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January 25, 1982

Business Flying

Westwind 2 Offers Increase in Range

Avionics

Advanced Simulation Techniques in Use

Air Transport

British Advisory Amends 737 Takeoff Procedures

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Business Flying

Westwind 2 Offers Increase in Range

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Avionics

Advanced Simulation Techniques in Use

Edwards AFB, Calif.—An updated flight simulation facility here has increased the U. S. Air Force’s ability to evaluate handling qualities of new aircraft during development flight test programs. The Air Force Flight Test Center simulation facility is dedicated to real-time engineering development tasks rather than flight training or basic research.
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Air Transport

British Advisory Amends 737 Takeoff Procedures

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Management

Decision on C-5 Bypasses Military Leaders

Carlucci action reversing C-17, KC-10 recommendation for airlift sparks both service, congressional opposition

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Egypt's Technology Shift

Benha Pushes Defense, Civil Technology

Benha, Egypt—The Egyptian government is seeking to expand the defense industry’s technological base with a carry-over into the civilian sector. Egypt believes big advances in the technological base will be in the area of electronics at installations such as the factory in this Nile-side city.

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Air Transport

Flat Traffic, Poor Yields Portend Operating Losses

Flat traffic and declining yields throughout most of the year almost certainly mean 1981 operating losses for the airlines similar to 1980’s $250-million loss, according to the Air Transport Assn. The losses will be most severe among the major airlines, which lost about $435 million in 1980 and are likely to have experienced similar operating losses in 1981 when the final figures are compiled.
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Air Transport

Rolls-Royce Discussing New Version of RB. 211-535

Derby, England—Rolls-Royce is discussing with Boeing and McDonnell Douglas a new version of its RB. 211-535 engine, designed to provide sufficient thrust to power advanced, long-range versions of the 747 and DC-10 transports. Designated the RB. 211-535F4, the engine would be rated at 40,600 lb.

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Space Technology

Data Held Key to Fuel Cell in Trouble

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Air Transport

Recorder Data Evaluated in 737 Crash

Washington—National Transportation Safety Board late last week was evaluating data from the voice and flight recorders of the Air Florida Boeing 737-200 that crashed shortly after takeoff from Washington’s National Airport Jan. 13, searching for clues to the cause of the crash that killed 78 persons (AW&ST Jan. 18, p. 28).
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Management

Soviet Intelligence Ship Intrudes on Trident Test

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