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December 15, 1967

The Marketing Directory Issue

A Valuable Purchasing Tool for 1968

Special Report on Procurement

USAF 1968 Funds to Cover 1,000 Aircraft

Special Report on Procurement

Navy Nears F-111B Production Decision

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The Marketing Directory Issue

A Valuable Purchasing Tool for 1968

Since 1955, AVIATION WEEK & SPACE TECHNOLOGY’S “Marketing Directory Issue” has provided the most comprehensive available source list of products, services and capabilities for the aerospace industry. Compiled with the continuing cooperation of industry firms, the Directory Issue has become the accepted reference as to “who makes what” for over 400,000 management, engineering/scientific and procurement personnel around the world.
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Special Report on Procurement

USAF 1968 Funds to Cover 1,000 Aircraft

Washington-Emphasis in the Air Force’s Fiscal 1968 procurement budget continues the trend established the previous year, with tactical combat aircraft needed for Vietnam claiming the major share of the available funding. The stress on immediate needs to meet the requirements of the war at hand, with substantial reductions in other procurement areas, is reflected in the Defense Dept, budget as a whole—Air Force, Navy and Army.
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Special Report on Procurement

Navy Nears F-111B Production Decision

Washington—Navy will purchase 683 aircraft at a total cost of approximately $2.5 billion plus 8,455 air-launched missiles with an estimated price tag of $210 million under terms of its Fiscal 1968 budget as now approved. These figures, however, undoubtedly will change to some degree as Navy planners struggle to meet a White Flouse dictum to trim costs at every possible turn.
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Special Report on Procurement

Army Buys Stress Helicopters for Vietnam

Washington—Army will spend approximately $617 million on the procurement of helicopters and aircraft plus $814 million for missiles, excluding spares, during Fiscal 1968 under present planning in which all non-Vietnam-oriented programs are being stretched to their limits.
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Space Technology

NASA's Industry Contract Level Drops

Washington—National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s basic concept of placing at least 90% of its annual contracts with private industry is changing significantly in a period of severe budgetary restrictions. Procurement agreements in Fiscal 1967 with industry fell 8% below that of the previous year, and they are expected to continue to decline.
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Air Transport

Traffic Growth Spurs New Orders for Jets

New York—Orders for transport aircraft continued to mount during 1967 despite a trend in the airline industry toward rising costs and shrinking profits. Offsetting the pressure against profitability to some extent were optimistic projections of further substantial gains in passenger and freight volume.
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Boeing, Subs Begin Production on 747

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Air Transport

Airlines Face Ground Handling Challenge

High cost of entering the giant jet age is forcing an attempt by airlines to standardize and pool ground handling equipment. Performance specifications for equipment compatible with the Boeing 747 as well as supersonic transports are scheduled to be completed by 12 industry work teams by the first quarter of next year.
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Aeronautical Engineering

Growth in Engine Technology Accelerates

Jet engine technology continues to push ahead at a pace that occasionally threatens to leave airframe design hardpressed to keep abreast. Each new engine coming into the inventory—subsonic or supersonic, military or commercial—represents a major advance over its predecessor.
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Aeronautical Engineering

Composites Pace USAF Research Into New Aerospace Materials

New developments in advanced fiber-reinforced composites continue to dominate the aerospace materials field. Spearheaded by the Advanced Composites Div. of the Air Force Materials Laboratory at Wright-Patterson AFB, work in this area is now entering a new and critical phase: the fabrication and flight testing of full scale, critical, loadcarrying structures.
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