National Airport's passenger feeThe Federal Aviation...

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August 17, 1993

National Airport's passenger fee

The Federal Aviation Administration yesterday slapped a $3 fee on each passenger flying out of Washington's National Airport to finance improvements at National and Dulles airports.

The federal air safety agency said the fee would generate $167 million over the next seven years. The improvement projects include a new 35-gate terminal complex and paving runways and taxiways at National and an extension of the terminal building at Dulles.

Judge enjoins Warner-Lambert

A federal court ordered Warner-Lambert Co. to stop manufacturing most new drug products until its plants meet government standards. An exception was made for a handful of drugs considered medically necessary.

Inspectors from the Food and Drug Administration found the company withheld test data and failed to ensure the quality of its products.

Euro Disney closure report denied

The chairman of Euro Disney SCA denied reports of a possible closure of the theme park.

Philippe Bourguignon denied British press reports that the company held weekend "crisis talks" with parent Walt Disney Co. and that discussions included possible closure of Euro Disney.

Saturn's reputation unharmed

Saturn Corp.'s reputation apparently has been unharmed by last week's recall of nearly all the cars it has built, according to a survey of likely new car buyers.

Fifty percent of 121 potential new car buyers interviewed in a weekend telephone poll by Market Opinion Research said their opinion of Saturn was unchanged. Twenty-seven percent said their view of the General Motors Corp. subsidiary is more favorable while 21 percent said it is less favorable.

Westinghouse gets radar contract

Westinghouse Electric Corp. has received a $22 million Air Force contract for the Advanced Radar Enhancement Program.

By January 1998 the company is to complete design and development to modify an existing APG-68 radar system with new technology.

High-tech amusement in Vegas

A new high-tech amusement center with "virtual reality" technology opens in Las Vegas, Nev., in October, putting visitors at the helm of spaceships and jets and behind the wheels of race cars. VirtuaLand, developed by video game maker Sega USA, will be located at the new Luxor Hotel.

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