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November 14, 1966

Air Transport

Los Angeles Working to Ease Road Jams

Business Flying

Growth May Bring More Federal Regulation

Equipment

FAA to Act on Explosion Suppression Plans

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Air Transport

Los Angeles Working to Ease Road Jams

Los Angeles-Temper-snapping congestion on access roads, packed parking lots and jammed internal roadways—all generated by greater-than-expected passenger growth—have seized the No. 1 priority for planning and spending at Los Angeles International Airport.

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Business Flying

Growth May Bring More Federal Regulation

FAA studies presage notice of rule-making; most operators oppose additional U. S. supervision as costly, unnecessary

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Equipment

FAA to Act on Explosion Suppression Plans

Ashland, Mass.-Significant steps in making jet aircraft safer will begin this month with issuance of an airworthiness directive the Federal Aviation Agency on explosion suppression systems (AW&ST Aug. 22, p. 34). The directive, coupled with FAA crash-worthiness and passenger evacuation proposals (AW&ST Oct. 24, p. 51), could cost the airlines millions of dollars in airframe modifications and redesign costs.

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Air Transport

Canada to Strengthen Regional Carriers

But short-haul carriers want to be certain of government’s intentions to assist them before rushing for new orders

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Avionics

ATA Backs Time-Frequency' Technique

Washington-Airlines have endorsed the “time-frequency” technique as the most feasible approach to a cooperative airborne collision avoidance system and defined the operational requirements for such a system in a policy statement issued by the Air Transport Assn.

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Avionics

Solid-State Air-Data Computer Developed

Giannini's machine is free of potentially troublesome electro mechanical parts; Air Force to receive unit soon

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Air Transport

Airbus Design Tied to Airport, Traffic Control Developments

London-Specifications for any eventual European airbus project must envisage complete operational and technical integration with existing and planned developments in airport and air traffic control. This was the concensus among delegates at the British Air Line Pilots Assn, technical symposium on the project held here recently in advance of a decision by Britain, France and Germany whether to proceed on a consortium basis, or abandon the project in favor of U.S. equipment.

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Business Flying

Beech Pushing for $160 Million in Sales

Wichita-Beech Aircraft Corp. is aiming for $160 million in business airplane retail sales for Fiscal 1967, $30 million more than the company’s distributors and dealers were asked to achieve a year earlier. The goal also is more than the total retail dollar volume of all the airplanes delivered by the entire United States business and utility aircraft industry in 1959.

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Space Technology

Tank Problems May Delay Apollo

Service module pressure test failure sparks investigation by NASA; five early flight vehicles under close scrutiny

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Management

Chinese Threat Seen Focused on Soviets

Key U. S. officials believe Peking drive for nuclear capability directed more at USSR border conflict than at Asian neighbors

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