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October 2, 1967

Management

Personnel Ability Limits Technology Gain

Air Transport

Aeroflot Registers Traffic, Profit Gains

Avionics

New Simulators Offer Wider Data Range

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Management

Personnel Ability Limits Technology Gain

Washington-Federal Aviation Administration’s air traffic control service (ATC), currently installing a modern semi-automated, computer-assisted control network to cope with predicted traffic volume, may lose many of the benefits of technology because of problems with the human segment of the system.

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Air Transport

Aeroflot Registers Traffic, Profit Gains

Moscow-Russia’s airline monopoly is making solid gains in traffic and profits this year as it vies with other sectors of the Soviet economy to set new records in celebrating the Bolshevik revolution’s 50th anniversary. Aeroflot probably will exceed its 1967 goal of 53 million passengers, thus making partial amends for a poor showing in 1966, when it fell short of its 48-millionpassenger target.
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Avionics

New Simulators Offer Wider Data Range

St. Charles, Mo.-New flight simulators under development at ConductronMissouri for the emerging generation of large jet transports promise broadened capabilities for reproducing avionic system outputs and mechanical motion cues.

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Space Technology

World Unity Urged on Space Programs

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Management

Cost Disclosure Showdown Nears

Government trying to widen inspection of data on fixed-price contracts; industry fears revelation of proprietary information

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Management

Nasa Lists Top 100 Contractors

Procurements by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration during the first six months of Fiscal 1967, ending Dec. 31, 1966, totaled $2,785 billion—$6 million more than was awarded during the same period the year before. Target value of all incentive contracts being administered during the period totaled $6,015 billion—three times the amount under incentive provisions on Dec. 31, 1965.
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Business Flying

European Interest Rises in Business Show

Charleroi, Belgium-Need for a European show tailored specifically for light aircraft manufacturers was reaffirmed here recently by major participants in the First International General Aviation Salon at Gosselies Airport. Consensus among representatives of the 14 companies participating here appeared to be that their product lines are completely overshadowed by space, military and civil transport displays at the bigger shows, such as those conducted at Hanover, Le Bourget and Farnborough.
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Space Technology

Manned Planetary Vehicle Study Proposed

Los Angeles-Proposals for a study of definition and preliminary design of a complete spacecraft for manned encounter/retrieval missions to Mars and Venus are being evaluated by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Manned Spacecraft Center.

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Space Technology

Space Station Commercial Potential Cited

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Management

Europe Seeks New Collaborative Efforts

London-Development and construction of small air trucks and V/STOL intercity transports are the top candidates for new collaborative European civil aerospace programs in the 1970s, delegates to the nine-nation Association Internationale des Constructeurs de Materiel Aerospatial (AICMA) were told here.
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