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May 13, 1968

Safety

Gust Lock Cited in Frontier Crash

Air Transport

Sales of 700 Dc-10s Forecast By 1980

Social Report—Air War in Vietnam

B-52s Prove Tactical Value During Siege of Khe Sanh

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Safety

Gust Lock Cited in Frontier Crash

Board says pilots omitted preflight control check, finds other deviations from procedure; inadequate supervision seen a factor

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Air Transport

Sales of 700 Dc-10s Forecast By 1980

Airbus market seen at about 1,300; McDonnell Douglas asks top contractors to amortize recurring costs over 220 aircraft

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Social Report—Air War in Vietnam

B-52s Prove Tactical Value During Siege of Khe Sanh

Saigon-Boeing B-52D strategic bombers resolved the controversy as to their value in a tactical war situation during the prolonged North Vietnamese siege of the isolated Marine Corps bastion at Khe Sanh in northern South Vietnam. Marine and South Vietnamese ground troops fought well, but air power lifted the siege and removed all chances of it becoming another Dien Bien Phu.

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Air Transport

Better Combustor Design Seen Smoke-reduction Key

New York—Improved combustor design now appears to be the most promising approach to the elimination of smoke in jet engine exhausts, according to speakers at the Society of Automotive Engineers Air Transportation Meeting here. Several engines with new combustor designs are now being flight and ground-tested in the U.S. and abroad.

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Space Technology

Nasa Evaluating Apollo Changes

Space agency pressing plans to put crew aboard next Saturn 5 flight as work progresses to correct flaws found in Apollo 6

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Air Transport

Cab Fund Cut Perils Subsidy Downtrend

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Letters to the Editor

Lt. Macintosh (AW&ST Letters, Apr. 15, p. 134), in his rebuttal to Mr. Thackery (AW&ST Letters, Jan. 8, p. 106), reveals that he is the (innocent) victim of airline propaganda. Rational examination of the facts can lead the knowledgeable person to only one conclusion concerning the FAA’s attitude toward general aviation: the FAA’s recent spate of rule making is not motivated by a desire to improve flying safety but, rather, can be attributed to (1) pressure from the powerful airline lobby and (2) a desire to build a more imposing bureaucracy within the new Department of Transportation.
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Management

New Aerospace Products

Series 430 Dataplotter, a hybrid-digital X-Y plotter, features continuous, non-segmented plots over the 30 x 30-in. surface at speeds up to 20 in./sec. The plotter accepts digital data from seven or nine-track 14 in. magnetic tape at densities up to 800 bits/in.
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Air Transport

Pacific Decision May Curb Further Overseas Expansion

Washington—Possibility that outlets to international major markets are now closed to a number of domestic trunk carriers has emerged as one of the most significant implications in the recommended decision of a Civil Aeronautics Board examiner in the Transpacific Route Investigation (AW&ST Apr. 22, p. 26).

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Air Transport

Iata Clearing House Volume Sets Record

London-International Air Transport Assn. Clearing House last year achieved a record volume of airline business—$3.906 billion—in an operation run from Berkely Square with a staff of four and no computers. The Clearing House, established in 1947 to arrange monthly payments for member airlines dealing in different currencies, will move to Geneva in July.

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