May 24, 1971

Air Transport

North Central Earnings Remain Consistent

Avionics

Multispectral Scanner Promising

Space Technology

Lunar Rover Ready for Moon Drive

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Air Transport

North Central Earnings Remain Consistent

Minneapolis—North Central Airlines is painstakingly cultivating prosperity out of adversity, and is looking forward in 1971 to its 17th profitable year out of the last 18. Although it is beset by the heavy debt obligations and thin financial condition facing the entire local service industry, North Central, with the shortest scheduled aircraft stage length and passenger haul and with among the most severe weather problems of the nine regional airlines, still is producing the most consistent earnings record.

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Avionics

Multispectral Scanner Promising

Experimental airborne remote sensing and processing system built by Bendix for NASA gathers information at 24 wavelengths

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Space Technology

Lunar Rover Ready for Moon Drive

Electric-powered vehicle resembles carnival dodge-’em car; television camera on rover will show lunar module lift-off

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Air Transport

Eastern Receives Certification for R-nav

New York—Improved Decca area navigation system, now being retrofitted on 11 Eastern Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-9s assigned to the Washington-New York-Boston Air-Shuttle service, has received Federal Aviation Administration certification authorizing its use for automatic guidance both en route and in nonprecision approach procedures.
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Air Transport

Loan Guarantee Expansion Sought

Opposition forming to Administration proposals for Lockheed; critics also question constitutionality and scope of proposals

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Air Transport

Lockheed Says Guarantee Means Saving U.s. Jobs, Investments

Washington—Lockheed Aircraft Corp. says it faces almost certain bankruptcy if Congress fails to approve the government loan guarantee proposed by the Nixon Administration to gain $250 million additional financing for the L-1011 TriStar program.

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Equipment

Soviet Aviation Growth Creating Markets

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Air Transport

Europeans Ponder Charter Limits

Fare reductions on scheduled flights also considered as charters cut into traffic; IATA and governments at odds over proper action

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personal business

What to Do and Not to Do After a Crash

Heading off auto crashes gets a lot of press space. But hard-core advice on what to do after an accident is mostly bypassed. With the heavy summer driving season ahead, it’s smart to review some pros and cons. One point is sure: Just “keeping calm” is no real answer, and it could amount to underacting to the point of death.
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personal business

Putting on a Pack to Get ’neath Blue and Starry Skies

Backpacking is sheer joy and fun for anybody who is weary of too many people, too many parties, too much pressurized neon living, and so damned much action at the office that the emotional seams feel like they're going to split wide open any minute.
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