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December 27, 1965

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Boeing Studies Three Civil C-5a Versions

AIR TRANSPORT

Tbo Fadingas Guide to Reliability Concept

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

A-6a Fills Interdiction Mission in Vietnam

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Boeing Studies Three Civil C-5a Versions

Los Angeles—Boeing Co. is projecting development of three specific commercial transport versions of a basic, scaled-down configuration of the company’s losing entry in the recent competition for the USAF C-5A heavy logistics transport.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Tbo Fadingas Guide to Reliability Concept

Washington—Pan American World Airways has joined the growing list of major airlines to obtain approval from the Federal Aviation Agency to establish its own aircraft and propulsion system maintenance reliability program under FAA Advisory Circular 120-17, “Handbook for Maintenance Control by Reliability Methods.”

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

A-6a Fills Interdiction Mission in Vietnam

Oceana NAS, Va.—Pilots who flew the Grumman A-6A Intruder in its initial combat sorties over Vietnam believe that it has proved the validity of the attack aircraft weapons system design concept, although the airplane did not meet all expectations of Navy flight crews.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Gemini 7 Crew Finds Zero-g No Problem

Houston—Excellent physical condition and high technical competence of Astronauts Frank Borman and James Lovell throughout their historic 14-day Gemini 7 mission has given the National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials greater confidence that an Apollo lunar landing will be successfully accomplished by the end of this decade.

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AIR TRANSPORT

U.s. Air Cargo Showing 26% Rise in 1965

New York—U.S. airlines achieved a growth rate exceeding 26% in the ton miles of air freight and express they flew on domestic routes during 1965. The combination and all-cargo carriers will fly domestically at least 1.35 billion revenue ton miles of freight and express, compared with the 1964 total of 1.06 billion ton miles.

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MANAGEMENT

Industry Fears New U.s. Encroachments

Transfer of 8,000 industry technical representatives to civil service seen first sign of new involvement.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Nasa Reorients Lunar, Planet Missions

Washington—National Aeronautics and Space Administration is being forced to reorient its major lunar and planetary exploration programs to cope with a combination of budgetary restrictions and technical problems. The most significant change involves another delay in the first Project Voyager/Mars flight—this time from the 1971 to the 1973 opportunity.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Trunkline Profits Surge to Record Level

Total revenues may reach $3.25 billion; earnings to approach $235 million for an increase of 75%.

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SPECIAL GEMINI REPORT AND RENDEZVOUS PHOTOS

Docking Last Big Goal as Gemini Reaches Halfway Point

Washington—Operational Gemini program enters the second half of its manned flight schedule with only one major goal still to be met and the probability that a detailed review of objectives over the next few weeks will demand even greater flexibility in the remaining five missions in 1966.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Sst to Challenge Non-destructive Testing

San Francisco—Stringent structural requirements for the U. S. supersonic transport and the use of titanium alloys as the basic construction material will present a challenge to non-destructive testing techniques, a recent Air I ransport Assn, meeting here was told.
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