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January 16, 1967

Safety

Approach Technique Cited in Dc-6a Crash

Avionics

New Phased-array Radar Uses Microwave Microcircuitry

Aeronautical Engineering

Nasa Nears Powered Stage of Lifting-body Flight Study

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Safety

Approach Technique Cited in Dc-6a Crash

AAXICO Airlines, Inc., Douglas DC-6A, N6579C, operating as AAXICO Flight No. 1416B, a regularly scheduled Civil Air Movement (CAM) cargo flight, crashed during an approach to a landing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Knob Noster, Mo., at approximately 0601 CST, on May 18, 1965.
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Avionics

New Phased-array Radar Uses Microwave Microcircuitry

Dallas-Significantly different type of airborne radar, using a phased-array and constructed entirely from new microwave microcircuitry, marks the beginning of a new era in the design of radar and other systems operating in the microwave band.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Nasa Nears Powered Stage of Lifting-body Flight Study

Edwards AFB, Calif.-Next phase of low-speed flight research with full-scale lifting-body shapes — rocket-powered flight for exploration of the transonic speed regime—is scheduled to get under way about March, according to National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials.
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Air Transport

International Trends Alter Local Services

Report by European economists cites changing public attitudes toward air travel; fare cuts seen as Atlantic traffic spur

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Space Technology

First Esro Satellite Readied for Launch

Western Test Range firing set Mar. 1 under NASA international cooperation program; seven European experiments are planned

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Space Technology

Unified Earth-sensor Orbiter Considered

NASA studying feasibility of combining applications sensors on single satellite; request for proposals possible in spring

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Air Transport

Near-field Criteria Give Sst Required Transonic Boom Level

Seattle-Application of near-field criteria to the Boeing 2707 supersonic transport design indicates the company may have achieved transonic acceleration sonic boom overpressures slightly less than required by the Federal Aviation Agency.
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Management

Dod Stressing Life Cycle Costing Plan

Military contracts to consider expenses for entire use term; 50 procurements now in force or planned to test philosophy

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Air Transport

American Challenges Eal Shuttle

Airline plans hourly jet flights next month with 63-passenger BAC 111, aims to regain lead on route dominated by Eastern

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Aeronautical Engineering

Variable-geometry Amsa Studied

Current USAF concept calls for aircraft between FB-111 and SST in size; nuclear, conventional weapon capability is specified

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