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May 1, 1978

Special Series: Israeli Avionics—4

Electronic Warfare Capability Developed

Hanover Air Show

Subdued Tone Marks Hanover Opening

Aeronautical Engineering

Proposed Standard Threatens Beryllium

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Special Series: Israeli Avionics—4

Electronic Warfare Capability Developed

Tel Aviv—Former military officials in the Israeli defense forces have played key roles in creating or shaping three companies here that are active in the fields of electronic warfare, digital computers and electro-optics. These companies, each with annual sales in the $12-30-million range, also produce electronics for civil applications as well as defense hardware.

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Hanover Air Show

Subdued Tone Marks Hanover Opening

Hanover—Biennial West German international air and space exhibition opened here last week with little enthusiasm on the part of non-German aerospace firms participating in the show, and the question of whether the German show is worth the investment was again receiving heavy treatment in the exhibition halls and in exhibitors’ chalets.
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Aeronautical Engineering

Proposed Standard Threatens Beryllium

Supply of beryllium to the aerospace industry could be threatened if the already stringent worker exposure standards on the metal are tightened further because of its alleged—and hotly disputed—cancer-producing properties. At a minimum, the high cost of beryllium metal could rise above the $150-$1,000/lb., depending on finish, that it now commands.

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Aviation Week Pilot Report

Easy Handling Marks Cougar Light Twin

Savannah, Ga.—Grumman American’s GA-7/Cougar, first new generation light twin in the marketplace, displays ease of handling, good single-engine performance and low operating cost. This AVIATION WEEK & SPACE TECHNOLOGY editor evaluated the light twin powered by two Lycoming O320-D1D four-cylinder, 160-hp. engines here recently.

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Space Technology

Military Efforts in Space on Increase

Washington—U. S.Air Force is in the early stages of turning more of its systems management attention to military uses of space to take advantage of new technologies such as the space shuttle and to counter an emerging and formidable Soviet military space capability.

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Air Transport

Airlines Seek 757 Commonality

Common version of Boeing 757 sought by year-end; British Airways, Eastern Airlines combine efforts

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Management

Gao Urges Complete Review of F-16

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Air Transport

Arab Consortium Plan Gains Impetus

New York—Momentum is gaining on a move to form by the end of this year a multination Arab airline consortium acceptable to the U. S. government on transatlantic routes. Skepticism over the possibility of a group of Arab countries attaining such unity is widespread among U. S. diplomats and government officials, particularly following the schisms created by the abortive attempts of Egypt and Israel to reach agreement for peace.

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Editorial

Deregulation—a European View

The present U. S. aviation policy contributes to the destruction of a world air transport system, which in the past has proved its value. The system of civil aviation has provided reliable scheduled air service for the businessman. At the same time, it has made mass tourism possible.
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Space Technology

Fueling Data Reveal Salyut Redesign

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