March 8, 1971

Air Transport

Carriers Wrestle with Capacity Control

Status of Major U.s., European Defense, Aerospace Programs

Air Transport

Costs; Recession Dim Airline Outlook

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Air Transport

Carriers Wrestle with Capacity Control

Lackluster 1971 traffic prospects combined with dismal 1970 financial results are prompting major U.S. trunk managements to make domestic schedule cuts that run counter to some deeply held management concepts but still offer no clear-cut promises for a quick return to profit.

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Status of Major U.s., European Defense, Aerospace Programs

General Dynamics F-111—Air Force asking $165.4 million for procurement as well as $19.2 million for continued research and development in Fiscal 1972. Grumman F-14 air-superiority fighter—Navy asking $700.6 million in Fiscal 1972 for purchase of 48 aircraft, as well as $128 million for continued research and development.
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Air Transport

Costs; Recession Dim Airline Outlook

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Space Technology

Disunity Impedes European Space Effort

Paris—Future of Europe’s space effort remains uncertain due primarily to failure last year to form a single multi-national organization with a unified space charter. Two existing space groups are continuing to define advanced programs as a basis for a new series of European applications satellites for the 1975-80 period.

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Military

Italy Thrust Into Crucial European Role

Geneva-Italy is emerging as a strategically critical nation in Europe as major Soviet pressures shift to the south after their unsuccessful probes for weak spots in Central Europe for the past 20 years. Warsaw Pact nations continue to pose a formidable capability on Germany’s eastern borders.

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Avionics

Semiconductor Market Recovery Anticipated

San Francisco—Cessation of large-scale layoffs, restoration of salary cuts, and predictions of moderate increases in sales are indicators that the semiconductor industry may have reached the bottom of its economic decline and begun some slight moves toward recovery.

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Business Flying

Sales Programs, Methods Scrutinized for Overhauling

Business aviation manufacturers are placing top priority on strengthening marketing organizations over the next 2-3 years to recoup from the drenching they took in 1970, their weakest sales year in the last two decades. New products, historically the stimulus for enthusiasm among buyers and field salesmen, will continue to be a prime interest generator.

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Business Flying

U. S. Business & Utility Aircraft Shipments—1970

(Number of Units, Builder's Net Billings—in thousands of dollars) Make & Model Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Totals Aerostar 200 Ranger 201 Chaparral 220 Executive 600 601 M-10 Cadet DO-28D Skyservant M-20G Statesman
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Avionics

Domestic Atc Satellite Plans Accelerate

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Air Transport

Airport, Airways Funding Status Remains Clouded

Washington-Substantial policy shift for future airport and airways programs is being formulated by the Federal Aviation Administration with increased emphasis on research and development coupled to a deceleration in procurement and deployment of existing-technology hardware.

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