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July 6, 1987

FAAD EVALUATION

Army Tests Line-of-sight Air Defense Systems

Midway’s Option on MD-91/92x Represents Gamble on Fuel Prices

AIR TRANSPORT

MD-80 Delivery Delays Force Some Airlines to Cuib Expansion

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FAAD EVALUATION

Army Tests Line-of-sight Air Defense Systems

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Midway’s Option on MD-91/92x Represents Gamble on Fuel Prices

Chicago—The decision to purchase McDonnell Douglas MD-87s with the option to trade them for ultra-high bypass engine-powered MD-91/92X aircraft represents Midway Airlines’ investment in high technology and a gamble for protection against higher fuel prices.

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AIR TRANSPORT

MD-80 Delivery Delays Force Some Airlines to Cuib Expansion

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NORTHWEST FLEET MODERNIZATION

Northwest’s Aircraft Orders, Options Designed to Meet 1990s Traffic Boom

Eagan, Minn.—Northwest Airlines is building a fleet for the traffic boom of the next decade with aircraft orders and options valued at more than $7 billion, and still the carrier is looking for an economical replacement to meet its domestic short-haul requirement in the 1990s.

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AVIONICS

Military Airlift Command Will Transition to C-130 Flight Crew Training System

Dallas/Ft. Worth—A comprehensive training system for USAF/Lockheed-Georgia C-130 Hercules aircrews will transition 200-hr. students direct from undergraduate pilot training through computerand flight simulator-based learning systems designed to develop effective, coordinated Military Airlift Command flight crews fully qualified for tough tactical missions.

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AVIONICS

Faa Prepares for Second Phase of Expanded East Coast Plan

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PARIS AIR SHOW

Attendance Climbs to 400,000 at 1987 International Exhibition

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Space Technology

Nasa Nears Key Shuttle Tests, Changes Initial Payload Schedule

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Viewpoint

Thinking Strategically

The competitive strategies doctrine being drafted in the U. S. Defense Dept. centers on applying advanced technologies more systematically to the weaknesses of the Soviet Union. The success of the doctrine will depend heavily therefore on how well the U. S. judges those weaknesses (AW&ST June 15, p. 110).

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NORTHWEST FLEET MODERNIZATION

Nwa Funds Training Center for Zero-time Pilot Candidates

Eagan, Minn.—A subsidiary of Northwest Airlines’ parent company has been joined with the University of North Dakota to develop training programs for pilot candidates from zero flight time to an air transport rating. The multimillion-dollar training effort of the Northwest Aerospace Training Corp. (NATCO) and the university’s Center for Aerospace Sciences is designed to meet Northwest’s pilot needs and burgeoning demand for pilots around the world.
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