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March 3, 1969

Space Technology

Improved Suit Proposed for Lunar Wear

Management

Technology Spinoff Practices Crystallizing

Air Transport

South Africa Seeking Own Air Capability

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Space Technology

Improved Suit Proposed for Lunar Wear

Dover, Del.—Improved follow-on to the ILC Industries, Inc., A7L Apollo lunar landing suit has been proposed to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The suit could be flown operationally by the end of the year. Designated A9L by ILC—formerly the International Latex Co. Government and Industrial Div.—the new suit was developed with NASA funds under the ongoing product improvement plan.

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Management

Technology Spinoff Practices Crystallizing

Formal procedures or special corporate departments for exploiting technological spinoff are functioning in a few aerospace companies, but there are signs the practice may be spreading gradually. These operations are not the same precise breed as the civil systems divisions that Aerojet-General, Avco, Bendix Aerospace Systems, TRW, Sylvania and others have formed (AW&ST July 1, 1968, p. 38).

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Air Transport

South Africa Seeking Own Air Capability

Embargo on purchase of military equipment forced by policy of “separate development” spurs entry into manufacturing

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Avionics

Interest Rising in Voice Warnings

Air Force test shows recorded human speech to alert aircrews to be more effective than tone signals, cockpit annunciators

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Aeronautical Engineering

Northrop Plans F-5-21 as Export Fighter

Advanced version of aircraft to have increased power, flap maneuver system for air superiority role with U.S. allies

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Air Transport

Inclusive Tours Register Uneven Progress

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Management

Mk. 2 Hits Severe Cost Problems

Aerospace companies involved face financial distress just as avionics package for F-l11D, FB-111 nears technical success

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Air Transport

Major Shift Expected in C-5a Delivery Date

Marietta, Ga.-Plans for introduction into line operations early next year of the first fully-equipped C-5A squadron in USAF’s Military Airlift Command (MAC) are expected to undergo major revisions as a result of delays during the development and testing of the giant transport.

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Equipment

Improved Jet Engine Tests Seen

Faster, more accurate systems are being developed to check imbalance in engine trim; effectiveness with turbofans cited

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U.s. Airline Operations and Traffic—year 1968

Revenue Aircraft Miles (000) Originating Passengers Revenue Passenger Miles (000) Available Seat Miles (000) Average Length of Journey Average Passenger Load 1 Average Available Seats1 Passenger Load Factor (%) Revenue Ton Miles (000)
February 241969 March 101969