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Management

Carter Warned on Soviet Nuclear Advantage

New Trends In Air Transport

Airlines Push Automated Operations at Terminals

New Trends In Air Transport

Derivatives Still Top Development List

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Management

Carter Warned on Soviet Nuclear Advantage

Joint Chiefs claim U. S. will be unable to reverse or halt trend if limited by SALT 2 proposals, three-year protocol

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New Trends In Air Transport

Airlines Push Automated Operations at Terminals

New York—Airlines are concentrating on automating passenger terminal operations in order to keep up with increasing traffic demands that have outgrown existing terminal capabilities. Computers and minicomputers continue to play important roles in the redesigning, and in some cases expansion, of passenger terminals.

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Derivatives Still Top Development List

Los Angeles—Designers at Lockheed and McDonnell Douglas will concentrate their major efforts during the next few years on extracting maximum performance gains from existing aircraft rather than launching development of a new generation of advanced technology aircraft.

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Digital Technology Gaining Acceptance

San Francisco—Digital avionics technology has come of age for the air transport industry. Components and techniques have evolved to the stage where their cost, reliability and performance benefits have been recognized and accepted by airframe manufacturers and airlines alike.

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Engine Design Awaits Transport Plan

New York—Uncertainty on the size and configuration of the next generation of medium-range jet transports has prompted Pratt & Whitney to slow the design work on its JT10D turbofan engine “to wait and see what happens,” according to a Pratt & Whitney official.

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Engineering, Maintenance Improvements Emphasized By Airlines in Cost Control

Dallas—Spotlight is on airline engineering and maintenance organizations to hold the line against steadily increasing costs by getting more productivity out of facilities, manpower, and in some cases, aging fleets. Increased competition in a slowly resurging market is driving aircraft utilization higher, leaving less time available for maintenance.

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Expansion Key to Meeting Airport Needs in U.s.; New Facilities Likelier Abroad

Washington—Anticipated growth in domestic air traffic generally will be met by expanding capacity of existing airports, while internationally it will be met by increased capacity and new airports. A recent Federal Aviation Administration study on U. S. airport needs until the year 2000 picked 10 metropolitan areas that had a potential need for a new airport under maximum capacity increase criteria.

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Manufacturers Grapple with Design Options as Aircraft Market Brightens

New York—Turnaround signals are flying in the air transport airplane market, but the shape the rebound will take is still not clear after three years or more of design studies and airline surveys centered on derivative as well as new aircraft.
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New Trends In Air Transport

Airport Development Market Thriving

San Francisco—Continuing substantial demand for airport development throughout the world is expected in the foreseeable future, stimulated by ambitious programs in the oilrich nations and augmented by a domestic U. S. market that shows promise despite a lack of major new projects.
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New Trends In Air Transport

Boeing Seeks Broader Appeal for 747sr

Renewed interest in the short-range version of the Boeing 747 wide-body transport has focused attention on Japan’s experience with the aircraft and led Boeing to explore variations that might appeal to a broader range of customers—particularly some in the Middle East.

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