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December 18, 1978

Air Transport

Obstacles Block Wake Vortex Solutions

Air Transport

Eastern Joins National Merger Suitors

Space Technology

Venus Data Surprise Scientists

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Air Transport

Obstacles Block Wake Vortex Solutions

Cambridge, Mass.—Numerous obstacles are blocking introduction of recently developed aerodynamic techniques that could alleviate wake vortex problems that have significantly reduced the capacity of major airports during adverse weather conditions.

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Air Transport

Eastern Joins National Merger Suitors

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Space Technology

Venus Data Surprise Scientists

Theories of inner planet formation and evolution may need revision due to discrepancies detected in atmospheric gas

2223

Air Transport

Dormant Route Awards Snarled

Latest applications in legal limbo due to ambiguity in act; lottery held as safety measure in ‘comic opera’ confusion

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Air Transport

U.S.-China Air Travel Link Impact Eyed by Taiwanese

Taipei, Taiwan—Continued growth of international air traffic through Nationalist China is anticipated during the next several years, but government officials here are evaluating what impact the improving U.S.-Communist China relations could have on the future flow of American tourists to this island nation.

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Editorial

Message to Our Readers

The aerospace industry is completing the best year in its history and so is AVIATION WEEK & SPACE TECHNOLOGY. Aerospace sales have set a new record, employment is rising rapidly and profitability is mounting to new peaks. In parallel, AVIATION WEEK & SPACE TECHNOLOGY set new records in 1978 for editorial impact, circulation and advertising sales.

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Management

Exemption of Weapon Contracts From Pricing Standards Sought

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Management

U.S. Prepares Iranian Contingencies

1011

U.S. Aerospace Employes Leave Iran

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Air Transport

Braniff Plans Added Concorde Routes

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