In Partnership With

October 5, 1987

Viewpoint

GPS, Glonass and Glasnost

Who’s Where

Market Focus

1011

Viewpoint

GPS, Glonass and Glasnost

The Navstar/Global Positioning System, originally conceived and funded to greatly enhance the military capabilities of all three services, now promises an equally dramatic impact on civil aviation maritime and even traditional surveying.
1213

Who’s Where

Westinghouse Electric Corp. has made the following appointments at its Defense and Electronics Center, Baltimore, Md.: Wayne D. Fegely named vice president-System Development; Gene Strull named vice presidentTechnology, and will continue his position as general manager of the Advanced Technology Div.; Wallace J. Hoff named general manager-Development and Engineering Div.
1415

Market Focus

Commentary

1819

NBAA SHOW

Launch of Two Jet Programs Signals Strengthening Market

An AVIATION WEEK & SPACE TECHNOLOGY team of four editors covered the National Business Aircraft Assn, meeting and convention this year in New Orleans. The 40th annual NBAA meeting drew more than 13,000 corporate flight department pilots and officials, and exhibitors representing aircraft and component manufacturers and the service industry.
2021

NBAA SHOW

Citation 5 Debut Promises Attitude Performance Gains

New Orleans—A longer cabin, higher thrust engines and improved high-altitude performance characterize Cessna Aircraft Co.’s new Citation 5 business jet, introduced last week at the National Business Aircraft Assn, convention here.
2021

NBAA SHOW

Fairchild Aircraft Will Develop Metro 5

New Orleans—Fairchild Aircraft Corp. has decided to move ahead with development of the Metro 5, a 19-passenger commuter aircraft that will incorporate a stand-up cabin, T-tail, larger and improved flaps and new ailerons moved to the end of the wing tips.
2021

NBAA SHOW

Gates Learjet Unveils Model 31, Model 55C Jets

New Orleans—Gates Learjet Corp. last week unveiled a new Model 31 that is designed to be an entry-level business jet costing just under $3 million. The Learjet 31, like the new Learjet 55C, features delta fins on the lower rear fuselage for both pitch stability and increased directional stability.
2021

Aeronautical Engineering

Bird Strike Suspected As Cause Of B-1B Crash That Killed Three

Lancaster, Calif.—An Air Force/Rockwell B-1B bomber on a routine training mission from Dyess AFB, Tex., crashed on Sept. 28 about 60 mi. southeast of Pueblo, Colo. The final radio transmission from a crewmember indicated the aircraft had suffered bird strikes and had “lost engines three and four with an engine on fire.”

2021

LTV to Offer Creditors Long-Range Business Plan

Dallas—LTV Corp. officials expect to present to creditors a preliminary long-range business plan for the company and its subsidiaries this month, and a proposed plan of reorganization by the end of the year. Raymond A. Hay, LTV chairman and chief executive officer, told shareholders at the company’s annual meeting that he hoped LTV would be able to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings by the end of 1988.
2223

Strategic Defence Initiative

National Test Bed Facility Demonstrates Initial Capability

Theresa M. Foley Denver—The Strategic Defense Initiative’s National Test Bed simulation network facility has begun limited, real-time support of SDI projects, participating several weeks ago in SDI-related monitoring of a missile fired from Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
September 281987 October 121987