August 5, 1968

Air Transport

Air Cargo Facing Keener Competition From Containerships

Avionics

Navy Pressing Anti-styx Effort

Aeronautical Engineering

First Flight Set for Xv-4b Vtol

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Air Transport

Air Cargo Facing Keener Competition From Containerships

New York—Rapid expansion of containership fleets, with rates below those of conventional vessels and faster turnaround and handling, is leading the shipping lines toward even lower rates that could affect airfreight adversely. The airlines appear capable of holding the gains they have achieved in high-value and some speed-sensitive cargo.

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Avionics

Navy Pressing Anti-styx Effort

Los Angeles—Combination of electronic countermeasures, radar, specially adapted defense weapons and new military tactics may yield a solution to the cruise missile threat—one of the most vexing crises faced by the U.S. Navy since World War 2.

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Aeronautical Engineering

First Flight Set for Xv-4b Vtol

USAF/Lockheed aircraft uses direct-lift jets, diverted cruise thrust for vertical operation; to be flown in research program

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Special Report: Air Traffic Delays

States Expedite Airway Aids Installation

Washington—State governments and local communities are accelerating efforts to provide airways navigation and traffic control facilities the federal government either cannot or will not install. These efforts to date have not appreciably lessened the economic burden on the Federal Aviation Administration, since these facilities are largely located in areas which do not qualify under the agency’s use criteria.

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Management

Litton Investing in Greek Future

Company using aerospace techniques to explore programs which would attract foreign capital; hundreds of projects analyzed

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Aeronautical Engineering

Mirage G Begins Low-level Strike Tests

Istres, France-Dassault Mirage G variable-geometry fighter prototype has entered the critical third phase of flight testing as company officials await confirmation of a French government order to build at least two twin-engine Mirage G-4 versions.

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Business Flying

Vintage Aircraft Attract Lower Bids Than Expected

Orange County Airport, Calif.—Auction of vintage aircraft here was rated highly successful although gross revenues fell short of pre-sale estimates. Considerable interest kindled by the sale has led the auctioneer, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, to plan a second similar event, possibly in Miami, Fla., next spring.

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Special Report: Air Traffic Delays

Traffic Controllers Cite Equipment Flaws

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Air Transport

Eastern Records Large Gains to Bahamas

Miami—Route integration, heavy promotion and improved service are producing hefty traffic gains to the Bahama Islands for Eastern Airlines as it exploits the marketing potential afforded by its November, 1966, merger with Mackey Airlines.

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Special Report: Air Traffic Delays

Old Conflicts Bar Traffic Solutions

Differences between key elements of aviation are compounded by serious policy splits among airlines on steps to end delays
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