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September 5, 1983

Aviation Week Pilot Report

British 146 Reduces Cockpit Workload

Management

Audit Clouds Science Board Future

Space Technology

Users Oppose Weather Services Cuts

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Aviation Week Pilot Report

British 146 Reduces Cockpit Workload

Hatfield, England—British Aerospace 146 short-haul four-engine commercial transport combines climb and cruise performance comparable to most contemporary small jets with approach and landing capabilities similar to those of turboprop STOL aircraft.

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Management

Audit Clouds Science Board Future

Report by Inspector General spurs changes in operations to avoid charges of cronyism and congressional action

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Space Technology

Users Oppose Weather Services Cuts

Seattle—Representatives of aviation, agriculture, forest and marine industries have expressed opposition to cutbacks in the nation’s weather services and to significant changes in their structure—particularly the proposed sale of weather satellites to the private sector.

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Satellite Communications

Private Firm Seeks Transatlantic Slots

Washington—International Satellite, Inc., has filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission for two Kuband communications satellites to be located over the Atlantic Ocean. The company said the proposed service meets requirements of the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization’s operating agreement because the global consortium does not now provide the services.
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Air Transport

Soviet Su-15 Shoots Down Korean 747

Soviet Sukhoi Su-15 Flagon interceptor shot down a Korean Air Lines Boeing 747-200B with 269 persons on board Sept. 1 after the transport entered Soviet airspace over the island of Sakhalin. Secretary of State George P. Shultz said the Soviet Union shot down the aircraft— Korean Air Lines’ Flight 007—with a missile while it was en route to Seoul’s Kimpo Airport from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, after a stop in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Space Technology

Shuttle Launch Verifies Thrust Margins

Kennedy Space Center—Space shuttle Challenger’s spectacular night launch here Aug. 30 verified new ascent capability that will allow future flights to make better use of propulsion margins to counter any emergencies and provide extra thrust for orbiting heavier payloads such as Spacelab 1.

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Air Transport

Fairchild to End 757 Section Work

Boeing’s delivery stretchouts and reduced demand cited in subcontractor’s plan to close Maryland production facility

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Aeronautical Engineering

Auto Industry Uses Aerospace Formulas

Detroit—Computational fluid dynamics techniques, derived from numerical simulation of aerodynamic properties by aerospace manufacturers, are developing as a cost-control tool for automobile manufacturers involved in testing car body shapes with reduced drag coefficients.

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Avionics

Sperry Unit Updates Helicopter Cockpit

Albuquerque, N. M.—Sperry Flight Systems is developing integrated cockpit avionics systems for the Army/Bell OH-58D Aeroscout and USAF/Sikorsky HH-60D Night Hawk helicopters, incorporating digital hardware and software developed on other military aircraft programs.

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Air Transport

Boeing Set to Retrofit 747 Upper Decks

Everett, Wash.—Boeing Co. has made formal its offer to retrofit its wide-body 747 transports currently in service to the 747300 extended upper deck configuration. The company expects to have sufficient orders to launch the program within a few weeks.

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