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June 18, 1979

Editorial

Europe's Export Surge

Paris Air Show

An-28 Designed for Remote Areas

Paris Air Show

Europeans Challenge U.S. Role

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Editorial

Europe's Export Surge

Two years ago at the 32nd Paris air show, European aerospace companies were grinning with anticipation over the future effects of U. S. President Jimmy Carter’s export restriction policy. Now, at the 33rd Paris air show, they are smug with satisfaction over the aerospace export bonanza this policy has created for their industry and are pressing with renewed determination to wrest an even larger share of the market from U. S. suppliers.

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Paris Air Show

An-28 Designed for Remote Areas

Paris-New short takeoff and landing (STOL) An-28 light aircraft, powered by two 960-shp. Glushenkov TVD-10 turboprop engines, made its first appearance at the Paris air show. The new aircraft will meet Soviet Union needs for a multi-purpose transport to operate primarily in Russia’s vast Eastern regions.

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Paris Air Show

Europeans Challenge U.S. Role

Paris-Successful penetration by European aerospace industry consortiums of tradition al U. S. civil and military markets has caused grave concern among American companies exhibiting here at the 33rd Paris air show. A number of factors are cited by U. S. officials for the rising tide in European marketplace pressure on U.S. industry.

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Washington Roundup

Harrier Hassle Senior British Aerospace Corp. officials are unhappy over efforts by McDonnell Douglas Corp. to market the AV-8B Advanced Harrier to the British Ministry of Defense, efforts they believe violate the sales agreement between the two companies.

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Paris Air Show

An-72 STOL Prototype Debuts in West

Paris-Oleg K. Antonov, chief of the Soviet aircraft design bureau that bears his name, is hoping for a favorable decision from the Soviet government on the production of the Antonov An-72, the first Soviet turbofan-powered transport with short takeoff and landing performance capabilities.

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Paris Air Show

Israeli-Egyptian Projects Proposed

Paris-Assembly of the Israeli-developed Arava twin-turboprop transport aircraft in Egypt is being proposed by Israel Aircraft Industries as part of an overall package aimed at fostering aviation and trade development in North Africa through a joint Egyptian-Israeli effort.

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MX Decision Spurs Pressure on Basing

Washington-Carter Administration’s recent approval of full-scale development for the MX mobile missile was greeted here with generally cautious optimism and demands that a final basing decision be made rapidly as a signal to the Soviet Union that the U. S. is serious about building the largest land-based missile permissible under the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty 2.

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Who's Where

In the Front Office Robert C. Hall elected president and chief executive officer of Satellite Business Systems, McLean, Va., succeeding Philip N. Whittaker, who was named a vice president of IBM’s Federal Systems Div., Bethesda, Md. Frank Lorenzo named chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Texas International Airlines, Inc., Houston.
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Industry Observer

U. S. Air Force payload launched from Cape Canaveral on a Martin Marietta Titan 3C June 10 has the orbital characteristics of previously launched early warning satellites of the type that is used to monitor ICBM and space launches from the Soviet Union.
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News Digest

Air France Concorde en route to Paris from Washington’s Dulles Airport on June 14 blew two tires on takeoff, accompanied by a leak in the left wing fuel system. Following the return to Dulles the aircraft was foamed by fire and rescue units.
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