July 20, 1970

Safety

Atc Automation Facing Key Test

Aeronautical Engineering

Advanced Methods Used in L-1011

Avionics

House Unit Hits Faa System Management

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Safety

Atc Automation Facing Key Test

Washington—Next few months may determine whether the Federal Aviation Administration’s multi-hundred million dollar air traffic control system automation program wins it neck-and-neck race against an ATC crisis. The most critical milestones are due next month, when Raytheon is scheduled to demonstrate a working model of its new controller display, and in December, when the company hopes to deliver the first protype equipment to the FAA.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Advanced Methods Used in L-1011

Palmdale, Calif.—Lockheed-California Co. is planning to roll out, fly and deliver its L-1011 trijet on schedule, despite some early developmental delays, according to company officials. Lack of a recent Lockheed commercial jetliner from which to scale up has made the development of the new aircraft slower and more difficult than it might otherwise have been.

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Avionics

House Unit Hits Faa System Management

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Air Transport

Air New Zealand Studies Wide-body Jets

Auckland, N.Z.—Air New Zealand is nearing a decision on the purchase of new transport equipment, most likely wide-bodied jet aircraft, to enable the country’s international airline to carve out a bigger share of the growing passenger and cargo market throughout the Pacific basin.

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Air Transport

Board Suspends Hawaii Filings

CAB orders investigation of new tariffs as well as existing ones, wiping out second round of carrier efforts this year

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Management

Key Issues Face Senate Defense Debate

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Air Transport

Boeing Considers Wide-body 727 Version

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Air Transport

Swissair Expects Profits to Continue Despite Pinch

Zurich—Swissair expects to continue earning profits during the rough economic weather buffeting most of the world’s major airlines, despite losing its major advantage of borrowing money at low interest rates. Because of its close ties with Swiss bankers, Swissair once was assured of adequate financing at rates well below those charged by U.S. banks, but recently the carrier has been forced to look elsewhere for much of the $460 million it plans to invest during the next five years.

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Missile Engineering

Shipboard Launch Tests of Exocet Started

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Missile Engineering

Major Ulms Funding Expected

DOD approval anticipated for significant request in Fiscal 1972 for intercontinental undersea missile as counter to Soviet threat

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