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August 10, 1987

AVIATION WEEK PILOT REPORT

Piaggio’s Avanti Combines Jet-like Handling with Turboprop Efficiency

AVIONICS

Proposed Rulemaking Sets Mandatory T/cas Timetable

AIR TRANSPORT

Delays, Service Problems Prompt Strong Congressional Reaction

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AVIATION WEEK PILOT REPORT

Piaggio’s Avanti Combines Jet-like Handling with Turboprop Efficiency

Genoa, Italy—Rinaldo Piaggio SpA. has combined refined aerodynamics with contrarotating pusher turboprops to create the P. 180 Avanti, a quiet, smooth-running aircraft that handles like a jet at altitudes up to 41,000 ft. while delivering the fuel efficiency and short-field performance of a turboprop.

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AVIONICS

Proposed Rulemaking Sets Mandatory T/cas Timetable

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AIR TRANSPORT

Delays, Service Problems Prompt Strong Congressional Reaction

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U. S. SPACE PROGRAM: STRUGGLING TO RECOVER

U. K. Space Chief Resigns Over Funding; Esa Reevaluates Impact on Polar Platform

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AEROSPACE FORUM

U. S. Must Renew Commitment to Planetary Exploration

For a quarter of a century the U. S. led the world in exploring the solar system. Our Pioneers, Mariners, Vikings and Voyagers have reached seven of the nine known planets and initiated the study of dozens of satellites and ring systems. The U. S. civil space program, of which planetary exploration has been a highly visible component, was the wonder of the world— a public demonstration of the unique capabilities of our aerospace technology.
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U. S. SPACE PROGRAM: STRUGGLING TO RECOVER

U. S. Planning New Emphasis on Lightweight Satellite Systems

Monterey, Calif.—U. S. is planning a $1-billion, five-year program to demonstrate lightweight satellite technology—an ambitious effort that visualizes a first launch as early as December, 1988. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency plans to spend about $100 million in Fiscal 1988 on the Advanced Satellite Technology Program, which will encompass the spacecraft, launchers and associated surface-based facilities, a DARPA official said here last week.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Aerojet Completes Tests of Engine for Adaptable Space Propulsion System

San Francisco—Aerojet TechSystems Co. has completed initial testing of a pumpfed, storable-propellant rocket engine that the firm is offering as a candidate for USAF’s adaptable space propulsion system (ASPS) program, aimed at developing a large new upper stage (AW&ST Jan. 19, p. 25).

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STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE

Martin Marietta Selected to Design Potential Nuclear Sdi Systems

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STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE

Six Sdi Programs Win Approval of Defense Acquisition Board

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U. S. SPACE PROGRAM: STRUGGLING TO RECOVER

Nasa Refocusing Strategy for Space Science Efforts

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