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March 20, 1978

Air Transport

Kahn Urges New Approach to Tariffs

Management

Carter Defense Plans Concern Congress

Avionics

Laser Communications Timing Revised

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Air Transport

Kahn Urges New Approach to Tariffs

We have already confronted some striking instances of the gross disparities between rates set on the basis of average, industry cost—whether averaged geographically, or as between different carriers, or on the basis of some economically arbitrary allocation of common costs—and economically efficient rates, such as would be set in an effectively competitive market.
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Management

Carter Defense Plans Concern Congress

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Avionics

Laser Communications Timing Revised

U. S. Air Force has drastically altered the timetable, though not the objectives, of its space laser communications program, deferring a decision on a satellite demonstration until mid-1981 and substituting a series of ground and ground-to-air tests between August, 1978, and December, 1980.

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Space Technology

Soviets Build Reusable Shuttle

Delta-winged vehicle at Russian test center has design characteristics similar to U. S. orbiter, lifting bodies

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Space Technology

Heat Sensors to Test Orbiter Insulation

Moffett Field, Calif.—Flying observatory equipped with remote heat-sensing equipment will monitor the U. S. space shuttle orbiter during several reentries in an effort to verify heating computations, refine future space vehicle designs and possibly reduce the weight of the vehicle’s insulation.
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Editorial

Battle Over Defense

Mr. [Russell] Murray, [assistant secretary of Defense], proposes and Secretary Brown accepts a new system that embodies all the disadvantages of Mr. McNamara’s DPM [Draft Presidential Memorandum] approach to defense planning from the aspect of centralization.
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Air Transport

Change to Airbus Gear Studied

Greater spacing of main wheels could ease weight limits that are causing difficulty for Eastern at LaGuardia

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Air Transport

New Fares to 9 U. S. Cities Filed By British Carriers

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Air Transport

U. S., Australian Policy Clash Expected

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Management

New Budget Guidance Cuts Military Role

Washington—Defense Dept.’s consolidated guidance for budget preparation would place President Jimmy Carter in the initial process before issues were clarified and virtually would preclude adequate service chief participation, according to a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Thomas H. Moorer.
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