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December 12, 1977

Space Technology

Seasat-a Could Spur Operational Plan

Aeronautical Engineering

B-1 Cost-effectiveness Claimed

Aeronautical Engineering

Transport Construction Costs Studied

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Space Technology

Seasat-a Could Spur Operational Plan

San Francisco—Successful mission by the Seasat-A ocean monitoring satellite, due to be launched from Vandenberg, AFB, Calif., next May, could generate strong user support for follow-on action leading to an operational program starting in the mid-1980s.

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Aeronautical Engineering

B-1 Cost-effectiveness Claimed

Rockwell International study says B-ls carrying cruise missiles best suited to strategic strike force requirement

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Aeronautical Engineering

Transport Construction Costs Studied

Moffett Field, Calif. — Recent study of cost reduction techniques applicable to short-haul aircraft construction has shown the significant savings that can be achieved through the use of advanced bonded metal structures in place of conventional skin-and-stringer construction.
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Management

Us. Retains Unilateral Arms Restraints

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Air Transport

Spain Studies Traffic Control System

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Avionics

Canadian Satcom in Qualification Tests

Princeton, N. J.—Assembly and flight qualification testing of the dual-band Anik B Canadian communications satellite has begun at RCA’s Astro-Electronics Div. here. The 2,000-lb., three-axis stabilized advanced satellite is being developed for Telesat Canada by RCA and is scheduled for launch from Cape Canaveral in November, 1978.

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Air Transport

Overbook Plan Reactions Mixed

CAB proposal draws some optimism on volunteer system, strong objections to increased compensation, eligibility

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Air Transport

Operating and Cost Data 747, Dc-10 and L-1011-third Quarter, 1977

SCHEDULED PASSENGER SERVICE Revenue Miles (000) 13,542 6,568 8,672 8,077 2,862 — 682 — Rev. Psgr. Miles (000) 2,960,883 1,538,865 2,016,690 1,458,766 727,204 — 154,201 —
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Management

Report Warns on Danger of Iran Sales Corruption

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Management

Iam Locals at P&w Work Under New Labor Contract

New labor contract is in force at three Pratt & Whitney plants in Connecticut after two International Assn, of Machinists locals rejected the pact but voted not to strike, and a third passed a strike vote but then rescinded it in another vote on Dec. 4.

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