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April 25, 1966

AVIONICS

New Anti-collision System Stirs Interest

SAFETY

Northeast Mishap Laid to Poor Approach

AIR TRANSPORT

Forecasts of Swelling Markets Key in Decision on 747

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AVIONICS

New Anti-collision System Stirs Interest

St. Louis—Effective airborne collision avoidance system developed by McDonnell Aircraft, now in operational use here to protect company-built F-4 aircraft during flight tests, is largely responsible for reviving airline and Federal Aviation Agency interest in such systems (AW&ST Mar. 28, p. 37; Apr. 4, p. 45).

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SAFETY

Northeast Mishap Laid to Poor Approach

Northeast Airlines, Inc., Flight 715, a DC-6B, scheduled between Lebanon, N. H., and LaGuardia Airport, New York, via Boston, Alass., struck a dike during a visual landing approach to Runway 31 at LaGuardia Airport on June 5, 1964, at 1234 EDT.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Forecasts of Swelling Markets Key in Decision on 747

Seattle—Boeing Co.’s decision to enter the large jet transport market with its 490-passenger Model 747 was based on conservative forecasts that showed free world passenger traffic tripling and cargo business swelling to at least six times its present volume by 1976.

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AVIONICS

Tests Planned for Tactical Landing Aid

Pleasantville, N. Y.—Miniature instrument approach system for tactical military airfields that weighs less than 50 lb., including primary power source, and which can be set up and put into operation by two men within 5 min., may undergo tests this year in Vietnam.
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BUSINESS FLYING

Marathon Oil’s Fleet Fills Transport Gap

Findlay, Ohio—Transportation problems of a large corporation headquartered in a small city relatively far removed from public travel facilities are being solved by Marathon Oil Corp.’s integrated use of business aircraft. These aircraft are relied on to provide links to major air terminals as well as direct service to company business centers.

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MANAGEMENT

Manpower Squeeze Challenges Mcnamara

Washington—Manpower for the Vietnam war “is looming up as a very grave item” in the eyes of Chairman John Stennis (D.-Miss.) of the Senate Preparedness Investigating Subcommittee and promises to be the most serious challenge yet to the way the Johnson Administration is running the war.

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MANAGEMENT

Yakovlev Urges More Integration of Russian Research, Production

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Model Drive Developed By Cornell for Study of Transonic Stability

New York—Predicting an aircraft’s dynamic stability characteristics at transonic speeds may become possible with a measurement technique developed by Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory under Air Force sponsorship. Details of the technique were described by the laboratory’s Dr. Irving C. Statler.

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EDITORIAL

Total Procurement Package

To date, the C-5A is the only system to which TPPC has been applied and a contract awarded. Other Air Force programs, such as the SRAM, have been selected for TPPC. There were several other “firsts” for the C-5. It was the first aircraft system to undergo a Contract Definition Phase (CDP), as prescribed by DOD Directive 3200.9, and the first system in which the complete AFSC 375 series program management manuals were applied at the outset.
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MANAGEMENT

House Unit Drops Non-profit Investigation

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