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INPUT 1986

Setting the scene for 1986:

  • MUAC: Despite early commitments and after some tough resistance, the Netherlands became the last of the 4 States to transfer their upper airspace to the care of Maastricht UAC. The division level was initially FL300.
  • Spain and Portugal enter the European Community, which later becomes the European Union;
  • The first PC virus, Brain, starts to spread;
  • The United Kingdom and France announce plans to construct the Channel Tunnel;
  • The Voyager 2 space probe makes its first encounter with Uranus;
  • Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrates 73 seconds after launch, killing the crew of 7 astronauts;
  • The comet Halley reaches its closest point to the sun on its second visit to the solar system in the 20th century. It is visited by the Japanese space probe Suisei;
  • The Soviet Union launches the Mir space station;
  • Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme is shot dead on his way home from the cinema;
  • Out of Africa wins the oscar for best picture;
  • Austrian Kurt Waldheim, former UN Secretary General, is accused of Nazi war crimes during WWII. He is nevertheless elected president of Austria later in the year;
  • Four people are killed when a bomb explodes on a TWA flight from Rome to Athens;
  • Al Capone's secret vault is opened live on television. Only a bottle of moonshine is discovered;
  • 92 people are killed by 900 gram hailstones in Bangladesh;
  • Explosion of a nuclear reactor in Chernobyl is the worst nuclear accident to date. 31 people are killed immediately, but thousands are exposed to high radiation doses;
  • Argentina becomes FIFA World Champion, beating Germany in the final of the Mexico 1986 tournament. Belgium ends fourth;
  • Greg Lemond is the first American to win the Tour de France;
  • The European Community launches the European flag;
  • The Soviet passenger liner Admiral Nakhimov collides with the bulk carrier Pyotr Vasev in the Black Sea and sinks almost immediately, killing 398;
  • Aeroméxico Flight 498, a Douglas DC-9, collides with a Piper PA-28 over Cerritos, California, killing 67 on both aircraft and 15 on the ground;
  • Panam 73 with 358 people on board is hijacked in Karachi, Pakistan by the Abu Nidal terrorist group. When they opened fire on the passengers, troops stormed the plane. 22 people died and more than 150 were injured;
  • An earthquake kills an estimated 1500 people in El Salvador;
  • Experimental aircraft Voyager completes the first nonstop circumnavigation of the earth by air without refueling in just over 9 days;

1986 - Issue 1

  • Editorial
  • President's Message
  • Welcome t o the Amsterdam Sector
  • Emery takes on the World
  • Aviation Towards 1990
  • The unducted fan
  • Definitions
  • Possible Applications of ATC
  • Datalink
  • Hapag Lloyd Meeting
  • Medical Matters
  • Stress and disease
  • Sea Feaver
  • How to avoid stress
  • The Annual Stress Test
  • TCAS Experiment
  • PALUDRINE
  • What happens in the head of the Controller
  • Certifiation: Facing the Future of Air Transportation
  • The Captain will become flight manager
  • Speech from Mrs. N. Smit-Kroes   
1986 - Issue 2
  • Editorial
  • President's Message or (The return of Brian)
  • 1986 IFATCA Conference
  • Flying the "Super Guppy"
  • Holland Aerolines
  • Air Traffic Services: Development and Application of Legal Rules
  • Developing European Regional Air Transport the next ten years
  • What to do with 4000 Surplus Aircraft
  • EGATS Technical Committee Page
  • First Impressions

1986 - Issue 3

  • Editorial
  • Revolution o r Evolution? KLM View Point
  • Nedication and ATC
  • Going on a jet ride./ The Air Show
  • EGATS Technical Committee
  • Open letter to Editor
  • The DC6 is older than me
  • Netherlines