November 23, 1970

Air Transport

Airlines Stress Food Service Competition

Aeronautical Engineering

M49 Larzac Testing Under Way

Air Transport

L-1011 Meets First Flight Target Date

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Air Transport

Airlines Stress Food Service Competition

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Aeronautical Engineering

M49 Larzac Testing Under Way

First prototypes of Snecma/Turbomeca light turbofan produce 2,300 lb. of thrust; military, turboshaft versions will be built

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Air Transport

L-1011 Meets First Flight Target Date

Palmdale, Calif.—Successful first flight of the Lockheed L-1011 trijet was made on its target date of Nov. 17, in spite of a tight flight preparation program stemming primarily from engine modifications. Based on current progress, Lockheed-California Co. and airline customers who viewed the flight here are satisfied that the aircraft will be certificated for service in November, 1971.

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Business Flying

New Roller Map Navaid Developed

Washington—New low-cost hybrid analog/ digital area navigation (R-Nav) system with roller map display suitable for aircraft as small as heavy single-engine class has been developed by Vega Precision Laboratories, Inc., Vienna, Va.

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Avionics

Oceanic Atc Concept Uses Video Displays

Fremont, Calif.—Concept for a computer-controlled video display system for air traffic control in oceanic and other non-radar environments is being demonstrated here by the Federal Aviation Administration. The system is based on automatic position reporting by data link, but it will also handle aircraft not so equipped.

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Management

Air Power Pivotai to Iran's Diplomacy

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Air Transport

Adversity Perils Competitive Goals

Over-capacity, shrinking traffic growth, mounting deficits spur rash of proposals for mergers, reductions in schedules

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Business Flying

Broad Impact Lurks in Faa Plan

Proposal to redefine ‘commercial operator’ could force standards of airlines or air commuters on most business flying

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Space Technology

Oao to Produce 4 Years' Data

Astronomical observatory held potentially most valuable unmanned U.S. scientific mission to be launched in 1970

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Editorial

The Hare and the Tortoise

The Soviet Union has dramatically demonstrated this fall that it is pursuing a broad program of space exploration at as fast a pace as its technical base permits. In a recent 60-day period, the USSR launched 22 spacecraft from its three space centers while only three gantries in a forest of empty steel towers at Cape Kennedy had U.S. spacecraft on launch pads.

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