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March 6, 1978

Aeronautical Engineering

Aerospace Faces Shortage of Engineers

Air Transport

Kahn Urging Cab Deregulation Drive

Management

Public, Service Salt Guidance Diverges

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Aeronautical Engineering

Aerospace Faces Shortage of Engineers

New York—Continuing economic health of the aerospace industry and a technical manpower pool shrunken by the aerospace depression of the early 1970s—when many left the field for good—have created a shortage of engineers to design, develop and test the nation’s space and aviation projects.

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Air Transport

Kahn Urging Cab Deregulation Drive

I didn’t come into this job with a grand strategy. But I did come in with a strong sense of the imperfections of regulation, a healthy respect for the efficiency of markets and a predilection in favor of relying on the latter wherever effective competition appears to be feasible.
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Management

Public, Service Salt Guidance Diverges

Washington—Strategic weapons deterrence policy publicly stated to Congress by officials of President Jimmy Carter’s Administration is at odds with secret budget guidance provided the U. S. armed services and is raising questions difficult for the Administration to answer.

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Management

Salt Violation Queries Confirmed

Washington—Both the U. S. and the Soviet Union have promptly raised questions over compliance with strategic arms accords through the Standing Consultative Commission established under strategic arms agreements, according to a State Dept. report.
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Avionics

Command, Control Update Planned

Keesler AFB, Miss.—Airborne battlefield command and control center developed as a mobile on-the-scene extension of a USAF tactical air control center (TACC) is scheduled for modernization of its communications equipment several years hence, and the airborne facility probably will remain operational at least through the 1980s.

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Air Transport

Cab Acts to Retaliate for Braniff Delay

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Air Transport

7-abreast Seating Design Sets Boeing Standard

Renton, Wash.—Boeing Co. has settled on a seven-abreast seating configuration for its 767/777 family of new transports in the expectation that it will set a new standard applicable to a wide range of aircraft for many years to come. The company is hoping to accomplish by design what more or less evolved on its earlier programs—the application of a single cross section to its entire family of standard-body transports.
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Aeronautical Engineering

Gao Criticizes Ch-47 Modernization

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Air Transport

New Aircraft Program Firming

Boeing sets June project launch date for medium-range, 200-passenger twin; seeks customers, foreign partners

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Editorial

Air Freight—freedom Or Chaos?

It seems appropriate to be here at Disney World today to talk about deregulation, a subject that has existed in a fantasyland for some time now. Air cargo has the somewhat dubious distinction of becoming the first industry to be “deregulated.”
February 271978 March 131978