October 15, 1984

Challenger Crew Obtains Significant Science Data

Management

ITC Weighs Case on Titanium Dumping

BUSINESS FLYING

Corporate Flying Activity Accelerates

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Challenger Crew Obtains Significant Science Data

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Management

ITC Weighs Case on Titanium Dumping

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BUSINESS FLYING

Corporate Flying Activity Accelerates

Atlanta—Corporate aircraft operators are placing more emphasis on aircraft services, increasing flying hours and the purchase of used business aircraft, but not yet seriously evaluating new aircraft on the market. Pilots and corporate aviation managers at this year’s 37th annual National Business Aircraft Assn. held here earlier this month were more positive in their outlook for business flying than general aviation aircraft manufacturing officials.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Bankers Examine Drawbacks Of Investing in Space Programs

Cocoa Beach, Fla.—Tax laws, legislation, regulations, domestic and foreign competition, risks and long waiting periods before payoff are among factors hindering larger investments by lending institutions in commercial space programs.

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AVIONICS

Guides Issued for Avionic Stress Screening

Philadelphia—New technical guidelines for environmental stress screening, a technique that encourages failure-prone devices, modules and units to malfunction in the factory instead of later in field use, were made public here at the third national Environmental Stress Screening (ESS) workshop, sponsored by the Institute of Environmental Sciences.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Narrow-Body Aircraft Direct Expenses—Second Quarter, 1984

BOEING 727-200 American Airlines 39,252 3,689,265 5,651,462 144.0 65.3 389,567 720,248 52,736 88,861 Delta Air Lines 37,290 3,049,941 5,518,945 148.0 55.3 334,444 681,685 66,426 88,654 United Air Lines 34,064 2,921,638 5,029,224 147.6 58.1 312,194 630,157 48,322 76,899
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AIR TRANSPORT

Airline Traffic Extends Gains In September

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AIR TRANSPORT

Aircal Taking Larger California Market Share

Los Angeles—Following three years of losses that totaled nearly $40 million by the end of 1983, AirCal last year began a turnaround that has continued for 22 consecutive months and has earned the Newport Beach, Calif.-based carrier a 34% market share in the California corridor, up from 20% before the revival began.
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Space Technology

Astronaut, Ground Crew Action Solves ERBS Deployment Issue

Johnson Space Center—Swift action by shuttle Mission 41-G astronauts and ground controllers at Johnson and Goddard space flight centers solved a series of ERBS Earth Radiation Budget Satellite deployment problems that raised initial concern the $40-million Ball Aerospace satellite would have to be returned to Earth.
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Management

Congress Approves Weinberger Request To Cut Funds for Divad System

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