July 18, 1983

Air Transport

Cost Patterns Emerge for 767

A viation Week Pilot Report

CH-47D Offers Upgraded Performance

Management

Greater Stress Urged on Quality Control

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Air Transport

Cost Patterns Emerge for 767

Introductory problems include engine bearing wear, electric disruptions, but carriers are finding few maintenance issues

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A viation Week Pilot Report

CH-47D Offers Upgraded Performance

Philadelphia—Army/Boeing Vertol CH47D Chinook, the latest version of the company’s twin-engine, tandem rotor medium-lift helicopter, combines improved handling qualities with increased performance that will make it a key element in the U. S. Army’s operational battlefield inventory through the year 2000.

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Management

Greater Stress Urged on Quality Control

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Management

Beam Weapon Advances Emerge

Technology surfacing within laboratories, industry provide confidence that ballistic missile defense system is feasible

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Air Transport

Airbus Initiates A300-600 Flight Tests

Toulouse, France—Airbus Industrie has begun flight testing its A300-600 transport in a 500-hr. program scheduled to lead to certification of the new A300 derivative in March, 1984. First flight was July 8 and lasted 4 hr. 35 min. Goal of the program’s first phase is to freeze the aircraft’s final configuration as rapidly as possible.

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Avionics

Strapdown Inertial Systems Effort Gains

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Aeronautical Engineering

Israeli Use Bolsters Interest in Mini-RPVs

Salt Lake City—Decisive Israeli battle-field successes utilizing miniature remotely piloted vehicles in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon have demonstrated the merits of mini-RPV operations during intense combat conditions and bolstered support in the U. S. for emerging programs such as the USAF/Boeing YCGM-121A Pave Tiger system.

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Missile Engineering

Defense Minister Predicts On-Time Missile Basing

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Space Technology

Space-Based Rescue System to Expand

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Air Transport

Suburban Airlines Tailors Fleet to Routes

Reading, Pa.—Suburban Airlines is maximizing fleet productivity and minimizing turnaround time for its Short Brothers SD 330 30-seat and SD 360 35-seat aircraft operating in a multiple-destination, short-haul route network covering four states.

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