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January 4, 1982

Air Transport

Gains Forecast in U. S. Travel to Europe

Egypt’s Technology Shift

Nation Seeks Larger Production Base

Special Report: Industrial Lead Times

Materials, Supply Shortages Ease

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Air Transport

Gains Forecast in U. S. Travel to Europe

Carriers on route planning capacity expansion where growth is expected; new business class to be promoted to maximum

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Egypt’s Technology Shift

Nation Seeks Larger Production Base

Cairo—Transfer of weapons system technology and manufacture of military hardware in factories in the Nile River Valley are being relied on by the government here to expand its production base into the civil sector and improve the economy.

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Special Report: Industrial Lead Times

Materials, Supply Shortages Ease

AVIATION WEEK & SPACE TECHNOLOGY survey points out impact of production cutbacks by manufacturers of airframes

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Egypt’s Technology Shift

Sakr Factory Schedules Three Missile Projects

Heliopolis, Egypt—Arab Organization for Industrialization Sakr munitions factory here is scheduled to enter development in early 1982 with an infrared-guided surface-to-air missile system similar to the General Dynamics Redeye man-portable weapon for air defense.
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Air Transport

Miami's Gateway Position Strengthens

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Business Flying

Used Aircraft Sales Parallel New Ones

Washington — Sales of used corporate aircraft are paralleling activity in the new turbine-powered aircraft market with numerous aircraft for sale and fewer operators willing to commit to a purchase at this time (AW&ST Dec. 14, 1981, p. 23).

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Management

Reagan Procurement Aid Sought

New policy’s author appeals through Office of Management and Budget for presidential intervention with Congress

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Avionics

New Array to Impede Radar Failures

Dayton, Ohio — USAF Avionics Laboratory plans to award a contract for the construction of a 2,000-eiement activeaperture airborne phased array, the critical cornerstone of a military multimode radar with a mean time between failures measured in months instead of hours.

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Space Technology

Esa’s Ariane Enters Operational Phase

Paris—Successful fourth and final test flight for Western Europe’s Ariane space launcher has advanced the program into the operational phase and positioned it as a full-fledged competitor for international spacecraft launching services.

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Editorial

Laurels for 1981

Here are those nominated by the editors of AVIATION WEEK & SPACE TECHNOLOGY for recognition for their special achievements in aerospace during 1981: Astronauts John Young and Bob Crippen for flying the space shuttle orbiter Columbia into orbit to make the historic first airplane-type landing of a spacecraft, and to Joe Engle and Dick Truly for the historic first ever second flight of a spacecraft into orbit and return to Earth.

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