April 6, 1970

Air Transport

Hawaii Market Tests Airline Policies

Business Flying

Q-star Achieves Reduced Noise

Avionics

Ussr Accelerates Recon Satellite Pace

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Air Transport

Hawaii Market Tests Airline Policies

Airlines battle with concepts ranging from emphasis on market share and frequencies to stress on achieving high load factors

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Business Flying

Q-star Achieves Reduced Noise

Lockheed’s third powered sailplane shows technical progress that may lead to development of quieter general aviation aircraft

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Avionics

Ussr Accelerates Recon Satellite Pace

Washington—Soviet Union launched 32 recoverable reconnaissance satellites during 1969, a slight rise over the previous year. This may have resulted from increased tensions with Communist China and the possibility of full-scale warfare between the two countries.

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Air Transport

Asian Airline Prepares for World Routes

Singapore-Malaysia-Singapore Airlines (MSA), the Cinderella carrier of Southeast Asia, plans to break out of its regional bounds during the next two years, introducing new routes through western Europe to London and to the U.S. West Coast via Manila and Honolulu.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Mirage Sales Key to French Africa Policy

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Space Technology

French Space Center Operational

Successful satellite launch was major test for $102-million facility in French Guiana, but national budget problems cloud future use

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Air Transport

Siberia to Divert Polar Air Traffic

Soviet civil aviation chief predicts new commercial route will capture one-half of business between Europe and Tokyo

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Space Technology

Sun Angle Held Vital to Apollo 13 Landing

Washington—Sun angle in the busy moments before landing on the moon has become a vital factor in planning missions to avoid backscatter from dust particles that caused a blind touchdown on the Apollo 12 flight. As a result, the Apollo 13 mission is scheduled to land its two-man lunar module at 9:53:42 p.m. EST Apr. 15, when the sun angle will be 9.9 deg. above the moon’s horizon.
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Air Transport

L-1011 Passes Food Service System Test

Burbank, Calif.—Total of 250 persons dined recently aboard a mockup of a Lockheed L-1011 high-capacity transport in 85 min., 13 min. longer than planned, but quickly enough to satisfy four airline customers with the L-1011’s food and beverage service system.

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Air Transport

Faa May Impose Sanctions on Controllers

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