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October 29, 1979

Avionics

EF-111A Exceeds Goals of Defense Dept.

Space Technology

Shuttle Demand Shifts Policies

Business Flying

Beech Explores Nonaerospace Products

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Avionics

EF-111A Exceeds Goals of Defense Dept.

Mountain Home AFB, Idaho—USAF/Grumman/General Dynamics EF-111A tactical jamming aircraft thus far has exceeded the operational reliability and “blue-suit maintainability” goals set by Defense Dept, officials early this year when they gave qualified approval for the manufacture of the first six production aircraft.

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Space Technology

Shuttle Demand Shifts Policies

Payload bids that outrun capacity force NASA to revise expendable booster programs or lose business to Ariane

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Business Flying

Beech Explores Nonaerospace Products

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Air Transport

Conflict Likely on Transport Standards

Washington—Stage is being set for possible argument on transport aircraft category airworthiness standards this week in Montreal, Canada, but the potential antagonists and the intensity of their positions remain unclear. The arena for this possible dispute is the thirteenth meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s airworthiness committee convening in Montreal from Oct. 29 through Nov. 9.

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Air Transport

DC-9 Super 80 Test Program Begins

Long Beach, Calif. —Intensive flight test program for the DC-9 Super 80 transport has been initiated by McDonnell Douglas in an effort to overcome some of the delays that have beset the new transport program. Testing of the latest DC-9 stretched derivative began earlier this month when the first Super 80 made its initial flight from the Douglas Aircraft Co. plant here to the company’s Yuma, Ariz., flight test facility.

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Air Transport

CAB Compromise Bid Spurned

Efforts by Board to soften impact of show cause order on IATA rate-making opposed by international officials

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Management

USAF Unit Stresses Competitive Gains

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Management

United European Arms Industry Urged

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Air Transport

Braniff Expanding Its Far East Routes

Seoul —Braniff International is expanding its Far East route structure rapidly in a move similar to the airline’s dramatic growth in domestic and European service following deregulation and the granting of liberal transatlantic route authority by the Civil Aeronautics Board.

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Air Transport

Outlook for Fuel Dampens Growth Forecast of FAA

Washington —Uncertainty about fuel availability and prices had a dampening effect on the traffic growth forecast issued last week by the Federal Aviation Administration for 1980-1991. Pleasure flying is expected to decline, carrier traffic growth will moderate, but air cargo will continue to provide high growth potential for the industry, according to the FAA.

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