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November 27, 1978

Safety

Clearances Cited in Tenerife Collision

Manufacturing Technology

Foreign Gains Threaten U. S. Lead

Management

Espionage Trial Highlights Cia Problems

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Safety

Clearances Cited in Tenerife Collision

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Manufacturing Technology

Foreign Gains Threaten U. S. Lead

Overseas plant modernization, adoption of new techniques could dissipate U. S. leadership, Air Force study concludes

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Management

Espionage Trial Highlights Cia Problems

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Avionics

French Firms Emphasize Export Efforts

Paris—French avionics manufacturers, confronted by domestic markets that are relatively limited geographically and already fairly well saturated with current hardware, are exerting major efforts to increase their export business. One major focal point is the Boeing Commercial Airplane Co., where decisions on advanced avionics and instrumentation systems for the new 767 series transports are imminent.

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Aeronautical Engineering

F100 Stagnation Stall Fixes to Be Tested

West Palm Beach, Fla.—Fixes designed to cure the stagnation stalls of the Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-100 augmented turbofan engine have been adopted by the Air Force for the General Dynamics F-16 air combat fighter and will undergo a service evaluation before retrofit in the McDonnell Douglas F-15 air-superiority fighter.

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Air Transport

Continental Seeks Pacific Expansion

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Air Transport

Views Mixed on First-class Cut

Proponents see better load balance; three-class service promoters have moved reluctantly to match fare reduction

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Air Transport

Cab Ponders Shift in Airport Access

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Space Technology

First Navstar Test Results Exceed Goals

Los Angeles—Initial developmental testing of the Navstar global positioning system (GPS) using only satellites—rather than a combination of satellites and ground transmitters—has resulted in horizontal accuracies of within 6-7 meters (19.7-22.9 ft.).

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Aeronautical Engineering

F-18a Performs Well During First Flight

Navy/McDonnell Douglas-Northrop F-18A’s first flight from the company’s facility in St. Louis involved an extensive series of tests, in which the new fighter performed better than expected. “If there was anything that was a surprise, it was that the aircraft was so inherently stable” for a high-performance fighter, John E. Krings told AVIATION WEEK & SPACE TECHNOLOGY.

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