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September 4, 1978

Safety

Allegheny DC-9-31 Crash Investigated

Management

Top 500 DOD Research, Development Test and Evaluation Contractors Fiscal Year 1977

Avionics

767 Digital Avionics Stress Flexibility

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Safety

Allegheny DC-9-31 Crash Investigated

About 1712 EDT on June 23, 1976, Allegheny Airlines, Inc., Flight 121, a Douglas DC-9-31, crashed on the Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, Pa.; the wreckage came to rest about 6,000 ft. beyond the threshold and about 350 ft. to the right of the centerline of Runway 27R. Of the 106 persons onboard, 86 persons were injured; there were no fatalities.
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Management

Top 500 DOD Research, Development Test and Evaluation Contractors Fiscal Year 1977

Top 500 Defense Dept, research, development, test and evaluation contractors are listed below in order, along with the total amount contracted by each. Amounts include contracts by all subsidiaries and divisions of each company during Fiscal 1977.
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Avionics

767 Digital Avionics Stress Flexibility

Renton, Wash.—Largely digital avionics system being developed for the Boeing 767-200 and related new transports was shaped to a great extent by requirements for reduced cost of ownership, improved system availability and a flexibility that would permit different levels of performance to be achieved through relatively modest changes of configuration.

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Management

Growth Problems Hit Brazil Regionais

Sao Paulo, Brazil—Many of the same factors that stimulated traffic growth among Brazil’s regional carriers over the past two years are now limiting their ability to handle this growth. The recent growth and history of the five regional carriers, or third-level service, in Brazil can be compared to U. S. commuter carriers.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Airbus to Develop Two A310 Versions

Toulouse—Airbus Industrie will simultaneously develop two variations of its 200-245 passenger A310 twin-engine wide-body transport to meet the varying range requirements of prospective users. The A310, which will fly initially in 1981 for certification in 1982 (AW&ST July 17, p. 24), will be competing with the Boeing 767 for a potentially vast market for mediumrange high-capacity transport aircraft in the 1980s and 1990s.

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Management

U. S. Weighs New SALT Offer to Soviets

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Missile Engineering

Kwajalein Pivotal in ABM Systems Test

Huntsville, Ala.—Army’s Ballistic Missile Defense Command with its headquarters just outside this city accomplishes most of its systems technology testing at Kwajalein Missile Range, on a remote atoll in the Pacific. The range is used to integrate advanced ballistic missile defense technology into systems and to provide testing vital to the development of strategic offensive weapons for deterrence.

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Management

New Plans Boost Farnborough

London—Farnborough International 1978 air show got off the ground briskly this week with the pre-show launch of the Boeing 757/Rolls-Royce RB.211-535 program on orders from British Airways and Eastern Airlines. French, British and West German negotiators last week were still discussing the possibility of the British rejoining the Airbus Industrie consortium.

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Air Transport

Carriers Vie for Pacific Routes

CAB policies spawn glut of applications for service to area; some ask case be expanded to include China, Indonesia

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Management

Panavia Picked to Provide Tornado Product Support

Munich—Overall management and coordination of all industrial support activities in West Germany, Great Britain and Italy to insure that all resources are available to meet the product support requirements for the Tornado multirole combat aircraft (MRCA) have been turned over to Panavia for the service life of the aircraft, which enters into service in 1979.
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