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January 10, 1977

Avionics

Head-Up Display Systems Evaluated

Aeronautical Engineering

Few YAH-64 Design Changes Expected

Avionics

MLS Faces Key Decision in Montreal

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Avionics

Head-Up Display Systems Evaluated

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Aeronautical Engineering

Few YAH-64 Design Changes Expected

Culver City, Calif. — Flight testing of Hughes Helicopters’ two YAH-64 entries in the U. S. Army’s advanced attack helicopter (AAH) prototype competition identified relatively few design changes that had to be incorporated in the Phase 2 production configuration, according to company officials.

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Avionics

MLS Faces Key Decision in Montreal

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Management

DOD Cuts Navy’s New Carrier

Program budget decision also halves Navy request for A-7s, denies its bid to modernize airlift with purchase of C-9s

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Aeronautical Engineering

NASA Advances Supersonic Technology

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Air Transport

New Aircraft Plans Still Unresolved

Boeing will hold further discussions with U. S. carriers in hopes of defining new transport of the next decade

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Management

U. S. to Oppose Broadcast Satellite Plan

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Safety

Drive Pushed to Extend Safety Gains

Washington—Airline, union, government and industry aviation safety officials are studying closely factors that helped make 1976 one of the safest in U. S. air carrier operations with a view to reducing accident levels further. In a telegram to all scheduled and supplemental airlines in the U. S., Federal Aviation Administrator John L. McLucas said: “The nation’s air carriers — the scheduled and supplemental airlines of the U. S. — have just completed one of the safest years since commercial aviation started in 1927.

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Air Transport

Expanded Economic Role For ICAO Recommended

Washington—Panel of experts on air transportation established by the International Civil Aviation Organization has made recommendations to the ICAO Council that portend greater interest in aviation economic matters. The 14 experts, who met for two weeks last month, plan to meet again in 1977, 1978 and 1979 for further analysis of machinery used worldwide to establish international fares and rates.

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Business Flying

VTOLs Studied for Offshore Support

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