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April 17, 1978

Safety

Procedure Hit in Subang 747 Incident

Special Series: Israeli Avionics—2

Three Firms Dominate Output

Space Technology

Nasa Plans New Space Missions

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Safety

Procedure Hit in Subang 747 Incident

The accident was reported by British Airways to the Accidents Investigation Branch of the Dept. of Trade, and notification was received from the Malaysian civil aviation authority that it had initiated an investigation. A United Kingdom accredited representative participated in the initial stages of the investigation in Kuala Lumpur, after which the Malaysian authorities elected to delegate the inquiry to the United Kingdom in accordance with Paragraph 5.1 of Annex 13 to the ICAO Convention.
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Special Series: Israeli Avionics—2

Three Firms Dominate Output

Tel Aviv—Three companies here account for more than 80% of Israel’s avionics/defense-electronics output, and two of them are subsidiaries of Israel Aircraft Industries, which itself is owned by the government, although it operates as a private corporation in most respects.

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Space Technology

Nasa Plans New Space Missions

Agency prepares new starts for Mars sample return, Halley’s Comet probe and comet Tempel 2 landing

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Air Transport

Deadlock Looms at Icao Talks

German landing system’s appeal to Third World countries could threaten ICAO standardization of landing systems

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Aeronautical Engineering

Quiet Aircraft Flight Tests Scheduled

Seattle—Flight tests this summer of the U. S. quiet short-haul research aircraft (QSRA) will test the validity of lift and noise predictions for the flying testbed and will provide fresh data to feed burgeoning worldwide interest in the upper surface blowing propulsive lift concept.

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Management

Defense Dept. Changing Procurement Procedures

Washington—Defense Dept. is reorienting its procurement practices to bring them closer into line with industry approaches under recent guidelines and Office of Management and Budget direction. Two revised guidelines will focus defense policies for management of system acquisitions and the decision-making process.

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Management

Aviation Groups Protest Faa Proposed User Fees

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Editorial

New Era for Airlines

Airlines are reading U. S. domestic traffic returns for the first quarter with no effort to minimize their astonishment. Traffic growth, so the forecasters were saying, was bound to taper off this year after the spurt in 1977. Some are still saying that, even as they revise their 1978 forecasts upward to adjust for things like airport terminals with wall-to-wall people.

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Air Transport

North Atlantic Business Travel Growing During Summer Peaks

New York—Business travel on the North Atlantic during summer peak periods is increasing steadily while vacation travel is showing a corresponding decline, according to surveys conducted by the International Air Transport Assn. The result has been an expanded use of normal fares—first class and full economy fares —during the past three years, accompanied by a sharp drop in the sale of excursion fares.
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Space Technology

Soviets See Shuttle as Killer Satellite

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