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August 2, 1965

AIR TRANSPORT

Stress on Planning Key in Eal Comeback

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Automated Lab Will Search for Mars Life

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Rolls-royce, Turbomeca Basing Series on Br.121 Engine

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AIR TRANSPORT

Stress on Planning Key in Eal Comeback

New York—Recapture by Eastern Airlines of some or all of its historic share of the market on routes where it had been declining is in part a reflection of the magnified stature of planning in the carrier’s corporate structure. Planning’s contribution to the resurgence was in the scheduling analysis that reoriented Eastern’s multistop route pattern toward a nonstop one.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Automated Lab Will Search for Mars Life

Newport Beach, Calif.—General purpose laboratory instruments would be adapted to search for life on Mars in the Automated Biological Laboratory concept now taking final shape here at the Aeronutronic Div. of Philco Corp. Although development of space versions of the equipment is still necessary, Aeronutronic believes that an automated biological laboratory (ABL) to conduct a broad range of life detection and environmental sampling experiments on the surface of Mars is feasible.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Rolls-royce, Turbomeca Basing Series on Br.121 Engine

Paris—Rolls-Royce and Turbomeca are proposing two higher-powered versions of the RB.172/T260 turbofan engine they are developing jointly for the Anglo-French Br. 121 Jaguar twinjet light trainer/strike aircraft. The proposal moves the RB.172/ T260 engine into direct competition with the Bristol Siddeley-Snecma M 45 series of jet engines (AW&ST June 14, pp. 230, 232) and foreshadows a sales battle later in the decade over the engine for the Anglo-French variable-geometry fighter.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Mariner Data May Limit Voyager Payload

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BUSINESS FLYING

Beech Accelerates Drive in Twin Market

Wichita—Beech Aircraft Corp. hopes to accelerate its penetration of the business aircraft market, especially in the area of medium-heavy twin-engine airplanes. Prime targets of the plan are Aero Commander and Cessna Aircraft Co., which have been challenging Beech’s position with competitive models.

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MANAGEMENT

Vietnam Spurs Dod Boost, Reprograming

New buys to include UH-1s, fighters, COIN aircraft; F-111 production and MOL effort face curtailment.

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AVIONICS

Tester May Simplify Carrier Maintenance

Washington—Within the next several weeks an experimental Versatile Avionic Shop Tester (VAST) will demonstrate techniques which the Navy hopes will enable it to cope with the mushrooming complexity of carrierbased avionics equipment.

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MANAGEMENT

U.s. Firms Demanding ‘fair Play’ at Paris

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Hiller Will Build Fh-1100 Utility Version

Los Angeles—Hiller Aircraft Co. plans to build a second version of its FH-1100 light turbine-powered helicopter—a utility model with a fifth seat to compliment the four-place executive FH-1100 (AW&ST Feb. 15, p. 21). The company only recently froze the basic design of the FH-1100 after deciding on several new modifications aimed at increasing sales.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Eastern Seeks Major Transpacific Routes

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