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September 6, 1982

European Aerospace Outlook

Avionics Firms Expand Markets Outside Britain

Safety

Pan Am Cockpit Tape Examined by NTSB

European Aerospace Outlook

Pave Tack Target System Demonstrated

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European Aerospace Outlook

Avionics Firms Expand Markets Outside Britain

London—British avionics manufacturers, absorbing both official and informal feedback on performance of their equipment during operations in the Falkland Islands, continue to look to increasing export markets to keep their business viable and growing.

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Safety

Pan Am Cockpit Tape Examined by NTSB

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European Aerospace Outlook

Pave Tack Target System Demonstrated

RAF Lakenheath, England—The growing force of General Dynamics F-111F longrange strike aircraft equipped with Ford Aeronutronic AN/AVQ-26 Pave Tack electro-optical target-acquisition and weapon-aiming systems is multiplying the U. S. 3rd Air Force’s attack capability by enhancing the ability to hit targets precisely, particularly at night from low levels.

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Aviation Week Pilot Report

Diamond 1 Performance Matches Goals

Washington—Mitsubishi Aircraft International’s new Diamond 1 offers operators a well-built, rugged and comfortable eight-passenger corporate jet aircraft with good handling qualities and flight performance that matches closely guarantees set by the Japanese-U. S. aircraft manufacturer.

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Management

DeLauer Urges Technology Spending

Washington—Defense Dept, is seeking to increase funding in technology base programs over the next five years, doubling the amount earmarked for this effort. A large share of this increase will be used to focus the transition of technology earlier for military applications with earlier feasibility demonstrations.

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European Aerospace Outlook

Simulator Buyers Utilize FAA Criteria

London—Training capabilities specified for flight simulator systems in U. S. Federal Aviation Regulations have emerged as a benchmark for customers in the world market, defining system performance standards even among buyers not yet prepared to implement the more advanced training phases.
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European Aerospace Outlook

Airbus Near A320 Go-Ahead Decision

Toulouse, France—Europe’s Airbus Industrie consortium is nearing a final program launch decision on the proposed A320 150-seat transport as Airbus management works to secure airline commitments for the transition to full-scale production.

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Space Technology

Spacelab Program Complexities Surface

Houston—Challenges facing the joint U. S./European Spacelab 1 mission are becoming increasingly evident as integration and power-up of the Spacelab hardware gets under way at Kennedy Space Center and crew and investigator training becomes focused.

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Space Technology

Communications Research Plan Gains

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Management

NATO Facing ‘Identity Crisis’

U. S. force modernization, attempts to curtail technology transfer to Soviets, creating power struggle within Pentagon

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