December 26, 1966

Business Flying

Better Jet Marketing Procedures Urged

Aeronautical Engineering

Boeing Pushes Titanium Airframe Effort

War in Vietnam

Bomb Damage in North Vietnam Described

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Business Flying

Better Jet Marketing Procedures Urged

Market study shows more corporations likely would use aircraft if makers placed greater sales program before potential buyers
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Aeronautical Engineering

Boeing Pushes Titanium Airframe Effort

Seattle-Boeing Co. has prepared for one of the stiffest challenges of the commercial supersonic transport era—learning to build a 50,000-hr.-life titanium alloy airframe—with extensive research on titanium processing including fabrication of full-size hardware under typical shop conditions.

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War in Vietnam

Bomb Damage in North Vietnam Described

British journalist who visited country details havoc wrought by U.S. air attacks on roadways, bridges and rail facilities

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Space Technology

Apollo System Maturing Despite Problems

Houston-Apollo hardware is slowly maturing into a qualified manned lunar landing system, but the problems it is experiencing greatly transcend those that affected Mercury and Gemini. This was the theme of a full-scale briefing by program officials here, who remain optimistic that, despite these severe problems, a manned lunar landing in 1968 is still possible.
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Avionics

Aircraft-satellite Link Antennas Readied

Devices designed for airline communications system will test transponder on Applications Technology Satellite next month

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Avionics

Streamlining of Navy Avionic Efforts Set

Reorganization next week of Air Systems Command division will further consolidate work on airborne radar, other activities

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Air Transport

Tariff Simplification Challenging Iata

Mileage concept emerges in wake of Rome conference as leading approach to fare structure revision; working group established

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Space Technology

French Launching Probes From Antarctica

Geneva-Series of sounding rocket launches—said to be the first ever attempted from the Antarctic continent —will be conducted by the French National Center for Space Studies (CNES) from Dumont d’Urville on the coast of French Antarctica (Adelieland) between mid-December and early February.

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Avionics

AT&T Plans Vast Comsat Net with 83,000-circuit Capacity

Washington-Multipurpose domestic communications satellite system proposed by American Telephone & Telegraph Co. would require a gross investment of approximately $500 million and grow to a total capability of 83,000 voice circuits and 27 television circuits with full deployment in 1976.

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Air Transport

North Atlantic Air Traffic Surging

Airlines set passenger and cargo records for six months and expect gains in winter; government mail program proving a boon

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