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March 20, 1967

Space Technology

Nasa Pushes Orbital Workshop Program

War in Vietnam

Army to Bolster Air Strength in Vietnam

Avionics

Army Evaluates Portable Beacon System

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Space Technology

Nasa Pushes Orbital Workshop Program

Douglas division modifies S-4B stages for 1968 launch target; space agency planning maximum utilization of Apollo hardware

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War in Vietnam

Army to Bolster Air Strength in Vietnam

Saigon-U.S. Army aviation capabilities in South Vietnam will be substantially expanded quantitatively and qualitatively over the next 12 months. Qualitative improvements will include: Introduction of the Hughes OH-6A light observation helicopter (LOH) as a replacement for the Bell H-13.

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Avionics

Army Evaluates Portable Beacon System

Lakehurst, N. J.—Portable remote-area tactical location and landing system (RATS) developed by Sperry Phoenix Co. is the first of several bearing/distance beacon systems to be evaluated by the Army Electronics Command’s Avionics Laboratory in a series of projected flight tests here.

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Air Transport

Complaint Surge Concerns Board

Traffic growth, late equipment deliveries seen core of customer dissatisfaction; CAB studies measures to improve airline service

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Aeronautical Engineering

Bell Expanding Air Cushion Vehicle Effort

Buffalo, N.Y.-Bell Aerosystems Co. is proceeding with modifications and production tooling for three air cushion vehicle (ACV) models in anticipation of its first firm purchase order before the end of the year. Present plans call for a total of 65 craft, with the first scheduled to come off the production line in October or November.

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Air Transport

U.s. Airline Operations and Traffic Statistics—year 1966

DOMESTIC TRUNKS Western. Trunk Total INTERNATIONAL Northwest Pan American Trans Caribbean Western International Total LOCAL SERVICE Allegheny Bonanza Central Frontier Lake Central Mohawk North Central Ozark Pacific Piedmont Southern
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Air Transport

International Airline North Atlantic Passengers, Load Factors— Year 1966

Total No. of Passengers Percent Participation Economy Passengers Percent Economy Total No. of Flights Avg. Passenger Load: First Class Economy Total Total No. of Seats First Class Economy Avg. Seats Per Flight: First Class Economy Total
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Safety

Nasa to Coordinate Pilot-aircraft Studies

Washington-National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Office of Advanced Research and Technology will coordinate government efforts in nine pilot-aircraft response studies as part of a five-year federal plan to combat the threat of clear air turbulence to future air travel.

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Space Technology

Ionospheric Sounding Rocket Use Gains

Proponents see value for weather research, low-cost testing of space equipment, experiments, new scientific opportunities

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Avionics

Faa Testing Calibrator for Airport Ils

Washington-New type of airport facility which permits speedy calibration of an instrument landing system (ILS) to the accuracy needed for Category 2 and 3 minimums has successfully passed preliminary Federal Aviation Agency tests. The new facility, developed by Westinghouse Electric, will be tested next at an operational airport, possibly Pittsburgh.

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