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May 17, 1982

Safety

Usaf Reports on Thunderbirds Crash

Management

Defense Secretary Offers List of Cuts to Congress

Management

Integrated Military Guidance Sought

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Safety

Usaf Reports on Thunderbirds Crash

Authority: The Commander, Tactical Air Command, appointed Col. Henry D. Canterbury to conduct an investigation in accordance with Air Force Regulation 110-14, July 18, 1977, of the accident involving four T-38A aircraft at Indian Springs Air Force Auxiliary Field, Nev., on Jan. 18, 1982, at approximately 0953 PST. Maj. Stephen C. Mish and 1st Lt. Danny T. Cooley were appointed as technical advisors. Maj. William A. Moorman was appointed the legal advisor.
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Management

Defense Secretary Offers List of Cuts to Congress

Weinberger proposes $7.2 billion in obligational authority reductions in areas the Administration would not oppose

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Management

Integrated Military Guidance Sought

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Advanced European Manufacturing

British Aerospace Begins Update Effort

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Advanced European Manufacturing

Automation Aids New 340 Production

Linkoping, Sweden—Highly automated new production facility is entering service here to manufacture and assemble the Saab/Fairchild 340 turboprop commuter and business aircraft. The 340, jointly designed, developed, produced and marketed by Saab-Scania of Sweden and Fairchild Industries in the U. S., will make its first flight late this year.
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Advanced European Manufacturing

Rolls-royce Implementing New Production System

Derby, England—Advanced, integrated manufacturing systems (AIMS) system is being implemented in Rolls-Royce production facilities in order to cut unit production costs by reducing lead times, manning levels and inventories. Coupled with developments in automated compressor blade machining and turbine blade casting processes, the new system is designed to provide Rolls-Royce with a competitive production system through the end of the century.
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Management

Combat-qualified Aircrew Trains in Tornado Fighter

RAF Honington, England—First class of combat-qualified aircrewmen for the British Royal Air Force’s Panavia Tornado strike-interdiction aircraft is expected to graduate soon from the service’s Tornado weapons conversion unit here.
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Avionics

Industry Plans Semiconductor Efforts

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Advanced European Manufacturing

French Begin Industrial Improvements

Paris—France’s aerospace industry is advancing a broad manufacturing improvement program that encompasses activities ranging from increased use of composite materials and introduction of computerbased systems to the adoption of more automation in its factories.

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Special Report: Advanced European Manufacturing

Aerospace Companies Emphasize Progress

Producers stress worker productivity, cost control, timely delivery in effort to oust U. S. from its leadership spot

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