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February 26, 1968

Safety

Gyro Failure Cited in Lear Jet Crash

Space Technology

Technology Application Due Further Study

Management

Belgian Buy Spurs Mirage Sales

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Safety

Gyro Failure Cited in Lear Jet Crash

A Rexall Drug and Chemical Co. Lear Jet, N235R, crashed approximately 1.5 mi. southwest of Clarendon, Tex., at about 1238 on Apr. 23, 1966. Both of the crewmembers were fatally injured. There were no passengers. The aircraft was destroyed.
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Space Technology

Technology Application Due Further Study

Interim committee report sees potential of billions of dollars in space benefits, suggests major role for private development

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Management

Belgian Buy Spurs Mirage Sales

Decision for French order underscores U.S. lack of initiative in military aircraft, finance credit available for export market

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Avionics

Joint Reconnaissance Data System Pushed

All-weather Jifdats system to be developed for four services will speed air-to-surface transmission of reconnaissance data

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Air Transport

More Airlines Expected to Order Dc-10

Eastern, TWA likely to decide on aircraft before deadline; American gives McDonnell edge over Lockheed in airbus race

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Aeronautical Engineering

Spain Aiming for World Role with Sf-5

Madrid-Spanish aircraft industry will attempt to establish a worldwide manufacturing reputation with licensed production of the Northrop F-5 after subsisting largely for the past 14 years on overhaul and maintenance work. Construcciones Aeronautics, S.A. (CASA) has built and installed 75% of the hard tooling for the SF-5, of which 70 will be delivered to the Spanish air force through 1971.

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Avionics

U. S. Discloses Satellites Vs. Cable Policy

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Air Transport

New Aviation Fuel Tax Proposed

Transportation Dept. plan would impose 7 cents per gallon fee on all aviation fuel in effort to make airways self-sustaining

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Major Design Problems Delay Boeing Sst

Major design complications on the Boeing 2707 supersonic transport have caused at least a one-year delay in the prototype development program, pushing the first flight back from about the end of 1970 to, perhaps, early 1972. Boeing, the airframe prime contractor, recommended that further design and development work be accomplished before beginning construction of the two prototype aircraft in the program.
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Air Transport

Carriers Feel Pinch of War Airlift Needs

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