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July 24, 1978

Safety

Board Assays Crash of Dc-9 in Storm

Air Transport

Atlantic Summer Traffic Booms

Air Transport

United’s Purchase Launches 767

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Safety

Board Assays Crash of Dc-9 in Storm

About 1619 EST on Apr. 4, 1977, a Southern Airways, Inc., DC-9, operating as Southern Flight 242, crashed in New Hope, Ga. After losing both engines in flight, Flight 242 attempted an emergency landing on State Spur Highway 92, which bisected New Hope.
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Air Transport

Atlantic Summer Traffic Booms

Travel boom that cuts across seating classes, age and economic levels has jammed customs facilities, baggage counters and airport parking lots while attracting a unique class of inexperienced North Atlantic traveler so smitten with unheard-of low fares that ticket lines are often spotted with unfortunates who have forgotten to bring a passport.
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Air Transport

United’s Purchase Launches 767

Boeing plans flight in 1981, deliveries beginning 1982; could also kick off its 757 and 767 programs this year

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Air Transport

Low-fare Tourist Influx Taxes British Air Facilities

London—Low-fare, no-reservation airline services on the North Atlantic—coupled with the new Bermuda 2 Air Services Agreement between Great Britain and the U. S., which opened up new ports of entry in the U. S.—are littering British airports with cardboard boxes, British highways with extended thumbs, British checkrooms with unclaimed baggage and British terminal buildings with sleeping passengers.

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Avionics

Nasa Tests Magnetic Bubble Recorder

Anaheim, Calif.—Space missions, the success of which depends on the operation of an onboard data recorder, should benefit greatly from the projected adaptation of magnetic bubble domain technology to solid-state data recorders containing no moving parts.

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Business Flying

Increased Tfe731 Reliability Achieved

Phoenix, Ariz.—Garrett Corp. AiResearch Mfg. is achieving increased reliability with its TFE731 turbofan engine—used on many business jets—and that is helping to relieve an earlier spare parts shortage. At the same time the manufacturer is instituting new support programs.

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Editorial

Bureaucratic Stumbling Blocks

We were once a nation of superb horsetraders who bargained the United States into prosperous international leadership. However, sometimes it appears that prosperity is viewed as eternal. Fortunately, there are those of us who realize that a prosperous nation, in order to survive, cannot rest on past achievements forever.
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Business Flying

Grumman American Sale Approved

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Aeronautical Engineering

Ceramic Parts Tested in T76 Engine

Phoenix, Ariz.—Initial full-scale testing of a T76 turboprop engine with 111 ceramic hot section parts is under way at Garrett Corp.’s AiResearch Manufacturing Co. of Arizona, as part of a demonstration program aimed at exploring use of ceramic components to boost engine performance and economy.

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Air Transport

U.s. Carriers Report Record Earnings

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