February 13, 1995

HEADLINE NEWS

'Ballet' at MIR Opens New Space Era

HEADLINE NEWS

CF34-8C to Power New Regional Jet

HEADLINE NEWS

Army to Seek Bids for Triservice Atircm

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HEADLINE NEWS

'Ballet' at MIR Opens New Space Era

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER The new U.S.-Russian space partnership got off to a flying start when Discovery and Mir—by far the two largest spacecraft ever to rendezvous—orbited in tight formation as their crews communicated air-to-air and extensively photographed each other.

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HEADLINE NEWS

CF34-8C to Power New Regional Jet

BOSTON Bombardier Regional Aircraft Div. has chosen a 13,OOO-lb.-thrust CF34-8C engine from General Electric for its new 70-seat CRJ-X regional jet, and GE will invest more than $200 million to develop this CF34 derivative powerplant.

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HEADLINE NEWS

Army to Seek Bids for Triservice Atircm

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HEADLINE NEWS

Japan to Buy 80 UH-60As

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AEROSPACE BUSINESS

Sweeping Realignment Boosts Pratt's Outlook

NORTH HAVEN AND MIDDLETOWN, CONN Pratt & Whitney managers are beginning to reap the benefits of a strategic plan that has challenged the company's most fundamental business practices. Since putting the plan into effect in August, 1993, under President Karl J. Krapek, the company has undergone a sweeping structural reorganization.

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FISCAL '96 BUDGETS

Deficit Thwarts Gop Defense Hike

Congressional Republicans want more for defense than Clinton Administration proposes, but are trapped by promises to cut taxes and balance the budget

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AIR TRANSPORT

Carriers Prepare to Exploit New U.S.-Canadian Pact

BOSTON As U.S. and Canadian negotiators put the finishing touches on a new bilateral agreement, airlines on both sides of the border are already preparing to offer more flights and to exploit what will soon become a relatively open market.

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JAPAN AEROSPACE '95 PREVIEW

Japan Struggles to Go Commercial

Companies retain a strong predilection for military contracts, but with the right backing a regional jet could be a winner for Japan, Inc.

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AVIONICS

GPS to Be Tested for Cat.-3 Landings

WASHINGTON Wilcox and E-Systems will shortly begin flight tests of two different types of enhanced differential-GPS systems, which are intended to demonstrate the accuracies needed for Category-3 instrument landings. The upcoming tests are part of a broad FAA effort to demonstrate that GPS is a viable alternative to the Microwave Landing System (MLS), which the FAA developed in the 1970s to replace the long-used ILS.

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READER REACTION

Letters

Your Jan. 2 editorial, "Loosen the Reins on Symposiums" (p. 66), was less than accurate, slanted, one-sided and insulting to those of us "watchdogs" responsible for the security and policy review of tech nical papers scheduled for presentation at symposiums.
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