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November 4, 1968

Business Flying

Learjet Model 25 Aimed at Second-level Executive Use

Avionics

Coordinated Systems Assist Stol Pilot

Air Transport

Cross-country Link at Stake in 5 Cases

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Business Flying

Learjet Model 25 Aimed at Second-level Executive Use

Washington-Learjet Model 25, now in production at Lear Jet Industries’ Wichita, Kan., factory, is being sold by Gates Aviation, Inc., as a corporate workhorse rather than an aerial racehorse in an effort to capture the “second aircraft" company market.

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Avionics

Coordinated Systems Assist Stol Pilot

New York-Automatic interactions among flight control systems aboard the McDonnell Douglas 188 transport simplify STOL flight to virtually a stick, rudder and single throttle control operation. Coordination of the STOL mode systems is accomplished largely automatically.

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Air Transport

Cross-country Link at Stake in 5 Cases

Washington-New transcontinental trunk airlines may emerge from route cases now before the Civil Aeronautics Board. In at least five cases, some form of transcontinental or nearly coast-to-coast service is at stake. In all but two of these cases the emphasis by the Board is on improving service to and from mid-continent points.

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Air War in Vietnam

A-6 Changes Planned to Boost Reliability

Saigon-Navy plans to rely upon the basic Grumman A-6 as a frontline combat aircraft through the early 1980s, at least, based on its success in all-weather attack missions against heavily defended targets in North Vietnam. Both Navy and Grumman currently are projecting a number of long-range avionic and airframe improvements to take advantage of state-of-the-art advances made since the original A-6 was designed in the mid-1950s.

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Air Transport

Lot to Begin Tu-134 Schedules in Spring

Warsaw-Lot Polish Airlines will begin limited operations later this fall with the first of eight Tupolev Tu-134 turbofan transports it has ordered from the Soviet Union. The new aircraft will be used to expand the European network Lot currently is serving with Ilyushin I1-18V and Antonov An-24 turboprop aircraft.

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Air Transport

Airbus Engine Battle Grows Keener

Northwest order for DC-10 powered by Pratt & Whitney JT9D-15 intensifies three-way struggle; 747 vs. trijet contest sharpens

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Air Transport

Aloha Pitting 737 Against Hawaiian Dc-9

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Space Technology

Soyuz 3 Fails to Achieve Manual Docking

Soviet Union’s resumption of manned space flight activities after an 18-month hiatus failed to achieve its major goal of docking two spacecraft manually. A direct result was cancellation of plans to orbit another spacecraft with a multi-man crew and exchange cosmonauts, part of the long-range Soviet program to construct a Manned Orbiting Platform (MOP) (AW&ST Mar. 18, p. 155).
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Management

Critical Deadlines Approaching for European Fighter Effort

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Air Transport

Stol Cited as Palliative for Congestion

Lihue, Hawaii—Short-takeoff-and-landing (STOL) technology is ready to help ease the congestion crisis as soon as the government defines STOL aircraft and the airlines decide the kind of equipment they want. This was the gist of the message airframe manufacturers presented to the nation’s regional carriers at a meeting of the Assn.

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