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May 15, 1978

Aviation Week Pilot Report

New Engines Improve Jetstar Handling

Management

Arabs Seek Arms Sufficiency

Space Technology

Titan 34d Booster Design Completed

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Aviation Week Pilot Report

New Engines Improve Jetstar Handling

Washington—Lockheed JetStar’s handling qualities and speed characteristics have been enhanced by the Garrett AiResearch TFE731-3 turbofan engines now powering the JetStar 2. Latest version of the business jet was flown here recently by this AVIATION WEEK & SPACE TECHNOLOGY editor.

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Management

Arabs Seek Arms Sufficiency

Economic independence from other industrialized nations goal of program aimed at establishing industrial base

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Space Technology

Titan 34d Booster Design Completed

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Business Flying

Business Aircraft Demand Expected to Continue

Hanover—World demand for business aircraft shows no indication of slackening, and some marketing officials for U. S. manufacturers believe that the historic short-term cyclical sales pattern for business aircraft may have ended. Business aircraft firms exhibiting at the Hanover air show in late April and early May all were intent on pushing their share of the international business aircraft market upward and of increasing the percentage of their total production devoted to export sales.

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Management

Pershing 2, Tomahawk Split Congress

Washington—Congress is split over the continued development of both the Army/Martin Marietta Pershing 2 mobile tactical nuclear ballistic missile and the Air Force/General Dynamics Tomahawk ground-launched cruise missile. The two battlefield nuclear weapons are being developed separately by the services for a similar mission—to deliver quick-reaction nuclear strikes in order to free for other missions the dual-capable North Atlantic Treaty Organization aircraft committed to nuclear alert.

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Management

Industry Backs Procurement Changes

Washington—Two major procurement policies recently enunciated in Office of Management and Budget circulars are receiving strong support from aerospace industry officials in testimony before Congress, with a note of caution in the case of one.

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Air Transport

Conflicts Slow World Tourism Growth

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Avionics

Giant Laser System Readied for Tests

Livermore, Calif.—Powerful laser system is being readied for a three-year experimental program that will help shape the course of future energy-source developments in the U. S. The $25-million, 10,000-joule laser, named Shiva, is the fifth in a series of increasingly powerful neodymium:glass laser systems built here at the University of California Lawrence Livermore Laboratory to investigate applications of highpower lasers for both civil and military uses.

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Management

Defense Budget Boosted $595 Million

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Air Transport

Growth Prompted Transport Buy

Singapore’s multimillion-dollar order for Boeing aircraft keyed to continued growth in airline traffic in Asia

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