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June 30, 1969

Avionics

France Increasing Atc Automation

Air Transport

Honolulu Enlarging Airport for Giant Jets

Management

Initial Overrun Review Completed

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Avionics

France Increasing Atc Automation

New equipment to include controller-computer input-output device that can be operated by the pointing of a finger

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Air Transport

Honolulu Enlarging Airport for Giant Jets

Honolulu International Airport is bracing for the impact of the new Pacific route awards and the advent of the Boeing 747 by implementing initial stages of a master plan designed to turn the facility into a mid-Pacific giant jet terminal. Construction is in progress on two 747 gates that are scheduled for completion by the end of the year, well before Pan American World Airways’ planned introduction of the 747 to the islands in mid-February, 1970.

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Management

Initial Overrun Review Completed

Cost increases found in nine of first 12 major military programs studied at Stennis request; Laird plans to broaden DOD inquiry

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Public Financing Considered for Mooney

Reading, Pa.-Decision later this summer will determine if American Electronic Laboratories, Inc., will seek public financing in order to push the activities of Mooney Aircraft Corp., its newly purchased subsidiary. Mooney, which filed for bankruptcy proceedings earlier this year (AW&ST Mar. 3, p. 16), was acquired in court-supervised bankruptcy sale by American Electronic, a Colmar, Pa., manufacturer of electronic and avionics devices.

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Management

U. K. Aerospace Heading for Record Year

London-Britain’s aerospace industry, despite gloomy predictions, is in a healthy state and is heading toward greater strength, Minister of Technology Anthony Wedgwood Benn told the Society of British Aerospace Companies last week. Speaking at the SBAC annual dinner, Wedgwood Benn took a markedly different approach to a speech made to the same group two years ago, when he warned the industry that the day of the big spender was over, by saying: “. . . Ministers of Aviation ran off with sums of money that made the great train robbers look like schoolboys pinching pennies from a blind man’s tin (AW&ST July 10, 1967, p. 34).

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Space Technology

Series of Lunar Landings Simulated

Neil Armstrong, commander of Apollo 11, completes training flights in experimental vehicle one month before mission

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Air Transport

New Policy to Stretch Cab Cases

Board initiates two-phase route procedure to separate decision on need for new international service from selection of carriers

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Air Transport

Senate Unit Hears Warning By Controllers

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Management

Nasa Lists 100 Top Contractors

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Space Technology

Canadian Forces Program Cl-84 Testing

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