November 30, 1970

Management

Defense Department Lists Leading 100 Contractors for Fiscal 1970

Avionics

New Data Link May Lessen Communication Workload

Air Transport

American's Pacific Strategy Evolving

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Management

Defense Department Lists Leading 100 Contractors for Fiscal 1970

(100 Companies and Their Subsidiaries Listed According to Net Value of Military Prime Contract Awards) Fiscal Year 1970 (1 July 1969—30 June 1970) Thousands Percent Cumulative Rank Companies of of U. S. Percent of Dollars Total U. S. Total
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Avionics

New Data Link May Lessen Communication Workload

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Air Transport

American's Pacific Strategy Evolving

Sydney—American Airlines is scheduling and promoting its new Pacific service to make the best marketing strategy out of an intricate skein of route, frequency and curfew restrictions. The going could be expected to be slow to begin with, especially for a businessman’s airline grafting a new tourist-oriented domestic service pattern onto a long-haul but relatively thin international route against carriers with trail-blazing market identification.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Turbine Program Sparks New Technology

Wright—Patterson AFB, Ohio-Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory’s advanced turbine engine gas generator (ATEGG) program is proving highly successful in providing advanced propulsion technology for new aircraft powerplants. ATEGG’s list of credits includes the engines for the USAF/McDonnell Douglas F-15 (AW&ST NOV. 16, p. 23), USAF/Lockheed C-5A, USAF/North American Rockwell B-l, McDonnell Douglas ATEGG will form the base for most the future, except for small jet engines of their own.

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Air Transport

Weak Traffic Clouds Fare Impact

Airlines, CAB officials concerned whether already soft market may shrink further in face of coming promotional tariff rises

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Avionics

New Controller Display Offered

Sanders radar display is potential competitor to Raytheon one for use in five en route centers of the National Airspace System

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Aeronautical Engineering

Lamps Proposal Request Expected Soon

Washington—Requests for proposals for the Navy’s twin-engine light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS) helicopter are expected to be issued during the first quarter of 1971. Order probably will call for the eventual production of approximately 200 airframes.

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Management

Senate Group to Restore Some Dod Aircraft Funds

1617
Space Technology

Lunokhod to Reactivate After Lunar Night

Soviets will attempt to reactivate their Lunokhod 1 lunar roving vehicle Dec. 8 or 9 following a two-week “hibernation” during the lunar night. Power for the rover’s systems comes exclusively from solar cells which charge onboard storage batteries.
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Air Transport

Faster Small Package Service By Airlines Cuts Shipping Time

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