September 21, 1970

Special Report: Business Flying’s Changing Environment

Aircraft Growth Tied to Airport Advances

Special Report: Business Flying’s Changing Environment

Regulations to Spur Operations Changes

Special Report: Business Flying’s Changing Environment

Business Aviation Facing Changes in Laws, Regulations

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Special Report: Business Flying’s Changing Environment

Aircraft Growth Tied to Airport Advances

Business aircraft development in the 1970s, slowed temporarily by the nation’s economic problems, is expected to show strong growth in the latter portion of the decade, spurred by the improved airport and airways environment. Industry executives concur that the most impressive growth is destined to be in the turbine-powered aircraft category.

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Special Report: Business Flying’s Changing Environment

Regulations to Spur Operations Changes

Emphasis likely to be on flight rules, crew proficiency, airport and airways restrictions; new pilot license considered

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Special Report: Business Flying’s Changing Environment

Business Aviation Facing Changes in Laws, Regulations

Business flying, having undergone a technological revolution in the decade past, is entering into a period of major environmental development which promises to produce changes at least as vast and certainly more complex. The difference between the two periods lies in the fact that the changes of the past decade were technological and managerial in nature.

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Special Report: Business Flying’s Changing Environment

Avionics Combinations to Cut User Cost

Extensions, combinations and refinements of current techniques, rather than revolutionary changes, are expected to be the dominant pattern of avionics developments for business aircraft applications in the coming decade. Ultra-compact, low-current, reliable microcircuit techniques are speeding development of combination packages that provide complementary capabilities spanning communications, navigation and air traffic control requirements.

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Air Transport

Hijacking Impact Swells Airline Problems

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Air Transport

Anti-hijacking Proposals Proliferate

Washington-Traditional freedom of the skies in international air transportation, which has been menaced by hijacking terrorists, is now being threatened by government moves to prevent further acts of air piracy. As world tension mounted last week following the destruction of four modern jet transports and the reluctant release of most of about 300 hostages (AW&ST Sept. 14, p. 33), airlines and aviation experts in government could only stand by while heads of nations grappled with a new Middle East crisis triggered by the hijackings.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Sikorsky Testing Fast Armed Helicopter

Stratford, Conn.-Sikorsky Aircraft Div. of United Aircraft Corp. is test flying a company-financed demonstrator model of a high-speed armed helicopter for possible Army use as a replacement for the Lockheed AH-56A, should the latter fail ·to receive a production approval.

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Special Report: Business Flying’s Changing Environment

Temporary Cost Saving Measures Could Have Long-term Effect

Temporary operating techniques and philosophies, adapted under pressure from management to cut costs as corporate profits began to tumble last year, may have long-term influence on overall flight operations. Flight departments, usually the first service division to feel the pinch when business declines, in most cases have taken definite steps to avoid loss of manpower and equipment.
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Special Report: Business Flying’s Changing Environment

Use of Helicopters, Airplanes By Police Agencies Increasing

Wealth of experience accumulated by pioneering public safety users of both helicopters and airplanes indicates they will become major factors in efficient day-to-day operations of state and municipal governments in the 1970s. Every state currently owns or regularly leases aircraft, while the majority of the nation’s largest cities either have or are starting an aviation operation.
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Nasa Studying Vortex, Slow Flight Areas

Mountain View, Calif.-Efforts to understand and perhaps lessen a hazard of the 1970s—wake turbulence from wide-body aircraft—are underway at Ames Research Center here as part of the facility’s program to improve the safety and efficiency of general aviation.

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