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April 16, 1979

Avionics

Spaciousness Key to 767 Flight Deck

Business Flying

U. S. Business & Utility Aircraft Shipments—1978

Air Transport

Hauling of Checks Underwrites Midwest

5657

Avionics

Spaciousness Key to 767 Flight Deck

Everett, Wash. —Flight deck of the Boeing 767 wide-body twinjet is being designed to be the most spacious of any Boeing transport yet built, with emphasis on interior and external visibility, an uncluttered, readily scanned instrument panel, and a large number of electronic displays.

8081

Business Flying

U. S. Business & Utility Aircraft Shipments—1978

3637

Air Transport

Hauling of Checks Underwrites Midwest

4849

Aeronautical Engineering

Yah-64 Testing Hellfire Antitank Missile

6869

Missile Engineering

Decision on Hellfire Expected Next Year

Columbus—Production decision on the Army/Rockwell Hellfire antiarmor missile is expected next year as the laser-guided system nears completion this spring of development prototype testing before integration with the Hughes YAH-64 advanced attack helicopter.

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Strategic Balance

Soviets Push Telemetry Bypass

System of tape-recorded data parachuted to earth developed by USSR would block U. S. verification of ICBM testing

3839

Space Technology

Heao Data Support ‘open Universe'

Washington —Data obtained from a large number of quasars detected in deep space by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s High Energy Astronomy Observatory (HEAO 2) X-ray telescope spacecraft indicate the mass in the universe is insufficient to support closed universe concepts, program scientists believe.

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Air Transport

Pilot Describes 727 Spiral Incident

Los Angeles — Trans World Airlines Boeing 727 completed a double roll to the right and then fell into a tight right turn spiral as it dropped from an altitude of 39,000 ft. over central Michigan, according to the Trans World captain in command of the flight.
2829

Air Transport

Focus Narrowing in Twa 727 Incident

Washington —Investigation into why a Trans World Airlines Boeing 727 spiraled from 39,000 ft. to approximately 6,000 ft. in a dive averaging 16,000 fpm. on Apr. 4 is continuing, with the probable cause narrowing to two areas. Although the possibility that the Trans World 727 was being flown in the upper limit of its performance charts and that the aircraft could have stalled or been upset by some other force has not been ruled out in the investigation, the main focus is on a possible flight control malfunction as the cause of the rapid descent.

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Management

New Programs Spur Japanese Industry

Tokyo —Japan s aerospace industry is entering a period of expansion as the new license production programs on the USAF/McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle and the Navy/Lockheed P-3C Orion antisubmarine warfare aircraft move toward the hardware phase and final plans are laid for participating in Boeing’s 767 transport program.
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