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March 27, 1978

Aviation Week Pilot Report

Casa C-101 Trainer Production Begins

Management

Defense Shifts Worry Congress

Air Transport

Europeans Liberalize Fares, Charters

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Aviation Week Pilot Report

Casa C-101 Trainer Production Begins

Madrid—Construcciones Aeronauticas, S. A. (CASA) of Spain has begun production of its C-101 jet trainer following award of an initial contract from the Spanish air force for 60 C-101s to be delivered between 1979 an 1981. The Spanish air force order for the C-101s is a significant milestone for the program, giving CASA the sales and production base it needs to begin export marketing of the aircraft.

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Management

Defense Shifts Worry Congress

Pentagon reorganization studies under way cause concern that Joint Chiefs’ decision-making role may be lessened

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Air Transport

Europeans Liberalize Fares, Charters

Paris—European resistance to liberalized fares and charter regulations on the North Atlantic appeared to be crumbling further last week as a wave of fare reduction proposals rolled over the Continent. The situation also was spawning some complex fare packages calculated to respond as closely as possible to the perceived competition without being overly generous.

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Air Transport

Airwest Fine-tunes Fleet Capabilities

San Mateo, Calif.—Hughes Airwest is expanding the capabilities of its jet transport fleet to meet the particular requirements of its route system and to support the carrier’s evolution into a “regional trunkline” with a network that may stretch nearly coast to coast.

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Avionics

Digital System Used to Cut Workload

Los Angeles—Digital move one more stride from the research and development laboratory into operational service with the decision by McDonnell Douglas to introduce a digital flight guidance system in the DC-9 Super 80. Expanded capabilities for the airplane to reduce pilot workload also will include Category 3A autoland with a 50-ft. decision height.

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Air Transport

New Pact Counters Bermuda 2

Relatively liberalized charter rules, low fares fill gap in bilateral; British unhappy not to win part charters

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Management

Congress Hurdles Await Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

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Business Flying

Hustler Utility Aircraft Redesigned

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Air Transport

British Test Landing System in U. S.

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Management

Dod Pushes Electronic Capability Gains

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