In Partnership With

February 14, 1966

The War in Vietnam

Marine Control of Air Tested in Combat

MANAGEMENT

Welcome Mat Out for Aerospace Industry

BUSINESS FLYING

Twin Otter Adds Ease of Piloting to Stol Capabilities

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The War in Vietnam

Marine Control of Air Tested in Combat

Da Nang, Vietnam—Marine Air Corps in Vietnam is evaluating under battle conditions a number of previously untested combat tactics made possible by its unique control and organizational structure, including jet fighter escort for its troop-lift helicopters.

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MANAGEMENT

Welcome Mat Out for Aerospace Industry

Several states have major programs under way to attract new aerospace business and strengthen the status of aerospace companies already operating within their borders. Inducements include favorable property leasing arrangements, direct and indirect financial assistance—often in the form of “seed” money to help construct necessary new facilities—assistance with local community arrangements, land and market surveys and, in at least one case, a large, well equipped operational complex for research and testing.

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BUSINESS FLYING

Twin Otter Adds Ease of Piloting to Stol Capabilities

Downsview, Ont.—De Havilland of Canada, Ltd., DHC-6 Twin Otter, designed to provide bush country operators with twin-engine reliability, turbine-power simplicity and good short-field capabilities, achieves all these goals and adds to them ease of piloting.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Air New Zealand Expands World Services

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Flight of Saturn 1b Will Test J-2 Engine

Los Angeles—Launch of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Saturn 1B, scheduled for February 22, will mark the first flight for this booster combination and its upper stage, the Douglas S-4B powered by a Rocketdyne J-2 liquid hydrogen/oxygen engine.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Douglas Offering Two Dc-10 Designs

Washington—Douglas Aircraft Co. has incorporated its C-5A technology into two basic design proposals for the DC-10, a double-deck, low-wing transport with up to 300,000-lb. payload capability (AW&ST Feb. 7, p. 43). Two basic versions of the DC-10, designated the D-950 and D-952, presently are being described to airlines.

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Military Boom Expected to Spur Growth of Commercial Helicopter

Dallas—Effectiveness of helicopters in Vietnam is expected to help generate a surge in commercial sales of rotary wing aircraft, according to industry personnel at a meeting here of the Helicopter Assn. of America. The industry also has two other reasons for optimism—growth in the national economy and the advent of a new class of light, turbine-powered helicopters, such as the Bell Model 206A JetRanger, the Hughes 500 and the Fairchild Hiller FH-1100.

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AVIONICS

Silicon Breadboard Aids Design Engineer

Washington—A silicon "breadboard” which enables engineers to fabricate experimental linear-function microcircuits quickly and inexpensively is proving an extremely convenient tool for equipment designers at Westinghouse Electric’s Aerospace Div. and at North American’s Autonetics Div.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Control Achievements Stressed on Luna 9

Moscow—Emphasis by Soviet scientists on the avionics and control achievements of Luna 9 spacecraft is indicative of feelings that USSR space control systems have come of age. So far, however, the Russians have described the lunar landing controls only in generalized terms and it is not considered likely they will divulge much specific information in the future.

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Letters

May I offer a suggestion which would help to relieve the shortage of airspace over the North Atlantic? Instead of reducing the lateral separation from 120 mi. to 90 mi., why not allow aircraft leaving at about the same time for the same destination to fly across in formation?
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