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March 27, 1967

Air Transport

American Claims 27% of New York-boston Air Market

Avionics

A-new System Readied for Tests on P-3c

Air Transport

Braniff Keys Proposal to Advanced Jets

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Air Transport

American Claims 27% of New York-boston Air Market

New York—American Airlines is making significant gains in its initial penetration of the New York-Boston market against Eastern Airlines’ dominant shuttle and Northeast Airlines’ commuter service. The intensive three-carrier competition in this market of 2 million passengers a year is still in its early stages (AW&ST Jan. 16, p. 37), but American already is claiming a 27% share of the business on load factors averaging 72%.

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Avionics

A-new System Readied for Tests on P-3c

Burbank, Calif.—Navy’s A-New advanced anti-submarine warfare system for the Lockheed P-3C is nearing completion of development, and the first pre-production system is being readied for installation in a prototype YP-3C Orion for final flight testing starting in early 1968.

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Air Transport

Braniff Keys Proposal to Advanced Jets

Dallas—Nonstop service to Hawaii from U. S. inland cities through application of new transport aircraft technology is the keystone of Braniff International's proposal in the Civil Aeronautics Board’s current Transpacific Route Investigation.

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War in Vietnam

Viet Target Envelope May Expand

USAF tactical commanders press to hit MiG bases, factories, other military support facilities in new escalation of air war

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Space Technology

French Space Program Begins New Phase

Geneva—Successful launch last month of two French geodetic satellites marked the end of the first phase of France’s national space program. The two satellites— D-1C (Diademe 1) and D-1D (Diademe 2)—were the last to be launched from the French facility at Hammaguir.

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Space Technology

Manned Mars Flights Studied for 1970s

Venus missions also contemplated in plans requiring initial hardware funding in Fiscal 1969 to start flights in 1975-80

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Management

Senate Approves F-111b Production Fund

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Management

Usaf Chief Defends Viet Effectiveness

San Francisco—Effectiveness of U.S. air power in the Vietnam conflict, including the limited bombing of the north, was defended here recently by USAF Chief of Staff Gen. John P. McConnell and other top Air Force officers. Gen. McConnell said that airpower has so seriously impaired the enemy’s fighting capability and morale that “he can still harass and ambush and snipe; but he no longer has any chance whatever of winning; he knows it and our men know it.

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Business Flying

Better Cabin Restraint Systems Sought

Two Federal Aviation Agency studies have indicated present methods of restraining general aviation aircraft occupants and providing them with impact cushioning are inadequate. Both studies were made by the FAA's Office of Aviation Medicine.

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Editorial

Weapons and World Stability

Our military supremacy achieved through advanced technology through innovation is not being maintained as it was 10 years ago. One may argue that with the world population expected to reach 4 billion by 1985, of which 1.3 billion will be Chinese and with the U. S. having only 285 million, we can no longer expect to dominate the technology scene.
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