January 11, 1971

Air Transport

Sst Backers Debate Future Steps

Avionics

New Dod Satcoms Nearing Launch

Management

Lockheed Plans Litigation, Rejects Fixed C-5a Loss

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Air Transport

Sst Backers Debate Future Steps

Volpe, Magruder urge vocal campaign, increased industry role; prototype work continuing in 1971 at $210-million annual rate
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Avionics

New Dod Satcoms Nearing Launch

Washington—Two giant spacecraft, the first of the Pentagon’s second-generation military communications satellites, are expected to be launched into a synchronous equatorial orbit next spring, using a USAF/Martin Marietta Titan 3C.

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Management

Lockheed Plans Litigation, Rejects Fixed C-5a Loss

Washington—Lockheed Aircraft Corp. will continue litigation proceedings against the Defense Dept, in an effort to recoup a substantial portion of its projected losses connected with the development-production program for the Air Force C-5A heavy logistics jet transport.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Dc-10 Nears Certification Phase

Flight test program is ahead of schedule and 15% completed; expansion of flight envelope to design point is largely finished

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Air Transport

Carriers Seek Fare-setting Power

New legislative proposal would limit CAB power to suspend rates; move comes after carriers forecast $192-million loss in 1971

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Air Transport

Soviets Ask Bilateral Airworthiness Talks

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Avionics

Private L-band Aerosat System Proposed

Washington—President’s Office of Telecommunications Policy late last week recommended early deployment of aeronautical satellites operating at L-band (UHF) with pre-operational use beginning over the Pacific in 1973, followed by the Atlantic in 1975.

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Air Transport

Stewardesses Help Promote Pan Am 747s

New York-Three Pan American World Airways stewardesses have been used to promote not only the airline or specific routes but also to create greater understanding of an aircraft—the Boeing 747. The three “Going Great Girls,” Ingrid Bekkelund, Jennifer Feij and Pamela Hanlon, all New York-based stewardesses, have been traveling throughout the world to teach prospective travelers about 747 operations.

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Business Flying

Brazil Pushes Five Major Projects

Consolidated aircraft industry seeks experience in licensed production while developing a number of designs of its own

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Air Transport

American Plans Increases in Caribbean Flights, Seats

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