September 18, 1972

Departmental

Aerospace Calendar

Editorial

Holding the Cost Line

Departmental

Who's Where

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Departmental

Aerospace Calendar

Sept. 25-27—28th Annual General Meeting, International Air Transport Assn., Grosvenor House Hotel, London. Sept. 25-27—Seventh Symposium on Scientific Ballooning, Wentworth-By-The-Sea, Portsmouth, N.H. Sponsor: Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories.
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Editorial

Holding the Cost Line

(Gen. George S. Brown, commander of the Air Force Systems Command, recently detailed the Air Force’s new approach towards holding the line on hardware costs at a joint meeting in Washington of the Armed Forces Management Assn, and the National Security Industrial Assn. Significant extracts of Gen. Brown’s speech are printed below.
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Departmental

Who's Where

Alfred J. Moccia, vice president and chief financial officer, Sperry Rand Corp., New York, and Richard R. Brown, treasurer. Gene E. Overbeck, senior vice president-administration, American Airlines, Inc. Lewis B. Simon, president, National Aircraft Leasing, Ltd., Chicago, 111., a subsidiary of North American Car Corp., the leasing subsidiary of Flying Tiger Corp.

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Departmental

Industry Observer

USAF is considering the purchase of as many as a dozen E-systems L-450F drone surveillance aircraft for missions in Asia and possibly Europe. Principal reservation in making the purchase centers on operational difficulty in finding suitable launch/recovery sites in politically hospitable countries with acceptable weather.
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Departmental

Washington Roundup

Good Investment Government’s controversial $250-million loan guarantee to Lockheed Aircraft Corp. proved to be a money winner for the U. S. during its first year of operations. The Emergency Loan Guarantee Board in its initial annual report to Congress reports that it collected fees of over $2 million from Lockheed during the year under the terms of the agreement.
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Business Flying

Business Aviation Sales Surge

NBAA meeting participants find change to positive attitude in potential customers for new aircraft, advanced avionics
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Avionics

Ocean Surveillance Satellite Concept to Be Studied

Los Angeles—Pair of competitive systems concept studies of the Navy’s projected ocean surveillance satellite system will be conducted by McDonnell Douglas Astronautics and TRW Systems, as the outcome of a recent competition by the Navy (AW&ST Feb. 28, p. 9).
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NBAA Coverage

National Business Aircraft Assn.’s 25th annual meeting in Cincinnati was covered by an AVIATION WEEK & SPACE TECHNOLOGY team of Charles E. Schneider, business flying editor, and Kenneth J. Stein, avionics editor.
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Space Technology

NASA Reactivates Pioneer 7 Radio

Engineers at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Ames Research Center have succeeded in locating “in the blind” a spacecraft 194 million mi. from earth and reactivating its radio, which fell silent a month ago. The spacecraft, Pioneer 7, was on the other side of the sun when its radio suddenly quit.
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IMP Launch Set

National Aeronautics and Space Administration is scheduled to launch its ninth Interplanetary Monitoring Platform (IMPH) from Cape Kennedy Sept. 21. The 860-lb. spacecraft, heaviest in the series, Is designed to send back additional data on interplanetary radiation, solar wind and energy particles emissions, and the magnetic fields in the earth’s environment.
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