March 22, 1971

Aeronautical Engineering

Puma Exhibits Fixed-wing Traits

Air Transport

North Atlantic Air Passenger Load Factors—year 1970

Aeronautical Engineering

Canada Plans National Stol Drive

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Aeronautical Engineering

Puma Exhibits Fixed-wing Traits

Aerospatiale helicopter, aimed primarily at corporate/executive market, also offered for U.S. Army tactical transport role

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Air Transport

North Atlantic Air Passenger Load Factors—year 1970

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Aeronautical Engineering

Canada Plans National Stol Drive

Program aimed at giving industry clear lead over competitors; approach will cover aircraft, navaids, stolports, public opinion

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Management

Land Squeeze, Traffic Spur Airport Plans

Los Angeles—Growing volume of air traffic in California combined with the dwindling supply of available land and increased public sentiment against airport operations is typical of conditions throughout the nation that are spurring airport planning efforts at local, regional and state levels.

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Avionics

Navaid Uses Electrostatic Gyros

Precision inertial navigation system incorporating nearly 15 years of research and development on drift-free electrostatic gyros will begin undergoing flight tests soon in a USAF Boeing KC-135 transport at Holloman AFB. The use of these promising, unconventional gyros offers hope of achieving unusually high accuracy in the absence of spurious torques that normally cause gyros to drift, thereby degrading their accuracy.

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Management

Nato Seeks to Revitalize Defenses

Five-year modernization program costing $1 billion will include renewal of entire air defense capability

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Aeronautical Engineering

Alternate Sst Funding Considered

Washington—House of Representatives’ defeat of further Fiscal 1971 federal funding for Boeing 2707 supersonic transport prototype construction last week surprised and shocked program and contractor officials, who have now begun to consider alternate means of financing the aircraft.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Advanced Technology Transport Delayed

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Avionics

French Attitude Indicator Offers Color Symbols

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Editorial

Naysayers Never Die

Statements like the one above sometimes come back to haunt people. It’s a sure thing that Martin Van Buren, then just eight years away from becoming our eighth president, wished he had taken that one back. Others, while not necessarily against progress, could not picture the flying machine as anything but a passing fancy.
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