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April 13, 1981

Avionics

Strategic Defense Draws Strong Focus

Aviation Week Pilot Report

Chinese Ft-6s Enhance Pakistan Fleet

Air Transport

Trunk Traffic Decline Continues in March

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Avionics

Strategic Defense Draws Strong Focus

Washington—Defense Dept, is placing increased emphasis on Air Force strategic defense programs in areas of surveillance, early warning and attack assessment systems vital to national survival against attack from Soviet strategic nuclear weapons.

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Aviation Week Pilot Report

Chinese Ft-6s Enhance Pakistan Fleet

Mianwali Air Base, Pakistan—Chinese Shenyang FT-6 two-seat version of the Soviet MiG-19 fighter, which entered service with the Pakistan air force last September, is a highly agile aircraft that is reducing student pilot checkout time sharply for the Shenyang F-6 fleet.
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Air Transport

Trunk Traffic Decline Continues in March

Major carriers drop 15.2% as non-majors continue gains, but increase in yields could result in higher trunk revenues

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Missile Engineering

Mx Missile Concealment Investigated

Washington—Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger’s ad hoc group formed to study MX intercontinental ballistic missile basing options will delve this week into concealment features required for missile survival and Soviet antisubmarine warfare technology development.

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Management

Air Force Seeks Supplemental Funds

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Cx Appropriations Await Defense Study

Advent of Defense Dept. study of strategic mobility requirements is delaying funding for the CX transport

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Manufacturing Technology

767 Transport Under Cost, on Time as Rollout Nears

Everett, Wash.—Boeing’s 767 manufacturing effort is on schedule and under cost four months from rollout—a situation that the company attributes largely to hard lessons learned on the 747 and technological advances such as computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (Cad/Cam).

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Air Transport

People Express Discounts Fares Heavily

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Aeronautical Engineering

Usaf Begins Kc-10 Evaluation Program

U. S. Air Force has begun follow-on testing and evaluation of the McDonnell Douglas KC-10 advanced tanker/cargo aircraft after taking delivery of its first KC-10 on Mar. 17 (AW&ST Mar. 23, p. 26). The aircraft, which is the second KC-10 to come off the Douglas Aircraft Co. production line, was flown to Barksdale AFB, La., where it will be based with the 8th Air Force.

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Management

Inflation Estimate Plan for Defense Criticized

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