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February 3, 1969

Safety

Change in Takeoff Procedure Urged

Aeronautical Engineering

F-111 Shows Interdiction Capability

Air Transport

Pacific Case Seen Facing Courts

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Safety

Change in Takeoff Procedure Urged

South African Airways crash linked to incorrect attitude after flap retraction; investigators find aircraft flew into ground

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Aeronautical Engineering

F-111 Shows Interdiction Capability

Suitability for night, all-weather, low-level penetration roles demonstrated by tactical version of variable-geometry aircraft

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Air Transport

Pacific Case Seen Facing Courts

Transpacific decision, recalled by Nixon, expected to follow 1961 predecessor in undergoing legal challenges by losers

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Space Technology

Apollo 9 Readied to Test Lunar Module

Houston—Most complex and critical U.S. manned space flight to date will concentrate on a complete evaluation of the lunar module, without which astronauts cannot land on the moon and return to earth. Flight plan for the Apollo 9 mission is divided into two primary portions:
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Aeronautical Engineering

Ultraviolet Radiation Evaluated as Igniter

Hoboken, N.J.—Selected wavelengths of ultraviolet radiation show promise as combustion igniters for difficult-to-ignite propellant mixtures and could open a new, photochemical approach to improved ignition and combustion reactions across the aerospace spectrum, according to studies performed for the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR).

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Business Flying

Aero Commander Adopts New Sales Plan

North American Rockwell division borrows franchise financing technique in order to strengthen aircraft marketing organization

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Air Transport

Early Flight Tests Will Decide Fate of Anglo-french Concorde

Filton, England—British government, faced with another round of cost increases in the Anglo-French Concorde supersonic transport project, is taking a hard line on the airplane’s future. The fate of the Concorde could be determined before the end of this year.

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Air Transport

Unity Urged to Combat Credit Card Fraud

Princeton, N.J.—Airlines and credit card companies have been urged to cooperate in balking organized crime from moving in on the rapidly expanding go-now, pay-later travel field. William D. Fugazy, Diners Club president, supported two methods the carriers and credit sources are pursuing.

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Avionics

Sweden Picks Microwave Ils for Viggen

Prototype of Airborne Instruments Laboratory system, costing approximately $500,000, scheduled for delivery later this year

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Management

Struggle Looming Over Control of Piper

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