October 2, 1972

Departmental

Aerospace Calendar

Editorial

How High Are Defense Profits?

Departmental

Who's Where

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Departmental

Aerospace Calendar

Oct. 8-11—17th Annual Meeting, Air Traffic Control Assn., Hotels Ambassador, Chicago, Ill. Oct. 8-15—23rd Congress, International Astronautical Federation (IAF), Vienna, and Second IAF International Student Conference. Oct. 9-12—27th Annual InstrumentationAutomation Conference & Exhibit, Instrument Society of America, Statler Hilton Hotel and Coliseum, New York.
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Editorial

How High Are Defense Profits?

(Defense Dept., rankled by consistent charges by critics in a presidential election year that defense contractors are being permitted to “profiteer” at the expense of the taxpayer, has issued a rebuttal entitled “The Economics of Defense Spending: A Look at the Realities.
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Departmental

Who's Where

In the Front Office L. V. Emery, president and chief executive officer of Southwest Airmotive Co., Dallas, Tex., succeeding the late Winston Castleberry. Woodrum E. Woolwine, a corporate vice president of Northrop Corp., Los Angeles, Calif., and general manager of the Ventura Div. Donald D. Warner succeeds Mr. Woolwine as vice president-engineering, Northrop’s Aircraft Div.
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Departmental

Industry Observer

U. S. government has granted permission to Aerospatiale of France to provide information to technicians from the People’s Republic of China on the General Electric CF6-50 engines used on the Airbus Industries A-300B. Chinese team is tentatively scheduled to arrive in France this month to discuss the aircraft.
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Departmental

Washington Roundup

Warhead Production U. S. currently is producing nuclear weapons at a rate 6-7 times that at the beginning of the Nixon Administration as it moves to equip Air Force/Boeing Minuteman 3 and Navy/Lockheed Poseidon strategic missiles with multiple independently targeted re-entry vehicles (MIRV), according to Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Dr. James R. Schlesinger.
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Air Transport

Laker Fare Approval Jolts IATA

Heath bluntly tells carriers to provide low-cost services or face losing their support; some airlines plan strong protest

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Air Transport

IATA Fights Spread of Night Curfews at Airports

London—International Air Transport Assn, started a major drive last week to discourage local airport authorities from establishing night curfews as part of noise abatement procedures, on grounds that such restrictions would severely limit scheduled flights and would spell “disaster” for the Anglo-French Concorde supersonic transport on Pacific routes.
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Air Transport

‘Sky Bus’ Proposal

Oakland, Calif.—Trans International Airlines is seeking approval to operate daily, scheduled “Sky Bus” service between New York and London at a fare of $75. The fare, filed last week with the Civil Aeronautics Board, has no age or seasonal conditions, and would contain no excursion requirements.
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Air Transport

Laker’s Skytrain Service Approved

London—British Civil Aviation Authority—in licensing Laker Airways to start a LondonNew York Skytrain walk-on service—said it feels the service will help to satisfy a genuine public demand that is at present unserved. CAA also said the Skytrain will generate new traffic without material detriment to existing services of British Overseas Airways Corp. and British Caledonian Airways, both of which plan to appeal and have previously objected (AW&ST Aug. 14, p. 21).
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Air Transport

CAB Removes Affinity Rules Permits 40-Passenger Charters

Washington—Civil Aeronautics Board lifted affinity restrictions on domestic and international charter flights last week to open a new phase in the continuing battle between scheduled and supplemental air carriers. Under the new regulations, groups of 40 or more persons may now travel on charter flights or chartered aircraft without the former requirement that they be members of an established club, society or organization.
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