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August 28, 1967

Safety

Severe Gust Blamed for 707 Tokyo Crash

Demand, Jets, New Authority Spur Growth

Space Technology

Cell Studies Spur Solar Power Advances

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Safety

Severe Gust Blamed for 707 Tokyo Crash

British Overseas Airways Corp. (BOAC), Boeing 707 G-APFE, scheduled Flight 911, departed Tokyo International Airport for Hong Kong on Mar. 5, 1966. at 1358 hr. (All times in this report are Japan Standard Time.) After takeoff, when the aircraft was making a VMC climb via Fuji-Rebel, it broke up over Gotenba city.
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Demand, Jets, New Authority Spur Growth

Washington—U. S. supplemental airlines are carving out a growing slice of the air transport market through a combination of burgeoning military charter business, stability based on permanent operating certificates, and efficiency of jet equipment.

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Space Technology

Cell Studies Spur Solar Power Advances

Los Angeles—Significant increases in solar power availability for spacecraft applications are expected as the result of widespread investigations into the basic efficiency of the solar cell. Among the anticipated advances are better understanding of the fundamental processes in the energy conversion mechanism of the cell, leading to:

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Avionics

Fiscal 1969 Fund Talks Crucial for Atc

Washington—Whether the nation’s air traffic control (ATC) system will be able to cope with rapidly rising numbers of aircraft in the 1970s hinges on Fiscal 1969 budget discussions now under way in the Federal Aviation Administration and on the reaction of Congress next spring.

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Air Transport

Stewardesses Seek Change in Airline Role

Basic evolution shifts emphasis from glamor to wages, working conditions as industry goes through round of uniform changes

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Management

Conferees Limit F-111b Purchase to Eight

Washington-Severe blow to the Navy’s General Dynamics F-ll1B program was dealt by Congress last week when a conference committee voted to limit Fiscal 1968 procurement of the aircraft to eight and to ban procurement of most longlead items for future production.

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Avionics

Eurospace Urges Regional Comsat System

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Avionics

U.s. Dominance Seen Hindering Intelsat

Palo Alto, Calif.—Dominance of the International Telecommunications Satellite Consortium (Intelsat) by the U. S. Comsat Corp. was criticized sharply here by both U. S. and overseas representatives to a symposium on space law and technology.

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Editorial

Airpower Over North Vietnam

The tempo of the air campaign in the north has been based on a gradual and controlled application of power. Our initial operations were limited to impeding and disrupting the movement of men and materials southward. During 1966. the preponderance of our effort was expended on attacking the enemy's lines of communication well south of Hanoi and Haiphong, while the target systems in the northeast quadrant of North Vietnam, where the bulk of his war-supporting resources are concentrated, remained functional.
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War in Vietnam

North Viet Air Loss Rate Slashed

Electronic countermeasures retrofits, plus new tactics based on combat experience halve strike aircraft combat casualties

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