a nine-month, $200,000 study by Douglas Aircraft Co. for National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Office of Manned Space Flight.

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MANAGEMENT

Goldwater Resorts to Military Moderates

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Anti-satellite Polaris Being Developed

‘Early Spring’ program would be mobile supplement to direct-ascent weapons tested by Army, Air Force.

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EDITORIAL

The Defense Issue

National defense policy has become the hottest issue in the 1964 presidential campaign. We think it is a healthy sign that both candidates for the presidency arc devoting this much energy to debating defense policy because it reflects the degree of concern of the citizens of the Republic with this problem.

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MANAGEMENT

Indians to Receive Military Aid From U.s., British, Soviet Union

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