In Partnership With

March 2, 1987

MANAGEMENT

Naval Air Reserve Will Add A-6Es As Part of Modernization Effort

AVIONICS

Army/USAF Use Diverse Technologies To Validate Joint STARS Concepts

STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE

Congress Questions Wisdom, Savings Of Expanded Antimissile Tests

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MANAGEMENT

Naval Air Reserve Will Add A-6Es As Part of Modernization Effort

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AVIONICS

Army/USAF Use Diverse Technologies To Validate Joint STARS Concepts

Melbourne, Fla.—Army and Air Force planners and tacticians used the technologies of a number of projects to validate the concepts that have gone into Joint STARS, with the impetus coming from “the quantum leap in data processing speed achieved in the past decade,” Army Col. G. Sidney Smith, deputy program director and Army program chief, said.
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STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE

Congress Questions Wisdom, Savings Of Expanded Antimissile Tests

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BUSINESS FLYING

Heliport Planning, Development Gain From Pressures of Fixed-Wing Traffic

Washington—Planning and development of U. S. heliports have increased dramatically as fixed-wing aircraft traffic approaches the capacity limits of major airports and air traffic control facilities. If not restricted to flight between conventional airports, helicopters can operate almost independently between heliports, increasing the capacity of the national airspace system.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Pan Am Seeks Partner/Buyer Following $400-Million Loss

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Space Technology

White House Delays Action On New Station Cost Estimates

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AIR TRANSPORT

Air Traffic Controllers Sue To Block FAA Drug Testing

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Viewpoint

Wanted: Technical Expertise in Government

(Robert R. Ropelewski has been managing editor of AVIATION WEEK & SPACE TECHNOLOGY since October, 1986, and has been covering military affairs as well as other aerospace issues for the magazine since 1972.) Late last month, a federal judge dismissed civil claims by the U. S. Justice Dept. against the Boeing Co. and five former executives accused of creating a “conflict-of-interest situation” because Boeing had paid the five executives severance payments when they left Boeing to go to work for the government.

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AIR TRANSPORT

America West Continues Expansion With Transcontinental 757 Service

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Management

Congress Questions Cost Of B-1B Recovery Program

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