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November 25, 1968

Aeronautical Engineering

Mass Production Sought for Carbon Fibers

Air Transport

Faa Noise Certification Seen Inevitable

Business Flying

Experience Boosts Twin Otter Efficiency

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Aeronautical Engineering

Mass Production Sought for Carbon Fibers

Sharply rising output of reinforcement material seen necessary to supply experimenters now, meet future manufacturing need

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Air Transport

Faa Noise Certification Seen Inevitable

However, unresolved issues include how transport sound levels will be reduced and how the reductions will be financed

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Business Flying

Experience Boosts Twin Otter Efficiency

Los Angeles-De Havilland of Canada Twin Otter, designed and initially marketed as a rugged and simple short-field airplane for bush country operation, is making good as a short-haul airliner in areas where there is a heavy flow of air travelers to and from major terminals.

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Letters to the Editor

In the article “Zond 5 Affirms Soviet Space Intentions” (AW&ST Sept. 30. p. 22), you stated that Zond 5 may be an exercise of a Soviet manned circum-lunar flight. Many U. S. experts say this could occur in November, one month ahead of our plans for a similar mission (Apollo 8).
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Air Transport

Discount Fare Issue Near Climax

Discover America modification proposals split major trunks into two groups under pressure to file with CAB this week

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Management

Complete Review of Profits on Military Contracts Seen

Washington—Joint Economic Committee is laying the groundwork during the congressional recess for the first “complete” review of profits on military contracts so that such controversial issues as whether profits are too high or too low, the trend is upward or downward, or competition is increasing or decreasing at least could be argued in an atmosphere of enlightenment.

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Over-the-wing Units Gain Favor for Use with Giant Jets

New York—Airlines are facing some fast approaching deadlines for determining types of passenger and baggage loading units needed to handle giant jets. “If we expect to be able to board the first Boeing 747, we’d better decide what to buy soon,” one airline official commented.

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Space Technology

Single Space Agency Emerging in Europe

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Management

Nato Members Move to Bolster Alliance

Brussels-North Atlantic Treaty Organization members must begin by next month to meet some of their pledges to improve the deteriorating forces of the alliance. The pledges were made at the recent NATO ministerial conference here as part of a formal response to the threat posed by the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia.

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Avionics

Concorde Engine Controls Ready for Test

London—Electronic engine controls for the Anglo-French Concorde supersonic transport, drawn from experience on the Bristol Britannia turboprop transport and the canceled British Aircraft Corp. TSR.2 strike reconnaissance aircraft, have been cleared for flight in prototype form and are being miniaturized for production versions by the manufacturer, Ultra Electronics, Ltd.

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