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December 15, 1968

A Message from the Publisher

1969—Year of Promise

A Message from the Publisher

Vietnam-Delayed Hardware Efforts to Gain Fiscal 1970 Budget Impetus

Space Technology

New Space Efforts to Slow Funding Drop

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A Message from the Publisher

1969—Year of Promise

This 1969 aerospace “Marketing Directory Issue” reflects changing world-wide political and economic trends, with particular emphasis on rapidly developing overseas markets. With a new Administration pledged to peace in Vietnam, order instead of violence and practical business methods in the conduct of governmental affairs, the nation can move forward again and restore its world prestige.

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A Message from the Publisher

Vietnam-Delayed Hardware Efforts to Gain Fiscal 1970 Budget Impetus

Long development lag, growing Soviet threat major factors in decision to initiate several aircraft, missile projects

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Space Technology

New Space Efforts to Slow Funding Drop

NASA officials expect several emerging programs to offset tailoff in spending as Apollo lunar landing mission ends

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Air Transport

Social Change to Affect Equipment Design

Washington—Air transport demand for aircraft equipment will be sustained at a steady pace during the next 25 years, but sociological environments will force new approaches in design concepts to gain public acceptance of advanced technologies.
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Air Transport

Airlines Selecting Giant Jet Loading Gear

Airlines are entering critical stages in determining types of ground handling equipment for giant jets. Although most plans call for larger versions of hardware now in use, some innovations are evolving, especially for passenger loading equipment.
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Air Transport

FAA to Sustain ATC Hardware Program

Washington—Federal Aviation Administration procurement for Fiscal 1970 will largely duplicate that of recent years, with a large dollar volume going toward modernization of the air traffic control system. Deliveries will be continued under terms of existing contracts for computers, displays and digitizers intended for use in the automation of the enroute air traffic control system.
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Aeronautical Engineering

Stress Shifts to Metal Matrix Composites

Advance in aerospace materials also includes growing emphasis on the development of processing and fabrication techniques

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Avionics

Military Increasing Avionics Development

Impetus provided by coming generation of new aircraft along with needs uncovered by Viet war, Russian naval missile threat

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Avionics

New Patterns Evolving for Avionics Aids

Advancing techniques in navigational systems, airborne data handling, instrumentation and communications are increasingly converging into a complementary pattern indicative of some of the major characteristics likely to be found in the next generation of commercial avionics systems.
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Business Flying

Manufacturers See Sales Rise Next Year

Results of 1968 are expected to be well ahead of those of 1967 and near record set in 1966; Cessna reports strong December

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