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Next Generation Trainer (NGT) to replace the T-37, the current twoseat undergraduate pilot trainer. The selection of the winner was made by the Secretary of the Air Force, Verne Orr. 

Commenting on the award, Fairchild Republic President Donald B. Rassier stated that the NGT program could result in the production of at least 650 aircraft for delivery into 1992.

"This program caps five years of effort by Fairchild Industries and Fairchild Republic to win this important prime contract," Rassier stated. "We conducted significant design studies, completed over 1,200 hours of wind tunnel tests, flew a one-sixth radio-controlled spin model, logged many hours in a manned 62% flight demonstrator to prove the quality of our design, selected the Garrett properly-designed, fuel-efficient engines, and built a full-scale engineering mockup which was displayed at various Air Force bases as well as at the Pentagon."

"We invested substantial sums between Fairchild and Garrett in the NGT program and approved combined capital commitments of additional dollars to ensure improvement in our manufacturing technology in support of the NGT," Rassier said.

"In addition, we incorporated many of the outstanding features and lessons learned in our A-10 Thunderbolt II program - its design-to-cost and operational performance achievements, its high readiness and easy maintenance."

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  James Greenwood — Earl Hansen — Vic Powell — Paul Tassandier Diploma — This Diploma is awarded to those who have served the cause of Aviation in general, and private and sporting aviation in particular by their work, initiative, and devotion.

  Two Honorary Group Diplomas were also recommended.  These Diplomas annually reward groups of people who have greatly contributed to the progress of Aviation or Astronautics during the preceding year.  In 1981 U.S. Groups recognized were as follows:

Aeronautics — Edwards AFB
Astronautics — Johnson Space Center

  These awards will be presented at the FAI General Conference to be held in Brussels, Belgium, September 12-19, 1982.[[Page cut off]] noted.  New Mexico Governor Bruce King has expressed his full support of the Internationals in Hobbs, as has U.S. Congressman Joe Skeen, representing the Hobbs District, the Lea County Board of Commissioners, and the Hobbs Chamber of Commerce.  The U.S. 1983 World Championships have als been informally endorsed by the Federal Aviation Administration.
  The Smithsonian Institution is offering this outstanding program October 3-7 featuring hands-on workshops at the Paul E. Garber Facility (formerly Silver Hill), the world famous preservation, restoration and storage facility, with the highly skilled craftsmen who have restored the masterpieces in the National Air and Space Museum's collection.
  Also included are specially arranged behind-the-scenes tours with Walter J. Boyne, Acting Director and Donald S. Lopez, Chairman of the Aeronautics Department, NASM, of hundreds of historic aircraft, spacescraft, related artifacts, and memorabilia pertaining to famous inventors, airmen, astronauts, and events.  For information on course content, registration, and accomodations write to:[[page cut off]]

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