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June 15, 1987

SAFETY

Australian Panel Investigates 1985 Crash of IAI Westwind

INTERNATIONAL AEROSPACE STRATEGIES

Political, Technological Needs Spur New National Launch Strategies

INTERNATIONAL AEROSPACE STRATEGIES

European Transport Strategy Geared to New Technology

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SAFETY

Australian Panel Investigates 1985 Crash of IAI Westwind

IAI 1124 Westwind was operating under a current Certificate of Registration, the holder of which was Pel-Air Aviation Pty., Ltd. (PelAir). The aircraft was operated by Pel-Air and, at the time of the accident, it was engaged on a regularly scheduled cargo service.

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INTERNATIONAL AEROSPACE STRATEGIES

Political, Technological Needs Spur New National Launch Strategies

Washington—The superpowers, Europe, Japan and China are redefining space launch strategies for a diverse set of reasons that, on an international scale, have more to do with each nation’s technological, military and political objectives than commercial aspirations.

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INTERNATIONAL AEROSPACE STRATEGIES

European Transport Strategy Geared to New Technology

Toulouse, France—European transport manufacturers have set a dual strategy of expanding their civil aircraft product lines and incorporating new technology as they face growing international competition and the adverse effect of strongly fluctuating dollar exchange rates.

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INTERNATIONAL AEROSPACE STRATEGIES

Rising Cost of Aerospace Systems Shapes Military, Civil Pilot Training

San Diego, Calif.—The increasing cost and sophistication of military and commercial aerospace systems have created a strong international demand for specialized technical training, prompting the rise of commercial entities that collectively provide a variety of expertise, ranging from basic flight or maintenance instruction to advanced air combat tactical training.

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INTERNATIONAL AEROSPACE STRATEGIES

Avionics Field Marked By Dwindling Dependence on U.s. Production

New York—In a changing world of international avionics, observers report a shrinking overall market distinguished by dwindling direct dependence on U. S. products. In some instances, products made in other countries under license are “cosmetically repackaged” to make them appear domestically produced.

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INTERNATIONAL AEROSPACE STRATEGIES

U.s. Formulates Strategic Doctrine for High Technology

Washington—U. S. military policy is shifting in emphasis from technology itself to the strategic uses of technology. The shift, ordered by the Defense Dept., is founded on a doctrine derived from business management called competitive strategies.

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INTERNATIONAL AEROSPACE STRATEGIES

Nato Armaments Programs Hinge on Technology Transfer Benefits

Los Angeles—NATO governments have demonstrated a willingness to pay a premium for armaments produced or developed at home, establishing accounting systems that reflect estimates of the value of the technology and jobs content to the particular country.

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INTERNATIONAL AEROSPACE STRATEGIES

French Seek Competitive Edge Through International Efforts

Paris—France’s aerospace industry is broadening its international cooperation as it strives to maintain the leadership it has established in European civil, military and space programs. France is no stranger to cooperative efforts.

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Small Engine Manufacturers Join Forces in Developing New Powerplants

Washington—Joint development and manufacturing agreements between international and U.S. small turbine engine manufacturers are rapidly internationalizing the small turbine engine market and dramatically restructuring competition.

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INTERNATIONAL AEROSPACE STRATEGIES

Italy Hopes Current International Efforts Will Lead to New Joint Programs

Rome—Italy’s aerospace sector is entering a new phase of development, marked by industryand government-level attempts to increase international cooperation and modernize technological capabilities. The Italian strategy is designed to consolidate the advances made in recent years through its involvement in programs such as the trinational Panavia Tornado combat aircraft, European Space Agency’s Spacelab shuttle-borne laboratory and FrancoItalian ATR42 transport.
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