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December 17, 1979

Departmental

Aerospace Calendar

Aviation Week & Space Technology

Editorial

Modernizing Traffic Control

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Departmental

Aerospace Calendar

Jan. 7-10—14th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, San Diego. Jan. 8-10—International Conference on Electrical and Electronic Materials, Plaza Airport Inn, Millbrae, Calif.
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Aviation Week & Space Technology

December 17, 1979 Volume 111, Number 25 Editor-in-Chief: William H. Gregory Managing Editor: Edward H. Kolcum Assistant Managing Editor: Donald E. Fink Bureau Chiefs: Washington: Herbert J. Coleman Los Angeles: Robert R. Ropelewski Dallas: Erwin J. Bulban San Francisco: Richard G. O’Lone
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Editorial

Modernizing Traffic Control

Last year’s mid-air collision at San Diego of a Boeing 727 and a Cessna 172 that killed 144 persons, near miss incidents in the New York, Washington and San Diego areas, and traffic control computer outages — all making newspaper headlines and the TV screen — are raising questions again about the adequacy of the U. S. air traffic control system.
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Departmental

Who's Where

Robert B. Young, Jr., named president and chief executive of Lockheed Engineering and Management Services Co., the Houston-based division of Lockheed Electronics Co., Inc. The division will be converted into a subsidiary of Lockheed Corp. on Dec. 31.
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Departmental

Industry Observer

West German aerospace officials privately have warned the organizers of Japan’s sixth international aerospace show at Iruma air base that they will be reluctant to participate in the show again because of a lack of attendance by high-level Japanese industrial and military officials.
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Departmental

Washington Roundup

Senate Reaction Positive reaction to President Carter’s nearly 5.6% increase in the Fiscal 1981 Defense budget to $157.5 billion in total obligational authority (AW&ST Dec. 3, p. 14) by Defense budget critic Sen. Sam Nunn (D.-Ga.) has encouraged supporters of the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT 2).
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Management

Theater Nuclear Forces Approved by NATO

Alliance members agree on basing 572 Pershing 2 and cruise missiles in Western Europe as deterrent to Soviet Bloc threat

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Aeronautical Engineering

Japanese, Rolls to Develop New Engine

Tokyo—Agreement has been reached by a Japanese consortium and Rolls-Royce on joint development of a new turbofan engine, tentatively called XJB by the Japanese, with about 19,000 lb. thrust. A joint Anglo-Japanese design team at Bristol, England, will develop the new engine, which Rolls-Royce has been calling RB.432 (AW&ST NOV. 12, p. 155).
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Space Technology

U. N. Reconnaissance Satellite Study Extended

United Nations last week extended the charter of a group appointed by Secretary General Kurt Waldheim to study formation of an international reconnaissance satellite agency run by the U. N. The action will allow the multinational panel to continue analysis of a French proposal for such an agency, with findings due in June, 1981, in time for use during the General Assembly’s second session devoted to disarmament.
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Management

NATO Plans Continued Force Update

Brussels—Faced with a steady quantitative and qualitative improvement in Soviet and Warsaw Pact military forces, European members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization will continue modernization and force improvement programs in 1980, including introduction of new combat aircraft and helicopters.
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