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April 10, 1967

Air Transport

Eastern Stresses Less Competitive Areas

War in Vietnam

Marine North Viet Air Effort Spurred By Dmz Violation

Avionics

Pilot Role Grows in Vtol Control Concept

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Air Transport

Eastern Stresses Less Competitive Areas

Seeks new long-haul authorization by emphasizing alternative routings, service gaps; South Pacific service a major goal

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War in Vietnam

Marine North Viet Air Effort Spurred By Dmz Violation

Da Nang, South Vietnam-1st Marine Aircraft Wing is accelerating its strike and interdiction effort over North Vietnam in an effort to reduce the Communist pressure on Marine ground units fighting just below the border. Gradual acceleration of the attack missions over the north—once a rarity for Marine aircraft—began last summer.

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Avionics

Pilot Role Grows in Vtol Control Concept

Santa Monica, Calif.-Advanced concepts in flight control are being evaluated by Lear Siegler Astronics Div. here as part of an Air Force program to develop a tactical VTOL weapon system with all-weather capability. Operation of these flight controls is a combination of automatic and manual modes, with the pilot in control beyond the current practice.

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Management

Bond Market Attracting Aerospace Firms

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Air Transport

Board Shifts Policy on Subsidies

Proposed formula eliminates profit sharing; keys payments to unprofitable routes; traffic growth will pace reductions

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Letters to the Editor

Your “Pilot Raids” article on p. 15 of the Mar. 27 edition has given the readers further insight on the “weird and wonderful” ways of the Navy. The Chief of Naval Operations, instead of trying to find out what is really wrong with the Navy, expects to retain his naval aviators by making it very difficult for these men to be hired by the airlines.
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War in Vietnam

Bombing Criticism Expands in Congress

Symington urges lifting North Vietnam airfield restrictions in arguments with McNamara; air, ground crew shortages cited

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Editorial

Protecting the Migs

The peculiar U.S. policy that provides an inviolate sanctuary for enemy jet fighters in the midst of the most heavily-attacked target complex in North Vietnam is festering into a major issue on the conduct of the Southeast Asian war. Sen Stuart Symington (D.-Mo.) is the spearhead of congressional opposition, with a sharp attack on the Senate floor.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Wider Use of Cryogenic Quenching Seen

Aerospace application of Gruman Aircraft Engineering Corp.’s cryogenic quenching process is expected to broaden significantly as the result of a new licensing agreement signed with the Linde Div. of Union Carbide Corp. Grumman, which developed and patented the process, has given Linde an exclusive license to market the process.

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Avionics

Awacs ‘overland Radar’ Tests Start

Washington-Pentagon’s decision on whether to proceed with procurement of new Airborne Warning and Control Systems (AWACS) hinges on the results of flight tests of new “overland radar” which begin this month. The AWACS decision will play a large role in determining whether Air Force gets the nod for production of a new supersonic interceptor (AW&ST Feb. 21, 1966, p. 28).

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