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July 4, 1977

Aviation Week Pilot Report

Alphajet Evaluated at Paris Air Show

Aeronautical Engineering

Improved Fighter Capabilities Sought

Management

Carter Blocks Production of B-1

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Aviation Week Pilot Report

Alphajet Evaluated at Paris Air Show

Paris—Deliveries of the first production Dassault-Breguet/Dornier Alphajet trainer/light ground attack aircraft for the French and German air forces will begin late this year and in early 1978, putting the aircraft in a much stronger position to compete for a rapidly expanding worldwide market for military training aircraft.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Improved Fighter Capabilities Sought

Edwards AFB, Calif.—Control configured vehicle flight tests with a modified USAF/General Dynamics YF-16 prototype have demonstrated that it will be possible to enhance the operational capabilities of future high-performance fighters by designing their control systems for non-conventional flight modes, such as flat turns, vertical or lateral translations and selective fuselage pointing.

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Management

Carter Blocks Production of B-1

Presidential decision on advanced bomber comes as shock, surprise to members of Congress, Defense Dept., industry

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Energy

U. S. Electron Beam Tests Trigger Fusion

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Space Technology

Voyagers Set for Planet Encounters

Pasadena, Calif.—National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s interplanetary Voyager mission, which may provide close-up observations of 16 major bodies in the solar system, will begin later this year when two Mariner-class spacecraft are launched from Cape Canaveral.

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Space Technology

Shuttle Orbiter Test Phase Trimmed

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Avionics

Procurement Concept Results Studied

Dayton, Ohio—Initial results of the first military avionics equipment produced under a life-cycle-cost verification test type contract indicate that the new concept has paid off but poses some potential pitfalls. The equipment involved is the U. S. Air Force’s new AN/ARC-164 airborne ultra-high-frequency (UHF) airborne transceiver, also used by the Army.

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Editorial

Airline Economic Influence

Over the years, the airlines of the United States have brought into being huge manufacturing programs that have created jobs for millions of Americans. Through their purchases of made-in-America airplanes, foreign flag airlines have also contributed to American jobs.
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Air Transport

Regulatory Reform Accelerated

Proponents busy marshaling support for bill as latest draft is moved quickly into mark-up sessions by Senate committee

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Air Transport

House Unit Eases Noise Rule Deadline

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