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INPUT 1985

Setting the scene for 1985:

  • China Airlines Flight 006 plunges 30,000 ft after the crew fails to respond to an engine failure.
  • Amadeus wins the oscar for best picture.
  • Coca-Cola releases New Coke and takes it off the market again less than 3 months later.
  • Bangladesh is hit by a tropical cyclone and storm surge, which kills approximately 10,000 people.
  • TWA Flight 847, carrying 153 passengers from Athens to Rome, is hijacked by a Hezbollah fringe group. One passenger is killed.
  • Air India Flight 182, a Boeing 747, blows up 31,000 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, south of Ireland, killing all 329 aboard.
  • Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the first Arab and first Muslim in space, on Space Shuttle Discovery.
  • Route 66 is officially decommissioned.
  • The Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior is bombed and sunk in Auckland harbour by French DGSE agents.
  • The Val di Stava Dam in Italy collapses, killing 280 people.
  • Commodore launches the Amiga personal computer.
  • Delta Air Lines Flight 191 crashes near Dallas, Texas, killing 137 people.
  • Japan Airlines Flight 123 crashes in Japan, killing 520 people: the worst single-aircraft disaster in history.
  • A joint American-French expedition locates the wreck of the RMS Titanic.
  • Midwest Express Airlines Flight 105, a Douglas DC-9, crashes just after takeoff from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing 31.
  • Comic strip Calvin and Hobbes Debuts in 35 newspapers
  • Microsoft Corporation releases the first version of Windows, Windows 1.0.
  • EgyptAir Flight 648 hijacked by Abu Nidal group, flown to Malta, where Egyptian commandos storm plane; 60 are killed by gunfire and explosions.
  • Arrow Air Flight 1285, a Douglas DC-8, crashes after takeoff in Gander, Newfoundland, killing 256.
  • Abu Nidal terrorists open fire in the airports of Rome and Vienna, leaving 18 dead and 120 injured.

1985 - Issue 1

  • Output
  • Entente Cordiale
  • R/T FORUMOpening Speech
  • An Airline" Operational Experience in the Use of R/T
  • R/T, the Faltering Link
  • Headset Hardware
  • Defeciencies in R/T - The ATC Viewpoint
  • The Development of RIT in International Aeronautical Communications (From Morse to Mode S)
  • Influence of Noise at Work
  • Aircraft Calling
  • A flight Identification System for Air Traffic
  • Incident without Accident - A Case Study
  • Linguistic Features of English R/T
  • Modern Audio Communications Equipment
  • Blocked Frequencies and Simultaneous Transmissions
  • The Contran Solution
  • Forum Conclusions
  • Written Comments
  • Children of the Airways
  • Confidential Human Factors Incident Reporting (CHIRP)
  • IFATCA '85 Athinai
  • APPENDIX 1 List of External Participants

1985 - Issue 2

  • Editorial
  • Obituary
  • The Vice President writes
  • At Flight Level 230 above the Alps
  • Maastricht Control has time for Tigers
  • Eurocontrol was also there: Liege Airshow
  • Impressions of a visit to Rhein Control
  • Mitsubishi Biz jets
  • TCAS Experimentation Part one - in the U.S.A.
  • Collission Statistics in the U.S.A.
  • Le Bourget Report
  • In Reply "The Teneriffe Disaster"
  • A Poem for a Pension by Eurospero
  • Eindhoven's Special Fly-in
  • London European Airways


1985 - Issue 3

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