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September 24, 1979

Safety

British Cite Causes for 707 Accident

Management

Sikorsky Production Rate Increasing

Business Flying

Corporate Orders Set Records

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Safety

British Cite Causes for 707 Accident

The U. K. CAA approved Dan-Air maintenance schedule applicable to G-BEBP was, generally, similar to the recommendation given in the BMPD. However, there were significant detail changes. The “exterior surfaces” check listed in the BMPD appeared as “External Skin—CHK” (with a CAA defined meaning of “CHK,” i.e., check, listed in the front of the schedule).
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Management

Sikorsky Production Rate Increasing

Stratford, Conn.—Production rates on Sikorsky Aircraft’s S-76 Spirit commercial helicopter and the Army UH-60A Black Hawk are approaching levels program officials originally set for early this year, as the company moves into the final phase of its drive to resolve problems that have delayed deliveries from both lines.

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Business Flying

Corporate Orders Set Records

High purchase pace spurred by traffic demand, deregulation of airlines undimmed by economic, energy, other factors

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Business Flying

Helicopter Manufacturers Optimistic

Optimism of civil helicopter manufacturers, based on backlogs running well into 1981, is tempered by unanimous concern regarding the lag in providing the operating environment that will permit corporate rotary wing aircraft to achieve their potential.

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Aviation Week Pilot Report

King Air F90 Stresses Performance

Washington—Beech Aircraft has melded the cabin size of the King Air 90 series aircraft with the performance features of the larger Super King Air 200 to form its new entry into the turboprop market, the King Air F90. The King Air F90 has been added to the Beech inventory to satisfy requests by operators for an aircraft with the performance of the 8-15-passenger 200 Super King Air, but with the size of the 6-10 passenger C90 and E90 King Airs.

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Aeronautical Engineering

USAF Commands Push Stretching 155 F-111s

Modifications proposed include reengining with F101s to yield an intercontinental, low-altitude penetrator

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Business Flying

Airspace Users Look for Congress' Aid

Washington—Problem of airport and airspace crowding is becoming more acute, with a peak expected in two to five years, but airspace users hope the new airport and airway aid programs emerging now from Congress will bring a solution. On the ground, for example, a 30-min. limit for transient aircraft remains in effect at Page Airways, Inc., Washington National Airport.

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Space Technology

Changes Expected in Shuttle Management Philosophy

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Aeronautical Engineering

Soviets Push Advanced Naval Weapons

Washington—Aggressive Soviet Union shipbuilding program is gaining momentum, with three new cruiser classes under construction in Baltic and Black Sea yards, including a nuclear-powered 30,000-ton vessel known as a battle cruiser.

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Business Flying

Corporate Pilot Demand Spurs Gains

Continued demand for highly qualified corporate pilots is exerting a positive pressure on aviation departments’ professionalism, pilot salaries and the benefits of aircraft training, while forcing aviation departments to consider less qualified pilots than previously or hire pilots away from other corporations.
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