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March 22, 1982

Safety

Military Accident Rates improve in 1981

Aeronautical Engineering

French Push Mirage 2000 Export Sales

Missile Engineering

Congress Questioning Viability of MX ICBM

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Safety

Military Accident Rates improve in 1981

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Aeronautical Engineering

French Push Mirage 2000 Export Sales

Paris—Production rate for Avions Marcel Dassault-Breguet Aviation’s Mirage 2000 will be set at about eight per month in anticipation of expanding export sales for the delta-wing fighter aircraft. Dassault-Breguet has begun its initial production efforts for the single-engine Mirage, and plans are to achieve the eight per month rate by 1986.

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Missile Engineering

Congress Questioning Viability of MX ICBM

Decisions on equipping missile with new reentry system, basing it in Minuteman silos draw new focus on Trident

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Management

French Strengthen Position of Military Exports

Paris—France’s aerospace companies are working to strengthen their military export presence as the industry moves into a period of change under the Socialist government of President Francois Mitterrand. Changes instituted by the Mitterrand government are reshaping the country’s aerospace industry, although the full impact of the policies will not be evident for some time.
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Business Flying

DC-8 Becomes flying Eye Hospital

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Air Transport

Threat to Mail Revenue Arises

Airline officials see ‘potential diversion’ of postal traffic by new computer-to-computer electronic service

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Management

Aerospace Exports Expected to Drop

Washington—Aerospace exports will decline in 1982 for the first time in seven years, but a greater share of concern focuses on general aviation aircraft, where imports exceeded exports in 1981 by 16%. In 1982, the general aviation trade deficit is projected to exceed 45%.

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Space Technology

NASA to Study Diverting Satellite to Meet Comet

Washington—National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials will meet this week to discuss looping an existing orbiting satellite by the Moon for a lunar gravity assist that would hurtle the spacecraft to intercept the comet GiacobiniZinner six months before Soviet, European and Japanese spacecraft reach Halley’s Comet.

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Air Transport

Trust Fund Issues Cloud Airport Aid Legislation

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Space Technology

Study Weighs In-Orbit Tank Inspection

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