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August 31, 1987

AEROSPACE IN SOUTH AMERICA: PART 3—AIRLINES

Brazil’s Varig Foresees Steady Growth in Domestic, International Air Traffic

WALL STREET AND AEROSPACE: PART 3—RESTRUCTURING AHEAD?

Shrinking Profit Margins Increase Risk of Aerospace Investments

AVIONICS

Safety Board Urges Mandatory Use of Fdr/cvrs in Commuter Transports

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AEROSPACE IN SOUTH AMERICA: PART 3—AIRLINES

Brazil’s Varig Foresees Steady Growth in Domestic, International Air Traffic

Rio de Janeiro—Varig marked its 60th year in business in May, but its president and chairman, Helio Smidt, said air transportation in Brazil is still in its infancy and he predicted that air traffic in the country will double in the next 10 years.

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WALL STREET AND AEROSPACE: PART 3—RESTRUCTURING AHEAD?

Shrinking Profit Margins Increase Risk of Aerospace Investments

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AVIONICS

Safety Board Urges Mandatory Use of Fdr/cvrs in Commuter Transports

Washington—The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending mandatory installation of flight data and cockpit voice recorders in certain regional, commuter and general aviation aircraft and is urging creation of a new Technical Standard Order for the design and performance of flight data recorder devices.

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MANAGEMENT

Pratt & Whitney Expects to Regain Market Share with Pw2000, Pw4000

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AIR TRANSPORT

Boeing Delays 7j7 Program; Mid-1993 Certification Expected

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CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM REVIEW

Air Force Defends Mx Management as Northrop Is Charged with Fraud

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Aeronautical Engineering

Program Delays Spur Nasa, Darpa to Restructure X-wing Flight Tests

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AEROSPACE IN SOUTH AMERICA: AIRLINES

Transbrasil Seeks U. S. Routes Following Domestic Growth

Rio de Janeiro—Transbrasil Airlines has filed for authority to fly to the U. S. after three decades of growth that has made it one of Brazil’s principal domestic carriers, despite almost continuous competition from virtually all of the other airlines in the country, from the giants to the commuters.
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Regional Carriers Mark Gains in Brazil Following Down Years

Sao Paulo—Brazil’s five regional air carriers boarded 1.1 million passengers in 1986 to mark a recovery in the growth trend following two years of declines. Rio-Sul, a Varig subsidiary, has been an exception to the trend and has shown steady growth.
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Editorial

T-46 Requiem

The three Fairchild Republic T-46A trainer aircraft, all the U. S. Air Force has to show for its $380-million investment in the botched attempt to build a successor to the venerable Cessna T-37 primary trainer, have been consigned to storage.

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