October 12, 1992

COVER STORY

Final Assembly of 777 Nears

HEADLINE NEWS

Congress Cancels Nls Launcher Family

HEADLINE NEWS

Design Changes Needed to Fix C-17 Wing Failure

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Final Assembly of 777 Nears

Boeing officials are optimistic that the usefulness of digital design technology will be confirmed

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Congress Cancels Nls Launcher Family

Critics say NLS has lost its focus, with NASA and the Pentagon failing to allay cost concerns

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Design Changes Needed to Fix C-17 Wing Failure

LOS ANGELES The matching structural failures on both wings of a C-17 undergoing static testing at Douglas Aircraft Co. will require a design change for future aircraft and a modification to existing wings, according to program officials.

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Congress Defers Tough Choices on Weapons Spending Plans

WASHINGTON Lawmakers sidestepped hard decisions on weapons programs they have criticized as unaffordable in crafting final Defense budget plans for Fiscal 1993, but began laying the groundwork for softening the impact of inevitable future cuts.

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Ge to Pay for F-15xp Engine Qualification

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Sdi Contracts Awarded to Taurus, Conestoga

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Yockey to Defy Congress on Jpats Purchase

WASHINGTON The Pentagon's acquisition chief is preparing to defy a congressional order to proceed with the joint Air Force/Navy primary training aircraft, a program that lawmakers describe as a model of efficient procurement. AVIATION WEEK & SPACE TECHNOLOGY also has learned that Donald J. Yockey will call for a new cost and effectiveness analysis to compare the cost of the new trainer with that of a rebuilt aircraft.

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777 Design Shows Benefits of Early Input From Airlines

SEATTLE Providing greater airline input earlier in the design of a new commercial transport has benefited both customers and Boeing in the 777's development. Representatives of United, kickoff customer for the new twinjet, and several other airlines have played active roles since early in the design stage of the new wide-body twinjet.
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U. S., Russia Sign Joint Space Accords

WASHINGTON NASA and the Russian Space Agency have signed agreements for cooperative manned flights and unmanned Mars exploration, setting the stage for a broad base of future joint efforts in the post-Communist era. The manned mission agreements provide for the exchange flights of crewmembers on the Russian Mir space station and the U. S. space shuttle.
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Recoupment Fees Eliminated for Existing Defense Contracts

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