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June 25, 1979

Departmental

Aerospace Calendar

Aviation Week & Space Technology

Editorial

A Non-Vintage Year

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Departmental

Aerospace Calendar

July 9-11 — 1979 Israel Joint Gas Turbine Congress, ASME Gas Turbine Division and Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. July 9-13 — Fourth International System Safety Conference, Fairmont Hotel and Tower, San Francisco.
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Aviation Week & Space Technology

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Editorial

A Non-Vintage Year

Paris air shows, like French wine, have years when a combination of circumstances produces great vintages. The 1979 Paris show, while the largest in history, was definitely not a vintage year with the sparkle and bubbles of 1977 and 1975 when a whole new generation of modern fighter technology burst on the scene and major international deals were fermenting.
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Departmental

Who's Where

James A. Walles named vice president-sales and services, Western region, for Trans World Airlines, Inc., Los Angeles, succeeding Robert S. Iverson, resigned. Peter McHugh succeeds Walles as vice president-passenger services. Rear Adm. Claude P. Ekas, Jr. (USNretired), named a vice president of Boeing Aerospace Co., and manager of requirements and strategic planning.

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Departmental

Industry Observer

Analysis of Soviet launch vehicle performance since 1970 indicates that Russian space boosters have a failure rate of under 10%. Most troublesome of Soviet boosters has been a four-stage version of the SL-4 Soyuz-type launcher used for planetary missions and the heaviest Soviet booster, the Proton, used to launch man-related flights and synchronous orbit communications spacecraft.
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Departmental

Washington Roundup

Shuttle Concern Concern over space shuttle schedule delays forced the U. S. Air Force last week to begin a reassessment of its need for backup Martin Marietta Titan launchers. A House action that killed $78 million in Defense shuttle facilities is of equal concern.
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Paris Air Show

Flying Displays' Future in Doubt

Robert R. Ropelewski Paris—Tight restrictions on flight presentations by new aircraft and the increasing predominance of the marketing function at the biennial Paris air show are raising doubts among exhibitors about the future of flying displays at the Paris salon.
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Paris Air Show

Jaguar Strike Fighter Nose Gear Collapses

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Paris Air Show

New Soviet Horizon Satellite Exhibited

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Strategic Debate

SALT May Allow 3 New Soviet Missiles

Washington —Three of four new intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) being developed by the Soviet Union may be deployed legally under the terms of the second Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT 2), critics of the agreement charge.

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