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March 30, 1987

Safety

Safety Board Urges Pilot Training In G-lnduced Loss of Consciousness

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Air Force Crews Cite Progress Of B-1B in Initial Operations

AIR TRANSPORT

Operational Problems at Newark Hub Reducing Continental Traffic

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Safety

Safety Board Urges Pilot Training In G-lnduced Loss of Consciousness

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Air Force Crews Cite Progress Of B-1B in Initial Operations

Dyess AFB, Tex.—Air crews and officials at Dyess AFB, the first operational unit of the B-1B strategic bomber, last week defended the aircraft against congressional criticism. They said the program was encountering normal growing pains and problems of a maturing weapon system, exacerbated by the concurrency of its development, production, testing, training and operational phases.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Operational Problems at Newark Hub Reducing Continental Traffic

Newark—Deteriorating customer service levels at Continental Airlines’ Newark hub since the airline absorbed New York Air and People Express are cutting into traffic and adding to People Express’ financial problems. Airline and airport officials expect most of the operational problems to be resolved before the peak summer travel period, but Continental believes a major marketing effort may be necessary to convince passengers to try Continental again.

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Space Technology

Quality Gains New Emphasis After Shuttle Processing Review

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MANAGEMENT

Proposed Saudi Sale Spurs Review of Arms Export Controls

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Avionics

New Modular System Monitors Engine, Airframe Parameters Automatically

New York—Flexible new flight data acquisition unit provides a modular system programed automatically by its connector pins to monitor required parameters interchangeably in three or more transport aircraft types. The unit then generates an Arinc 573type serial data stream for in-flight recording by a mandatory survivable flight data recorder. Interface is compatible with Arinc 573 or 717.

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MANAGEMENT

Soviets Increase Deployment Of Mobile Ballistic, Cruise Missiles

Washington—The Soviet Union has deployed 100 single-warhead, road-mobile SS-25 intercontinental ballistic missiles, fielded 50 Tu-95 Bear H strategic bombers equipped with long-range AS-15 cruise missiles and is about to deploy rail-mobile SS-X-24 ICBMs, according to the U. S. Defense Dept.’s annual report on Soviet military power.

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AIR TRANSPORT

FAA Developing New Policy For Pilot Type Ratings

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AIR TRANSPORT

American Airlines Seeks Simpler Long-Term Fleet Composition

Dallas/Ft. Worth—American Airlines expects to make a decision within the next six months on the long-term composition of its aircraft fleet that will seek greater fleet simplification, Robert L. Crandall, American’s chairman and president, said.

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AIR TRANSPORT

TWA Discussing Aircraft Order With McDonnell Douglas, Boeing

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