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November 30, 1987

AVIATION WEEK PILOT REPORT

Fly-by-wire, Digital Avionics Ease A320 Transition Training

SAFETY

Ntsb Analyzes Factors Leading to California Midair Collision of Dc-9, Piper Aircraft

AVIONICS

Multipilot Air-to-air Combat Evaluated in Northrop Simulator

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AVIATION WEEK PILOT REPORT

Fly-by-wire, Digital Avionics Ease A320 Transition Training

Toulouse—Airbus Industrie has achieved its goal of integrating the A320’s advanced technology, including the fly-by-wire flight control system, side-stick controller and digital avionics. The aircraft’s cockpit design and stable handling characteristics provide an easy transition for pilots accustomed to more conventional aircraft.

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SAFETY

Ntsb Analyzes Factors Leading to California Midair Collision of Dc-9, Piper Aircraft

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AVIONICS

Multipilot Air-to-air Combat Evaluated in Northrop Simulator

Los Angeles—Northrop’s integrated systems simulation center is conducting piloted simulations 12-16 hr. per day to support several Northrop aircraft programs, including the Air Force advanced tactical fighter, reflecting the important role simulation plays in modern design.

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AVIATION IN CHINA: PART 3

China Reshapes Airlines to Meet Demand Surge

Beijing—China’s civil aviation industry is in the midst of sweeping but ponderous changes as the nation strives to construct a more workable airline system, which is badly needed as a foundation for the country’s economic development. While the nation’s leaders are intent on improvement, change is coming slowly and indications are strong that the demands of this rapidly developing nation will continue to overwhelm the air transportation system for at least several years to come.
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INF ARMS CONTROL PROPOSAL

Pact Would Allow Soviet Officials to Inspect U. S. Missile Plants

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AIR TRANSPORT

Sas Seeks British Caledonian Tie to Boost International Traffic

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New Zealand’s Modernized Skyhawks Readied for Initial Flight Tests

Grand Rapids, Mich.—A comprehensive program to update the avionics suite on board Royal New Zealand Air Force/McDonnell Douglas A-4K Skyhawk aircraft to provide modernized navigation/attack capabilities is nearing flight test early next year.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

New Vehicles Mark Teledyne Ryan’s Strong Return to Rpv Business

Los Angeles—Teledyne Ryan Aeronautical is flight testing a remotely piloted vehicle for the Egyptian air force designated the Model 324, which—along with the company’s smaller Model 410—represents a strong move by Teledyne Ryan back into the RPV systems business.

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Space Technology

German Tvsat Experiences Solar Array Problem Following Launch By Ariane V20

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DEFENSE SPENDING DECLINE

U. S. Congress and Pentagon Gird for Weapon Cancellations in 1989

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