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February 19, 1973

Air Transport

Transatlantic Fare Deadlock Unresolved

Air Transport

Western Aims at Cost Curbs, New Routes

Special Report: Fuel Air Explosives

Services Ready Joint Development Plan

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Air Transport

Transatlantic Fare Deadlock Unresolved

Stopgap measures seek to avoid having no legal fare between U. S. and Europe, add breathing room for negotiating issues

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Air Transport

Western Aims at Cost Curbs, New Routes

Los Angeles—New marketing-oriented management team at Western Airlines will emphasize improved cost control and route expansion as it plans to guide the small trunk carrier once again on a solo course, following Civil Aeronautics Board disapproval last July of its proposed merger with American Airlines (AW&ST Aug. 7, 1972, p. 25).

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Special Report: Fuel Air Explosives

Services Ready Joint Development Plan

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Avionics

Fps-85 Radar Expands to Cover Slbms

Eglin AFB, Fla.—Mission of the USAF Aerospace Defense Command’s giant AN/FPS-85 phased-array radar will be expanded by mid-1974 to provide early warning of submarine-launched ballistic missiles fired from the Caribbean area, in addition to its present function of detecting and tracking objects in space.

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Air Transport

Dc-10 Stage-length Flexibility Stressed

Long Beach, Calif.—DC-10 Twin wide-body transport design McDonnell Douglas has developed from its DC-10 trijet has a maximum range of 2,300 mi., which will cover 90% of the major city pairs in the U. S. and all medium-range routes in Europe, including Stockholm to the Middle East and North Africa.

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Air Transport

Airlines Plan to Remove Coach Lounges

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Air Transport

U. S. Study of Sst Impact to Be Aided By Concorde

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Management

Europeans Facing Shaved Profit Margins

Foreign aerospace industry unsettled by dollar devaluation; airlines brace for new attack on already shaky fare setup

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Missile Engineering

Shock Test Device Helps Harden Icbms

Seattle—Machine with a 6-million-lb. wallop will help Boeing Co. engineers here evaluate an improved misssile suspension system designed to protect emplaced USAF Minuteman 3 missiles more effectively against nuclear attack. At Vandenberg AFB, Calif., a similar shock test facility, also built and operated by Boeing, is being used to study the shock isolation capability of a new launcher equipment room floor.

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Air Transport

Dollar Devaluation May Widen Rate Rift

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