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October 31, 1977

Business Flying

Falcon 50 Raises Range, Performance

Management

Av-8b Pivotal in Naval Aviation Fight

Space Technology

Nasa Center Work Curtailed

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Business Flying

Falcon 50 Raises Range, Performance

Washington—Dassault-Breguet’s Falcon 50 has combined advanced technology with a three-engine design to meet the requirements of the business jet operator who needs unusual performance and range. The range of the Falcon 50 was demonstrated in late September when the prototype made its first transatlantic crossing to appear at the National Business Aircraft Assn. convention in Houston, and before prospective U. S. customers.

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Management

Av-8b Pivotal in Naval Aviation Fight

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Space Technology

Nasa Center Work Curtailed

Program activities suffer as facilities are no longer able to counter inflation with reductions in services

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Space Technology

Orbiter Experiences Control Problems

Edwards AFB., Calif.—Control difficulties encountered with the space shuttle orbiter Enterprise, which bounced twice and rolled sharply during its first operational type landing on the main concrete runway here, have forced shuttle program officials to consider flying a repeat of what was supposed to have been the last free flight mission.

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Avionics

Nasa Planning Spacelab/antenna Test

San Francisco, Calif.—National Aeronautics and Space Administration is preparing to solicit bids from industry on a spaceborne phased array antenna experiment that could lead to substantial reductions in the cost of mobile communications terminals employing satellite links.

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Management

Aerospace Labor Disputes Continue

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Space Technology

Materials Processing in Space Planned

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Air Transport

Italians Urge Firmness in U. S. Bilateral Talks

Rome—Italy will resume bilateral air transport negotiations with the U. S. early next month with little chance that the tough stand urged by a number of Italian politicians will be applied as a means of forcing radical changes in the existing agreement.

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Air Transport

Airbus Faces Weight Limitations

Port Authority sets takeoff weight at 240,000 lb. for Eastern LaGuardia demonstrations; final figure still being negotiated

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Management

Innovation Advances Tomahawk Effort

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