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January 9, 1978

Safety

NTSB Cites Heavy Load in DHC-2 Crash

Missile Engineering

C-5 Cruise Missile Launcher Tested

Management

Major 1978 Aerospace Gain Foreseen

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Safety

NTSB Cites Heavy Load in DHC-2 Crash

About 1651 Alaska daylight time on Sept. 12, 1975, a Ketchum Air Service, Inc., de Havilland Beaver DHC-2 (N64392) crashed into a mountain side about 11 naut. mi. north of Kijik, Alaska. The flight was being operated for the orientation and training of National Park Service employes and originated from Lake Hood, Anchorage, Alaska.
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Missile Engineering

C-5 Cruise Missile Launcher Tested

Washington—Lockheed-Georgia Co. testing a cruise missile launch mechanism it developed for the company’s USAF C5A transport as a cruise missile launch platform. The prototype launcher has been installed on the C-5 aircraft and USAF/Boeing air-launched cruise missile (ALCM) or Navy/General Dynamics Tomahawk (TALCM) cruise missile as well as air-to-air self-defense missiles can be accommodated with equal facility by the launch system, according to Lockheed.

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Management

Major 1978 Aerospace Gain Foreseen

Washington—Value of U. S. aerospace industry shipments of complete aircraft, engines, and space vehicles in 1978 is expected to total $22.2 billion, a 21% increase above the estimated value of $18.3 billion in 1977, U. S. Commerce Dept, said last week.

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Avionics

Infrared Sensor Sized for Helicopters

Washington —Miniature low-cost, forward-looking infrared (FLIR) sensor, small enough to be mounted on a gyrostabilized platform atop the mast of a small helicopter so its crew can see from behind a hill or trees without being seen by enemy tanks, has been developed by Honeywell.

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Air Transport

CAB Regulatory Shifts Concern Carriers

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Air Transport

Narita Airport Facing New Hindrances

Tokyo—Two new concrete fortresses rising under the approach path to Runway 34 at Narita airport represent new obstacles to Japanese government plans to open the long blockaded facility Mar. 30. Japanese police tore down two steel towers last year that had been erected by student, farmer and environmental groups and were symbolic of the long fight that kept the facility, largely completed in 1973, idle since then except for accruing interest charges.
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Management

Lockheed Employes Return to Jobs

Los Angeles—Members of the International Assn, of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) were back on their jobs at four Lockheed Corp. companies last week, ending the confusing and often bitter strikes that limited the corporation’s aerospace production during the final months of 1977.

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Air Transport

Way Clearing for Air France 737 Lease

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Business Flying

Reengined Cessnas Nearing Flight

Turboprop-powered conversions of the Cessna 421 and 340 piston-powered business aircraft are being completed by Riley Aircraft Co., Carlsbad, Calif., with first flights planned for these airplanes in January and February, 1978, respectively.

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Management

Congress Concerned by Test Ban Talks

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