December 27, 1971

International

Europe Focuses on Civil, Space Projects

Air Transport

Airlines Concentrate on Passenger Service

Avionics

Semiconductor Market Growth Predicted

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International

Europe Focuses on Civil, Space Projects

With the notable exceptions of Italy and perhaps Holland, Europe’s military aerospace procurement has been fairly well established for the coming year, and the scene of activity will largely be concentrated on civil and space projects in 1972.
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Air Transport

Airlines Concentrate on Passenger Service

Washington-Customer service is now taking center stage as a major factor in the drive by the world’s airlines to compete effectively against one another, but price remains an important weapon in the continuing battle between scheduled and charter carriers.
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Avionics

Semiconductor Market Growth Predicted

Total U.S. factory semiconductor sales—commercial and industrial as well as aerospace—are forecast to grow 6-7% in 1972 to $1.2 billion, according to one company’s compilation from varied data sources. This is equivalent to an increase of $75 million.
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Space Technology

Tight Budgets Continue to Restrain Nasa

Tight money will continue to plague the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as it juggles present-level funding of $3.2 billion to include design definition of a space shuttle transportation system, increased spending on the Viking Mars landing mission, and a schedule of at least 20 launches including the last two Apollo missions.
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Defense Procurement

Upturn in Defense Buying Seen By Fy’73

Washington-U.S. aerospace industry decline in defense procurement dollars and resultant employment levels have bottomed out and will begin to register some increases in Fiscal 1973, with a total Pentagon budget request for the year at near the $80-billion level.
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Business Flying

Industry Working to Stem Profit Erosion

Continued stringent cost control activities can be expected throughout calendar 1972 as manufacturers of light aircraft attempt to keep pressures of stepped up production rates from eroding profits. The industry’s largest producers, Beech Aircraft and Cessna Aircraft Co.
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