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January 22, 1979

Safety

NTSB Cites Lack of Crew Preparation

Aeronautical Engineering

Carbon Fiber Replacements Developing

Avionics

Omega Reliability Wins Crew Approval

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Safety

NTSB Cites Lack of Crew Preparation

The pilots were certificated properly and were qualified for the flight. There was no evidence that medical or psychological problems affected their performances. The controllers in the Pensacola tower were certificated properly and were qualified to handle the flight.
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Aeronautical Engineering

Carbon Fiber Replacements Developing

New York—Replacements for the carbon fibers used in current generation aerospace structural composites may evolve from the efforts of two major U.S. materials manufacturers. Carbon fibers—in the form of reinforcements in resin matrix composites—have only recently secured a significant share of the military aircraft primary structures market, and their securing of a share of the production market in commercial aircraft is imminent.

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Avionics

Omega Reliability Wins Crew Approval

Omega navigation system has won a high level of acceptance among Pan American World Airways flight crews who have used it both in the airline’s extensive evaluation programs and in subsequent operational flights. Consistent, repeatable performance was demonstrated to AVIATION WEEK & SPACE TECHNOLOGY during all segments of a roundtrip flight between Kennedy International Airport and Roberts International Airport at Monrovia, Liberia.
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Avionics

Omega Stations Stress Timing, Stability

Monrovia, Liberia—Precise frequency control and monitoring facilities to maintain reliability and exact synchronization of all transmitted signals are prime elements in the design of an Omega navigation system ground station. At the Liberian station here, for example, the timing and control center, housed in an environmentally controlled inner chamber, incorporates quadruple caesium beam frequency standards maintained to an accuracy of one part in 10-10, according to Milton E. Boyce, senior technician at the station.

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Management

First European F-16 Delivery Scheduled

Brussels—First of 348 European-built General Dynamics F-16 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-100 afterburning turbofan engine ordered by the air forces of Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway is being prepared for delivery Jan. 26 to the Belgian air force in ceremonies at Charleroi-Gosselies airport.

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Business Flying

General Aviation Hits ATC Rule Shifts

Washington—General aviation industry is building up its forces in varying degrees to oppose, and in some cases offer alternatives to, the Federal Aviation Administration’s proposed new air traffic control regulations (AW&ST Jan. 1, p. 27).
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Air Transport

Uncertainty Marks Cargo Deregulation

Washington—Growth of the air cargo industry, deregulated in stages for more than a year, is inhibited by a lack of adequate aircraft and uncertainties that include problems with airports and competition abroad, panel members agreed at the Transportation Research Board meeting here last week (AW&ST Dec. 11, 1978, p. 25).

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Space Technology

Solar Power Satellite Studied

Energy Dept. to issue design reference concept to determine technology, cost, environment of huge orbiting structures

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Aeronautical Engineering

Aurora for Canada Rolls Out on Time

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Air Transport

Storm Again Closes O’Hare

Flight cancellations after second major snowfall, high winds felt nationwide—other Midwest airports also shut down

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