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May 29, 1978

Safety

Overrun Laid to Faulty Stall Warning

Aerospace on Taiwan

Nationalists Update Fighter Force

Space Technology

Propulsion Tests Provide Shuttle Data

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Safety

Overrun Laid to Faulty Stall Warning

The flightcrew stated that they rejected the takeoff after the actuation of the stickshaker. The sound of increasing engine power on the CVR must be reverse thrust, since there is no reason to believe that the sound of increased power heard on the CVR 7 sec. after stickshaker actuation was a reapplication of forward thrust.
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Aerospace on Taiwan

Nationalists Update Fighter Force

Cuts in U. S. support, improved U. S.-Red China relations could jeopardize modernization of island’s air defense

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Space Technology

Propulsion Tests Provide Shuttle Data

Bay St. Louis, Miss.—Space shuttle main propulsion tests here are providing information for Kennedy Space Center engineers on proper countdown procedures and for shuttle flight dynamics engineers on critical data needed to fly the unusual shuttle configuration safely into earth orbit.

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Space Technology

Solid-rocket Motor Use Studied for Shuttle Tank

New Orleans—Martin Marietta and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration are studying installation of up to four segments of a space shuttle solid-rocket motor on the aft end of the vehicle’s external tank for 400,000 lb. more thrust to insure that a new 32,000-lb.
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Air Transport

Schedule, Supplemental Competition Intensifies

Mexico City—International scheduled airlines appear ready to concede that supplemental carriers are now firmly installed as an integral part of the global tourist market, although radically new pricing and service concepts are in the making that could weaken the future competitive stance of the charter operators.

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Business Flying

Bell, Iran Developing New Helicopter

Ft. Worth—Development of the 19-place 214ST (Super Transport) is under way here by Bell Helicopter Textron in collaboration with the Iranian government to compete in what the company sees as a potential market for approximately 4,500 rotary wing aircraft in this class in the 1980s.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Helicopter, Vtol Shortcomings Aired

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Management

Nato Summit Will Stress Defense Plans

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Air Transport

Braniff Optimism Fueled By Southwest’s Growth

Dallas—Braniff International expects to hit the $1-billion mark in gross revenues in the latter part of 1978, according to Harding L. Lawrence, board chairman and chief executive officer. Braniff last week chose the Boeing 747SP as replacement for its aging DC-8-62s, with two of the new airplanes to be delivered in October and December, 1979, at a cost of $97.5 million, including spares and buyer-furnished equipment.
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Avionics

Usaf Seeks Updated Computer Family

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