March 22, 1976

Safety

Invicta Crash in Switzerland Studied

Air Transport

Oil Revenue Transforms Saudi Carriers

Management

Tax Proposal Would Alter R&d

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Safety

Invicta Crash in Switzerland Studied

Brief Account On Apr. 10, 1973, Invicta International Airlines operated charter flight IM 435 from Bristol to Basel with a Vickers Vanguard 952, G—AXOP. Following two unsuccessful instrument approaches (ILS) to Runway 16 the aircraft brushed against a wooded range of hills 16 km. south of Basel-Mulhouse airport and crashed in the vicinity of the hamlet Herrenmatt, in the parish of Hochwald/SO, at 09.13 hr.
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Air Transport

Oil Revenue Transforms Saudi Carriers

Jidda—Oil-fed economies in this part of the Middle East spanning the Saudi Arabian peninsula from the Red Sea to the Persian Gulf have transformed the three major flag carriers in this area from instruments of national prestige into business-oriented enterprises and competitive threats to a number of well-established Western airlines.

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Management

Tax Proposal Would Alter R&d

IRS nears decision on rule that could force multinationals to move such work abroad, adversely affect technology exports

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Business Flying

Rockwell, Fuji Plan Joint Test Program

Bethany, Okla.—Accelerated flight test program utilizing five airplanes in the U. S. and Japan is planned for the joint development, production and marketing of the new Rockwell/Fuji 700 twin-piston-powered pressurized business airplane.

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Air Transport

Concorde Suit Raises Broad Issue

Court action by British, French carriers against JFK operators seeks permanent resolution of landing rights at U. S. airports

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Space Technology

Gao Cites Lack of Seasat Agreements

Washington—General Accounting Office review of the Seasat oceanographic spacecraft program has found that there is a lack of formal agreements for application of resources between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and potential Seasat users.

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Avionics

Airborne Wind-shear Sensor Developed

Simple, modest-cost airborne sensor that shows promise of being able to detect wind-shear conditions and alert a pilot in time for corrective action has been devised by Richard J. Reilly, St. Paul, Minn. Reilly, a private pilot and an aeronautical engineer with 12 patents to his credit, devised the simple sensor concept, along with more elaborate airborne wind-shear detection techniques, using his own funds.

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Management

Egypt Begins Search for Arms Supply

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Air Transport

Other Carriers Eye Benelux Merger Talks

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Editorial

A False Alarm

Last fall we viewed with considerable alarm the firing of then Defense Secretary James Schlesinger because he was the only Administration official who consistently reported to the American people and Congress on the alarming growth of Soviet weapons, because he was fired over a budgetary dispute that presaged a dangerous defense cut and because his departure might have presaged the breakup of an extremely able and effective top-level Pentagon civilian team (AW&ST Nov. 10, p. 7, “A Turn for the Worse”).

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