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October 6, 1947

Headline News

Air Industry Leaders Urge Plan for Striking Air Arm Production

Engineering & Production

Practical Engineering of Rotary Wing Aircraft*

Engineering & Production

British Show Spurs New Export Drive

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Headline News

Air Industry Leaders Urge Plan for Striking Air Arm Production

Manufacturers emphasize needs for adequate Air Force before next emergency becomes acute; want more contracts.

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Engineering & Production

Practical Engineering of Rotary Wing Aircraft*

This evaluation of blade attachment factors analyzes drag and flapping bearings.

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Engineering & Production

British Show Spurs New Export Drive

Wide range of military and civil aircraft types impresses foreign visitors.

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NEW AIRCRAFT

How Hughes Radar System Promotes Anticollision Flying

Here is cogent evaluation of simple, evasive maneuvers. . . . Procedure affords “7½-mi. warning.”

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Financial

Losses Make Insurance Companies Leave Personal Plane Market

Condition is seen as temporary however, with business again being desirable when necessary adjustments are made in the field.

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Transport

Florida Crash, Cutthroat Tactics Jeopardize Nonscheduled Lines

Burke Air Transport accident and chaotic conditions on New York-San Juan route likely to bring CAA-CAB action affecting all uncertificated operations.

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Sales & Service

Red Tape Hurts Personal Flying Air Policy Commission Hears

Joint association testimony blasts slowness of airport program, over-regulation of pilots and planes; specific change recommendations to be made Nov. 1.

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NEW AIRCRAFT

Gemini Invades U. S. Small Plane Market

British twin-engine four-placer shows good performance on AVIATION WEEK test flight. Nation wide demonstration trip underway. Will visit Canada on way west.

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The Aviation Week

COMMISSION ON TOUR-From the quiet cloister of the Department of Commerce auditorium, the President’s Air Policy Commission has transferred its factseeking investigation to the rivet-gun clamor of the nation’s aircraft plants. In Washington it has had a stiff indoctrination course in the problems and principles of airpower in relation to aircraft manufacturing.
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Briefing for Dealers and Distributors

JOHNSON PLANS NEW PLANES-Johnson Aircraft Corp, headed by R. S. (Pop) Johnson, designer of the Johnson Rocket and other personal planes, is planning to re-enter the personal plane competition with a plant near Tyler, Tex, purchased from Stewart Aviation Co.

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