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April 8, 1968

Air Transport

Critics Say Board Lacks Policy Leadership

Equipment

Single Flush-head Fastener Studied

Air Transport

Price, Schedule Keys in L-1011 Decisions

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Air Transport

Critics Say Board Lacks Policy Leadership

Complaints also center on degree of freedom agency has from other branches of government in regulating airlines

9899

Equipment

Single Flush-head Fastener Studied

Proponents say replacement of several screw designs with one would simplify maintenance, reduce error, cut operating cost

3637

Air Transport

Price, Schedule Keys in L-1011 Decisions

New York—Base price, progress payment and escalation clauses, and delivery schedules were three fundamental factors in the airline decisions that kicked off production last week of the Lockheed 1011 three-engine 250-300 passenger transport.

3031

Air Transport

L-1011 Sold as International Effort

Orders by Eastern and TWA move Lockheed jet into production; American and McDonnell Douglas re-evaluating status of DC-10

8889

Management

Aerospace Firms Seek Major Role in Dx Program

Companies try to apply aircraft, missile skills to shipborne weapon system development; up to 150 destroyers may be built

8485

Space Technology

Advanced Lunar Goals Described

NASA exploration program now geared to minimum funding, but end of Apollo expected to release money for new missions

6667

Avionics

Longer-lifetime Spacecraft Urged

Study for Defense Dept. concludes that extended operational periods should prove profitable with many types of vehicle

2627

Management

German Army Seeking Armed Helicopters

Cologne—West German army plans to press for armed escort/attack helicopters in its reorganization for the 1970s despite air force opposition in the continuing roles-and-missions struggle. “The air force can’t support and escort an army helicopter airlift mission,” Brig.

2223

Management

Navy to Initiate Vfx-1 Definition

Production award for interim replacement of F-111B expected by March, 1969; more powerful aircraft planned for mid-1970s

2425

Management

Dod Defends Aeronautic Research Policy

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