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November 5, 1973

Air Transport

European Airlines Weigh Steps to Meet Fuel Pinch

Air Transport

Jal Safety Program Delays Expansion

Mideast War

U. S. Forces Stay on Alert as Nato Politicians Fume

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Air Transport

European Airlines Weigh Steps to Meet Fuel Pinch

London—Chiefs of European airlines began gathering in Brussels last week in an attempt to work out common policies to meet threatened fuel shortages this fall and winter, following Arab cutbacks in supplies to Europe. Initiative was taken by Henry Marking, chief executive of British Airways, with the meeting held on an informal basis and mainly to exchange ideas and to explore the possibility of capacity and frequency cutbacks.
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Air Transport

Jal Safety Program Delays Expansion

Tokyo—Japan Air Lines is facing squarely the problems that have clouded its safety record and has launched a major improvement program to correct them before resuming the expansion necessary to keep pace with the burgeoning Orient air travel market.

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Mideast War

U. S. Forces Stay on Alert as Nato Politicians Fume

London—U. S. forces in Europe last week remained on a low-key alert while keeping close watch on Soviet movements involving the Middle East war area. Meanwhile European politicians fumed over alleged lack of American consultation with North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries in calling the original alert.

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Avionics

E-2c, F-14 Data Transfer Test Planned

Bethpage, N. Y.—Grumman E-2C Hawkeye fleet airborne early warning aircraft, now in the final stages of Navy Bureau of Inspection and Survey (BIS) trials at Patuxent River, Md., is expected to participate soon in an evaluation of airborne data link operations with Navy/Grumman F-14 fighters.

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Air Transport

Capacity Cuts Reaching Atlantic

Domestic actions may recast CAB transatlantic route case; Pan Am, TWA take first step, seek talks with other carriers

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Mideast War

Soviets Poise Three-front Global Drive

Nuclear warheads in Egypt, artillery buildup at Guantanamo, Communist concentration in Vietnam aimed at political gains

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Air Transport

Liquid Hydrogen Studied for Transports

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Space Technology

Europeans See Wide Usage of Spacelab

Downey, Calif.—European-developed Spacelab modularized laboratory, which will be operated jointly in space by U. S. and European crews, will account for 40% of the payloads carried by National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s space shuttle, according to Spacelab officials.

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Business Flying

Study on Cost Allocations Scored

Investigation funded by general aviation cites ‘serious errors of omission and methodology’ in Transportation Dept. report

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Mideast War

Pentagon Spurs Sa-6 Countermeasures

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