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October 10, 1977

Special Report: Strategic Weapons Changes

Congress Presses Strategic Changes

Air Transport

Skytrain Faces Market Limits

Safety

Ntsb Cites Approach in 727 Crash

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Special Report: Strategic Weapons Changes

Congress Presses Strategic Changes

Both houses generally agreed on forcing weapons policy that retains funding for a low-level penetrating bomber

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Air Transport

Skytrain Faces Market Limits

Basic appeal to youth groups seen barring total success of low-fare service; London-New York loads disappointing

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Safety

Ntsb Cites Approach in 727 Crash

Flightcrews often maintain irregular schedules, cross one or more time zones, and stop at times and places at which it may be inopportune or difficult to get suitable meals. Under these circumstances they may be inclined to skip meals, or to substitute candy bars, soft drinks and other “junk foods.”
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Avionics

New Microcircuits Resist Radiation

Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio—Promising new family of radiation-hardened large-scale microcircuits, including a microprocessor designed to “emulate” a variety of existing commercial microprocessors so it can use their software, is being developed by RCA under Air Force sponsorship.

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Business Flying

General Aviation Research Pushed

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Special Report: Strategic Weapons Changes

Rockwell Designers Define New Derivatives of B-1

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Aeronautical Engineering

Amst Engineering Proposals Awaited

Los Angeles—Boeing and McDonnell Douglas are preparing responses to proposal instruction packages the Air Force has issued on the advanced medium STOL transport (AMST) minimum engineering development program that will lead to selection of a winning production design early next year and possibly approval of an initial low-rate production run.

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Editorial

Environment and Business Aviation

Your Long Range Planning Committee believes that the next five years will prove difficult, with increased pressures for business aviation to meet the federal noise standard, Federal Air Regulation No. 36 (FAR 36). In addition, the committee forecast increased local efforts at setting aircraft curfews at many airports.
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Space Technology

Nasa Evaluating Major Shuttle Orbiter Changes

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Air Transport

New United Pilot Hiring Plan Stresses Minorities, Females

Chicago—First pilot hiring by United Airlines since 1970 will begin early next year under a revamped selection process that has been affected in part by a federal decree requiring that the airline establish goals for recruiting a minimum percentage of minority and female applicants.

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