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January 1, 1979

Safety

NTSB Analyzes National Florida Crash

Management

Economics of Standardization Analyzed

Aviation Week Pilot Report

New Engines Add Marquise Performance

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Safety

NTSB Analyzes National Florida Crash

About 2102 CDT, May 8, 1978, National Airlines Flight 193, a Boeing 727-235, crashed into Escambia Bay while executing a surveillance radar approach to Runway 25 at Pensacola Regional Airport. The aircraft crashed about 3 naut. mi. from the east end of Runway 25 and came to rest in about 12 ft. of water.
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Management

Economics of Standardization Analyzed

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Aviation Week Pilot Report

New Engines Add Marquise Performance

Washington—Mitsubishi Aircraft International’s new turboprop Marquise has increased performance with new 1,000-shp. Garrett AiResearch turboprop engines. The aircraft was flown here recently by this editor. The Dallas-based company recently phased out the MU-2N and MU-2P and replaced them with the Marquise and the Solitaire, respectively (AW&ST Aug. 7, 1978, p. 23).

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Avionics

Tacan Buy Proves 'No Win' Situation

Washington—Familiar problem in Defense Dept. procurement practices underlies a recent brief Defense Dept. announcement that it is terminating two contracts, totaling $6 million, with ASC Systems Corp. for 455 ARN-84 airborne Tacan navigation sets intended for the Navy.

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Space Technology

Scientists Begin Processing, Analyzing Venus Data

Moffett Field, Calif.—Pioneer Venus experimenters have begun the extensive processing and analysis tasks needed to extract the full importance of a mass of data that one leading scientist has termed a “rich harvest of scientific information.”

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Management

House Panel Urges Rejection of SALT

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Space Technology

Venus Yielding Detailed Information

Moffett Field, Calif.—Package of 20 hardware experiments and seven radio science experiments are providing the Pioneer Venus science team with a broad range of information on the atmosphere, surface and interior of earth's cloud-shrouded neighbor and near twin.
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Space Technology

Austere NASA Budget Excludes New Program Starts

Space agency worried that Fiscal 1980 postponements will force future tightened competition among new projects

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Air Transport

FAA Broadens Controls on Air Traffic

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Air Transport

Collision Avoidance Preferences Diverge

Washington—Spokesmen for a variety of airspace users called for introduction of the airborne collision avoidance systems but disagreed over which type of system should be adopted during recent testimony before the House Government Operations government activities and transportation subcommittee.
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