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March 8, 1965

SAFETY

707 Leaves Glide Path, Rolls Off Runway

AIR TRANSPORT

707/720 Landing System Approval Seen

AVIONICS

Tunnel Diodes Improve Modified Radar

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SAFETY

707 Leaves Glide Path, Rolls Off Runway

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AIR TRANSPORT

707/720 Landing System Approval Seen

Renton, Wash.—Boeing Co. this week expects Category 2 certification of an automatic landing system for its 707 and 720 aircraft. The equipment was developed and tested over a two-year period by Boeing and Bendix Corp. The system is designed on a long-range basis to meet what Boeing believes will ultimately be Federal Aviation Agency requirements for Category 3A landings.

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AVIONICS

Tunnel Diodes Improve Modified Radar

Los Angeles—Use of tunnel diode amplifiers and other solid-state improvements may increase airborne weather radar receiver sensitivity enough to as much as double the effective range of weather radars currently flying in domestic and foreign commercial transports.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Vertol Tests Monocyclic Control System

Morton, Pa.—Pitch control system for Boeing-Vertol’s Model 147, the company’s entry in the recent Army Advanced Aerial Fire Support System (AAFSS) competition, permits positive control of the tilt-wing aircraft’s longitudinal motion without the use of an auxiliary tail rotor or jet ducts in the tail.

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MANAGEMENT

DOD Briefing Emphasizes Tactical Needs

Search for improved surveillance, target acquisition, communications, weapons cited in regional session.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Coast-to-Coast Air Fare of $100 Proposed by CAB Planning Officer

Washington—Since the U. S. domestic trunklines are earning record profits while flying their aircraft nearly half empty, the carriers should try to take full advantage of their economical jet transports by instituting “rock-bottom, no-frill” fares as low as $100 coast-to-coast, according to a government planner.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

MOL, AES Definition Contractors Named

Washington—Air Force and National Aeronautics and Space Administration last week separately selected contractors for preliminary design studies of the USAF manned orbiting laboratory (MOL) and the NASA Apollo earth-orbiting station (AES).

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AIR TRANSPORT

TWA Move May Be Death Blow for Films

Offer to abandon inflight movies on Atlantic flights hinges on competitors’ decision to follow same course.

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MANAGEMENT

USAF Wins Right to Use Jets in Vietnam

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

NEW AEROSPACE PRODUCTS

Model 3500 Dataplotter is a solidstate X-Y plotter for use in graphically displaying computer-generated information for data reduction of aerospace and meteorological information, according to the manufacturer. In the off-line plotting mode of operation, information can be fed to the plotter from magnetic tape, punched paper tape or cards, as well as entered manually from a keyboard.
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