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February 13, 1978

Air Transport

Discounts Irk Business Traveler

Avionics

Optical Devices Will Speed Processing

Management

Landing System Battle Detailed

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Air Transport

Discounts Irk Business Traveler

Service quality also draws comment in survey by Aviation Week of corporate traffic managers

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Avionics

Optical Devices Will Speed Processing

Salt Lake City —Military avionics systems will employ tiny rugged optical devices implanted as thin-film structures in suitable substrates as high-performance, low-cost signal processing elements within a few years, U. S. Air Force and Navy researchers predicted here.

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Management

Landing System Battle Detailed

House hearings disclose effort of Plessey-employed U. S. lobbyist against FAA scanning-beam MLS choice

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Management

U. S. Cooperation Key to Aeritalia Plans

Naples-Aeritalia's Transport Aircraft Group is depending heavily on U. S. cooperation for a major portion of its workload over the next several years, but there are doubts inside and outside the company on whether this cooperation will be forthcoming.

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Avionics

Secure Communications Effort Pushed

Langley AFB, Va . — New technology being incorporated in the Joint Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS) will facilitate efficient coordination of tactical forces by providing high-capacity, real-time, secure digital communications capabilities.

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Management

U.s. Warned on Balance-of-power Shift

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Management

Competing Mls Systems Complete Brussels Tests

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Air Transport

U. S. May Harden User-charge Attitude

Washington—Escalation of airport user charges in international commercial aviation during the past three years together with an increase of alleged restrictive practices against U. S. carriers could force the federal government into drastic action to arrest the trend.

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Management

Defense Chief Focuses on Nato Needs

Washington—U. S. Congress is expected to give sympathetic treatment to the proposed Defense Dept. Fiscal 1979 budget of $126 billion, partly due to Defense Secretary Harold Brown’s warning of a “precarious balance” between North Atlantic Treaty Organization forces and their Warsaw Pact adversaries.

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Air Transport

Snowstorms Assault Northeast Again

Heavy snow driven by fierce winds assaulted the Northeast Feb. 6 and 7, effectively paralyzing the region and closing down airports in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Providence, Rochester and Hartford in the third major disruption of air carrier service in less than three weeks.

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