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August 17, 1987

AEROSPACE IN SOUTH AMERICA: PART 1—INDUSTRY

Embraer Moves to Solidify Role as Leading Aircraft Manufacturer

WALL STREET AND AEROSPACE: DISENCHANTMENT SETS IN

Declining U. S. Defense Budget Depresses Aerospace Stock Prices

CANADIAN FIGHTER MODERNIZATION

New Cf-18 Fatigue Tests Raise More Doubts About Service Life

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AEROSPACE IN SOUTH AMERICA: PART 1—INDUSTRY

Embraer Moves to Solidify Role as Leading Aircraft Manufacturer

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WALL STREET AND AEROSPACE: DISENCHANTMENT SETS IN

Declining U. S. Defense Budget Depresses Aerospace Stock Prices

New York—A trend of relatively weak stock prices has become both a symptom and a cause of financial problems facing the U. S. aerospace/defense industry. Many professional investors are negative about the outlook for the industry’s earnings and see defense issues as inferior investments.
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CANADIAN FIGHTER MODERNIZATION

New Cf-18 Fatigue Tests Raise More Doubts About Service Life

CFB Cold Lake, Alberta—Limited fatigue test data gathered here on an instrumented CF-18 attack fighter suggest the Canadian aircraft’s service life could suffer a heavy and costly reduction, from 20 years to 12, according to worst-case engineering estimates.

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STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE

Army Expedites Demonstration Program for Neutral Particle Beam Technology

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AEROSPACE IN SOUTH AMERICA: INDUSTRY

Chile’s Enaer Seeks Larger Aerospace Role

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AIR TRANSPORT

Studies Confirm Viability of Mach 2-5 Transport

Hampton, Va.—NASA studies have determined that a conventionally fueled, high-speed commercial transport capable of flying 6,500 naut. mi. at Mach 2-5 during cruise could serve markets starting at the turn of the century. A Mach 5-plus transport was refuted as a viable commercial enterprise for the market window between 2000-10 in a review of the first phase of a $9-million NASA task study.

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Persian Gulf

F-14 Crew Fires at Iranian Jet to Defend Navy Gulf Patrol

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AEROSPACE IN SOUTH AMERICA: INDUSTRY

Argentina Takes Steps to Boost Growth in Aerospace Industry

Buenos Aires—Argentina’s aircraft production facilities in Cordoba have been described by some U. S. experts as the best in South America, and they question why the country has not exploited its aviation plant more effectively. One obvious reason for the past five years has been the lasting impact of the Malvinas/Falklands war and the difficulty Argentina has had in paying for it.
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AEROSPACE IN SOUTH AMERICA: INDUSTRY

Avibras Emerges as Major Exporter for Brazilian Aerospace Industry

San Jose dos Campos—Avibras Industria Aerospacial S. A. is emerging as one of Brazil’s top exporters due mainly to its Astros 2 rocket artillery saturation system that has found a ready market in the Middle East as well as in the Brazilian army.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Boeing Faces Major Decisions on 737

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