March 1, 1942

NEW PRODUCTS

New Equipment

THE AVIATION NEWS

National Aviation

AVIATION MANUFACTURING

First War Time Meeting of the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences

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NEW PRODUCTS

New Equipment

Prepared for quick installation on modern oil storage tanks of the pressure type, “The Evertite” mixing chamber is described by its makers, American-La France-Foamite Corp., Elmira, N. Y., as an effective method of applying a blanket of fire-smothering foam to burning oil surfaces.
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THE AVIATION NEWS

National Aviation

Washington (AVIATION Bureau)—By far the biggest business deal in history was made by Congress in appropriating about $38,000,000,000 last month for war production, and about $18,000,000,000 of it is for airplanes. This is the country’s backing for the President’s program of 185,000 planes in two years, which, combined with other production of the United Nations, will snow the Axis under, in air power, nearly three to one.
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AVIATION MANUFACTURING

First War Time Meeting of the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences

War time status of the aviation industry reflected in character of papers presented — primary emphasis on practical problems of production.
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AVIATION MANUFACTURING

Quality Control of Hollow Steel Blades

Presented at a meeting of the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences at Philadelphia, this paper describes the methods and problems in developing hollow steel propeller blades.

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AVIATION MANUFACTURING

"Heli-Coil" Spark Plug Bushing

In this article a new type of spark plug bushing is described. Employing a helical coil of precision-shaped spring wire in place of the conventionally threaded solid metal bushing, the "Heli-Coil" bushing has certain differences and advantages.

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American Airplanes on the European Battletronts

Initial skepticism turns to unstinted praise and constructive comment as Yankee warplanes prove themselves in the R.A.F.

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Brazil Fostering Air Expansion

While the military services have provided the backbone of Brazilian aviation in the past, public interest and support, coupled with governmental policies, give promise of rapid development to come. This concludes the story begun in the January issue.

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"Ten Silver Months..."

"EVERY WEAPON we make today is worth ten that we might produce next year; for this year — 1942 — is the critical year in the existence of the United States.” This grim challenge was thrown at American industry by Donald Nelson in his first speech as chief of the War Production Board.
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MILITARY

Light Planes at War

Ruggedness, ease of maintenance and ability to land in a hay field, win an Army observation assignment for the light plane.

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Transport Doings

United Air Lines, at Chicago, with the ddition of a wing which more than doubles its previous size, completes the largest airline headquarters building in the world. The building, located across Cicero Avenue from the Chicago municipal airport, houses approximately 500 United personnel.
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