July 9, 1973

Safety

ICAO Reports on Israeli/Libyan Incident

Avionics

Major Hurdles for Laser Weapons Cited

Air Transport

Viasa Expansion Plan Linked to DC-10s

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Safety

ICAO Reports on Israeli/Libyan Incident

At 0922 hours on Feb. 21, 1973, Boeing 727-224, registered 5A-DAH, and operating as Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114 landed at Benina Airport, Benghazi, Libyan Arab Republic, following a flight from Tripoli. The scheduled time of arrival was 0930 hours.
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Avionics

Major Hurdles for Laser Weapons Cited

Washington—Plasma and atmospheric propagation effects that pose major hurdles for projected high-energy laser radiation weapons were described here during the recent Conference on Laser Engineering and Applications. Also reported were several techniques that might ease these problems.

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Air Transport

Viasa Expansion Plan Linked to DC-10s

Caracas—Emphasis on increased frequencies to European and U. S. cities and extension of service to Canada and new South American points dominate future planning of Venezuelan International Airways (Viasa). Initiation of these programs will be keyed to the arrival in April, 1974, and April, 1975, of the two McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30s that the carrier has on order.

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Air Transport

Fragmented Noise Control Sought

EPA will recommend to Congress that responsibility be split among federal, local governments and managements of airports

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Missile Engineering

French Plan to Expand Nuclear Force

Third land-based missile site to be built; improvements to be incorporated in range, penetration aids and warhead power

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Aeronautical Engineering

F-14D/F-15N Flyoff Delivered Setback

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Aeronautical Engineering

Armed Helicopters Stressed at Air Show

Paris—Growing European interest in weapons-carrying applications and expanded performance envelopes of a new generation of European equipment set the tone for helicopter exhibits and flight demonstrations at the recent Paris air show.

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Air Transport

Boeing Couples Stretched 707 To Retrofit of ‘Quiet’ Nacelle

Boeing Co.’s premise for its proposed stretched 707 transport is based on the expectation that the government will require retrofit with quieter nacelles and that this economic blow could be eased by increasing capacity at the same time.

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ICAO Interview of Israeli F-4 Pilot

At about 1156 hours he became airborne in order to intercept and identify an aircraft flying over the Sinai. At all times during the interception he was flying below cloud. Slant visibility was about 5 mi. but vertical visibility was quite satisfactory.
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Editorial

Salute to Skylab

Skylab was a triumph of man’s ingenuity, endurance and indomitable spirit. It was a tremendous demonstration of why man is vital to the broad expansion of space missions that looms for the next decade, and it demonstrated on live television for every taxpayer who cared to watch exactly what the space shuttle is all about.

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