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November 6, 1978

Avionics

Europeans Increasing Use of Simulators

Safety

Instruction Confusion Cited in Crash

New Particle Beam Technology

Power Generation Key to Beam Weapons Development

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Avionics

Europeans Increasing Use of Simulators

London—Evolutionary improvements in flight simulator systems are reflecting their broadening role as flight crew training programs progress toward the objective of 100% simulation—total training in simulators with only flight checks performed in the actual aircraft—a survey of major European simulator manufacturers indicates.

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Safety

Instruction Confusion Cited in Crash

About 25 sec. after N12MK had been requested to report crossing the 051-deg. radial 10-mi. DME fix, the flight called “mike kilo’s crossed the radial.” The flightcrew’s report that they had crossed the radial was erroneous. The Palm Springs 051-deg. radial exists in the northeast quadrant of the VORTAC, and the flight never entered that area.
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New Particle Beam Technology

Power Generation Key to Beam Weapons Development

Washington—U. S. is focusing its particle beam development efforts on pulsed power generation and pointing and tracking, both major technology areas needed to support production of beam weapons systems. Technology development can be accomplished with particle beam accelerators using commercial power sources and capacitor banks, but the large size of these banks prohibits their use in mobile beam weapon devices.

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Air Transport

Airlines Set Nine-month Records

Surging revenues of U. S. trunks match booming market; discount fares, tax credits boost high third-quarter earnings

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Management

Nuclear Weapons Policy Questioned

In the United States, there is a pronounced tendency, due perhaps to the high level of our technology and the positivist outlook which thrives in a technological environment, to regard man and society as conditioned by the tools they use.
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New Particle Beam Technology

Beam Pointing Technology Explored

Washington—Defense Dept, is exploring development of acquisition, pointing and tracking technology for particle beam weapons to avoid costly surprises later in the development cycle that could cripple the U. S. beam weapons effort. The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, Mass., recently completed a preliminary study assessing acquisition, pointing and tracking for strategic space defense systems.
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Arab Defense Industry

Arabs Push Arms Industry Despite Peace Expectations

Mideast oil money, West’s technical and managerial expertise helping to shape multinational Arab infrastructure in Egypt

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Space Technology

Cosmonauts Land After 140-day Flight

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Air Transport

Texas Carrier Pushes Drive on National

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Space Technology

Soviets Developing Fly-back Launcher

Washington—Soviet Union’s winged reusable manned spacecraft program is the first of a two-part effort that, analysts believe, could lead by 1985-1990 to a space transportation system with a fly-back booster as well as a reusable spacecraft.

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