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January 2, 1967

DO IT YOURSELF

Editorial

Outlook for 1967

Who's Where

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DO IT YOURSELF

Do-it-yourself kits are “in" And as you may have noted during Christmas shopping, they cover an alarming range of subjects. Repeat alarming. A friend of ours is writing a book alarmingly called “How to Make Orange Crates Out of Rosewood Pianos".
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Editorial

Outlook for 1967

Robert Hotz The aerospace industry will hit another peak in sales this year but its management will be hardpressed to keep profits in proportion. The aerospace industry will have a record $26-billion workload during 1967 from its military and commercial customers.
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Who's Where

In the Front Office P. E. Haggerty, board chairman, Texas Instruments, Inc., Dallas, Tex., succeeding J. E. Jonsson, retiring. Mr. Haggerty will continue as chief executive offiicer. Also: (Mark Shepherd, Jr., president and chief operating officer.
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Industry Observer

USAF Rocket Propulsion Laboratory is expected to request proposals shortly for a post-boost propulsion system (PBPS) technology study. Unlike Bell Aerosystems’ liquid system for the Minuteman, the new program will be for a solid-on-solid system in which the exhaust from an oxidizerrich propellant grain will be fed through a valve to a fuel grain.
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Washington Roundup

Easy Payments Japan last week broke into the Latin American short-haul commercial transport market by equipping Lineas Aereas Nationales of Peru (Lansa) with its Nihon YS-11 under terms that appear impossible to refuse. Lansa will pay Nihon $30,000 a month for three YS-lls which may be applied to purchase, plus an amount to be negotiated for each hour of use.

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Apollo Training Stresses Operations

Flight crew curriculum covers 2,040 hr., 40 weeks; more than 600 hr. devoted to spacecraft simulators, proficiency flying

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France May Merge Its Aerospace Industry

Geneva-French government is reported considering a plan to consolidate its nationalized aerospace industry into two major companies—one responsible for aircraft development and the other for missiles. Reports of such a merger persist despite statements by the companies’ top officials that they have not been informed of a final decision.
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Black Arrow Approved

London-British Ministry of Aviation finally has approved development of the Black Arrow launcher for small satellites after keeping the system on ice for nearly four years with small holding contracts (Nov. 28, p. 25). Under present plans, Black Arrow, a development of the successful Westland Saunders Roe Black Knight launcher, will put a 200-lb. satellite in orbit in about 2% years from the Woomera, Australia, launch site.
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Short Brothers Loan

London-Short Brothers & Harland, Ltd., Northern Ireland airframe manufacturer, has been given a $1.4-million government loan to maintain its current production, despite a Plowden Committee recommendation that the company should stand on its own.
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Priority Urged for Turbulence Research

Washington-National Committee for Clear Air Turbulence last week recommended a coordinated national effort to minimize restraints imposed on U. S. air operations because of clear air turbulence (CAT). Assigning top priority to developing airborne CAT detection systems, the joint federal study group formed a year ago said pilots would be able to avoid areas of significant CAT in the same manner as they now avoid turbulence associated with storm or frontal activity by the use of radar.

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