September 20, 1971

Special Report: Business Flying's New Requirements

Rules, Economics Hold Keys to Future Growth

Special Report: Business Flying's New Requirements

Manufacturers Mount Aggressive Campaign for Improved Sales in 1972

Special Report: Business Flying's New Requirements

Corporate Inertial Navigation Use Grows

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Rules, Economics Hold Keys to Future Growth

Continued development of corporate aviation in the U.S. could hinge on users’ and manufacturers’ abilities to operate under more demanding regulation and economic restraints. Business flying in the past decade has undergone sweeping managerial and technological changes which spawned high-speed, long-range aircraft tailored for today’s executive.

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Manufacturers Mount Aggressive Campaign for Improved Sales in 1972

Business aircraft manufacturers are mounting the most aggressive sales campaign the industry has seen in a decade in an effort to develop a definite turnaround in a market that has showed continued resistance to heating up. The major companies plan to spend or risk considerable sums in the marketing area over the next year in an effort to revitalize the business and keep their vitally needed distribution systems going.

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Corporate Inertial Navigation Use Grows

Teterboro, N. J.—Growing utilization of inertial navigation systems aboard corporate aircraft is helping to implement the “go anywhere” philosophy associated with executive transport fleet operations. Use of the inertial systems, however, is expanding beyond the occasional employment for transoceanic flights, where the lack of ground-based navaids demands a long-range guidance capability.

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Beacon Proximity Warning Unit Outlined

Modest-cost airborne proximity warning indicator suitable for use by general aviation, airliners and military aircraft, which would utilize information available from the existing radar beacon system, will soon undergo preliminary evaluation.
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Operators, Faa Seek Jet Noise Solution

Washington—Business jet operators and the Federal Aviation Administration are relying chiefly on technological advances for future aircraft engines as the most reasonable solution to the intensifying clash between jet operations and airport communities over environmental issues.

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Space Technology

Early Warning Satellites Seen Operational

Washington—The first phase of the Pentagon’s early warning satellite system, designed to detect enemy intercontinental ballistic missile attack, is now believed to be operational with a pair of satellites in near geosynchronous orbit over the Indian Ocean.

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Recession Boosting Aircraft Utilization

Prime effect of the recession in business aircraft operations has been to hone the fleet to a fine cutting edge which is being used more effectively as a company management tool than ever before. Board chairmen of several companies regard this as one of the recession’s beneficial effects.
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Air Transport

Cab Allows More Flexibility in Discounts

Washington—Changing philosophy at the Civil Aeronautics Board in the direction of allowing airline management more flexibility in seeking ways out of the industry’s current doldrums is reflected in recent approval of a blizzard of new domestic discount passenger fares.

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Space Technology

Winged Saturn Studied for Shuttle

Boeing plan for reusable S-1C stage that could fly back to earth prompts NASA to delay booster program decision until spring

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Civil Aviation Bills Facing Uncertain Fate in Congress

Washington—Congressional commerce committees appear disposed to leave the details of controlling civil aviation to the Federal Aviation Administration, despite a flurry of legislation proposed this session to set standards and rules by statute.

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