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June 26, 1967

Air Transport

Major Challenges Face Iranian Effort to Build Carrier

Air Transport

Lockheed Airbus Uses Current Technology

Avionics

Head-up Unit Tried in Category 3 System

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Air Transport

Major Challenges Face Iranian Effort to Build Carrier

Tehran—Development of a modern air transportation system for Iran is receiving high priority from the government here, which is utilizing U.S. assistance to close the cultural and technological gaps that are serious challenges to the creation of a truly national airline.

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Air Transport

Lockheed Airbus Uses Current Technology

Los Angeles-Basic requirements for a short-to-medium range, subsonic twinturbofan transport (airbus), the CL1011-28, utilizing engine and aircraft and design technology available in this decade, have been advanced by Lockheed-California Co. to meet airline operator needs beginning in the early 1970s.

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Avionics

Head-up Unit Tried in Category 3 System

Pilots favor incorporation of display in Douglas all-weather landing equipment after flight tests with DC-9-30 transport

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Air Transport

Douglas Proposes Two Versions of Airbus

Los Angeles—Douglas Aircraft Co. has proposed a family-of-aircraft concept to meet airline requirements for a nextgeneration transport in the 250-300passenger airbus category. The company hopes to stir interest in both a mediumand a long-range aircraft with the same airframe but with a different number of engines.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Boelkow Flight Testing Prototypes of Rigid-rotor Bo-105

Paris—Boelkow GmbH is moving into the critical prototype flight testing phase with its twin-engine, five-place Bo-105 rigid-rotor helicopter, which is designed for a variety of military and civilian utility applications. The decision to put the Bo-105 into production will be made late this year, according to company officials, and will be based partly on an extensive market survey currently being conducted by Boelkow and Boeing Vertol.
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Management

U.s.-german Fighter Systems Reviewed

Inspection team is completing first examination of V/STOL requirements; prototype phase decision seen by next March

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Letters to the Editor

In regard to W. T. “Sour Grapes” Gordon’s comment in the May 15 issue of Aviation Week (p. 110), concerning why a two-year college man isn’t accepted for flight training, the following comments are offered: The current Navy/Marine pilot shortage is not caused by a lack of college degree applicants for the flight training program.
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Management

Chinese Bomb Blasts Pact Hopes

Chance of agreement with USSR to limit ABMs destroyed; U. S. seen closer to decision to deploy “austere” anti-missile network

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Avionics

New Antenna Aids Laguardia Approaches

New York—New waveguide glide-slope antenna system designed to permit accurate low approaches to “problem” runways adjacent to rolling terrain or tidal waters that may shift ground-reflected beam patterns beyond safe limits is now fully operational at LaGuardia Airport here.

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Editorial

Effective Airpower

The Israeli Air Force gave a dazzling demonstration of how to employ airpower effectively in its 6-hr. onslaught on June 5 that destroyed most of five Arab air forces on the ground and disposed of the rest in aerial combat. Details of this campaign were reported in this magazine last week (AW&ST June 19, p. 16), and further dispatches on the Mid-East air war will be forthcoming from Tel Aviv in subsequent issues.

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