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August 21, 1978

SAFETY

Thrust Loss Cited in Southern Accident

AVIONICS

Chemical Laser Takes Weapons Lead

Business Flying

Eased Financing to Spur Brazilian Sales

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SAFETY

Thrust Loss Cited in Southern Accident

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AVIONICS

Chemical Laser Takes Weapons Lead

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Business Flying

Eased Financing to Spur Brazilian Sales

Sac Jose dos Campos, Brazil—Sales of Embraer’s general aviation aircraft are expected to surge following the Brazilian government’s relaxation of financing and retention of strict aviation import restrictions. The main impetus for Embraer’s increased sales of its general aviation aircraft is the reduction of the financing interest rate from 4% per month to 2.7% per month.

2021

Air Transport

Northwest Resuming Schedules

Acrimony of long strike still in evidence as carrier begins climb back to full services, readies Scandinavian routes

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Langley Aiding Transport Competition

Hampton, Va.—Langley Research Center here is about to award Boeing, Lockheed and McDonnell Douglas a total of $48 million in research contracts that, along with corporate funding, will result in over $60 million in wide-body transport research work over the next several months to counter the marketing of new European aircraft.

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Air Transport

Airline Stock Rise Laid to Traffic Boom

1213

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Taiwan Offered F-5 with Sparrow

Northrop completes design of uprated single-engine version to provide Nationalist China with all-weather interceptor

3031

Air Transport

Carrier Takes Key Dc-9 Super 80 Role

5253

MISSILE ENGINEERING

Reentry Tests Yield ,aiming Data

Los Angeles—Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Organization (SAMSO) is completing analysis of data from three proof-of-concept reentry vehicle flight tests that have produced a wide range of information on advanced fuzing, penetration aid and warhead aiming technology for application to future ballistic missile systems.

2223

Air Transport

Discount Struggle Hits California Market

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