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August 21, 2000

WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

Concorde Down, But Will It Be Out?

WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

U.K. Optimistic About Concorde Revival

WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

Sub Accident Sparks Proliferation Worries

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WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

Concorde Down, But Will It Be Out?

If the right lessons had been drawn from the 1979 incident at Dulles, the Paris crash might have been avoided

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WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

U.K. Optimistic About Concorde Revival

LONDON In the wake of the British government suspension of the Concorde’s airworthiness certificate last week, British Airways officials continued to express complete confidence in the future of the aircraft while British pilots came to the defense of the beleaguered SST.

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Sub Accident Sparks Proliferation Worries

WASHINGTON The loss of the nuclear-powered Kursk should be a wake-up call to the West to buttress Russia’s precarious hold on scores of decommissioned nuclear subs that are part of a mammoth stockpile of fissile material, security exwarn.

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Fire-Fighting Fleet Stretched To Limit as U.S. West Burns

SEATTLE In the worst fire season since 1994, with no letup in sight, more than 230 helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft are assisting firefighters battling hundreds of U.S. wildfires. Fire-fighting aircraft and flight and ground crews have been going full out since late July in the effort to stop approximately 67,000 fires that have consumed 5 million acres, an area twice the national annual average over the last 10 years.

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WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

Cross-Border EADS States An Intolerance for Bureaucracy

OXFORD, ENGLAND The newly incorporated European Aeronautic Defense and Space Co. seeks to rapidly unify corporate governance rules, eliminate duplications and achieve significant cost cuts. The crossborder group, however, is leading the European aerospace industry into uncharted management territory.

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Measures Urged To Contain Nukes

WASHINGTON A six-year-old U.S. program to avert the proliferation of Russian nuclear bomb material at its source requires major reinforcement if it is to succeed, according to the Russian-American Nuclear Security Council, a foundation-funded research group.

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WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

Helicopter UAV Readied for Flight Test

WASHINGTON The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Frontier Systems are gearing-up for flight testing of a new, unmanned helicopter built to fly much longer and farther than conventional rotorcraft. Darpa and Irvine, Calif.

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WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

Ae-270 Begins Test Flights

PARIS Ibis Aerospace plans to deliver late next year the first Ae-270 single-turboprop, a 6-9-seat utility aircraft. It will also be offered in corporate, combi and all-cargo configurations, according to company executives. Ibis is a joint venture of Aero Vodochody of the Czech Republic and Taiwan’s Aerospace Industrial Development Corp. (AIDC), formed in 1997.

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Boeing Adds Jeppesen To Its Flight Bog

Seattle Boeing last week agreed to purchase aviation chartmaker Jeppesen Sanderson for $1.5 billion. The acquisition, to be closed by year-end, helps build Boeing’s information services organization, an area where the company sees strong growth and high margins, according to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Phil Condit.
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AIR TRANSPORT

Russian Engine Makers Jockey for New Orders

MOSCOW With revenues on the rise and more active government support for Russia’s beleaguered high-tech and defense industries, aircraft engine makers hope to reverse the downward trend of recent years, though overcapacity remains a major problem.

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