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February 20, 1978

Aviation Week Pilot Report

International Capabilities Melded in 700

Avionics

Landing System Hearings Spur Charges

Avionics

New Simulators to Be Added By Usaf

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Aviation Week Pilot Report

International Capabilities Melded in 700

Bethany, Okla.—Rockwell International’s alliance with Japan’s Fuji Heavy Industries on the Commander 700 will reach a major milestone this spring with the scheduled delivery of the first production twin-engine aircraft, an engineering version of which was flown by this AVIATION WEEK & SPACE TECHNOLOGY editor here recently.

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Avionics

Landing System Hearings Spur Charges

Washington—Charges and countercharges during recent congressional hearings indicate scanning-beam and Doppler microwave landing systems are such closely matched competitors that their proponents are resorting to “one-upmanship.”

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Avionics

New Simulators to Be Added By Usaf

Luke AFB, Ariz.—Air Force engineering development officials are monitoring a program designed to adapt full visual systems to operational flight trainers for the USAF/Fairchild A-10 close-support aircraft and the USAF/General Dynamics F-16 fighter.

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Air Transport

Super Saver Swells Discounts

Proliferation of fares raises questions of effectiveness, duration and problems; some carriers also seek fare boost

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Management

Nato Research Cooperation Stressed

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Management

Agusta Marketing Stresses New Line

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Management

Packaging of Fighter Sale Tied to Political Strategy

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Space Technology

Shuttle Booster Motor Tests Planned

Promontory, Utah—Space shuttle thrust vector control (TVC) system will be exercised for the first time on a full-size solid rocket motor in May when Thiokol Corp. conducts the third static firing of the shuttle booster. In earlier tests at the Thiokol plant near here, the motor’s movable nozzle was controlled by surplus Saturn program hardware.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Rolls Plans Family of Rb.401s, 432s

Bristol, England—Family of new-technology Rolls-Royce engines, with the existing RB.401 and the developing RB.432 engines is the basic core components, is planned by Rolls-Royce’s Bristol Div. to cover a wide range of potential uses in the 1980s and 1990s.

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Air Transport

Pan American Has Best Year Since 1968

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