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July 10, 1978

Management

Industry Wary of Longer Lead Times

Air Transport

Sd 3-30 Fills Commuter Aircraft Gap

Aeronautical Engineering

Boeing Pushes Early E-4b Delivery

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Management

Industry Wary of Longer Lead Times

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Air Transport

Sd 3-30 Fills Commuter Aircraft Gap

Washington—Two commuter airlines operating the Short Brothers Ltd. SD 3-30 in the high-density U. S. Northeast Corridor and a third commuter in this area that has ordered the aircraft believe the twin-engine turboprop provides the increased capacity they need at acceptable costs while attracting passengers with its wide-body, 30-seat interior.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Boeing Pushes Early E-4b Delivery

Seattle—Boeing Aerospace Co. is working to an accelerated schedule aimed at delivery of the first E-4B advanced airborne command post to USAF by the end of April, 1979, approximately 30 days ahead of schedule. “We still expect to complete the job within 1% of the [$201-million] target cost —probably on the low side,” said Boeing’s program manager, Marvin E. Eisenbach.

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Avionics

Faa Radar Exceeds Reliability Goals

Baltimore—Federal Aviation Administration’s new-generation ARSR 3 air route surveillance radar has demonstrated a reliability here at a Westinghouse test facility near the Baltimore-Washington International Airport that exceeds FAA contract specifications.

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Air Transport

Golden West Says Sd 3-30s Pass High-density, Short-haul Test

Newport Beach, Calif.—Golden West Airlines’ initial experience with the Short Brothers, Ltd., SD3-30 twin turboprop transport on its route structure, which links Los Angeles International Airport with southern California cities, has demonstrated the aircraft’s capability to operate successfully in a high-density, short-haul environment.

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Air Transport

Members Vote Iata Changes

Leaders promise that comments will be taken into account by executive committee in preparation of final resolutions

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Space Technology

Civilian Spacecraft Likely to Get Survivability Boost

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Space Technology

Materials Processing Stress Questioned

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Editorial

Fighters and Mideast Politics

I believe that Israel should be developing a new fighter for the mid-80s and beyond, for its air force. What does it take to build a modern weapon system or a modern fighter? I think, basically, four things: 1. The ability to properly define the system.
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Space Technology

Seasat Launch Successful; Will Monitor Ocean Data

Vandenberg AFB, Calif.—Successful launch of the Seasat A satellite June 26 will enable mission controllers to activate the spacecraft’s instrument payload in sufficient time to participate in two ocean monitoring programs that will help confirm the accuracy of data returned from the satellite (AW&ST July 3, p. 26).

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