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April 5, 1976

Safety

Ils Approach Cited in Swiss Accident

Space Technology

Non-aerospace Firms Eyed for Shuttle

Avionics

Radiometric-map Guidance Aid Tested

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Safety

Ils Approach Cited in Swiss Accident

ICAO-Document 7605-Met/526/5: “Procedures for Air Navigation Services/Meteorology.” Meteorological Service for Air Navigation. When observations of runway visual range are required for inclusion in reports for takeoff and landing, the runway visual range should be reported to the appropriate local air traffic services unit whenever there is a change in the value to be reported in accordance with the reporting scale in use.
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Space Technology

Non-aerospace Firms Eyed for Shuttle

Houston— Vast untapped “market” of non-aerospace companies and other organizations exists that could benefit from use of the space shuttle transportation system for research and new product development and manufacturing, according to a three-year study by General Electric Co.’s Space Div. for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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Avionics

Radiometric-map Guidance Aid Tested

Sunnyvale, Calif.—Development program under way here could determine whether advanced standoff weapons will be able to exploit natural radiation from surface features on the ground to obtain precise position fixes and improve guidance to their targets.

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Management

Soviets Spur Modernized Force

Leaders believe they can achieve goal of both tactical, strategic decisive superiority over the West by 1985

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Air Transport

Ntsb, Ge in Cf6 Engine Conflict

Safety board claims powerplant unable to tolerate massive bird ingestion; company hits findings and recommendations

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Letters to the Editor

The recent conclusion of the Brookings Institution that our current fleet of B-52s “is more than adequate now and, with minor modifications, will remain so in the future under foreseeable conditions,” is obviously not based on a knowledge of the subject.
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Management

Control Revisions Urged to Expand U. S. Exports

Washington—Defense Science Board task force on export of U. S. technology has issued a series of sweeping recommendations and guidelines to the Defense Dept. on controls for transfer of products and technology that could lead to a major jump in exports.

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Management

British Offer Soviets Wide Trade Credits

London—British government has offered the Soviet Union low-interest credits of up to $2 billion to spur Russian trade with British firms, which has been building up gradually over the past seven years. During his recent visit to London, Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko told Prime Minister Harold Wilson that the whole of the offered credit will be taken up “in the near future.”

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Air Transport

Administration Analysis Identifies Many Unused Route Authorities

Washington—Analysis of the U. S. domestic route system conducted by the Ford Administration in preparation of defense for its regulatory reform proposal shows that massive amounts of nonstop and single-aircraft route authority are not being used by domestic trunk and local service carriers.

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Air Transport

Further Concorde Production Deferred

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