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August 26, 1968

Safety

X-15 Crash Spurs Adaptive Control Study

Avionics

Hughes Tests Area Navigation Unit

Special Report—Air War in Vietnam:

Navy Aircraft Inventory Strained

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Safety

X-15 Crash Spurs Adaptive Control Study

(This is the second and final part of the findings, conclusions and recommendations of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration board of review into the destruction of the No. 3 North American X-15 research aircraft and the death of its pilot. The first part of this report began on p. 104 of the Aug. 12 issue)
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Avionics

Hughes Tests Area Navigation Unit

Operational evaluation on United Air Lines Boeing 727 planned for the fall; moving map display system uses Jeppesen charts

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Special Report—Air War in Vietnam:

Navy Aircraft Inventory Strained

Shortages and Defense Dept, cutbacks force service to strip 6th Fleet of front-line squadrons to sustain Task Force 77

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Avionics

Synchronous System Set for Intersputnik

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Equipment

L-1011 Integrated Pneumatic System Set

Windsor Locks, Conn.-Integrated pneumatic system for the Lockheed L-1011 airbus will include an on-board auxiliary power unit (APU), pneumatic engine starters and a highly automatic environmental control system designed to provide 33% more air per passenger and operate at a lower noise level than those now in operation.

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Air Transport

Personal Travel Growth Rate Lags

American, United, Trans World hit by overcapacity during summer; schedule cutbacks in cross-country routes studied

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Air Transport

S-61s Inspected; Carriers Resume Flights

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Avionics

Gains Cited in Thin-film Solar Cell Efforts

Washington-Encouraging progress in thin-film cadmium-sulfide solar cells, which promises to reduce the cost and weight of large spacecraft power systems, was reported at the recent Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference which was held in Boulder, Colo.

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Editorial

The Cosmic Spirit

There are three sights visible to even the most casual visitor to Moscow that offer some significant clues to how closely the Soviet citizens are identified with their national space program and why the cosmic spirit appears to have much deeper roots in the USSR than in the U.S.

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Business Flying

Financing of Aircraft Exports Hit

Cessna president says foreign sales hurt, urges liberalization of policy to meet threat to U.S. position in aviation market

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