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April 22, 1968

Space Technology

Origin of Lunar Surface Still Mystery

Avionics

New Avionic Concepts Designed in L-1011

Aeronautical Engineering

Industry Pushes Non-traditional Machining Techniques

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Space Technology

Origin of Lunar Surface Still Mystery

Los Angeles-Surveyor lunar program recently concluded has failed to untangle the long-standing scientific dispute over the origins of the lunar surface, despite the wealth of valuable data gathered in the successful program. No fundamental understanding has yet been achieved on the origins of the moon itself although the number of theories has now been narrowed.

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Avionics

New Avionic Concepts Designed in L-1011

Lockheed developing airbus for all-weather, fail-operational functions to improve performance and safety of new transport

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Aeronautical Engineering

Industry Pushes Non-traditional Machining Techniques

Need to form complex shapes of high-strength metals spurs rise in use of chemical, electrochemical, electric discharge methods

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Aeronautical Engineering

Growth Capacity Emphasized for L-1011

Lockheed sees airline demands for model variations by 1970s; provisions made to stretch fuselage and boost gross weight

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Business Flying

Mandatory Use of Rescue Beacons Urged

Washington—Federal Aviation Administration will soon attempt to decide whether emergency rescue beacons should be made mandatory for general aviation aircraft to speed the location of downed aircraft and save the lives of survivors.
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Air Transport

Transpacific Case Recommendations Imply New Concept for Expansion

Washington—New concept of air transportation that reverses the historic trend of developing international routes through the use of traditional gateways and overseas extension of domestic routes is implicit in the Civil Aeronautics Board examiner’s recommended decision in the Transpacific Route Investigation.

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Aeronautical Engineering

First Anglo-french Jaguar to Fly in May

Villacoublay, France-First prototype of the Jaguar multi-purpose trainer/attack aircraft was rolled out at Bregeut Aviation’s plant here last week and run through two taxi tests up to its 95-kt. rotation speed. The aircraft will be disassembled and trucked to the Istres test center in southern France, where it is scheduled to begin flight tests by the end of May (see box, p. 21).

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Space Technology

British Withdrawing From Eldo

Uncertain economic returns cited as Labor government resolves to leave organization when treaty commitments expire in 1971

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Air Transport

Rejected Carriers Gird to Upset Findings

New York—Reaction among the airline s passed over by the examiner in the Transpacific Route Investigation shows that the campaign will be waged as vigorously in the forthcoming stages as it was in the initial phase. Among the carriers that what Among the carriers that got what they sought or whose requests were partly granted, there were the predictable expressions of gratification.

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Avionics

Helicopter Stabilized By Microwave Beam

Boston—Stationkeeping technique to maintain a helicopter hovering over a fixed position on the ground, which uses a specially shaped unmodulated microwave beam radiated upward from the ground, has been developed by Raytheon. It could find use on small pilotless helicopters for tactical reconnaissance and communications relay, such as the Dornier tethered vehicle (AW&ST Feb. 5, p. 49).

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