May 21, 1973

Avionics

Cost Reductions Key to Wider Flir Use

Space Technology

Unique Skylab Rescue Mounted

Aeronautical Engineering

Airbus Proves Easy to Handle

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Avionics

Cost Reductions Key to Wider Flir Use

Los Angeles—Immediate prospects for wider deployment of forward looking infrared (FLIR) sensors could hinge on recent industry and government efforts to reduce the cost, size, weight and complexity of these realtime imaging devices.

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Space Technology

Unique Skylab Rescue Mounted

NASA, industry strive to devise repairs for troubled workshop; launch of first three-man crew delayed 10 days to gain time

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Aeronautical Engineering

Airbus Proves Easy to Handle

Similarity in flying qualities of A-300B with those of McDonnell Douglas DC-10, Lockheed L-1011 noted

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Aeronautical Engineering

Iran Seeks International Aircraft Role

Tehran—Establishment of Iran Aircraft Industries (IACI) at Mehrabad airport underscores the growing trend in small and less developed countries to view technology both as a means to raise living standards and to earn foreign currency.

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Air Transport

Boeing to Offer 4-engine 7x7 Aircraft

Boeing Co. is offering major airlines of the world a new four-engine transport as part of its 7X7 aircraft family. It would be a “long, thin airplane” serving long-range, low-density routes (AW&ST Sept. 11, 1972, p. 30) that have traffic characteristics suited to a 200-passenger aircraft with a nominal range of 5,500 naut. mi. at a payload of 42,000 lb.

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Space Technology

Skylab Sensor Evaluation Planned

Lexington, Mass.—Mass of earth resources data measured and recorded at 13 different wavelengths by a sophisticated multi-spectral scanner on board National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Skylab may be somewhat reduced by spacecraft power problems, but could still aid substantially in the appraisal of sensors for future use.

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personal business

Still Available: Your Own ‘girl Friday’

Are you looking for a private secretary with the appeal of an Ali MacGraw, the style of a Lauren Bacall, and the tact and polish of a man like yourself? It may just be possible to find her among the new crop of young commercial school, junior college, and even four-year college grads who will be eyeing the secretarial market next month.
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Air Transport

Timm Sees Airline Profits Spread, with 12% Average

Washington—U. S. airline managements should not assume that new Civil Aeronautics Board Chairman Robert D. Timm’s oft-stated concern for the economic welfare of the industry guarantees easy profits for individual airlines. While pledged to seeing that domestic trunk airlines reach and maintain the Board-established “fair and reasonable” 12% rate of return on investment for the industry as a whole, Timm has said that he does not consider it the CAB’s role to assure that all carriers reach that figure.

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personal business

Tips for Survival in the Dizzying Commodities Whirl

In the pits of the Chicago Board of Trade, the cries of the commodity men are fierce, the arm-waving and hand signals a language in themselves, and fortunes come and go with each tick of the clock. Until recently this was the almost-total domain of large commercial accounts.
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Aeronautical Engineering

New Engine Standards Raise F-15 Costs

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