July 19, 1982

Avionics

New Consoles Aid Engine Development

Aerospace in South Africa

Air Force Reassessing Needs in Light of Inventory

Management

Strategy Keys Military Plans to Policies

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Avionics

New Consoles Aid Engine Development

New generation of computerized test cells is contributing to improved product reliability and speeding the turbine engine development cycle by providing an increased volume of reliable dynamic test data while effecting economies in fuel consumption, engineering man-hours and test cell utilization.

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Aerospace in South Africa

Air Force Reassessing Needs in Light of Inventory

Pretoria —South African air force is assessing its aircraft requirements in light of continuing border hostilities and the age of its current inventory to determine what type of aircraft will be manufactured next within the country. The timing of the air force’s decision on whether to order fixed-wing aircraft or helicopters for its diverse operations coincides with the impending completion of the last of 200 MB. 326 Impalas built by Atlas Aircraft Corp. of South Africa under license from Italy’s Aeronautica Macchi.

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Management

Strategy Keys Military Plans to Policies

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Management

Bundestag Member Urges Conventional Force Change

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Air Transport

Airline-travel Agency Relationship Changing

Carriers with computerized reservations systems seeking closer ties as agents’ share of ticket sales increases

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Letters to the Editor

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Air Transport

Investors Vote Texas/continental Union

Los Angeles—Merger of Continental Airlines and Texas International Airlines received strong approval from stockholders of both Continental and Texas Air Corp. last week, with 84% of the outstanding shares of both companies voted in favor of the merger.

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Report on the Falklands

Countermeasures Aided British Fleet

ECM, relying heavily on use of chaff, proved successful in diverting most radar-guided missiles of Argentines

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Space Technology

Shuttle Deservicing Time Cut in Half

Edwards AFB—The time required to prepare the space shuttle Columbia for ferry flight to Kennedy Space Center has been reduced by more than one-half during the four-mission orbital flight test series, although transfer of Columbia to Florida following the latest mission was delayed because of the use of the shuttle tailcone fairing by the second orbital vehicle, Challenger.

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Aeronautical Engineering

F-16 Demonstrator to Test New Combat Technology

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