June 2, 1986

B-1B READIES FOR SERVICE

Air Force Nears Sac Upgrade Goal with B-1b Deployment

B-1B READIES FOR SERVICE

Delivery of B-1b Changes Maintenance Procedures

B-1B READIES FOR SERVICE

Air Force Uses Computer Lessons to Train Instructors, Flight Crews

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B-1B READIES FOR SERVICE

Air Force Nears Sac Upgrade Goal with B-1b Deployment

Dyess AFB, Tex.—U. S. Air Force is realizing the goal of an over 15-year development effort to upgrade the Strategic Air Command’s manned, penetrating bomber force by replacing the Boeing B-52 with the USAF/Rockwell International B-1B strategic, multirole bomber.
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B-1B READIES FOR SERVICE

Delivery of B-1b Changes Maintenance Procedures

Dyess AFB, Tex.—Delivery of the Rockwell International B-1B to the Air Force and its planned integration into the fleet is causing massive changes to normal maintenance procedures. “We’re going through a revolution in maintenance, not an evolution,” Col. James L. Wakefield, deputy commander for maintenance for the 96th Bombardment Wing (Heavy), said.
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B-1B READIES FOR SERVICE

Air Force Uses Computer Lessons to Train Instructors, Flight Crews

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AVIONICS

Al Research at Ames Focuses on Increased Crew Effectiveness

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PRIVATE SPACE INVESTMENT

Nasa Weighs Private Financing of Shuttle, Space Station Projects

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AIR TRANSPORT

New Dutch Scheduled Carrier Increases Traffic, Adds Routes

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STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE

U. S. Researchers Mark Progress in Laser, Rail Gun Programs

Brussels—U. S. Strategic Defense Initiative researchers have succeeded in using a ground-based laser to track a sounding rocket, developed the most efficient laser ever built and developed a faster firing rail gun, according to the North Atlantic Assembly.

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STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE

Nato Accelerates Antitactical Missile Defense Research

Brussels—North Atlantic Treaty Organization is accelerating studies on a new antitactical missile system that would use some of the same technology as the U. S. Strategic Defense Initiative to defend against attacks on Europe by missiles such as the Soviet SS-20.
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AEROSPACE IN INDIA

Hindustan Aeronautics Seeks Increased Civil Aircraft Line

Bangalore—Family of transport aircraft, centered on the Dornier DO 228 but including larger and smaller aircraft, is being considered by Hindustan Aeronautics, Ltd., as a method of diversifying into new areas. Technical success of the current program under which the company is building the Dornier DO 228 under license also has led to the realization that a larger need exists, both inside and outside of India, than can be satisfied by the current DO 228 program.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Dutch Expect U. S. Hub Growth to Aid Fokker 100 Aircraft Sales

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