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September 28, 1987

CANADIAN DEFENSE—PART 2

Cold Lake Matures Into Strategic Base

BUSINESS FLYING

Avionics Companies Emphasize Integrated Displays, Electronics

BUSINESS FLYING

Fbos Expand Services to Boost Survivability

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CANADIAN DEFENSE—PART 2

Cold Lake Matures Into Strategic Base

CFB Cold Lake Alberta—Cold Lake, a strategic termination point for U. S. cruise missile tests, is becoming a strategic asset in its own right for North American air defense and protection of the vast Arctic region between the superpowers.

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BUSINESS FLYING

Avionics Companies Emphasize Integrated Displays, Electronics

Boston—Avionics manufacturers are offering more examples of integrated displays and electronics for new and used business aircraft as corporate consolidation continues in this sector. The most dramatic change in the past year is that the Sperry business aviation avionics organization in Glendale, Ariz., is now part of Honeywell, Inc., and is marketing its new Primus 2 radio system (AW&ST June 15, p. 242).
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BUSINESS FLYING

Fbos Expand Services to Boost Survivability

Dallas—The trend toward larger chains of fixed base operations is continuing, but smaller, independent operators remain an integral part of the national fixed base operation system, especially in outlying areas. The “moms and pops” in the fixed base operation (FBO) industry are disappearing and will continue to disappear, according to Lawrence L. Burian, president of National Air Transportation Assn., a trade group whose FBO members serve 1,200 locations.
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EUROPE’S SPACE PLANNING GOALS

Europeans Near Key Decisions on Long-term Space Programs

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CANADIAN DEFENSE

Cf-18 Revolutionizes Cold Lake Test Data, Software Operations

CFB Cold Lake, Alberta—The advent of the CF-18 has revolutionized data gathering by the Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment here and added software analysis to Cold Lake’s many test range and evaluation functions. The major changes in data gathering stem from the CF-18’s multiplex data bus (MUXBUS).
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SPECIAL REPORT: BUSINESS FLYING

Improving Economy, Airline Delays Buoy Business Aviation Outlook

Washington—An improving economy, chronic airline delays and concern about terrorism have sharply increased business aircraft flight hours and have stimulated related service activity. Sales of new business aircraft, however, remain slow.
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BUSINESS FLYING

Eja Gears for Major Increase in Executive Charter Business

Columbus, Ohio—Executive Jet Aviation has completed switching its executive jet charter fleet from Learjets to Cessna Citation S2 and Citation 3 aircraft and is expanding its capabilities to meet a forecast 250% increase in U. S. executive jet charter over the next five years.
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BUSINESS FLYING

Uncertainty Prompts Manufacturers to Link Business Jet Engine Efforts

New York—Market uncertainty and the low priority assigned to business jet-size turbofans by engine manufacturers is creating a trend toward joint cooperative development and manufacturing programs in this segment of the industry.
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BUSINESS FLYING

Training Stresses Flight Deck Management, Coordination

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BUSINESS FLYING

Operators Extending Service Life By Use of Overhauls

Washington—Companies engaged in aircraft and engine overhaul, refurbishment, maintenance and repair for corporate aircraft are experiencing 10-20% increases in business in 1987 as company flight departments seek to extend the life of older aircraft rather than purchase new, expensive ones.
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