September 10, 1979

Safety

British Investigate Zambian 707 Crash

Intrastate Carriers in Transition

Southwest Girds for Legal Opposition to Expansion

Management

USSR Cuba Force Clouds Debate on SALT

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Safety

British Investigate Zambian 707 Crash

The accident was notified by Dan-Air Services, Ltd., to the Accidents Investigation Branch (AIB) at 1145 hr. (all times on this report are GMT.) on May 14, 1977. A United Kingdom (UK) accredited representative and a team of advisers participated in the initial stages of the investigations in Lusaka, after which the Zambian authorities elected to delegate the whole of the inquiry to the UK in accordance with paragraph 5.1 of Annex 13 to the ICAO convention.
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Intrastate Carriers in Transition

Southwest Girds for Legal Opposition to Expansion

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Management

USSR Cuba Force Clouds Debate on SALT

U. S. officials insist brigade-size troop unit constitutes no offensive threat, but senators link removal to treaty

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Business Flying

Mitsubishi Seeks MU-300 Certification

San Angelo, Tex.—Mitsubishi has given U. S. certification of its new twin-turbofan-powered MU-300 Diamond 1 top priority to speed its entry into the North American business jet market. Mitsubishi Aircraft International, the Japanese company’s wholly owned U. S. subsidiary, has received two Diamond 1 prototypes here for an accelerated flight test program leading to Federal Aviation Administration certification under Part 25, Transport Category, instrument flight rules, approved for operation into known icing.
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Space Technology

Pioneer Returns Extensive Saturn Data

Moffett Field, Calif. — Pioneer Saturn spacecraft’s encounter with its namesake has extended man’s planetary reach some 650 million km. (400 million mi.) beyond Jupiter, its previous limit, and set the stage for a further advance, to Uranus, nearly 1.5 billion km. (895 million mi.) closer to the edge of the solar system.

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Air Transport

Western Seeks More Competitive Role

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Air Transport

FAA Sets Goal for DC-10 Action

Agency intends to complete responses to recommendations following Chicago crash, grounding, by close of 1979

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Aeronautical Engineering

Research Center Focuses on Lean Burn

East Hartford, Conn.—United Technologies Research Center’s Engineering Research Dept, is heavily involved in research on lean combustion in gas turbines that shows promise both of reduction in emissions and improvement in fuel economy.

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Air Transport

Miami Traffic Increase Raising Concern

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Avionics

Service Date for Fixed Satellite Pressed

Washington—Non-aligned nations are expected to urge the coming 1979 World Administrative Radio Conference (WARC) to set 1983 as the date for the convening of a special conference to establish a worldwide plan under which orbital positions and frequencies for fixed-satellite service will be assigned nation by nation.

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