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November 20, 1967

Lockheed C-5 A

C-5a to Revolutionize U.s. Military Airlift

Special Report on Giant Jets: Boeing 747

Giant Jets to Force New Concepts

Lockheed C-5 A

Self-contained Avionics Broaden Scope of C-5 Missions

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Lockheed C-5 A

C-5a to Revolutionize U.s. Military Airlift

Scott AFB, Ill.—Expansion and acceleration of U.S. military airlift capability in the early 1970s wrought by the Lockheed C-5 A Galaxy will pose a stiff challenge to operating concepts and cargo handling techniques to match the potential of the aircraft.

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Special Report on Giant Jets: Boeing 747

Giant Jets to Force New Concepts

Advent of 747, C-5A is propelling industry into development of broad new approaches to transport operations, marketing

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Lockheed C-5 A

Self-contained Avionics Broaden Scope of C-5 Missions

Marietta, Ga.—Self-contained guidance capability is designed to give the USAF/ Lockheed C-5A heavy logistics transport true all-weather delivery capability in a hostile environment without reference to ground navaids. Onboard avionics systems are required to permit approaches to support area landing strips under weather conditions of 500 ft. ceiling and 1 mi. visibility, following a 300-mi. low-level penetration of a hostile area.

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Lockheed C-5 A

Facilities Stressed in L-500 Concept

Marietta, Ga.—Lockheed-Georgia is offering its L-500-114 series freighter as the key element in an integrated cargo system involving new terminal concepts, feeder aircraft and highly advanced handling techniques. Economical operation of the C-5A commercial version will require a major revamping of cargo handling from shipper to destination, Lockheed says.
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747 Incorporates Proven Techniques, New Technology

Seattle, Wash.—Boeing 747 designers are blending advanced technology with techniques proven in airline service to produce the first of a new generation of commercial jet transports. Though the 747 represents a vast increase in physical size, further substantial growth is expected over its service life.

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Special Report on Giant Jets: Boeing 747

Subcontractor Role Grows in 747 Work

San Francisco—Magnitude and risk involved in building the first commercial giant jet transport has introduced a new era in U.S. aircraft industry subcontracting and placed unparalleled demands on Boeing management capabilities. Faced with new dimensions and procedures in nearly every phase of the 747 program, the management team must unite under a rigid time schedule the efforts of thousands of suppliers scattered widely throughout the U.S.

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Special Report on Giant Jets: Boeing 747

Testing to Stress Size, Control Response

Seattle, Wash.—Effect of the Boeing 747’s size on its handling qualities will be a major study area in the 11-month flight test program beginning in December, 1968. Flying qualities and handling characteristics designed into the 747 are a mixture of those found in present Boeing jetliners.
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Special Report on Giant Jets: Boeing 747

747 to Set Inertial Pattern for Airlines

Seattle—Boeing’s 747 transport will use twin inertial navigators as a primary means of long-range navigation and as a source of attitude information in what is likely to set an important pattern for commercial aviation avionics. The 747 is the first subsonic commercial aircraft to be designed from the start with the explicit understanding it would use inertial systems.

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Lockheed C-5 A

C-5a Pioneers in Subcontract Relations

Marietta, Ga.—Lockheed-Georgia and its subcontractors for the Air Force C-5A Galaxy transport are battling a tough schedule for hardware deliveries to meet the rollout target next February. “Lockheed and the subcontractors are at a crucial point in the whole program right now,” an Air Force source close to the C-5 effort said.
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Special Report on Giant Jets: Boeing 747

Thrust Growth Stressed for 747 Engine

East Hartford, Conn.—Growth and advanced technology are the key elements in the program under way at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft here to develop the high bypass ratio 43,500-lb.-thrust JT9D turbofan powerplant for the Boeing 747 transport.

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