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December 10, 1979

Energy

Research on Synthetic Fuels Intensified

Management

Options on Iran Considered Slim

Avionics

India's Multiservice Satellites Seen Most Economical

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Energy

Research on Synthetic Fuels Intensified

Steeply rising prices of conventional commercial turbine fuels in the wake of price hikes for crude oil and finished products by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries are prompting fresh worries among the manufacturers of commercial transports and new looks at synthetic fuels.

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Management

Options on Iran Considered Slim

Diplomatic, economic solutions sought to solve crisis in light of hostage safety and limited military choices

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Avionics

India's Multiservice Satellites Seen Most Economical

Palo Alto, Calif.—Multiple-service concept embodied in satellites that Ford Aerospace and Communications Corp. is building here for the government of India is the most economical way that India could provide needed domestic telecommunications, broadcast television and meteorological data collection services during the 1980s, an Indian space official said here.

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Space Technology

Shuttle Project Faces New Problems

Washington—Concern over use of deficient material in space shuttle main engines and new thermal and loads data that will require a strengthening of the shuttle orbiter’s fuselage began last week to vie for top project management attention with new requirements to pull-test several thousand of the spacecraft’s low-temperature white tiles.

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Business Flying

FAA’s Part 125 Stirs Strong Opposition

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Aeronautical Engineering

B-1 Studied as Cruise Missile Carrier

Los Angeles—U. S. Air Force is preparing to evaluate the Rockwell International B-1 bomber as a potential cruise missile carrier aircraft following an Air Force determination that existing commercial transport aircraft could not be adapted suitably to the strategic air-launched cruise missile (ALCM) launcher requirement.

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Manufacturing Technology

Air Force Broadens Productivity Efforts

Phoenix, Ariz. — U. S. Air Force is broadening the scope of its productivity improvement efforts by encouraging aerospace industry contractors to pursue development of new manufacturing technologies early in their work on major weapons systems.

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Business Flying

Bell Will Stress Civil Market in 1980s

Dallas—Strategy aimed at expanding its dominance in the commercial rotary-wing-aircraft marketplace during the 1980s was unveiled by Bell Helicopter Textron here during a three-day program for approximately 500 domestic and overseas operators and customer prospects.

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Air Transport

Commuters Fear Federal Talks May Yield Tighter Safety Rules

Washington—Commuter airline officials fear that two large-scale meetings here next month on commuter safety will result in statistic-based federal safety guidelines that are unfair to commuters and impossible to meet. The Federal Aviation Administration expects about 200 commuter and government officials to attend a commuter safety symposium Jan. 16 and 17, and the National Transportation Safety Board will hold "en banc" hearings on commuter safety beginning Jan. 28.
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Energy

Future Prices to Affect Output Of Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuels

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