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June 3, 1968

Aeronautical Engineering

Boron Breaks Path Toward Hardware Use

Business Flying

Advanced Lift Devices Set for Gac-100

Space Technology

Lunar Astronauts to Use New Oxygen Pack

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Aeronautical Engineering

Boron Breaks Path Toward Hardware Use

Filament moving into new development stage in USAF program for complex reinforced wing box; simple carbon structure flown

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Business Flying

Advanced Lift Devices Set for Gac-100

El Segundo, Calif.-Low-cost, 32-passenger turboprop transport is being designed by General Aircraft Corp. with advanced high-lift devices for low-speed, shortfield operations. The new aircraft, now in the final design stage, is aimed primarily at the thirdlevel and local airline market.

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Space Technology

Lunar Astronauts to Use New Oxygen Pack

Portable life-support system will permit crewmen 4 hr. of mobility; model to be tested by first Saturn 5 flight

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Air Transport

Slick Route Acquisition Aids Airlift Growth

Miami-Transfer of the Slick Corp. transcontinental all-cargo route certificate to Airlift International is a major effort toward strengthening Airlift, whose scheduled airfreight revenues rank last among the nation’s three active cargo airlines.

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Management

New Mig Imperils U.s. Superiority

Air Force tells House Appropriations Committee Soviet’s Foxbat is superior to any U.S. aircraft until development of FX, AMSA

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Air Transport

Saab Seeking Partners for 1073 Project

Linkoeping, Sweden-Saab Aircraft Co. is seeking American or European partners to share in the development of its 87-passenger Saab 1073 twin-turbofan short-haul transport. At the same time, the Swedish government is said to be showing signs of changing its present policy toward providing a part of the cost of developing the aircraft.

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Air Transport

Transpacific Views Range Widely

Airline briefs filed with CAB investigation cover all facets of theories, principles involving international competition

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French Strike Report

French Open Air Force Field to Airlines for Paris Flights

Paris-Major airlines have moved their operations back to the French capital from Brussels, where they established temporary operating bases when the French general strike closed the air traffic control network and all main airports. Several European airlines stopped serving Paris during the first full week of the strike.
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Avionics

Passive Vision Aids Pierce Vietnam Night

Ft. Monmouth, N. J.-Family of passive devices that permit night observation at ranges up to 1,200 meters without emitting any telltale radiation is being used by the Army in Vietnam. Unlike earlier night vision devices, these require no source of infrared, visible or other artificial illumination which renders the source subject to detection by the enemy.

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French Strike Report

French Labor Balks at Settlement Offers

Most striking workers reject government concessions package; major aerospace companies still closed as negotiations continue

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