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May 27, 1968

Air Transport

Dual Use of 727 May Mark New Trend

Avionics

Area Navigation Role Grows in New Tests

Aeronautical Engineering

F-111 Expanding Variable-wing Technology

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Air Transport

Dual Use of 727 May Mark New Trend

Miami-Joint use of two Boeing 727QCs by Airlift International and National Airlines is being viewed by some airline managers as indicative of the accelerating evolution within the industry toward greater cooperative employment of resources.

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Avionics

Area Navigation Role Grows in New Tests

New York-Expanding role for area navigation techniques as a means of providing new flexibility for traffic in high-density areas may evolve from successful evaluations in the busy U.S. Northeast Corridor, aided by further evaluations now planned for other geographic regions.

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Aeronautical Engineering

F-111 Expanding Variable-wing Technology

Edwards AFB, Calif.—Air Force officials here believe the General Dynamics F-111A has validated the usefulness of variable-sweep wings for fighter aircraft, although they acknowledge that much is yet to be learned on how to maximize the potential of this new feature.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Carbon Strands Surge as Reinforcements

Graphite fibers and filaments under development for a variety of matrices offer promise of lower cost, more stiffness than boron

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Aeronautical Engineering

Improved Guppy, Tifs Efforts Pressed

Santa Barbara, Calif.—The first two of a planned commercial fleet of improved Guppy outsized cargo transports are being constructed by Aero Spacelines, Inc., at its Santa Barbara Municipal Airport plant. In addition, Aero Spacelines’ parent company, Unexcelled, Inc., of New York, recently formed Tex Johnston, Inc., to produce Total Inflight Simulation (TIFS) trainers.

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Management

747 Program Control Stresses Visibility

Special teams, management centers created to keep giant jet effort on high-pressure schedule toward rollout in October

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Business Flying

Sn-600 Set for New Bypass Engine

Sud-Nord utility aircraft based on small-thrust motors; first pre-series production prototypes scheduled for late next year

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Special Report: French Strike Impact

Strikes Cripple French Industry

Aerospace plants and airlines grind to halt as employes paralyze country in struggle for concessions from de Gaulle government

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Air Transport

Airport, Airways Fund Plans Hit

Monroney would write own legislation to counter Administration program to curb airport grants, revise taxes imposed on users

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Avionics

Comsat Use Spurs Tough Policy Issues

Washington—Three years of experience with commercial communications satellites has answered important technical questions but has raised more complex policy questions, according to panel members at the recent Armed Forces Communications Electronics Assn. (AFCEA) convention here.

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