December 3, 1973

Air Transport

Chaos Strikes Airline Industry

Middle East War

Israeli Air Force Decisive in War

Management

MAC Plans to Aid Purchases of Airliners

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Air Transport

Chaos Strikes Airline Industry

Additional fuel cuts and lack of government guidance cause widespread confusion as carriers grope for ways to cope
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Middle East War

Israeli Air Force Decisive in War

Outnumbered air arm halted armor attacks, knocked out mobile SAM batteries and defeated combined Arab air forces

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Management

MAC Plans to Aid Purchases of Airliners

Scott AFB, III.—Air Force’s Military Airlift Command has outlined a broad plan of legislative and financial action to expand the capability and capacity of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet as an alternative to direct purchase of added airlift capacity for the military.

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Business Flying

Beech Spurs Vendors to Lower Costs

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Special Report on Energy

Industry Takes Varied Steps to Save Fuel

U. S. aerospace industry is beginning to take steps—some timid and others highly innovative—in an effort to cope with a national energy crisis whose full dimensions and impact on future business potential are not yet known. What is known is that the long-term crisis will have a substantial effect on the industry as a whole.
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Avionics

USAF, Navy Join in Weather Program

Los Angeles—Air Force’s weather satellite activity is being transformed into a joint-service program with the Navy, which is likely to play an increasingly active role in the use and management of the meteorological satellite system.

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Aeronautical Engineering

LAMPS Contractor Choice Due in Spring

Navy will choose from 13 airframe and avionics companies; new Army utility helicopter may be adapted for the aircraft

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Management

House Unit Drops Two DOD Programs

Appropriations Committee eliminates funds for USAF STOL transport and Army Site Defense, keeps F-lll line open

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Special Report on Energy

Fuel Cuts May Doom General Aviation Industry

Washington—Manufacturers of business aircraft attempted last week to head off in Congress President Nixon’s announced intention to cut business aviation fuel by 40% in coming months. Industry leaders said last week the 40% cutback, announced Nov. 25, could within a year “spell total financial collapse of the general aviation industry.”

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Special Report on Energy

Europeans Taking Steps To Meet Airline Fuel Pinch

Geneva—European carriers, after initial hesitation, are moving swiftly to cut frequencies, combine feeder flights and “furlough” some wide-body aircraft in an effort to cope with a sharpening fuel shortage caused by the partial Arab oil embargo.
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