November 11, 1968

Safety

Abort Failure Cited in 707 Crash

Avionics

Airline Navigator Sales Battle Intensifies

Business Flying

Tighter Certification Policy Looms

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Safety

Abort Failure Cited in 707 Crash

Trans World Airlines, Inc.. Flight 159, a Boeing 707, N742TW, crashed while attempting to abort a takeoff from Runway 27L at the Greater Cincinnati Airport, Erlanger, Ky., at approximately 1841 EST, on Nov. 6, 1967. The 29 passengers and 7 crew members all escaped from the aircraft.

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Avionics

Airline Navigator Sales Battle Intensifies

AC Electronics, Litton inertial systems vie for $250 million or more in business, plus associated equipment, through 1971

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Business Flying

Tighter Certification Policy Looms

Focal point of FAA look at general aviation safety is system in which manufacturers’ test pilots certificate new aircraft

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Management

Na to Plans Shaken By Espionage

Secrets drained from West Germany to East Bloc include precise locations of atomic stockpiles, force overhaul of basic planning

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Aeronautical Engineering

Ramjets Draw Renewed Interest

Attention focused on Mach 6-12 aircraft; scientists, engineers urge start of development now to meet flight target in 1970s

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Special Report—Air War in Vietnam

Operational Gains, Problems Found in A-7

With Task Force 77-Ling-Temco-Vought A-7A light attack aircraft is providing a number of substantial operational gains over its McDonnell Douglas A-4E predecessor in the combat environment of North Vietnam. But, it also is receiving its share of pilot complaints.

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Air Transport

Iata Scrutinizes Own Problems

Widespread examination of weaknesses in structure emerged during Munich talks, but lacked force to yield corrective action

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Air Transport

Interflug Expanding International Service

Blocked by Potsdam pacts from serving West, East German carrier will increase its schedules in Eastern Europe, Russia

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Air Transport

Supplementals Press for Schedule Rights

Washington-Addition of scheduled routes to U.S. supplemental airline operating authority has been urged by the president of one of the leading carriers in that group. In casting doubts on the long-range strength of the industry based totally upon charter authority, G. F. Steedman Hinckley, president of Overseas National Airways (ONA), said such a hybrid role should be given serious thought in planning for the supplémentais in the mid or late 1970s.

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Special Report: Election Impact on Aerospace

Major Dod Changes By Nixon Expected

President-elect also seen reviving Security Council, making FAA more independent, backing trust fund for air facilities
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