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April 6, 1987

MANAGEMENT

Joint Venture to Build Aircraft Modernization Installation in Turkey

Space Technology

NASA Committee Investigates Cause Of Atias Centaur Failure ' Amid Criticism of Launch Decision

AIR TRANSPORT

Supreme Court Overturns Injunction Blocking Delta-Western Merger

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MANAGEMENT

Joint Venture to Build Aircraft Modernization Installation in Turkey

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Space Technology

NASA Committee Investigates Cause Of Atias Centaur Failure ' Amid Criticism of Launch Decision

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AIR TRANSPORT

Supreme Court Overturns Injunction Blocking Delta-Western Merger

Atlanta—Delta Air Lines’ merger with Western Airlines, which created the fourth largest U. S. commercial air carrier, became official Apr. 1 following a lastminute decision by a U. S. Supreme Court justice. Hours before the merger was to have taken place, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor overturned a lower court injunction blocking the move until arbitration could resolve the issue of union representation for Western employees.

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AIR TRANSPORT

MD-82 Coproduction Could Aid In Forming U. S. -China Bilateral

Los Angeles—Assembly of McDonnell Douglas MD-82 aircraft in the People’s Republic of China is viewed as a significant step in China’s efforts to establish standards, controls and facilities necessary to achieve a bilateral airworthiness agreement with the U. S.

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Air Transport

U. S. Denies British Airways Ticket Offer to Continental Europe

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MX BASING STUDY

Air Force Pians to Issue RFPs For Rail-Based MX Development

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Aeronautical Engineering

House Panel Warns of Future Risks In B-1B Program Costs and Schedule

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Aeronautical Engineering

Hidec Tests Show Potential For Thrust, Fuel Improvements Through Propulsion, Flight Control Link

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Air Transport

Pacific Growth Could Lead To Expanded FAA Safety Duties

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Viewpoint

How Not to Eliminate Flight Delays

(Senior Transport Editor James Ott has been covering airlines for AVIATION WEEK & SPACE TECHNOLOGY since President Carter signed the Airline Deregulation Act in October, 1978. Ott has written numerous articles on air traffic control from his base in Washington, D. C. Following are his views on efforts to cut back on flight delays.—Ed.) U. S. airlines once again engaged in a needless, expensive waste of time recently in Washington, shifting flight schedules in an attempt to reduce flight delays.
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