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May 28, 1984

Aviation Week Pilot Report

Brasilia Readied for Commuter Market

Avionics

Smaller Firms Dominate Supercomputer Field in U. S.

Air Transport

Lufthansa Seeks Long-range 747-300

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Aviation Week Pilot Report

Brasilia Readied for Commuter Market

Sao Jose dos Campos—Embraer is offering regional airlines a commuter aircraft with a standard 30-passenger configuration, excellent handling characteristics, high cruise speeds and attractive financing in its EMB-120 Brasilia, scheduled for initial deliveries beginning in mid-1985.

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Avionics

Smaller Firms Dominate Supercomputer Field in U. S.

Washington—Entry of three large, diversified Japanese companies into the supercomputer field will test the prevailing U. S. view that smaller companies dedicated to supercomputers are better able to advance this specialized technology.

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Air Transport

Lufthansa Seeks Long-range 747-300

Frankfurt—Lufthansa German Airlines has asked Boeing to develop a reengined, long-range version of the 747-300 by 1990. The request resulted from the airline’s evaluation of the Boeing 747-200 Combi and the Boeing 747-300 to serve its long-range routes.

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Air Transport

Saudia Expects Traffic Rise to Continue

Jidda, Saudi Arabia—Saudi Arabian Airlines systemwide traffic increased 11% in 1983 to 11.1 million passengers, and the airline expects continuing expansion in 1984, particularly on routes to the Far East. Saudia’s operating revenue in 1983 was $1.985 billion, and its operating expenses totaled $1.964 billion.
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Management

Usaf, Army Agree on Joint Initiatives

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Hanover Air Show

Armament Directors Refine Efa Options

Hanover—National armaments directors of Germany, France, Britain, Spain and Italy met last week at Wunstorf, near Hanover, for what may be the final effort to save the European fighter aircraft program. Current EFA configuration centers on a two-seat, twin-engine, canard-delta wing design.
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Manufacturing Technology

C-5b Production Planned for Cost, Time Efficiencies

Marietta, Ga.—Lockheed-Georgia has strengthened worker training, engineering liaison and industrial engineering capabilities so that problems in C-5B assembly here will be recognized early and solved on the first C-5B produced. H. Bard Allison, vice president for C-5B/C-141 programs, said Lockheed has made a number of management policy decisions that will make C-5B assembly more cost and time-effective than C-5A assembly.

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Air Transport

Air Florida Faces Cash Flow Crises

Carrier seeks funds to settle clearinghouse accounts, meet expenses for three months; Delta cancels interline pact

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Gull Develops Updated Flight Inspection Unit

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Hanover Air Show

Europeans Expect Pah-2 Decision in July

Government go-ahead of German/French antitank helicopter due; participants now determining equipment requirements

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