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April 30, 1979

Safety

NTSB Studies JAL Crash at Anchorage

Space Technology

Shuttle Mission Control Training Starts

Space Technology

Shuttle Expected to Increase Insurance

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Safety

NTSB Studies JAL Crash at Anchorage

At 0635:39 AST on Jan. 13, 1977, Japan Air Lines Co., Ltd., JA 8054 crashed shortly after takeoff from Runway 24L at Anchorage International Airport, Anchorage, Alaska. The cargo consisted of live beef cattle for delivery to Japan. The three crewmembers and the two cargo handlers aboard the aircraft died in the crash and the aircraft was destroyed.
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Space Technology

Shuttle Mission Control Training Starts

Houston—Johnson Space Center mission control configuration for the space shuttle has begun its first trials with integrated operations involving the shuttle mission simulator linked to the mission operations control room and various support rooms for flight simulations.

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Space Technology

Shuttle Expected to Increase Insurance

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Air Transport

Airline Solving Start-up Problems

Ground communications troubles plague World Airways in its new scheduled low-fare transcontinental service

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Management

Delays on Export Licenses Irk Industry

Washington—Commerce Dept. had 1,988 applications for export licenses last year that exceeded the 90-day processing limit set by law. That figure is almost a 100% increase over the 1,032 applications that lingered more than 90 days in 1977.

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Avionics

Costs of Built-in Testing Drop Sharply

Baltimore—Cost of providing built-in test (BIT) in avionic and military electronic systems, even for fault isolation down to a plug-in board, is dropping sharply, according to Westinghouse Defense and Electronic Systems Center specialists.

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Air Transport

Chalk to Stress Overhead Cost Cutting

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Business Flying

Industry Sees Benefits in Tariff Pact

Washington—General aviation industry is expected to reap the initial benefits of the recently signed civil aircraft agreement of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, with the airline transport industry garnering longer-term benefits (AW&ST Apr. 23, p. 25).

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Space Technology

Operational Landsat Wins Backing of White House

Washington—Carter Administration “is committed to an operational remote sensing system,” presidential science adviser Frank Press has told Congress. Press added that just how the Administration would carry out an operational Landsat system remains undefined.
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Air Transport

North Central-Southern Merger Nears

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