June 1, 1943

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The Aviation News

National Aviation

Aviation Manufacturing

Quality Control Keeps Product Standards High

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The Aviation News

National Aviation

Hollywood, Calif. (Special to AVIATION)—Interchangeability and standardization of aircraft parts “are better constituted and more widely practiced by the airplane manufacturers” it was reported here to engineer-representatives of 29 prime contractors at a four-day meeting of the National Aircraft Standards Committee and “there is a determination that the benfits gained for military design will be carried on as effectively for both military and commercial airplanes beyond the war.”
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Aviation Manufacturing

Quality Control Keeps Product Standards High

Speedy correction of errors at their source is the best guarantee of uniform production. Finding the cause in time to prevent rejects and waste is the problem — and it has been met with notable success by the practical system unfolded here.

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Fighters and Bombers Fly Home for Repair

First complete story on Air Service Command's system for fourth echelon maintenance which gets combat planes back in action with maximum speed and safety.

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Aviation Manufacturing

Points on Plastics in Aircraft Engineering

More than three score different parts employed in aircraft are now made of plastics—and the number increases almost daily. Here, the author concludes his timely series of articles with an examination of the basic principles of molding and part design.

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Air Freight, Unlimited

First detailed story on one of the biggest, toughest all-air freight jobs ever completed, throwing new light on the importance of medium-sized planes in year 'round sub-arctic operations.

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Military

Designing Gun Turrets as Integral Part of Aircraft

Concluding our series on British experience with power-driven gun units, this revealing article covers developments by Boulton Paul Aircraft, Ltd.
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Aviation Manufacturing

High Output Generating Systems

Greatly augmented electric loads on our giant aircraft posed a tough puzzle—because these loads cauld not be met at existing generator speeds without units of excessive weight. But today that problem has been solved by highspeed engine-driven generators and c.p. voltage regulators

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Aviation Manufacturing

Flight Testing Is a Sound Business

Through case histories, "the greatest test pilot of them all" outlines procedures for safe, efficient test flying at levels where nothing but perfect functioning of both men and machines is acceptable.

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The Aviation News

Aviation Manufacturing

Washington (AVIATION Bureau) — April aircraft unit production was nearly 7,000, following a March total of 6,200, which included 500 heavy bombers, and a February figure of 5,500. Secretary Knox announced that “for the first time the number of combat planes delivered to the Navy was in four figures.”
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