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July 11, 1966

MANAGEMENT

New Trends Shaping Policy for Carriers

MANAGEMENT

Tide Rising in Rocket Propulsion Market

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Gas-ingestion Data Analysis Seeks Vtol Design Criteria

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MANAGEMENT

New Trends Shaping Policy for Carriers

ATA President Tipton sees restrictionism yielding to ‘irresistible’ economic pressure as air travel surges.

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MANAGEMENT

Tide Rising in Rocket Propulsion Market

New York—Rocket propulsion business, which has been falling off since Fiscal 1963, appears to be headed for a major resurgence. More new missile programs are expected to go into the contract definition phase in the next year than in all of the past five years.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Gas-ingestion Data Analysis Seeks Vtol Design Criteria

Hawthorne, Calif.—Test program planned to provide a better understanding of the phenomena of exhaust gas-ingestion and jet-induced effects associated with takeoff and landing of a large-scale composite-jet VTOL fighter configuration has been completed by Northrop’s Norair Div.

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AVIONICS

Radiometry Programs Examine New Uses

El Monte, Calif.—Microwave radiometry is showing renewed promise of satisfying a number of vexing military and aerospace problems as a consequence of recent progress in radiometric components, instrumentation and measurements. Among the possible applications being investigated here by the Advance Microwave Systems Div. of Space-General Corp. are terminal guidance for tactical missiles, aerial reconnaissance, horizon sensors, sea-state detectors, atmospheric profilometers and other sensors for remotely measuring snow and its water content, the depth of lunar dust and conducting geological and geophysical surveys.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Surveyor Success to Alter Future Flights

NASA mission planners study problems of placing science-oriented experiments on spacecraft 5-7.

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MANAGEMENT

Viet Action Dramatizes Sam Deficiencies

Washington—Accelerated launches of SA-2 Soviet-built SAM surface-to-air missiles against U.S. aircraft over North Vietnam in response to the intensifying American air effort continues to dramatize the weapon’s shortcomings in accuracy and reliability, particularly with the introduction of new U.S. counter-measures and tactics.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Uprated Saturn Flight Confirms S-4b Role

Cape Kennedy—National Aeronautics and Space Administration last week demonstrated again that it can handle liquid hydrogen with confidence as the agency orbited a Saturn S-4B stage filled with about 20,000 lb. of the fuel and kept the fluid as calm as a mill pond during a brief orbital flight.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Variable-geometry F-4 Proposed to Navy

Defense Dept. readies $1.85-billion F-111 contract but new McDonnell concept vies for B-version funds.

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Letters

I would like to congratulate Mr. C. M. Plattner for his fine article on Mohawks in the Feb. 28 issue (p. 70). It is a comprehensive and accurate description of the fine job these aircraft are doing in Vietnam. Mr. Plattner’s paragraph entitled “side-by-side ejection” on p. 77 states that it is undesirable to eject at low altitudes because the aircraft tends to cock to one side after the first crewman ejects.
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MANAGEMENT

Eurospace Urges Spurt to Reduce U.s., Russian Space Effort Lead

Paris—Campaign by European aerospace industry for an accelerated space effort embraces French President Charles de Gaulle’s concept of a closelyknit all-European program but skirts de Gaulle’s plans for increased cooperation with Russia.

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