October 12, 1964

BUSINESS FLYING

Mooney Sales May Top $12 Million in 1965 with Mark 22

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Tac Center Tests Fast Delivery Concepts

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

F-5b Capability Spans Wide Speed Range

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BUSINESS FLYING

Mooney Sales May Top $12 Million in 1965 with Mark 22

Kerrville, Tex.—Mooney Aircraft, Inc.—with four single-engine models in its 1965 line, including the new pressurized Mk. 22—expects a new all-time sales record next year of more than $12 million. ___ This figure would be triple the company’s total of five years ago.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Tac Center Tests Fast Delivery Concepts

Eglin AFB—Air Force’s fast-reaction Air Line of Communication (ALOC) delivery concept for troops and cargo is getting extensive field operational tests here by Tactical Air Command’s Tactical Air Warfare Center. Designed primarily to provide support for rapidly-moving, isolated or dispersed Army ground units, the ALOC philosophy encompasses a series of individual techniques that can be used separately or be melded to meet the evolving needs of a given tactical situation as it grows and takes definite shape.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

F-5b Capability Spans Wide Speed Range

Evreux AFB, France—High performance features of the Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter—including supersonic dash and intercept capability—have been retained in the F-5B two-seater version which will be supplied to military assistance program countries as a squadron supplement for tactical and pilot proficiency uses.

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AVIONICS

Real-time Reconnaissance Tests Planned

Los Angeles—Flight tests of a tactical airborne multi-sensor system capable of securing several tvpes of reconnaissance data, including television and side-looking radar mapping information, then relaying them over a wideband data link to a ground terminal for real-time evaluation by military field commanders will get under way late this month under Project See Fast (AW&ST Aug. 3, P21).

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Nasa Flexible Space Station Plan Urged

Advisers seek national program using Apollo launch vehicles, hardware for earth, moon, planet flights.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Industry, Cab Scrutinize Baggage Charges

Washington—Question of whether excess baggage charges established in the DC-3 days remain valid in the age of the jet transport is being explored bv the government and the airline industry, both domestic and international. Civil Aeronautics Board, spurred by complaints from the traveling publicincluding some members of Congress—has taken three steps toward finding the answer.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Northeast, Hughes File Trust Agreement

Tool company would divest control of Northeast as a step toward its regaining Trans World Airlines.

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EDITORIAL

Programming's Role in Defense

(Concepts of the present leadership of the Defense Dept, have produced many drastic and controversial changes in how U. S. resources are allocated for military purposes. Pros and cons of one of these concepts—programming—were discussed recently by Charles J. Hitch, assistant secretary of defense (comptroller) before the Western Section of the Operations Research Society of America in Honolulu.
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MANAGEMENT

Professionals Emerge as Political Force

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BUSINESS FLYING

Beech Surveys High-density Twin Market

Dallas—High-density 9-10 passenger version of twin-engine Beech Super 18 executive transport is undergoing an extensive demonstration tour of the Far East in an evaluation of the airline and charter market for this configuration. Sales program is aimed at promoting use of the Beech Super-Liner, as it is designated, as supplementary equipment to feed traffic economically to trunkline operations, or as primary equipment for establishment of new services in areas where relatively unsophisticated, easy-to-maintain equipment is needed while developing new passenger markets.
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