February 16, 1970

Aeronautical Engineering

Navy Phasing A-7es Into Operation

Management

New Weapons Raise Aec Budget

Space Technology

Nasa Plans Fiscal 1972 Increase

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Aeronautical Engineering

Navy Phasing A-7es Into Operation

Lemoore, Calif.-Navy/LTV A-7E Corsair 2 now being phased into the fleet inventory shows promise of becoming the most accurate bombing platform yet developed for the visual attack role once early system difficulties are overcome, according to Navy pilots at the Naval Air Station here.

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Management

New Weapons Raise Aec Budget

Washington-Atomic Energy Commission’s $57-million increase in Fiscal 1971 funding requests for weapons production reflects plans for manufacture of new warhead types during the year primarily for the strategic Boeing Minuteman and Lockheed Poseidon missiles and the Boeing short-range attack missile (SRAM).
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Space Technology

Nasa Plans Fiscal 1972 Increase

Washington-National Aeronautics and Space Administration, adapting reluctantly to White House orders for the lowest budget in seven years, already is developing plans for an increase in funding and major new programs in Fiscal 1972. Within days after President "Nixon cut NASA's Fiscal 1971 budget request to $3.3 billion in new obligational authority and $3.4 billion in spending, NASA was briefing key aerospace industry executives on its plans for the future.

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Air Transport

Eastern Seeks to Exploit Stronger Markets

New York-Eastern Airlines has introduced new fares placing heavy emphasis on those markets where the airline has had strong market identification or a noncompetitive route pattern. Emphasis is being redirected from strictly highly competitive markets in an attempt to tap the revenue potential of Eastern’s particular route structure.

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Avionics

Poseidon Checkout Computerized

Two-level data processor network controls about 80% of tests of ballistic missile at module, subsystem and system levels

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Air Transport

Decentralized Terminal Planned for Rome

Rome-Unconventional design to decentralize airport activities is evident in a proposed passenger terminal that will be capable of handling 4,000-5,000 passengers during a peak hour when it is completed in about four years. The terminal is part of a master plan by the Italian government and Alitalia, the national carrier, to promote Rome as one of the world’s major gateways and transfer points.

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Management

Uncertain Year Predicted for Aerospace Field

New York-Procurement of aircraft, avionics and communications equipment will decline this year, James H. Binder, Honeywell, Inc., chairman and chief executive officer, said in an aerospace forecast here. “We expect 1970 to be a year of uncertainty and perhaps some difficulty,” he said during a New York Society of Security Analysts management forum.

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Air Transport

Supplemental Policy Spurs Clash

European nations repudiate White House position, seek stiffer charter operation controls and prevention of traffic diversion

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Air Transport

House Unit Weighs Dod Charter Policies

Washington-Struggle between scheduled air carriers and supplementals for larger share of military traffic was carried to a House Armed Services subcommittee this month. Rep. L. Mendel Rivers (D.-S.C.), the parent committee chairman, indicated he favors the supplementals.
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Editorial

The Crisis of Transition

Transition and change is always unsettling and disturbing. It always brings a certain amount of uncertainty and apprehension. It’s natural that it would trouble all of us. We don’t like to see our technical teams break up, and we don’t like unemployment any more than you and your associates do.
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