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February 26, 1979

Business Flying

Industry Eyes Maritime Patrol Market

Avionics

Computer Development Time Being Cut

Further Shuttle Launch Slip Forecast

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Business Flying

Industry Eyes Maritime Patrol Market

Washington—Increasing number of U. S. general aviation aircraft manufacturers are attempting to define the fragmented, but potentially large, maritime surveillance market. Three U. S. manufacturers, Gates Learjet, Piper and Beech, will have standard equipped sea patrol demonstrators ready this year to conduct worldwide tours.

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Avionics

Computer Development Time Being Cut

Livermore, Calif.— Computerized digital processor design system developed here since 1975 has demonstrated its ability to reduce substantially the elapsed time and number of man-hours required to design and build powerful new state-of-the-art digital processors.

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Further Shuttle Launch Slip Forecast

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Commuters Gearing for Growth

More than 200 carriers now serving over 700 communities anticipate significant expansion in era of deregulation

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Air Transport

Airlift Rescues Thousands in Iran

Refugees’ absence threatens equipment deterioration, compromise of U. S. high-technology weapons systems

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Missile Engineering

Rocket System Prepared for Testing

Seattle—Boeing Co.’s general support rocket system (GSRS) has entered the flight test stage in preparation for a shootoff with Vought Corp.’s entry in the U. S. Army competition. The initial test, a single rocket launched from a fixed tube, was the first of a series of firings this year intended to verify the system’s design.

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Bell Pursues Tests Without NASA Aid

Airbus Modifying Design

Paris—Airbus Industrie’s design and specifications for the A310-100 and the A310-200 have continued to evolve, with major changes in the wing and associated structures, smaller modifications in the fuselage and tail and the introduction of carbon fiber parts.

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Commuters Gearing for Growth

Jetstream Aimed at Commuter Market

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Commuters Gearing for Growth

North Central, Southern Link Approved By Judge

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Editorial

Window to the World

. . . Media reporting of newsworthy events, such as the prolonged turmoil in Iran, the dramatic new step in our relations with the People’s Republic of China and the continued search for peace in the troubled Middle East, provides the citizen’s window to the world and is fundamental to the proper functioning of our form of government. . . .
February 191979 March 51979