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March 13, 1967

Air Transport

United Takes Dual Position in Application

War in Vietnam

Needs Outpace Strong Viet Recon Gains

War in Vietnam

Heart Strain Greater in Landing on Carrier Than Bombing

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Air Transport

United Takes Dual Position in Application

Carrier asks routes to Orient, South Pacific, no new Hawaii competition; stresses size advantage in bid for new service

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War in Vietnam

Needs Outpace Strong Viet Recon Gains

RF-4s, EA-6s bolstering USAF, Marine capabilities; read-out times remain problem because of enemy mobility, elusiveness

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War in Vietnam

Heart Strain Greater in Landing on Carrier Than Bombing

Edwards AFB, Calif.—Research in biomedical monitoring at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Flight Research Center has been expanded to include the monitoring of pilots on combat missions in Vietnam. First results of these studies have shown unexpectedly that non-physical stress in pilots is substantially less during bombing than during a carrier landing or launching.

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Management

R&d Curtailment Jolts German Industry

Dornier Do-31 jet principal victim of government’s austerity program; long-term effect seen in outflow of technical personnel

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Avionics

Bendix Offers Dual-mode Flight Director

System gives bull’s-eye presentation of ILS approach gate or conventional flight director display; first use on C-5A

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Avionics

Cathode Ray Display Speeds Sram Data

Seattle—Rigid cost, schedule and reporting requirements of the USAF short-range attack missile (SRAM) program have led the Boeing Co. to utilize a cathode ray tube display system that speeds retrieval of critical data from existing management control systems and gives quick answers on the effect of program changes.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Low-weight Rotary Powerplant Developed

New York—P. R. Mallory & Co. has developed and tested a rotary internal combustion engine that the company said can achieve horsepower-to-weight ratios of four or five to one. One engine, built of heavy Mallory 3 copper-chromium alloy, had a dry weight of 158 lb. and generated about 400 hp. at its design operating speed of 5,000 rpm.

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Business Flying

Union Seeks to Organize Helicopter Pilots

Operating engineers locals warn they can stymie helicopter utilization in construction work unless pilots are members

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Editorial

A Message for Industry

Industrial technology and capacity are part of the lead-time problem, and it’s time we did something more about it. Here are two specific suggestions: In searching for new and improved technology and manufacturing methods, added emphasis should be placed on increasing the speed of the manufacturing process as well as improving the quality of the product and reducing its cost.
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Management

Loh Hearing May Spur Tighter Bid Rules

Washington—Stricter regulations to prevent bidding below cost by contractors are likely to result from hearings by the House Armed Services Special Investigations Subcommittee on Army procurement of the Hughes Tool Co. OH-6A light observation helicopter (LOH).

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