December 1, 1943

NEW PRODUCTS

Shop Equipment and Accessories

Let’s Be Practical About Postwar Plane Markets

AIR TRANSPORT

Cruise Control for Flyinig Efficiency

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NEW PRODUCTS

Shop Equipment and Accessories

Hand Riveter...............55 R. Decat, Elmhurst, L. I., N. Y., announces light-weight cast aluminum hand riveter weighing 3¾ lb. which will upset 1,200 rivets per hr. Rivets employed are reported to withstand 100 lb. pressure, to have positive side expansion of .030 in. to fill holes drilled as much as .005 oversize, and to have passed vibration tests of 100,000,000 cycles in temperature range of —20 deg. C. to +80 deg. C.
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Let’s Be Practical About Postwar Plane Markets

Realistic analyses of aircraft requirements show sharp disagreements with visionary prophets whose crystal balls show plane-filled skies.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Cruise Control for Flyinig Efficiency

Methods of determining flight time and fuel requirements under varying weather conditions.

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Special Maintenance Section

Engineering Aspects of Airline Maintenance

Indispensable factor in successful operation of airlines is cooperation between engineering and maintenance departments. Described is the AA way of effecting this service.

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The AVIATION NEWS

National Aviation

RAF and AAF are now putting up more than 1,000 planes each in concerted attacks. Thus Germany is being hit by more than 2,000 on some occasions. This force will increase rapidly. American fighter strength will be doubled numerically by the new year and its range will permit escort of bombers deeper into enemy land.
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Special Maintenance Section

Maintaining Sub Killers

FIRST ARTICLE EVER PUBLISHED ON MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF OUR NAVY'S BLIMPS

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The AVIATION NEWS

Aviation Manufacturing

After months of striving against obstacles, chiefly the manpower shortage and design changes, the industry made a 10 percent production gain of 764 planes in October. The total for the month was 8,362. Donald Nelson, WPB chairman, just returned from a trip to war fronts, made the announcement and expressed the satisfaction of military and civilian leaders.
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Transport Aviation

Washington (AVIATION Bureau)—Seeking the basis of a policy to handle multitudinous applications for postwar feeder air routes, Civil Aeronautics Board recently held general hearings at which it listened to the opinions of airline operators, railroad and bus men, inventors, engineers, statisticians, and other interested persons. Just as the hearings concluded the number of applications reached the 500 mark.
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Aviation Manufacturing

Metal Show Forecasts New Horizons

Rapidly improving and sometimes radical techniques. coup1ed with completely new alloys, presage vast changes in both design and production of aircraft.

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