June 1, 1942

The AVIATION NEWS

National Aviation

New Products

Shop Equipment & Accessories

Maintenance

Service Problems of Aircraft Engine Exhaust Systems

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The AVIATION NEWS

National Aviation

Washington (AVIATION Bureau)—No one was surprised on May 15 when the Army ordered requisition totaling about half of the airlines’ planes, curtailment of all but essential routes and schedules, and early priority on travel space and mail service.
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New Products

Shop Equipment & Accessories

Developed expressly to prevent occupational skin diseases prevalent in many industries is a new line of oil-proof and solvent-proof gloves and aprons announced by Resistoflex Corp., Belleville, N. J. The gloves and aprons are made of an extremely tough flexible material with high resistance to tearing and abrasion, and the aprons are supplied both in a transparent type, and a heavy-duty type employing flexible fabric coated on both sides with a sturdy film of Resistoflex PVA material.
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Maintenance

Service Problems of Aircraft Engine Exhaust Systems

SERVICE PROBLEMS with any piece of accessory equipment, and the same of course is true of exhaust collectors, are materially minimized by foresight. Thus, service problems are reduced to a bare minimum when proper thought is given to the original engineering design, when production has been accurate and when the installation has been properly made.

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New Products

Modern Machine Tools

Libby No. 4 Universal Ram Type Turret Lathe
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MANUFACTURING Section of AVIATION

Mass Producing the A-20 Bombers

The "How-it's-done” of Douglas Aircraft's magnificient achievement in rolling out the A-20's on its mechanized assembly lines in ever-increasing volume.

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MANUFACTURING Section of AVIATION

Working Transparent Plastics

PART II —Machining, finishing and repairing of cast acrylic sheets are discussed in this concluding article on the application of transparent plastics to airplane construction. Last month, the methods of forming and joining were described.

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Women in Slacks Speed Plane Production

No longer is their doubt that women can "take it” in our factories. Aviation's experience proves they are actually increasing the output in the greatest production effort the world has known.

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The AVIATION NEWS

Aviation Finance

The number of aircraft manufacturing companies voluntarily returning millions of dollars to the federal government on original contracts as a result of lower production costs is growing rapidly and now includes Bendix, $73,000,000; Continental Motors, $40,000,000; North American Aviation, $74,000,000; Sperry Corp., $100,000,000 and United Aircraft, $26,000,000.

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Air Transport

Kansas City's Airport System

With well-founded confidence in aviation's future, this municipality's longrange airport program proposes five big municipal airports encircling the city.

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Civil Operation and Training

Inter-American Escadrille Assumes War Role

Inter-American Escadrille war work strengthens ties of American Republics and builds firmer foundations for post-war unity

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