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January 12, 1998

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Crash Team Seeks Debris From 737 Tail

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USAF Modifying Slingsby Trainers To Correct Inflight Engine Shutdowns

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Age and Turbulence Damage Prompt United To Retire 747

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Crash Team Seeks Debris From 737 Tail

Indonesian probe finds empennage fasteners missing, spurring directives to check more than 200 newer 737s

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USAF Modifying Slingsby Trainers To Correct Inflight Engine Shutdowns

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Age and Turbulence Damage Prompt United To Retire 747

Washington United Airlines has retired the Boeing 747-100 involved in a Dec. 28 turbulence accident that killed one passenger. The decision was based on the assumption that repairs to damage from the turbulence and examinations of the aircraft by accident investigators and litigants seeking reparations for injuries will keep the aircraft out of service for months.

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‘Wild Cards’ Could Undercut Boeing’s ’98 Delivery Schedule

NEW YORK Boeing should be able to continue ramping up commercial jet production this year, industry analysts think, based on the company’s considerable progress easing supply-chain bottlenecks and the number of aircraft delivered in 1997, especially the fourth quarter.

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Airbus Logs Orders For 460 Transports

PARIS Airbus is keeping up the pressure on its U.S. rival, the Boeing Co. Last year, the European consortium obtained orders and commitments for 671 aircraft valued at $44.2 billion, including 460 firm orders worth $29.6 billion. On Dec. 31, after withdrawing 20 cancellations from the order list, backlog was 1,009 aircraft, valued at $72 billion.

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New Boeing Goal: Build 550 Civil Transports in 1998

Seattle Boeing this week plans to report firm orders for about 560 transports in 1997, including 15 from its new Douglas Aircraft Products Div. subsidiary, formerly Douglas Aircraft Co. The company does not count options, letters of intent or memorandums of understanding.

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Arianespace Plan Aims At NGSO Market

PARIS Arianespace is preparing a new strategic plan that will make its product line better suited to the needs of non-geostationary telecommunications satellite constellations. The European launch company has a backlog of 43 satellites, but not a single NGSO constellation.

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Canada Picks EH101 Cormorant For Search and Rescue Role

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Long-Range Army Missile Dispenses BATs in Test

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Athena Rockets U.S. Back to the Moon

CAPE CANAVERAL NASA’S Lunar Prospector is to complete three critical lunar orbit insertion maneuvers early this week to position the spacecraft for optimum science operations. The Ames Research Center/Lockheed Martin spacecraft was launched on its 240,000-mi. journey on board a 100-ft.

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