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January 15, 1979

Business Flying

Civilian Helicopter Sales Are Setting Records

Space Technology

U. S./soviet Venus,moon Flights Urged

Avionics

Omega Matures as Long-range Navaid

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Business Flying

Civilian Helicopter Sales Are Setting Records

Bullish forecasts extend through 1981 despite unrest in Iran, dollar weakness, personnel shortage, pricing problems

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Space Technology

U. S./soviet Venus,moon Flights Urged

Washington—U. S.-Soviet unmanned mission to Venus and an unmanned flight to return a sample from the far side of the moon with a Russian lander assisted by a U. S. geochemical lunar orbiter have been recommended by the National Research Council’s committee on planetary and lunar exploration as key goals in a White House-backed effort to chart a joint U. S.-Soviet planetary exploration strategy.

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Avionics

Omega Matures as Long-range Navaid

Monrovia, Liberia—Omega navigation system, maturing as a long-range navaid, is nearing approval as a stand-alone system for transoceanic service. Viewed originally by international air carriers as one of two retrofit options that could replace directly the older Loran-A system following the announced termination of that service, Omega is demonstrating navigational capabilities that support its adoption as a stand-alone aid without complementary Doppler or other systems.

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Space Technology

Astronomy Satellite Teams Forming

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Management

Wider Power Systems Market Sought

Sunnyvale, Calif.—United Technologies Chemical Systems Div. is hoping to parlay 15 years of experience in designing and building electronic and electromechanical power and control systems for its rocket products propulsion systems business.

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Air Transport

Goal of Multilateralism Pushed

New CAB chairman hopes this approach to international air transportation will replace current series of bilaterals

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Air Transport

Cab Moves to Provoke Carrier Smoking Action

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Missile Engineering

Air Force Restudying Mx Basing Plan

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Air Transport

Federal-state Court Battle Intensifies

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Editorial

Soviet Space Puzzle

The Soviet space program is a paradoxical puzzle to many Western observers. It suffers catastrophic failures and has several glaring deficiencies in key technical areas, but it progresses slowly and inexorably toward its fixed long-term goals.

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